coffee and notes

Hullo. I live for those "huh." moments of utter illumination, and I want to hear your story.

through a puriri lens

How this works:

We meet for coffee at a local cafe, SL28 - Hamilton, or Suburban Kitchen - Cambridge, and we chat.

I listen and learn:
What got you to where you are now?
Where you're going?
Whys of these wheres...

I hear about your "huh." moment.

Because I'm fascinated by people and their journeys.  I love to hear their stories.

There are two quid pro quo:

  1. You pay for the time, I buy the coffee and pastries.
  2. You tell me your story, I get inspired.

Coffee and Chat - $20 for half-an-hour

Everything is ok

Who am I:

I'm Clive.

I'm husband to a super-hero-wife, Laura, who runs both our family and her family's business with grace and aplomb.  Laura and I are parents to two brilliant and hilarious daughters: Florence and Margot.

I love to take photos with a collection of 35mm and 120 cameras... when I'm not distracted by the instant gratification of 'gramming.  I'm learning how to write: poetry, prose, professional text.  I am always learning and practising these things.

I get paid to wake up each day excited to meet clients.  Because I'm an Account Executive for Enlighten Designs - and my clients' ideas, gumption and chutzpah floors and fulfils me.

I'm not a counsellor, coach, life mentor, or public speaker.  I'm just really interested in you and want to listen, to hear, to learn your story.

There's something implicit in this transaction, you've paid me to be here to listen to you.  I'm enthusiastic and passionate, I'll actively engage with your story to eke it out.  But you've bought this time, I'm here to hear you. 

I do this because every time I have a "huh." moment, it changes who I am, and the way I live my life, for the better.  And I do this because people, their stories, are my number one passion in life, this might be my calling.

Through an actual lens


One of the things I enjoy most about my friendship with Clive is the lens, both figurative & literal, that he casts over life.
— Dave
Clive approaches life with a natural curiosity and is always on the lookout for a moment of fortunate happenstance where there’s some badinage to be had. His insights are thoughtful and sincere.
— Steve
It’s credit to your company that we keep having coffee together, knowing how useless I am [at catching up]...
— Jess

"Huh." moments at our Instagram


If you're unsure, want to make sure this is real, or have other questions, get in touch.

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