Claire Simeone has worked with unique marine mammal species around the world, and built a career focused on conserving species and furthering our understanding of health. She tells tales of gathering knowledge about wild, endangered animals, and caring for seals so sick their progress is counted in minutes.
Claire’s work was driven by a desire to save the world. When her own life was paused following a heart attack after giving birth, later leading to burnout from her demanding career, Claire shares how the shift in her priorities led her to a clearer understanding of how we define health.
With her compelling style of storytelling, Claire shares how her work and drive took her to the brink, and how it was her very animal patients whose wisdom brought her back to living a passionate, fulfilling life. This motivating talk will inspire audiences to re-examine the path towards their greatest impact.
Claire Simeone’s work focuses on conserving threatened and endangered marine mammals. She sees our human impact in each seal patient entangled in ocean trash, and in each massive whale struck by a ship. Often, the impacts are more subtle, hidden, and do not seem related to our own everyday lives.
Claire’s storytelling through a unique lens highlights the connections between us all. If we trace every action from its final impact back to its source, we find ourselves holding the string for each first, small step.
Claire Simeone works with marine mammal patients whose brain and heart are affected by an invisible toxin. The toxin causes them to become disoriented, to lose their way, ending up in her healing hands.
After suffering a heart attack after giving birth, Claire’s road to recovery included a realization that her old way of leading – through the mind – was becoming less and less effective. By healing her heart, and those of her sea lion patients, she discovered that the new leadership was through her heart. Claire shares stories of adaptation in the face of disease – and how her animal patients shape the way she inspires others to lead. This passionate talk takes audiences on a journey, showing them that leading may come from a surprising place within.
Claire offers a keynote tailored to veterinary professionals. She has worked with unique marine mammal species around the world, and built a career focused on conserving species and furthering our understanding of health. Claire tells tales of gathering knowledge about wild, endangered animals, and caring for seals so sick their progress is counted in minutes.
Claire has created novel therapies, like a treatment for sea lion eye disease, and has researched health trends for marine mammals across North America. In her studies, Claire has focused on knowledge – and how our scientific discoveries spread in much the same way as the diseases we treat.
Innovations in the veterinary field continue to expand rapidly. Claire believes that the largest challenges of our lifetime will be solved with a return to listening to what the natural world has to share. This inspiring talk will leave audiences with a new perspective of how close the fundamentals are to the leading edge of our medicine.