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de Jong

Creativity and innovation catalyst.


Tania de Jong AM is one of Australia’s most successful female entrepreneurs and innovators with 5 businesses and 2 charities under her belt. She is also 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 Thinkers 50 invited her to be a keynote speaker and performer at the European Business Forum in Denmark.

Current work

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.

Previous experience

Awards: 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.

Storyteller: 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.

Variety: 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.

Speaking: 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, 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.

TED: 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.

Talking Points

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.
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


  • Mastering Leadership
  • Entrepreneurship & Entrepreneurs
  • Purpose & Vision


  • Creativity


  • Inspiring Stories
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! Mathew Browning, General Manager, Myer Family Company
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