Claire Madden is a social researcher and Director of Research at the internationally recognised McCrindle Research.
Armed with her research methodologies, business acumen and communication skills, Claire effectively bridges the gap between the emerging generations and the business leaders and educators of today. She is a next-gen expert, fluent in the social media, youth culture, and engagement styles of these global generations, and a professional in interpreting what this means for educators, managers and marketers. With academic qualifications in communications and postgraduate studies in leadership, Claire brings robust, research-based content to her engaging presentations and consulting. As a social commentator, she has been interviewed on these topics on prominent television programs Sunrise and The Morning Show, as well as on the radio and in the print media.
Claire has delivered professional development sessions for school and tertiary teachers, given keynote addresses at conferences as well as board room strategy sessions. From conducting training days for corporate and not for profit clients, to addressing students, training rising leaders and facilitating youth panels, Claire is in a unique position to understand the emerging generations and communicate the key engagement strategies.
Additionally, as Director of Research at McCrindle Research, Claire manages research commissioned by some of Australia’s largest organisations giving her an informed perspective on the emerging social trends shaping Australia’s future.
“We received lots of positive feedback about Claire’s presentation on the day... it was great to have such an interactive and engaging presenter on board to present new and interesting content.”
University of Adelaide
“Claire was excellent! She was warm in her presentation and full of useful information – it was very well received! ...It was exactly what we were after.”
“They loved Claire’s session! Some people thought that it was the highlight of their course.”
“The audience was engaged... Claire certainly stirred their minds with ideas they were able to apply, and that was the aim!”
“Claire was brilliant! Thank you!!”
Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards
“Claire’s ability to communicate the factual data in an engaging and interactive way was tremendous.”
Mentone Grammer School
We were extremely pleased with how both events went – her insights were highly valuable, as was the quality and professionalism of both presentations.
Was very well received, with positive feedback from all attendees.
Claire's presentation was dynamic, relevant and interesting.
Claire's presentations were both very entertaining and engaging.
Clare's presentation was fabulous. The feedback we received afterwards showed her presentation outperforming the industry speakers that we had. She was engaging and had lots of groundbreaking and interesting things for us to use.
Energetic, informative, well researched and engaging.
Very well executed and well presented.
Wyndham Vacation Resorts
Engaging, inspiring and informative.
Selleys Annual Conference
She was really a stand out speaker.
Local Government Professionals
Claire was excellent and incredibly well received. She was informative and witty throughout.
An energising presentation with the right mix of fact, humour and fun.
An extremely polished top line speaker.
Investors Edge Finance
Excellent speaker who engaged with our audience and kept them entertained and informed.
DECS Principals Conference
Claire’s presentation was exceptional.
Commercial Property Group
Claire's presentation was excellent. It was very professional and entertaining.
Australian Windows Association
Vibrant, exciting, relevant, informative, energetic, personable and from the feedback we have received, one of the best presenters our attendees have ever seen.
Fantastic, engaging, very interesting and wonderfully presented.
St Patrick's College, Campbelltown
Claire did an outstanding job communicating with our staff - relevant and thought provoking.
Newcastle Grammar School
Warm, engaging and informative.
A wonderful presentation… very engaging and informative
Professional, engaging, fun and very interesting. Very well received by faculty and students
Claire, Thanks for the great sessions this week – your presentations are fun and inspirational
Claire’s explanation of the thought processes and language of Gen Z and Gen Alpha had everyone in fits of laughter, but seriously considering the implications on the changing nature of the workplace. We were delighted with her presentations
Claire presented as highly knowledgeable, confident and articulate. All of the participants have provided feedback saying her presentation was outstanding, she was thorough with her knowledge and her delivery was fun and engaging
School Social Work conference, Hobart, Tasmania
Impressed… very focused and to the point
Thank you for your contribution. I have, along with others, received some very positive feedback about your presentation and the way you linked into the theme of the night.
Habitat for Humanity, Melbourne CEO
Eloquently delivered her talk, to the point, very informative and interesting. The audience was engaged the whole time.
Cutting Edge Dental Study Club