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Key Points for Tania de Jong AM

  • Tania de Jong AM is one of Australia’s most successful female entrepreneurs and innovators building 5 businesses and 2 charities over 3 decades.
  • She is one of Australia’s leading speakers and has the voice of an angel.
  • Tania has recently been named in the 100 Women of Influence and the 100 Most Influential Entrepreneurs in Australia.
  • Tania is a global authority on creativity, innovation and collaboration. With a grandmother who invented the foldable umbrella, innovation is in her blood.
  • Individuals, communities, corporations and governments face increasing challenges and accelerating change, and Tania expand mindsets and inspires audiences to think more laterally and creatively about the future. In 2018 Thinkers50 have invited her to be a keynote speaker and performer at the World Business Forum in Denmark.
  • For 7 years in a row Tania has organised the ground-breaking Creative Innovation Asia Pacific forum bringing together international and national leaders to focus on managing and preparing for a rapidly changing world. Creative Innovation Global has received international and national awards including Corporate Event of the Year in the global Eventex Awards.
  • Tania is the Founder of Creative Universe, Creative Innovation Global, Dimension5, MTA Entertainment & Events, Pot-Pourri, The Song Room and Creativity Australia and the With One Voice program.
  • She received the Order of Australia in 2008 for her work as a performer and entrepreneur. Tania’s other awards include Ernst and Young Australian Social Entrepreneur of the Year, the ‘Outstanding Individual Contribution to Australian Culture’, Churchill Fellowship and The Melbourne Award. She was inducted into the AGSE Entrepreneurs Hall of Fame at Swinburne University and named Brainlink Woman of Achievement. Tania was named in the 2016 Impact 25 Awards which honour the social sector’s most influential people for their significant and positive impact in Australia and around the world.
  • Tania is an agent for change. She is an inspirational and moving storyteller and performer. Her keynotes, combined with the power of song, transform the way audiences feel and subsequently how they act.
  • She is known for her ability to unleash creative energy and capabilities, expand mindsets, build ‘can-do’ teams and strategies to develop a culture of innovation, diversity and inclusion.
  • Tania has an unusual background because her work and knowledge spans the business, public, creative and community sectors. She is therefore able to draw together cross-sector themes relevant to business and government sectors.
  • She is a dynamic and insightful speaker, MC, panel member, workshop leader and performer and enjoys customising her contributions to suit specific client briefs to create outstanding outcomes.
  • Major clients have included the leadership teams of Woodside, Department of Defence (DST Group), McKinsey & Company, PwC, Ernst & Young, BCG, AGL, Veolia, Spotlight, David Jones, Perpetual, Telstra, Transurban, Mondelez, ANZ, CBA, NAB, BHP, INSEAD Business School, AON, The Florey Institute, CPA, Rotary, various Governments, Universities and schools. She has been a keynote speaker at many leading innovation, education, entrepreneurship and technology conferences and special events including the International Innovation Symposium in Vienna.
  • Tania writes articles and has been featured and interviewed across major media including Huffington Post, ABC, AFR BOSS Magazine, The Australian, The Age, Sydney Morning Herald, 2UE and many others.
  • She has spoken and performed in over 40 countries.
  • Her TED Talk has sparked global interest.
  • Tania has released 7 albums with her acclaimed singing group Pot-Pourri and has released 3 solo albums including the new release Flying Free.

