Tania always customises each speech and can develop a keynote topic to suit your specific audience. Here are some topic suggestions:

Human Intelligence 2.0
How to manage change in an era of disruption and build a collective future?

It is no ordinary time in the history of civilisation. The world is moving faster than we can think; so we have to change our thinking!
The transformation upon us means at least three things…Fear, Change and Opportunity.

We face a host of wicked problems, risks and systemic challenges beyond the reach of existing institutions and traditional authority structures. Problems like climate change, increasing mental and chronic illness, scarcity of resources, automation of jobs and Artificial Intelligence, unethical governance and growing inequality require unprecedented collaboration among different organisations, sectors, communities and nations. More than ever before, we need to foster collective leadership, lateral thinking and inspiring initiatives to manage the massive transition ahead.

What if you could fast-track your thinking about change and the future? As the pace of change accelerates, we are increasingly asking individuals and organisations to become more agile. How can organisations develop creative, inclusive, resilient and innovative cultures and develop the agility, empathy, generosity and Human Intelligence 2.0 skills required to manage and prepare for a rapidly changing world and the Fourth Industrial Revolution?

Key Learnings

Being Human in an Age of Machines – the mental health challenge

“Things are getting better and better and worse and worse, faster and faster, simultaneously.”

What does it mean to be human in an age of increasing technological acceleration and growing disconnection?

We face a host of wicked problems, risks and systemic challenges beyond the reach of existing institutions and traditional authority structures. Problems like climate change, increasing mental and chronic illness, scarcity of resources, automation of jobs and Artificial Intelligence, unethical governance and growing inequality require unprecedented collaboration among different organisations, sectors, communities and nations. More than ever before, we need to foster collective leadership, lateral thinking, inspiring initiatives and true innovation to manage the massive transition ahead.

Yet we talk more to boxes and screens than one another. Rates of loneliness, social isolation and mental illness are increasing and we are numbing our fear and anxiety through a range of substances.   One in five Australians now have a chronic mental illness. One in eight of us, and one in four older people, are on anti-depressants (up 95% in 15 years) and suicide rates are increasing.  Climate change adds to technology change and Is causing significant additional anxiety, particularly amongst younger people.

If our emotional state as human beings doesn’t change to match the accelerating pace of change we are seeing, is the cost of this going to be ever increasing rates of mental illness?
We have to find new ways of adapting our minds, our emotions and our world view to the accelerating pace of change. The very nature of our consciousness will need to change for mankind to survive and thrive.

Key Learnings

Voices of Innovation – The Power of Positive Human Collisions

Every voice matters. We are all creative.

What if your organisation could awaken the potential of your people, through the development of a creative and collaborative voice? Your people are an amazing resource of untapped potential, who together have everything that is required to enhance innovation and creativity and solve challenging problems through the power of positive human collisions.

In this presentation, Tania delivers learning methodologies to empower your organisation with the skills to build an inclusive culture where innovation can flourish, and opportunity is found in diversity. Tania also provides tools to assist teams in developing resilience and learning from failure.

Audiences will walk away from this presentation inspired to implement positive human collisions in the workplace and their communities, and the ability to create a pipeline for innovation. They will also gain insights into how creativity boosts performance, inspires leadership and ignites transformation.

Key Learnings

Thinking outside the box: Leading Innovation and Change

This era of globalisation is unleashing a massive wave of technological, economic and sociological change. Innovation is coming from everywhere. Almost anyone can be an entrepreneur. A number of leading authorities have suggested that 40-60% of current middle class jobs could become redundant over the next decade due to artificial intelligence, robotics and other new technologies. We will need to be more creative and innovative than ever before.

Empowered people and groups are thinking ‘outside the box’ and challenging the established order in new ways never before imaginable – from building new business models and social enterprises to challenging old institutions.

This keynote will provide you and your organisation with tools to help you:

Creativity and Innovation – how to harness them in your people and organisation?

Breath, Mindfulness and the Neuroscience of Singing

Would you like to increase your courage, improve your brain and build your team’s capacity to manage increasing change and complexity?

This keynote and workshop will teach you tips and tools to:

Tania de Jong is regarded as one of the leading creative innovation and future-thinking speakers and facilitators globally. Her TED Talk: How Singing Together Changes The Brain has been viewed by tens of thousands of people and she regularly receives standing ovations for her keynote speeches, performances and innovation leadership workshops globally.

From profits to purpose in an era of disruption

Leadership, Creativity, Innovation, Community and Inclusion

Every voice matters. We are all creative. We long for meaning. We want to belong.

Yet we talk more to boxes and screens than to one another. We live behind walls when we desperately need to build bridges of connection and become more inclusive.

What if your organisation could awaken the potential of your people, through the development of a creative and collaborative voice? Your people are an amazing resource of untapped potential, who together have everything that is required to enhance innovation and creativity and solve challenging problems through the power of positive human collisions.

In this presentation, Tania delivers learning methodologies to empower your organisation with the skills to build an inclusive culture where innovation can flourish, and meaning and opportunity is found in diversity. Tania also provides tools to assist teams in developing resilience and learning from failure.

Audiences will walk away from this presentation inspired to bring more meaning into their lives, workplace and communities. They will also gain insights into how creativity, diversity and inclusion boosts performance, inspires leadership and ignites transformation.

Key Learnings

We are ONE: Reconnecting to ourselves and our communities in an era of isolation

Loneliness, depression and social isolation is the global epidemic of our times. We are more connected through technology than ever before. Yet many of us feel increasingly separate, anxious, lost and empty. We talk more to boxes and screens than to one another. We live behind walls when we desperately need to build bridges of connection and become more inclusive.

Diverse people of all ages and backgrounds are yearning for support networks, deeper meaning and connections and a sense of community. In this powerful keynote experience, Tania explores the growing need for human connection in an era of accelerating technology and increasing narcissism. Tania will share the inspirational ‘With ONE Voice’ case study and will provide creative and practical strategies and actions that individuals, organizations and communities can take to bring people together when they need each other most.

Learn to reconnect to:

Tania will shift our mindsets and show us a different way to view the world. This powerful talk is important, relevant, inspirational and utterly unforgettable. It will change your life!

The entrepreneurial equation: how to transform your organisation

With a predicted 47% loss of middle class jobs due to robotics and new technologies, we need to invent many great new businesses to provide new jobs, opportunities and grow our economy. Often the best place to innovate and start-up new businesses is within large organisations.

Creativity: the strategic tool of the 21st Century

With One Voice – building healthy, happy and inclusive communities and cultures

Disruption, caused by new business models associated with the internet, technology and globalisation, will be the greatest threat your organisation will face within the next 5 years. Virtually every business, institution and community is threatened and yet disruption can also provide extraordinary opportunities for sustainable growth.

OTHER TOPICS or co-create one with Tania

Tania has a very warm and engaging style of delivery and her presentations draw laughter and tears. She is an excellent storyteller and often includes a song or two which brings down the house! She receives many questions from the audience, as well as spontaneous standing ovations and hugs, at the conclusion of her presentations!

Tania also presents a special customized song or two (or whole performance) during Gala Dinners, Plenary and Opening/Closing sessions.