Duncan Wardle: Biography highlights

A world-renown creativity speaker, Duncan Wardle will do more than simply motivate and engage your audience, he will leave them empowered with an immediately actionable set of steps to improve their creativity and innovation capabilities, earning your business a massive competitive advantage in the process.

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TED Speakers

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North America

Languages spoken:

English

Full biography of Duncan Wardle

Duncan Wardle’s Background

In his over 25-year career at the world’s most innovative organization – The Walt Disney Company – creativity speaker Duncan Wardle learned many important things about building a profitable business and winning creative culture. The most important? If you want to be different, you have to think different.

As one of the most impactful creativity speakers, Duncan leans on his experiences as the Head of Innovation & Creativity at Disney to take audiences on a journey. Throughout Think Different, they’ll be given a unique set of Innovation Tools and Techniques – the same ones Duncan used with teams inside the Disney organization. These include the breakthrough “What If” creative thinking tool, made famous by Walt Disney himself, who used it to pivot his company from simply an animation house to an entertainment and theme park pioneer.

After this immersive crash course from the acclaimed creativity speaker, your organization’s ability to mine for creativity and innovation will be drastically improved. In the end, your audience will leave with an actionable set of steps they can take to immediately start reshaping your company’s culture, creating a space where innovation thrives, and teams are encouraged and rewarded when they think different.

Duncan is a multiple TEDx speaker and has been featured in many publications including Fast Company, Forbes, INC., and more. He teaches Innovation and Creativity Masterclasses at Yale University, UNC and U.F. He also holds the American Citizen Award presented at the White House, an Hons. MBA and Hons. Doctorate from Edinburgh University and the Duke of Edinburgh Award, presented by her majesty, Queen Elizabeth.

 

 

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Masterclass
Panel Participation
Workshop

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Creating Relationship Magic! | Duncan Wardle | TEDxBocaRaton
Creating Relationship Magic! | Duncan Wardle | TEDxBocaRaton
16:32
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Keeping your PR creative, imaginative, curious, and intuitive with Disney's Duncan Wardle
Keeping your PR creative, imaginative, curious, and intuitive with Disney's Duncan Wardle
33:22
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The Theory of Creativity  | Duncan Wardle | TEDxAUK
The Theory of Creativity | Duncan Wardle | TEDxAUK
17:53
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iHuman | Duncan Wardle | TEDxPCL
iHuman | Duncan Wardle | TEDxPCL
03:45
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The Theory of Creativity | Duncan Wardle | TEDxLadyBirdLake
The Theory of Creativity | Duncan Wardle | TEDxLadyBirdLake
18:08
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V.O. Complete. How to grow without losing creativity. Duncan Wardle,
V.O. Complete. How to grow without losing creativity. Duncan Wardle,
36:47
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Duncan Wardle: How do you create a customer centric culture?
Duncan Wardle: How do you create a customer centric culture?
02:37
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V.O.You are creative, whether you know it or not. Duncan Wardle, exdirector of creativity at Disney
V.O.You are creative, whether you know it or not. Duncan Wardle, exdirector of creativity at Disney
05:41
Orlando Magic

'Look no further than Duncan for one of the best investments you will ever make in your business.'

Lisa Cotter
VP of Marketing
NBCU Advertising & Partnerships

'Thank you for giving us the tools to set us up for change, innovation and success.'

Laura Molen
President
Apple

'His ideas and activities around innovation are methods we still use in our creative brainstorming exercises and have resulted in much richer results.'

Suchi Parikh-Crandall
Creative Director

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