Tania de Jong

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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 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 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 TED Talk has sparked global interest. Tania has released 7 albums with her acclaimed singing group Pot-Pourri and has released 5 solo albums.


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 has been 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 with 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


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

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

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

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.


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

Your speech and song were real masterpieces! YOU REALLY WOWED THEM!

Sir Gus Nossal AC, The Florey Institute