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INNOVATION SPEAKER

DUNCAN
WARDLE

IGNITE A CULTURE OF INNOVATION AND
CREATIVITY WITHIN YOUR COMPANY

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Innovation Speaker - Duncan Wardle

ideate, innovate, elevate.

As Head of Innovation and Creativity at Disney, Duncan led the team that helped Imagineering, Lucasfilm, Marvel, Pixar and Disney Parks to innovate, creating magical new storylines and experiences for consumers around the globe. As founder of iD8 & innov8 he now brings his extensive Disney experience as an Innovation Speaker delivering keynotes, workshops and ideation forums, around the globe helping companies embed a culture of innovation into everyone’s DNA.

Innovation Speaker - Duncan Wardle

Keynotes

With 25+ years spent in leadership roles at Disney, Duncan’s talks are anything but ordinary. As an Innovation Speaker he shares real world stories and lessons learned from the innovation battlefield. Duncan leaves audiences inspired, motivated, and ready to innovate for their own organizations.

Workshops

By sharing the tools and techniques needed to generate more frequent, consistent “a-ha!” moments for your business, Duncan’s hands-on innovation workshops turn teams into innovation powerhouses, driving immediate, measurable impact for organizations across the globe.

Ideation Sessions

Forever change brainstorming: Let Duncan guide your team through a structured Ideation Session and make the sparks fly. Learn the format that’s been proven to elicit the most meaningful new ideas from every level of your company, and change the way your team innovates.

on a mission to eradicate the
status quo.

Duncan challenges everyone to claim their own creativity, thus creating a culture of innovation never possible before. The former Head of Innovation and Creativity for Disney, Duncan is now one of the world’s most highly regarded innovation speakers and innovation consultants, teaching companies, brands and individuals across the globe to overcome their own expertise and get out of their own way. To think differently and creatively.

In an age where meetings and projects and presentations have your employees feeling like they are “too busy to think,” as an Innovation Speaker Duncan teaches how to create an innovation “light switch.” A way to turn on their creative brain and access the ideas that turn ordinary companies into industry leaders.

It takes time and money to find, hire, and build your teams. So why not leverage the full potential of their creativity and harness the full spectrum of their innovation? Through his pioneering consulting services, Duncan teaches organizations how to do just that, maximizing the ROI they receive on their most valuable resource: their people.

Imagination Emporium - Duncan Wardle, Innovation Speaker

Based on his 25 years of innovations leadership at Disney, Duncan’s unique design thinking process will empower your entire organization to redefine how they think about
problems and solutions. Teams leave with the tools they need to start innovating
today and to immediately drive positive growth for your organization.

Are you ready to see the ideas that are unleashed by fostering a culture of innovation
and creativity within your organization?

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OH, THE PLACES YOU’LL GO

As a world-renown Innovation Speaker, Duncan travels to dozens of countries each year, reaching thousands of individuals through his innovation keynote speeches, ideation workshops and creative consulting.

Duncan believes that creativity has no borders. No matter where your organization is located, he can deliver an impactful message that’s tailored to your local environment, and built upon the lessons he learned as a global creative executive for The Walt Disney Company.

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Company Duncan Keeps

While Duncan spoke to a large and packed room, people were inspired and hung on his every word. Many claimed it was one of the best presentations they'd ever experienced. If you're looking for an amazing speaker who can motivate others to innovate, then look no further than Duncan Wardle."

-Michael Stelzner, Founder Social Media Examiner and Social Media Marketing World

Duncan’s power comes from his engaging exercises, energetic delivery and the memorability of his tools. When a 100 year old brand starts replacing stagnant approaches with expansive language like “how might we?” or “Yes, And,” - you know the culture is beginning to shift.

-Lori Geoffrey, Director of Digital Experience Pacific Gas and Electric

In one word I would explain Duncan’s creativity training as transformative. One day with Duncan created more than a year of conversation and fresh approaches to brainstorming throughout our agency.

-Tom Coyne, CEO of Coyne PR

Duncan Wardle's interactive presentation breathed a new life of excitement into our Driven Brands Marketing teams. Immediately following his innovation seminar, we all created desktop screensavers with little tidbits or quotes from his lessons ensuring we would be reminded every day to "find the yes" or "get out of our river of thought"... and to "share early and often". We started having breakfast meetings where we idea shared. Ultimately Duncan's teachings continue to remind us that innovation is such a vital part of jobs and we can also have a lot of fun doing it.

-Hannah Ross, Sr. Marketing Manager, Carstar

Duncan’s workshop sparked our creative minds and gave us tools that will pay dividends for years to come. My team was thoroughly captivated, fully engaged, energized and inspired. Look no further than Duncan for one of the best investments you will ever make in your business.

