Clare Herbert is an Irish freelance writer, currently based in New York. Her work has appeared in The Irish Times, The Irish Independent, The Sunday Times and Hot Press magazine, among others. She has featured on national radio and television, including Questions and Answers, Prime Time, The Gerry Ryan Show, RTE’s The Business and Global Village. Clare won an award from the Simon Cumbers Media Fund to report on the human rights abuses within Malawi’s prisons for Storyful. She co-authored “Before You Quit Writing, Read This”, which was an Amazon #1 bestseller in the creativity/genius category.
Clare created The Propeller, an intensive career strategy service for ambitious change-makers, writers and social entrepreneurs. She is also an experienced speaker and workshop leader. Earlier in her career, Clare worked in communications in the international non-profit sector, including roles in India, Zambia and Washington DC. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in English, History and Politics and a Masters degree in Human Rights from University College Dublin.
When she’s not writing, Clare spends her time having long, wandering conversations, perfecting her pitza recipe and devouring memoirs. She loves to travel, and is always hoping to exercise more. She blogs officially here, and maintains an online “stream of consciousness” site too.
You can find her on twitter, or email her at clareherbert1 AT gmail DOT com.
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8 things that brought me here:
- I love to travel. I prefer slow, immersive living & working in new places. Like, living in India for 4 months, in Washington DC for 6 months, in Belfast, in the south of France, in Dublin and soon, in New York City.
- I write every single day. I feel most like me when I have a pen in my hand.
- I love the buzz of presenting to a live audience. In 2009, I was flown to Kuala Lumpur to share my thoughts on entrepreneurial journalism. I’ve shared stories around the fire with Zambian widows and facilitated workshops in mosquito-infested hostels.
- I’ve worked for governments, charities, corporations, social enterprises, start-ups and myself. I’ve worked on the front lines of social change. I’ve stood fundraising in the rain, I’ve taught kids, I’ve built houses. I’ve been fueled by inspiration and burnt out with despair.
- These are the things that light me up. I also love: lavender bubble baths, having stacks of books to read, long chats, running in the train and crossing things off lists.
- I’m a feminist.
- This blog, like me, is a work in progress. If you really knew me, you’d know…
- These are my most popular articles.