Tania de Jong AM

Dynamic speaker, diva, social entrepreneur, creativity and innovation catalyst

Tania de Jong is a leading Australian soprano, social entrepreneur, founder of four businesses and two charities and an entertaining, inspirational and knowlegable speaker, MC, perofrmer, workshop leader and transformational innovation catalyst.

Tania is a leading authority on creativity, innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership. As the granddaughter of Slawa Duldig, who invented the foldable umbrella, innovation is in her blood! Her recent TEDTalk has led to enquiries from around the world.

Tania believes passionately in the power of creativity and creative leadership to bring about enormous and profound social change. She believes that every individual, team and organisation has untapped creative potential and that we need to unlock our human capital and allow people's voices to be heard.

She helps organisations foster a culture of 'can-do' innovation. Through 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.

Her warmth, ability to engage with diverse audiences and connect and deliver profound messages is topped off with a special song to suit your goals for the session.

Working with diverse groups from Board Members, CEOs and senior executives to those on the shop floor, Tania consistently achieves outstanding results and standing ovations and is in demand at conferences across Australia, NZ, USA, Europe and Asia. Tania also works with a range of migrants and disadvantaged communities to build social capital through her award-winning charity - Creativity Australia's With One Voice program.

As well as presenting keynote speeches and leadership programs, Tania performs internationally with her acclaimed musical group Pot-Pourri who have toured overseas on over 40 occasions and released seven CDs. Pot-Pourri receives standing ovations around the world and was named Australian Event Entertainer of the Year. Pot-Pourri presents a unique blend of international song, music theatre, cabaret, opera, magic, didgeridoo and comedy and customises their feature performances to suit each client and event.

Tania de Jong is also founder of Music Theatre Australia Entertainment & Events and founder and executive producer of Creative Innovation Global which presented the acclaimed Ci2010-Ci2015 conferences. Ci2013 was named Corporate Event of the Year in the global Eventex Awards.

Tania's numerous awards include Australian Social Entrepreneur of the Year in 2006 as Founder of The Song Room (bringing music to over 300,000 disadvantaged children), the 'Outstanding Individual Contribution to Australian Culture' and Churchill Fellowship and the Accessibility Award in The Melbourne Awards, induction into the AGSE Entrepreneurs Hall of Fame at Swinburne University, and Brainlink Woman of Achievement in 2009.

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. She has a Bachelor of Law (Honours) from the University of Melbourne and is a graduate of Victorian College of the Arts.

If you are looking for an inspirational keynote on leadership, creativity, community and innovation then Tania de Jong is a fantastic choice. She's presented keynotes for a range of associations, universities, national and international conferences as well as NAB, ANZ, AGL Top 80, AON Top 200, BCG Top 100, David Jones Top 150, McKinsey Top 100, Veolia Top 100, to name but a few.

Any event featuring Tania de Jong promises to be creative, uplifting and memorable.

Tania's particular skills include:

  • Unleashing greater creativity, passion and energy quickly and sustainably
  • Executive and other teams - 'Building a can-do team'
  • Helping to develop a culture of creativity and unlocking innovation capability
  • Removing self-limiting beliefs and inspiring new possibilities for achievement/success
  • Being an agent for change
  • Resilience, storytelling and other key leadership tools
  • Unleashing potential and breaking down barriers
  • Corporate social responsibility, developing community and culture
  • Inspirational keynote speeches and world class customised performance
  • Tania de Jong talks about:

  • Positive human collisions: the secrets of developing a culture of innovation
  • Creativity and Innovation - how to harness them in your people and organisation
  • Dealing with disruption and innovating towards a new future
  • Creativity: the strategic tool of the 21st Century
  • With One Voice - building a united and positive culture
  • Tania always customises each speech and can develop a keynote topic to suit your specific audience.

    Client testimonials

    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

    Tania was the most engaging speaker we have had – neve r in my dreams did I believe I would have over 80 of my clients holding hands and singing all in tune! A great testament to the ability of Tania to not only get a critical message across but getting people to take immediate action. Leadership is about taking action - there's no doubt Tania, that is what you delivered. Great presentation, great fun and most important, a message that people won't forget.

    Bridgeworks

    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

    Innovator, entrepreneur, entertainer – Tania has it all and delivers it all! Tania gave our CEO members so much more than we expected - highly recommended for your next event.

    The CEO Institute

    One of the most memorable participative workshops many of us have ever experienced. The “With One Voice” workshop highlighted our key aims of creativity and innovation as tools for great leadership, and team work. The workshop brought these to life and proved that working as one team aligned to one outcome, can achieve amazing results.

    Spotlight

    It brought the group so much closer together – the room was tingling with our combined energy.

    Macquarie Bank

    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 behaviours 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

    A great activity that really brought together our 250 HR leaders as one team. We started with 70% saying they couldn't sing and finished with an amazing four-part harmony song that they really were proud of. Highly recommended!

    Telstra

    It was truly amazing to hear everyone singing in a manner none of them thought possible! Finding the key event to launch a day of creative and innovative thinking was not easy however we 'nailed' it with Finding Your Voice

    Centro Properties Group