-Lisa Cotter, Vice President of Marketing, Orlando Magic

If your company is looking for ways to continuously improve, engage your employees to think differently and have fun along the way, you’ll find inspiration in Duncan’s Innovation Emporium., Not only have our teams returned from Duncan’s workshops with a newfound excitement and a belief that they have what it takes to be innovative, they’ve also generated tangible ideas that are moving into the implementation phase.

-Laurie Giammona, Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Officer - Pacific Gas and Electric Company

Duncan has amazed all of us and our audience during his visit to Colombia. Addressing to an audience of over 1,000 people he was able to land innovation and creativity in very simple and practical steps, and in a very fun way also! It is obvious that his over 20 years of experience with outstanding results in his back has given us also proven results of his proposed methodology. As a speaker, he comes across very simple, clear but with an incredible passion that is so contagious, you don’t realize how time goes by in his presentation!

-MARCELO CATALDO, CEO, Tigo Une

Duncan has a unique way of connecting with an audience and challenging them to approach creativity in a radically different approach. Considering that many of the people in the audience are creative people by nature and job description, that is fairly remarkable. Duncan’s insights and sense of humor keep the audience engaged from start to finish.

-Paul Noland, President & CEO International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions

We've had the pleasure of having Duncan speak at three different events in 2017. Each time, he was the audience favorite, hands down. His presentations are work sessions designed to be fun, interactive, and fast-paced. Duncan is true wealth of creative knowledge and inspiration, and he helped our members stretch their out-of-the-box thinking.

-Mike McMahon, President & Executive Director, Path to Purchase Institute

In true Disney fashion, Duncan’s teaching methods are educational and entertaining. He has successfully introduced new ways of thinking into our company, paving the way to invigorating and enhancing our culture of continued innovation and creativity.”

-George Scammell, Director of Interior Design, Princess Cruises

Duncan was an inspiring part of TEDx. His knowledge and experience are matched by his enthusiasm for delighting the audience with his wit and charm. I look forward to working with Duncan again- learning & exploring, in-depth, through his design workshops!

-Cassaundra Melgar-C’de Baca, Executive Producer, TEDxLadyBirdLake

Duncan’s Musings

Why Your Business Needs Creativity

As an ideation speaker, I talk a lot about creativity and idea generation, as these are some of the most important skills I learned during my time as Head of Creativity and Innovation at The Walt Disney Company. More specifically, [...]

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  • Spent the day in Chicago at #PRDecoded asking questions like “What if” and “Where do you look for consumer insights?
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“Ask a man why he enjoys going to Walt Disney World, and he might say it’s the rides, but that might not be the whole story.”
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Thank you @prweek for letting me share my advice for where to find the best consumer insights... hint: it’s NOT in a focus group!
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Click the link in bio for article and video interview. 
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  • ‪Thank you to @mrisoftware_llc for welcoming me to #MRIAscend19‬
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‪“The number one barrier to #Innovation is “Time to think” @google gives their employees 20% time. ‬
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‪Do you give your employees time to think? Do you step away from the desk to go for a walk, or reflect? #Itstime”‬
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  • Have you visited Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge yet?
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I’m in LA and couldn’t resist an afternoon of hanging out with storm troopers, checking out the Millennium Falcon, and stopping in at Olga’s Cantina.
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  • Wishing all my #Canadian Friends a very Happy Thanksgiving! 🦃
  • 🚀 2 more weeks until #TedXBocaRaton!
Here are just a few reasons why I’m excited:
5⃣ – “Here's an interesting Saturday afternoon: learn about innovation and Buzz Lightyear, about NASA, planets, ice, and satellites, about CTRL ALT DEL and social media, about marketing technology and meaningful personal relationships, about empowered women and flight automation, and what might be learned from both tragedy and compassion." @TedXBocaRaton
4⃣– The theme for #TedXBocaRaton is “Rethinking Relationships”. I’ll be focusing on how we reimagined relationships at @Disney to transform our customer experience and sharing insights for innovation on how businesses can do the same.
3⃣– Lucky number 3, this will be my third TedX Talk!  Click the link in my bio to see my Theory of Creativity TedTalk at @TedXAuk
2⃣ – Only 2 more weeks to go! The Tedx team’s passion and excitement is contagious!
1⃣– I am truly honoured to be one of the TedX Boca Raton speakers and sharing the stage with incredible, smart, diverse, and interesting people.

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  • Innovation is the ability to get to an idea you couldn't have gotten to yourself.

However, sometimes great ideas get trampled on through reductionists in the room.

What if there was a tool that could take your idea from MY idea to OUR idea, and get everyone collaborating on a project that brings greater results?

This is just one of the tools that I'll be teaching in my upcoming masterclasses: 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 London - November 1, 2019
🇺🇸 Kansas City - November 15, 2019
🇨🇦 Calgary - April 9, 2020

Link in bio at @DuncanJWardle

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