Topics for Tania de Jong AM

  • Voices of Innovation – The Power of Positive Human Collisions
    • How to build a collaborative, purpose-driven and innovative culture
    • Insights into harnessing diversity and creating opportunity
    • Enhanced creative thinking and how to develop agile growth mindsets
    • Tools to develop your resilience, performance and leadership
    • Integrating feminine power with masculine wisdom
       
  • Thinking outside the box: Leading Innovation and Change
    • Develop creative, intuitive, right-brained and agile mindsets and think ‘outside the box’
    • Deal with failure and developing resilience
    • Build a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship that leads to business growth and success
    • Prepare for and manage in times of massive uncertainty, disruption and change
    • To understand why diversity will increase your organisation’s productivity and lead to sustainable growth
    • Make a difference to the communities where you operate
       
  • Creativity and Innovation – how to harness them in your people and organisation?
    • We are all creative – building creative confidence and self-belief
    • Dealing with failure and developing resilience
    • Using neuroscience and your right brain to super-charge your work and life
    • Tools to unlock your individual and organisational creative potential
    • How to develop a culture where creativity and innovation can flourish
    • Entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship within your organisation
       
  • From profits to purpose in an era of disruption
    • How to build a collaborative, inclusive and innovative culture
    • Insights into harnessing diversity and building communities that care
    • Enhanced ‘out of the box’ creative thinking and agile growth mindsets
    • Tools to develop your resilience, performance and leadership
    • Integrating feminine power with masculine wisdom
    • Why doing good really matters
    • Case studies to inspire action
       
  • Reconnecting to ourselves and our communities
    Loneliness and social isolation is the global epidemic of our times. We are more connected through technology than ever before. Yet many of us feel increasingly separate, anxious, lost and empty. We talk more to boxes and screens than to one another. We live behind walls when we desperately need to build bridges of connection and become more inclusive. Tania will shift our mindsets and show us a different way to view the world. This powerful talk is important, relevant, inspirational and utterly unforgettable. It will change your life!

    In this powerful keynote experience, Tania will provide insights, case studies, stories and solutions to help us reconnect to:
    • Our selves and the right side of our brain
    • Other people to form caring tribes and communities
    • Meaningful work and active citizenship
    • Joy, creativity and Intuition

  • Creativity: the strategic tool of the 21st Century
    • Why creativity has become our most endangered species, and why it is more important now than ever before
    • Using neuroscience and your right brain to super-charge your work and life
    • Tools to unlock your individual and organisational creative potential
    • How creativity leads to improved wellbeing, social inclusion, innovation, leadership, productivity and transformation
    • Unleashing the unique creative voices of your team and your organisation

  • Being Human in an Age of Machines – the mental health challenge
    What does it mean to be human in an age of increasing technological acceleration and growing disconnection?

    We face a host of wicked problems, risks and systemic challenges beyond the reach of existing institutions and traditional authority structures. Problems like climate change, increasing mental and chronic illness, scarcity of resources, automation of jobs and Artificial Intelligence, unethical governance and growing inequality require unprecedented collaboration among different organisations, sectors, communities and nations. More than ever before, we need to foster collective leadership, lateral thinking, inspiring initiatives and true innovation to manage the massive transition ahead.

    Yet we talk more to boxes and screens than one another. Rates of loneliness, social isolation and mental illness are increasing and we are numbing our fear and anxiety through a range of substances. One in five Australians now have a chronic mental illness. One in eight of us, and one in four older people, are on anti-depressants (up 95% in 15 years) and suicide rates are increasing. Climate change adds to technology change and Is causing significant additional anxiety, particularly amongst younger people.

    If our emotional state as human beings doesn’t change to match the accelerating pace of change we are seeing, is the cost of this going to be ever increasing rates of mental illness?

    We have to find new ways of adapting our minds, our emotions and our world view to the accelerating pace of change. The very nature of our consciousness will need to change for mankind to survive and thrive.
    Key Learnings:
    • The current mental health statistics and solutions available
    • How to raise our consciousness and build a collective future
    • How neuroscience can help us change our brains and reconnect to self and others
    • Ways to empower people to find their purpose so that they can unleash their true creative potential
    • How to include diverse voices and help people to feel a sense of belonging
    • Why psychedelic-assisted therapies could be a potential game-changer

Testimonials for Tania de Jong AM

Tania brings her own special magic to an event. She combines valuable insights with a fantastic singing voice – a truly unique experience. She electrified the 2018 European Business Forum.
Thinkers 50 European Business Forum 

