Tania de Jong AM - Facilitator, Social Entrepreneur, Speaker, Performer

Tania de Jong AM is a leading Australian soprano and social entrepreneur. She founded Creativity Australia and Creative Universe to improve wellbeing, engagement and innovation in organisations and communities. She has a Bachelor of Law (Honours) from the University of Melbourne and is a graduate of Victorian College of the Arts. Her numerous awards include Ernst and Young Australian Social Entrepreneur of the Year as Founder of The Song Room.

She was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 2008 and named Brainlink Woman of Achievement in 2009. Tania's other awards include the "Outstanding Individual Contribution to Australian Culture", Churchill Fellowship and a Melbourne Award. She was a finalist in the Telstra Business Women's Awards and has recently been inducted into the AGSE Entrepreneurs Hall of Fame.

Tania consults to multinational organizations on creative leadership and innovation, works with a range of migrants and disadvantaged communities to build social capital and has performed in over 40 countries and released 6 CDs with her group Pot-Pourri. She is Founder of entertainment and event production company Music Theatre Australia. She presents keynote speeches in Australia and internationally for a diverse range of conferences and events. She is Founder and Executive Producer of Creative Innovation 2010 and 2011.

(Trivia: She attended college in the USA on a tennis scholarship.)

Her particular skills lie in the domains of:-

• Executive and other teams –- ‘Building Trust’

• Developing a culture of creativity and unlocking innovation capability

• Removing self-limiting beliefs and inspiring new possibilities for achievement/success

• Being an agent for change

• Unleashing potential

• Corporate social responsibility/developing community and culture

• Keynote speeches and world class customised performances

• Facilitation and workshops