Tania de Jong AM

One of Australia’s most dynamic social entrepreneurs, singer, & innovator working across the creative & community sector

Tania’s discovery of psychedelic medicines has been pivotal in her own personal journey and more recently in her spiritual leadership initiatives. It also led to the development of her fourth charity (with husband Peter Hunt AM), Mind Medicine Australia.  Mind Medicine Australia made global history in 2023 through our successful applications to the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), leading the rescheduling of psilocybin and MDMA for the treatment of depression, PTSD and other mental illnesses. On July 1 2023 Australia became the first nation in the world to reschedule these medicines for clinical use and last month the first two patients started treatment with these therapies in a clinical environment for the first time in over 50 years!

Tania speaks around the world on leadership, purpose, creativity, curiosity, innovation, disruption, wellbeing and mental health and the Future of Work, generosity, diversity & inclusion, social entrepreneurship and philanthropy, psychedelic-assisted therapies and the neuroscience of singing. Her TED Talk ’How singing together changes the brain’ sparked international interest. Tania has also been named in the 100 Women of Influence, 100 Most Influential Entrepreneurs in Australia, and in the 100 Most Influential People in Psychedelics globally.

Her work is all about creativity, innovation, leadership, building community mental health, raising consciousness, and creating harmony. She presents immersive songs, speeches, and all sorts of creative magic.

She is a speaker, singer, businesswoman, creative innovation catalyst and social entrepreneur.  Over the years she has founded four charities, Creativity Australia and the With One Voice program, Mind Medicine Australia and The Song Room, and a number of businesses, including Creative Universe, leading innovation conference Creative Innovation Global,  Dimension5 co-working space, Inspiring Minds leadership programs, MTA Entertainment; Events and acclaimed singing group Pot-Pourri.  

There is such a shortage of great women presenting, (let alone those who sing!) and Tania is set on being part of changing that!
- Public speaking and MC-ing:  Tania has had great success delivering keynote speeches, performing and MC-ing events around the world to diverse audiences ranging from 10 to 10,000 people across organisations, businesses, universities, hospitals, schools, entrepreneurship forums and major national and international conferences and public events. Tania was asked to deliver a TED Talk on how singing together changes the brain, which is really worth a watch with over 140,000 views so far.
- Performing: Tania sings both as a soloist soprano and with the acclaimed group Pot-Pourri. She can create customised, interactive and immersive performances for conferences, dinners and special events designed to enchant and inspire any audience!  You may also love this flashmob clip where the group surprise shoppers in a supermarket!    
- Creative and innovation leadership workshops: Tania runs workshops designed to help leaders and emerging talent develop the tools and strategies to manage and prepare for rapid change. She is also able to transport your teams into a right-brained ‘can-do’, creative and agile mindset with the acclaimed ONE TEAM, ONE VOICE team building programs.

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