Clare Bowditch is one of Australia's most successful ARIA Award-winning songwriters, a Logie-nominated actor (Channel 10's Offspring), and the founder of Big Hearted Business, where she teaches creative people about business, and business people about creativity.

Clare has had Top Ten albums, been named Rolling Stone Woman of the Year (Contribution to Culture), Yen Young Woman of the Year (Music), toured the world with Gotye and nationally with Leonard Cohen, written for Harpers Bazaar and the Drum, and currently hosts an Australian Music Show on Qantas. Along with her creative/business/life-partner Marty Brown, she has three children – identical twins Oscar and Elijah (5), and one-of-a-kind Asha (10).

On TV, she has been a featured guest on programs from "Compass", "Q&A", "Artscape" and "Insight", to "Talkin' Bout Your Generation", "Rockwiz" and "Spicks and Specks", was a regular guest host on "The Circle" and has presented (and won) at the ARIA Awards. She was the first "Q & A" panelist ever to also perform a song, and interviewed Prime Minister Gillard for MYSPACE, three days before the crucial 2010 election.

Clare also co-wrote and starred in the smash-hit theatre-show "Tales From The Life Of Eva – The Eva Cassidy Story", in 2011.

Clare's talents also extend to public speaking, presenting key note speeches, hosting and MCing, including the "Women of Letters" book launches and an inspiring TEDx talk at the Wheeler Centre in December 2012. Clare narrated Music Max's "My First Gig", Series One and Two. Clare also hosted the nightly Evenings radio show on ABC 774 in a national broadcast during the summer of 2011, and has hosted summer shows on Triple J and has also guest-edited a special edition of Australian Musician magazine.

Clare is regularly invited to sit on both Ministerial and Award Assessment panels (Australia Council, AMP, ARIA, APRA), and was Secretary of the Music Victoria Board until 2012. She is also a proud ambassador for Life's Little Treasures, PPCA and APRA.

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About Clare Bowditch:

Big Hearted Business is the love-child of Clare Bowditch, who first began mentoring "creative-types" over a decade ago as the leader of a "Musician's Self Management and Promotion" course at her local community house. Clare Bowditch has gone on to become one of Australia's most successful ARIA Award-winning songwriters, a Logie-nominated actor (Channel 10's Offspring). She's had Top Ten albums, been named Rolling Stone Woman of the Year (Contribution to Culture), YEN Young Woman of the Year (Music), toured the world with Gotye and nationally with Leonard Cohen, written for Harpers Bazaar and the Drum, and currently hosts an Australian Music Show on Qantas. Along with her creative/business/life-partner Marty Brown, she has three young, delightful, rambunctious children, and believes that work-life balance is an elusive beast rarely captured and best portrayed in movies.

Clare is regularly invited to sit on both Ministerial and Award Assessment panels (Australia Council, AMP, ARIA, APRA), and was Secretary of the Music Victoria Board until 2012.

"Most business coaching models rely on a blinkered belief in the success of the 'business' as one's ultimate goal. Trouble is most of us see life as bigger than 'business'. Enter Clare Bowditch with Big Hearted Business; her coaching has been a complete watershed..." Monique diMattina (musician)

"I have worked with the inestimably gifted Clare Bowditch on a number of occasions, and witnessed her in a number of guises – hostess, emcee, troubadour, broadcaster, party planner. In each she has shone beyond expectations. She is a natural when it comes to working a crowd and I would trust her with any event. I could not recommend her more highly, and plan to vote for her repeatedly when she inevitably runs for Prime Minister of Australia". Marieke Hardy.