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
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.
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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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.
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.