Tania de Jong Speaker

Tania de Jong

Global speaker on creativity, innovation, leadership, diversity, inclusion, mental health Social entrepreneur, Singer, business woman

Tania de Jong: Biography highlights

Tania de Jong AM is one of Australia’s most successful female entrepreneurs and innovators with 5 businesses and 3 charities under her belt. She is also one of Australia’s leading speakers and has the voice of an angel.

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Tania de Jong’s background

Tania was recently 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 expands 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:

  • 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

Tania de Jong keynote speaker

Tania 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 3 solo albums including the new release flying free.

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.


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After Dinner Engagement
Moderating and Emcee

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Tania de Jong AM highlights video – International Inspirational  Keynote Speaker (agent version)
Tania de Jong AM highlights video – International Inspirational Keynote Speaker (agent version)
Somewhere from Westside Story by Tania de Jong AM at Creative Innovation 2019 (Ci2019)
Somewhere from Westside Story by Tania de Jong AM at Creative Innovation 2019 (Ci2019)
ONE TEAM, ONE VOICE team building, group singing workshop presented by Creative Universe
ONE TEAM, ONE VOICE team building, group singing workshop presented by Creative Universe
How singing together changes the brain: Tania de Jong AM at TEDxMelbourne
How singing together changes the brain: Tania de Jong AM at TEDxMelbourne
Thinkers 50 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.'

Ernst & Young - Entrepreneur of the Year

'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!'

The Boston Consulting Group

'Tania, thank you so much for being part of BCG's 50th Birthday Celebration Day. The feedback from our staff on your session has been tremendous - it was a real standout for many of us. One of the teams told me that before your workshop, they were struggling to get the rest of their team to engage and be creative and that afterwards they all wanted to be involved and participate. Thank you for being flexible and accommodating with our event. Your energy, passion, enthusiasm and joie de vivre are a real inspiration. Keep it up!'

Miguel Carrasco
Partner and Managing Director
Price Waterhouse Coopers

'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!'

European Business Forum

'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.'

Constellation, NAB

'Tania de Jong brought warmth, enthusiasm and inspiration to our launch of Constellation - Professional Women's Speaker Series. We were overwhelmed with the positive feedback on our selection of speaker. Tania managed to transcend our business world with her background as a lawyer, evoked compassion and understanding with her family history and encouraged us to be resilient when our dreams are shattered. She inspired us all to look for the music in our lives, let our dreams soar and our voices sing.'

Deirdre Hosking
Founding Patron

'The keynote and ONE TEAM, ONE VOICE Workshop was truly a binding experience, inspirational to a group in need of self-belief and confidence. In an engaging and memorable way, the team was able to perform as a unit like never before. Something to refer to for a long time!'

BHP Worsley Alumina

'The event last night was a great success, and on a number of different levels. It was fun, built trust and shared experience amongst our group, and helped advance the leadership program we are workshopping. Your contribution was wonderful and you obviously have a winning set of products that are refreshingly different. Thank you for sharing the experience with us last night.'

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