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Claire Madden

Claire Madden


Academics - Keynote - Keynote Speakers - Inspiration - Inspirational - After Dinner - Motivation

Social Researcher

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.

Presentation Topics

  • Generation Z defined
    The key factors of this global generation
  • Future proofing careers
    How educators can equip their students to thrive in changing times
  • Kids, tweens & teens
    What they like, what they buy, and why
  • Gen Z at work
    Attracting, retaining, managing & training emerging generations
  • The what, why and where of social media
    How to connect and communicate with the new generation
  • Next gen leadership
    Developing emerging leaders & managing multi-generational teams
  • Creating an engaging culture
    Inspiring the next generation of staff, volunteers and teams
  • Demographic and workforce changes and emerging sectors
  • Which tertiary courses are growing and what are the new opportunities
  • Global workforce flows and the new global careers
  • Attracting and retaining top talent
    What the best employers look for
  • Entrepreneurship and innovation
    Why these characteristics are key for all employees
  • Technology trends and dead-ends
    What you need to know!
  • Creating a culture of collaborative innovation
  • Engaging Generation Z
  • Building multigenerational teams
  • Know the Times, Shape the Trends


“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.”
SU Queensland

“They loved Claire’s session! Some people thought that it was the highlight of their course.”
Arrow Leadership

“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.
Walker Wayland

Claire's presentation was dynamic, relevant and interesting.
Griffith University

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.
Awards Victoria

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.
Hobart College

A wonderful presentation… very engaging and informative
Macquarie University

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
Landgate CEO

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
Landgate, Perth.

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
Telekom, Europe

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

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