Some people have said some very nice things about my work and working with me. Here are just a few:
‘An outstanding level of professionalism’- Sean Coughlan, CEO, Social Entrepreneurs Ireland.
‘Clare’s work is amazing- Amazing’. – Tara Cunningham, CEO Release Speech Therapy
ON COMMUNICATIONS STRATEGY
‘Clare helped us reshape our recruitment campaign. She listened to what our needs were, was able to give us a fresh perspective and created a compelling campaign online and in print. We saw applications jump over 30% and were able to focus on communities we hadn’t reached before’. Bryan Patten, Director, Washington Ireland Program for Service and Leadership.
‘I am a social entrepreneur with six-year experience in the sector and a few successful ventures created to date. As such, I am pretty demanding when I ask other people to join in and do some work for us. Clare came on board to help Plain Ink craft a clear and compelling copy for its website; not an easy task owing to the fact that Plain Ink is a unique venture which is aiming to pave the way toward a new development paradigm through books and comics! I must say that Clare exceeded by far any expection my team and I had, and she came up with great ideas and suggestions, and ever greater texts. I really reccomend working with Clare if you want an amazing result!’- Selene Biffi, Founder of Italian based, Plain Ink.
‘I was privileged to work closely with Clare on our recent communications strategy and development process. The project involved input and deliverables from two external organisations within a narrow timeframe and Clare managed these partnerships with efficiency throughout. She helped our team greatly in the initial stages of the project with brainstorming and creative thinking. She displayed in-depth knowledge and understanding of our organisation yet brought a fresh perspective, coming up with interesting ideas and encouraging us to think outside the box. She ensured that a new brand and identity was created which fittingly captured our purpose and vision and also appealed to our wide group of stakeholders. Within weeks of the completion of the project we saw immediate tangible benefits as calls began to roll in from prospective investment sources. Clare is a very open and reflective person, and I found working with her to be very rewarding. I can’t wait to work with her again’. Claire Conneely, Bridge21 Development Manager.
‘Clare succeeded in expressing the essence of our programmes in pictures, words and video, bring a fresh yet reflective approach that captured the complexity of what we do in an accessible manner’. – Colman Farrell, CEO Suas.
‘You see a lot of development photos but Clare’s are different: you can sense that the photographer undertstands development and when she takes a photo of a person is somehow “with them” in it, alongside them rather than at the end of the camera’. - Frank Flood, Director, Irish Aid Volunteering Centre.
When Clare peers through the lens she looks with a level of curiosity that seeks to see you fully. In that level of inquiry and witnessing she captures magic -the essence of who you are. Her real gift is that she just gets you inside and out!- Mari Kennedy
As a wedding photographer:
‘We were thrilled with the photos that Clare took at our wedding – her style is so natural and unobtrusive, the pictures really capture the atmosphere and mood of the day. Clare is brilliant to work with – she listens to what you want, has lots of great ideas, and manages to get all the right shots without anyone having to stand around for hours! We would highly recommend Clare for anyone looking for a photographer for their wedding or other special event”- Emer and Bryan, October 2010.
From the beginning Clare had us focused on what the important parts of our day that we wanted to capture. On the day itself, she went about her work in a completely professional and non intrusive way. Her photos captured many special moments from the day which always make us smile when we look back at them’- Mary Keogh
‘Clare brings a fresh, sparkling eye to every picture and manages to bring something special and unique to the shots. Rather than capture poses, Clare captures moments, feelings and memories. She not only captured some truly beautiful images of our wedding day, but she did so in such an easy, unobtrusive and cheerful way that she was a lovely addition to the wedding party. Clare, thank you so much!’- Annalisa and Len.
ON ONE WILD LIFE
“One Wild Life” is an exceptional aid to teaching the subject of Social Entrepreneurship in the classroom. At times, it can be difficult to translate the interdisciplinary depth of the subject to students; Clare’s book brings Social Entrepreneurs around the world to life with a cleverly crafted and pictorially beautiful presentation that speaks volumes” – Dr. Denise Crossan, Lecturer in Social Entrepreneurship, School of Business, Trinity College, Dublin.
‘Clare Mulvany’s One Wild Life project is all about inspiring people to realise their own power and potential. I don’t think Clare had it mind to inspire other people by her own adventure but in creating this project and her wonderful book it has very much inspired me! I think Clare is someone who dreams big but doesn’t leave it there. She makes those dreams come alive with all the blood, sweat and tears that are sometimes necessary. Being part of this project had connected me with wonderful people, amazing ideas, and has really helped me reflect on what I do, why I do it and how best I can do more of it. It’s a joy to work with Clare and I am already excited about the next stage of her exciting adventure.’ - Ruairí McKiernan, Founder Community Creations and www.SpunOut.ie
‘Before One Wild Life people asked me what I do…. and sometimes why… with One Wild Life.. they find out why and ask if they can help?’. – Colman Farrell, Suas.
ON CREATIVE COACHING AND PLANNING SESSIONS
‘I first encountered Clare Mulvany through reading her book ‘One Wild Life’. Reading it felt like a charged experience, as if I had been plugged in to some amazing energy source. This book is evidence that with the alignment of values, vision and determination, the world we inhabit can be changed for the better and right now we need every ounce of this inspiration. This year I had the good fortune to meet with Clare and work with her on a one-to-one basis. Clare’s level of empathy and her ability to focus on issues of both head and heart were of immense value to me. Clare is the real deal!’ – Margaret O’Brien, The Magic Pen: Writing for Everyone
I went to Clare with a scrambled head and in a panic about how I was going to manage a challenging project in a tight timeframe. She reconnected me with my initial excitement about the project and helped me develop a clear, workable and achievable plan. I left feeling grounded, motivated and looking forward to the tasks ahead – the most fruitful two hours I’ve spent in a long time.- Rachel Holstead, Composer & Arts Consultant
‘It is wonderful to have Clare working as a facilitator on the Suas Global Issues Courses. She uses her broad development background and superb communication skills to support young people to really engage with development issues. Her approach is driven by her keen understanding of her audience. Her passion, energy and commitment never fails to connect and inspire’. -Joanne Malone, Development Education Manager, Suas.
ON CV/ RESUME CRAFTING
‘Clare has a uniquely warm and creative approach to life. She combines this with a heightened intuition and intelligence, so working with her on my CV was both a pleasure and an adventure! The result: A CV that has impact and makes me proud’.- Valerie, writing client.