Tania de Jong AM (Tania usually includes a song or two in her speeches!)

Tania de Jong AM is a leading Australian soprano, social entrepreneur, innovation catalyst and international keynote speaker on leadership, creativity and innovation. She founded Creativity 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 CDs. She is Founder of Music Theatre Australia Entertainment & Events. She is also Founder and Executive Producer of Creative Innovation Global presenting the acclaimed Ci2010-Ci2013 conferences. Ci2013 was named Corporate Event of the Year in the Global Eventex Awards.

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.

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

“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

“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

Possible speaking topics include:

• Unleashing Potential through Creative Leadership

• Top Cs: Creativity, Courage, Collaboration and Change

• Changing the Paradigm for Success – becoming innovation leaders

• Keys to Business Success and Leadership

• Creating Meaning and Purpose in Uncertain Times

• Wellbeing is the new bottom line

• People or Planet? A new concept of internal ecology

• Making a difference through creativity and social enterprise - engaging partnerships and communities

• Social entrepreneurship - social change not social welfare

• Reigniting Passion and Magic!

• The Artful Human - Redefining Intelligence and Leadership

• Are we educating people out of their Creativity?

• Creativity and Innovation - how to harness them in your people and organisation?

• Finding creative solutions while competitors are still struggling with problems.

• You were born creative – stop killing it!

• The Spirit of Leadership: Optimize your imagination and creativity for personal and organisational leadership

“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 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

2013 Keynote Speaker Promo:

Tania de Jong AM talks about her grandmother’s invention of the first foldable umbrella at the Launch of CI 2010

Tania de Jong talks about how her grandmother patented the foldable umbrella (then lost it)

"Thank you for a truly inspiring session yesterday. The engagement of staff was absolutely fabulous and there has been much positive feedback." Helen Drennen, Principal Wesley College

"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

Entrepreneur and entertainer Tania De Jong gives pointers on achieving your personal best

Tania De Jong shares her inspiration on creative business methods

Tania de Jong discusses those elements which stifle creativity - including self-belief and fear of failure and rejection.