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Tania de Jong AM
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Tania de Jong AM is one of Australia’s most successful female entrepreneurs and innovators with 6 businesses and 3 charities under her belt. She is also one of Australia’s leading speakers and has the voice of an angel. Tania was recently named in the 100 Women of Influence and the 100 Most Influential Entrepreneurs in Australia and named as one of the 100 most influential people in psychedelics globally in 2021.

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 expands mindsets and inspires audiences to think more laterally and creatively about the future. In 2018 Thinkers 50 invited her to be a keynote speaker and performer at the European Business Forum in Denmark and she was a keynote speaker at the 2019 International Forum on Consciousness in the USA.

Tania has organised the ground-breaking Creative Innovation Asia Pacific Global forum on 8 occasions 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, Mind Medicine Australia, 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, entrepreneur and for her impact on education, innovation and the community. 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, are transformational. She is known for her ability to unleash creative energy and capabilities, expand mindsets and raise collective consciousness, 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, BCG, AGL, Veolia, Spotlight, David Jones, Perpetual, Telstra, Transurban, ANZ, CBA, NAB, BHP, Thinkers50, 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 TEDx Talk has sparked global interest. Tania has released 7 albums with her acclaimed singing group Pot-Pourri and has released 5 solo albums.

SO MANY WAYS TO WORK WITH TANIA

Tania achieves outstanding results and standing ovations. Her warmth, ability to engage with audiences and connect and deliver profound messages is topped off with a special song. Her presentations, workshops and performances can be themed to suit your specific goals and will touch and move your audience in so many ways.

She is the ideal speaker for after dinner, breakfast or lunch spots and for Conferences and Awards programs (Opening, Closing, Gala Dinner, Keynote, Workshop), Launches, Staff Training and Learning and Development workshops, leadership retreats, client events etc. She has presented keynote presentations and workshops for audiences of 10 to 10,000 for major national and international conferences.

Through Tania’s work and her collaboration with major organisations and top teams over many years, she has developed a number of strategies and programs to unlock capabilities in creativity and innovation.

Tania can assist your clients, teams, organisations, conferences and special events through:

1. Delivering an inspirational, customised keynote speech
2. Being an informed, entertaining and interactive MC or panel member
3. Creating a special, customised and magical performance to enchant and inspire as a solo performer or with her acclaimed group Pot-Pourri
4. Presenting a creative workshop to transport your people into a right-brained ‘can-do’ headspace. See One Team, One Voice workshops
5. Developing and presenting customised innovation and creative “out of the box” workshops to suit your brief

DIVERSITY OF TOPICS

Tania has been a keynote speaker, MC, panel member, performer, workshop leader and facilitator at a wide range of conferences and special events globally. She builds rapport with diverse groups ranging from Board Members, CEOs and senior executives to those on the shop floor.

Tania always customises each speech and can develop a keynote topic to suit your specific audience, desired outcomes and themes. Please see more information and other topics HERE, or co-create and customise a topic to suit Tania.

Here are some popular topics:

Being Human in an Age of Machines – the mental health challenge

“Things are getting better and better and worse and worse, faster and faster, simultaneously.”
• 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

Human Intelligence 2.0 – How to manage change in an era of disruption and build a collective future?

How can organisations develop creative, inclusive, resilient and innovative cultures and develop the agility and Human Intelligence 2.0 skills required to manage and prepare for a rapidly changing world and the Fourth Industrial Revolution?
• Fast-track your thinking about change and the future
• Human Intelligence 2.0 tools to develop agile growth, mindsets and skills, innovation, resilience, performance and leadership
• How to develop more right-brained, creative and collaborative thinking to solve wicked collective problems
• Insights into harnessing diversity and inclusion to build communities that care
• Case studies to inspire action

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, depression 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.

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
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!

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

ACHIEVEMENTS

Tania de Jong AM is a leading Australian soprano, speaker, social entrepreneur, creativity and innovation catalyst and founder of 5 businesses and 3 charities. Her grandmother was the founder of the original foldable umbrella, so innovation is in her blood! She founded Creativity Australia, Mind Medicine Australia and Creative Universe and works with disadvantaged communities through the ‘With One Voice’ choir social inclusion programs. Tania presents keynote speeches and leadership programs and performs internationally with her group Pot-Pourri who have toured overseas on over 40 occasions and released 7 albums. She is also the Founder and Executive Producer of Creative Innovation Global presenting the acclaimed Ci2010 – Ci2019 conference events. Ci2013 and Ci2015 Asia Pacific was named Corporate Event of the Year in the Global Eventex Awards and Ci2015 was named Australian Corporate Event of the Year. Tania has also recently founded Dimension5 innovation co-working space in partnership with global ICT company Dimension Data.

She has a Bachelor of Law (Honours) from the University of Melbourne and is a graduate of Victorian College of the Arts. She was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in June 2008 for service to the arts as a performer and entrepreneur and through the establishment and development of music and arts enrichment programs for schools and communities.

Through her work, Tania has received numerous awards including Ernst and Young Australian Social Entrepreneur of the Year as Founder of The Song Room, A Churchill Fellowship and was named Brainlink Woman of Achievement in 2009. She was a Finalist in the Telstra Business Women’s Awards and was inducted into the AGSE Entrepreneurs Hall of Fame at Swinburne University. Tania was recently named in the 100 Women of Influence and the 100 Most Influential Entrepreneurs in Australia.

Tania has released 11 Albums including 4 solo albums, Soundsations, Heaven on Earth and Flying Free and The Breezes at Dawn have Secrets to Tell.

Tania’s mission is to change the world, one voice at a time!

(Trivia: She attended college in the USA on a tennis scholarship and her grandmother invented the first foldable umbrella in Vienna in 1929.)

TESTIMONIALS

“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.”  European Business Forum.

“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 songs together.  The experience left us all with a sense of unexpected elation!” Mathew Browning, 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!” Miguel Carrasco, Partner and Managing Director, The Boston Consulting Group.

“The keynote and ONE TEAM, ONE VOICE Workshop was truly a bonding 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 on. 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 goosebumps. 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 speakers. 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.” Deirdre Hosking, 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!”  Sir Gus Nossal AC, The Florey Institute.

Previous speaking experience

Tania speaks and performs around the world and presents leadership and innovation workshops inspiring diverse
audiences of 10 to 10,000 people, ranging from corporate executive teams, boards and entire organisations to
universities, hospitals, schools, business, innovation and entrepreneurship forums and at major national and
international conferences, dinners and public events.

Tania’s accolades include being named in the top 100 Women of Influence by the Australian Financial Review (2018), in the top 100 Most Influential Australian Entrepreneurs (2018), being appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (2008), being inducted into the AGSE Entrepreneurs Hall of Fame at Swinburne University, receiving a Churchill Fellowship (1996), and being named Australian Social Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst and Young (2006).

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