It was a fantastic experience to hear your speech at Thinkers 50 in Odense in 2018. You really made it crystal clear to all of us what “purpose” means and how important it is if you want to make a difference. Very impressive.
Thinkers50 delegate

Session was great. A terrific buzz after it. Freedom is coming…truly first rate!
McKinsey & Company
 
We were delighted with the impact and outcome of your session. Many people have made positive comments on the session and the energy and passion that it produced. Brilliant!
AON Top 200 Conference
 
Tania’s keynote address was an inspiring call to action on our individual and collective creative capacity.  And I never thought I would witness our national team in full and rapturous song together.  The experience left us all with a sense of unexpected elation!
General Manager
Myer Family Company
 
Tania, thank you so much for being part of BCG’s 50th Birthday Celebration Day. The feedback from our staff on your session has been tremendous – it was a real standout for many of us. One of the teams told me that before your workshop, they were struggling to get the rest of their team to engage and be creative and that afterwards they all wanted to be involved and participate. Thank you for being flexible and accommodating with our event. Your energy, passion, enthusiasm and joie de vivre are a real inspiration. Keep it up!
Partner and Managing Director
The Boston Consulting Group
 
The keynote and ONE TEAM, ONE VOICE Workshop was truly a binding experience, inspirational to a group in need of self-belief and confidence. In an engaging and memorable way, the team was able to perform as a unit like never before. Something to refer to for a long time!
Mondelez 
 
You were wonderful. You engaged with over 700 of our consultants in a powerful way and reinforced our own potential. The standing ovation was a testament to the way you moved us into a different headspace. Many people have mentioned it was the best session they have attended at a conference anywhere!
Price Waterhouse Coopers
 
The event last night was a great success, and on a number of different levels. It was fun, built trust and shared experience amongst our group, and helped advance the leadership program we are workshopping. Your contribution was wonderful and you obviously have a winning set of products that are refreshingly different. Thank you for sharing the experience with us last night.
BHP Worsley Alumina
 
This golden-voiced diva gave us all goose bumps. Her message was powerful and her never give up attitude was so inspiring. She has clearly earned her success through hard work and extraordinary talent. Entertaining and brilliant!
Ernst & Young
Entrepreneur of the Year
 
“Tania de Jong brought warmth, enthusiasm and inspiration to our launch of Constellation – Professional Women’s Speaker Series. We were overwhelmed with the positive feedback on our selection of speaker. Tania managed to transcend our business world with her background as a lawyer, evoked compassion and understanding with her family history and encouraged us to be resilient when our dreams are shattered. She inspired us all to look for the music in our lives, let our dreams soar and our voices sing.”
Founding Patron, Constellation
NAB

 
The session was very well received and will always be a memorable one. The energy was great and we had excellent feedback.
AGL Senior Leadership Team
 
Your speech and song were real masterpieces! YOU REALLY WOWED THEM!
The Florey Institute
 
You make the world a much better place. This city and country are blessed by your talents, generosity and immense vision.
Louise Karch 
 
Thank you for being one of main drawcards at our Florey Innovation Symposium and giving the opening address. You set the scene beautifully for what was to follow with presentations from a broad array of neuroscientists and related disciplines. There is no doubt that the link between innovation, creativity and practical outcomes is beautifully enhanced by creative minds.
The Florey Institute
 
Thank you so much for your presentation. The feedback from delegates has been very positive with responses focussing on your theme of unlocking the creativity of those in the workforce. Several indicated they intend going back to their organisations with a mission to harness the creativity of their staff more effectively. You certainly touched a nerve with many of them signalling the risk-averse culture that has been steadily built up over the years standing as a barrier to their organisation’s going forward and have been inspired by you to reverse the trend.
National Local Government Human Resource Conference
 
