Tania de Jong AM is an inspirational speaker, singer, business woman and social entrepreneur who has founded a number of successful businesses (Creative Universe, leading innovation conference Creative Innovation Global, Inspiring Minds leadership programs, MTA Entertainment & Events and acclaimed singing group Pot-Pourri), started two charities (Creativity Australia and the With One Voice program and The Song Room) and has the voice of an angel.

Tania performs, speaks and presents leadership workshops around the world. More about Tania

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Creativity Australia has won the 2016 Melbourne Award for Contribution to Community by a Community Organisation.

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We are delighted to announce that Creativity Australia received the 2016 Melbourne Award for Contribution to Community by a Community Organisation. Outstanding achievement! A huge thank you to our Board, donors and partners, inspiring conductors staff and our wonderful staff and volunteers. Together we can change the world, one voice at a time.

Watch Creativity Australia’s Founder and chair Tania de Jong AM’s acceptance speech
 
 

New Melbourne Co-working Space Dimension5 Launches Amid ‘Ideas Boom’

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Creative Universe welcomes Federal Government $1 billion Innovation Statement, announces launch of new co-working collaboration with Dimension Data Australia. The launch of the Federal Government’s Innovation Statement comes as Creative Universe announces a partnership with Dimension Data, the global ICT solutions and services provider, which will see the launch of a new Melbourne co-working space in early 2016. Dimension⁵ aims to promote ‘positive human collisions’, sparks innovation and entrepreneurship across technology, start-ups, business and social enterprises.
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Loneliness Is The Global Epidemic Of Our Times

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All the lonely people, where do they all come from?

All the lonely people, where do they all belong?

The life and death of Eleanor Rigby, in the bleak Beatles song, reminds us that loneliness kills. Recent studies conclude loneliness and social isolation are the next big public health issue, on par with obesity, domestic violence and substance abuse.

At some stage of our lives, loneliness affects almost all of us. For many, it is a core factor in mental and physical health problems, and economic disadvantage. A 2012 study showed that in 2001-09, almost one in three Australians experienced loneliness. The study concluded loneliness is an increasing trend and emerging factors, from social media use to single person dwellings, feed this trend.

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Communities that care: Re-inventing the social sector bottom-up

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The jobs of yesterday no longer exist and the jobs of tomorrow haven’t been invented yet. Over the next 5 to 10 years it is estimated that up to 40% of companies on the S & P will be disrupted by rapidly advancing technologies and the entrepreneurs adapting quickly to this new environment.  And according to considerable research more than 50% of current Australian middle class jobs will no longer exist over the next decade due to robots, artificial intelligence and other new technologies. And some jobs will continue to exist but will be performed by those in cheaper labour markets overseas. 

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Upcoming Events

  • December 9, 2016 (4:30 pm)

    Pot-Pourri performing at Ritchies Mt Waverley

    Pot-Pourri will be performing a flash-mob at Ritchies Mt Waverley. 

    Pot-Pourri is four singers and a pianist performing opera, music theatre and comedy. We have travelled overseas and interstate and produced 7 CDs.

    With over 40 overseas tours under their belt including Europe, Asia and USA, Melbourne’s Pot-Pourri presents their unique blend of international song, music theatre, cabaret, opera, magic, didgeridoo and comedy in a superbly entertaining show that is so hot it sizzles!

    These talented artists hit those high C’s in Opera, belt out Broadway, seduce with song, dance up a storm, create magic and stir your soul with haunting ballads!

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    Where: 283 Stephensons Rd, Mount Waverly VIC 3149

  • December 10, 2016 (11:00 am)

    Pot-Pourri performing at Ritchies Mt Waverley

    Pot-Pourri will be performing a flashmob at Ritchies Mt Waverley. 

    Pot-Pourri is four singers and a pianist performing opera, music theatre and comedy. We have travelled overseas and interstate and produced 7 CDs.

    With over 40 overseas tours under their belt including Europe, Asia and USA, Melbourne’s Pot-Pourri presents their unique blend of international song, music theatre, cabaret, opera, magic, didgeridoo and comedy in a superbly entertaining show that is so hot it sizzles!

    These talented artists hit those high C’s in Opera, belt out Broadway, seduce with song, dance up a storm, create magic and stir your soul with haunting ballads!

    Visit their Facebook Page

    Where: 283 Stephensons Rd, Mount Waverly VIC 3149

  • December 16, 2016 (5:00 pm)

    Pot-Pourri performing at Ritchies Mt Eliza

    Pot-Pourri will be performing a flashmob at Ritchies Mt Eliza. 

    Pot-Pourri is four singers and a pianist performing opera, music theatre and comedy. We have travelled overseas and interstate and produced 7 CDs.

    With over 40 overseas tours under their belt including Europe, Asia and USA, Melbourne’s Pot-Pourri presents their unique blend of international song, music theatre, cabaret, opera, magic, didgeridoo and comedy in a superbly entertaining show that is so hot it sizzles!

    These talented artists hit those high C’s in Opera, belt out Broadway, seduce with song, dance up a storm, create magic and stir your soul with haunting ballads!

    Visit their Facebook Page

    Where: 89 Mount Eliza way , Mount Eliza VIC 3930

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