the state of being happy whilst performing to a high standard.
From burnout to business.
Unknown to each other at the time, Ollie and Clare were both working as designers in London.
Ollie was designing the theatre sets for Bat Out of Hell: The Musical, Dream Girls: The Musical, and The Nutcracker Ballet, whilst Clare was designing retail spaces for Tanqueray, Cadbury, Lacoste, Sipsmith etc. to name a few.
They both experienced high levels of stress, pressure, and exhaustion.
They couldn't continue living this way; their "success" was destroying their mental and physical health. They both experienced burnout. Clare was medically diagnosed with anxiety and depression, and Ollie suffered from suicidal thoughts.
Arriving back in the Cotswolds, Ollie and Clare first met on a Bumble date. Over the next three years, they both worked with therapists and life coaches to become themselves again; happy, healthy, and medication-free.
Having tested out hundreds of mindset "hacks", mindfulness practices and CBT techniques, Ollie and Clare came up with the idea to share their knowledge... and launched OCCO in 2021.
(Ollie, Clare, Clare, Ollie)
Empowering creatives through mindset and beyond.
OCCO was born out of suffering.
Ollie and Clare don't want other creatives to suffer as they did. Their experience of burnout could have been prevented if they had access to OCCO's tools.
OCCO's tools are designed to help anyone with a creative mindset (designers, artists, performers, and musicians) perform at a high level and be happy and healthy.