We were excited to have Tania speak as part of our Excellence Seminar Series. The postgraduate students and staff who attended the talk only had wonderful things to say about her. They found her presentation inspiring, creative, engaging and very personal. Tania’s personality shone through her style and everyone responded to her beautiful heart. We would like to thank Tania for her amazing gifts and sharing them with us.
Monash Postgraduate Association
 
Tania’s presentation was one of the most insightful and entertaining talks we had in recent months. The students and the professors thoroughly enjoyed the engaging talk and learnt about the power of creativity, innovation and collaboration. The importance of creativity in large corporations, the need for innovation especially in Australia and the real power of diversity are some of our key learnings we will remember and use. It was our privilege to hear her beautiful voice in the end, a perfect finish to the event. The event was a great success. A big thank you to Tania, on behalf of the students at Melbourne Business School.
Melbourne Business School
 
Your insightful, and highly entertaining presentation certainly provided our audience with a detailed perspective and greater understanding into why creativity is more important now than ever before, and some of the key benefits to nurturing creativity which you identified such as: improved wellbeing, leadership, and increased productivity, further highlighted how creativity ultimately leads to innovation.
Your in-depth knowledge into why diversity is also critical to unlocking creative potential and thus enabling innovation to flourish, was of great interest to our attendees, and was further demonstrated in the example you provided through your highly successful ‘One Voice’ program.
Innovation Series, Brisbane
 
“Your presentation “Creative Leadership – The Key to Success in Uncertain Times” was excellent, evidenced by the number and calibre of questions from the audience. You provided cutting edge public policy thinking for our Trustees. Feedback from the event has been excellent.”   Centre for Economic Development Australia

Innovator, entrepreneur, entertainer – Tania has it all and delivers it all! Tania gave our CEO members so much more than we expected - highly recommended for your next event.
The CEO Institute
 
Tania is one of those rare people who change the world for the better and who positively influence and create opportunities for the community. At a recent presentation to BPW Geelong Tania inspired our members to rediscover their inner creativity, to aim high and to persevere toward achieving their goals. Her passion and enthusiasm is infectious.
BPW
 
Mark Twain said: ‘Sing like no one’s listening, love like you’ve never been hurt, dance like nobody’s watching, and live like it’s heaven on earth’. This philosophy epitomizes Tania de Jong!
Melbourne Business School
 
The National Board and others really enjoyed having you with us for the two days and thoroughly enjoyed your presentation and your enchanting performance at the dinner. Your keynote was powerful, engaging and inspiring. I heard nothing but glowing reports from the Board about your performance, so you really made an impact!
Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Board Retreat
 
Tania is an accomplished professional and delivered an immaculate performance with substantial impact in a short space of time. This in itself confirmed to the delegates how sustainable new behaviors are possible with focused commitment.
PHA
 
Tania presented a keynote to our 450 delegates from Catholic Care programs across Sydney. Her powerful keynote inspired and moved all of us to unlock more of our creative potential and find our passion and purpose. To top it all off her beautiful voice enchanted us all. It was a very life-affirming session and we have received great feedback from our staff.
Catholic Care Total Staff Day
 
Tania was the most engaging speaker we have had - never in my dreams did I believe I would have over 80 of my clients holding hands and singing all in tune! A great testament to the ability of Tania to not only get a critical message across but getting people to take immediate action. Leadership is about taking action - there's no doubt Tania, that is what you delivered. Great presentation, great fun and most important, a message that people won't forget. Thanks again for 'bringing to life' creativity in leadership. Others are good at the talk, you walk the talk!
Director
Bridgeworks
 
Tania de Jong is a great story-teller and her presentation on creativity was wonderful!
Australian Positive Psychology Conference
 
Fabulous, amazing & joyful - Aha moments! Wonderfully inspirational, uplifting & refreshing.
Thought provoking & emotional. Great story telling. Great concept & initiatives - gave me lots to think about at a personal level and a business/learning and development level.
Lovely message - those who feel included, valued & supported achieve great outcomes.
Very relevant. Best session so far.
Comments from Australian Institute of Training and Development National Conference