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Duncan Wardle - Former Head of Innovation and Creativity for Disney - Innovation Keynote Speaker
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Learn from an award-winning
innovation & creativity expert.

In his 25-year career at the world’s most innovative organization – The Walt Disney Company – Innovation and Creativity Keynote Speaker Duncan Wardle learned many important things about building a profitable business and a winning creative culture. The most important? If you want to be different, you have to Think Different!

The Theory of Creativity™

Offered live or virtually.
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You've got the power!

The ability to think creatively is the one core human truth that will remain relevant in the brave new world of Artificial Intelligence. Everyone has the power to be creative!

But wait, do you believe that you are not the “creative type”? That we should leave the creativity to the “Creatives”? For most, this has happened so many times that we end up actually believing it. For adults, not being creative is an accepted fate.

With an education and corporate structure that encourages finding the single “right answer” to every question, we are trained to fall in line, and shut down that creative portion of our brain.

But weren’t we kids once? Turning boxes into spaceships and pillows and blankets into forts and castles? What happened to that creativity?
Fortunately, that childhood creativity did not dissipate – it’s just lying dormant, waiting to be brought back to life!

During the Theory of Creativity™ Keynote, Duncan will share innovation tools developed from experience with thousands of global Fortune 500 companies and 30 years of experience with the Walt Disney Company, most recently as Head of Innovation & Creativity.

By the end, your audience will walk away with a series of unique Creative Behaviors and Innovation Tools to leverage their creative minds, deliver revolutionary thinking and drive substantial results in all areas of your business.

  • How to innovate by challenging the rules of your industry
  • Learn real-life examples of how to embed a sustainable culture of innovation and creativity throughout your organization
  • Learn tools on how to encourage every employee to think creatively

Delivering Customer Experience Magic.™

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Customer Experience Magic Keynote by Duncan Wardle

Give your customers exactly what they need.

The best brands in the world may have great products and service, but they thrive because of an unrelenting passion and focus on customer experience.

Through this engaging and interactive Keynote, Duncan will share how to transform your business from product-centric to customer-centric and reap the rewards that come when customers believe the work you do is truly magic.

Duncan will share with your team famous real-world examples from behind the scenes from his time as the Head of Innovation and Creativity at The Walt Disney Company.

Showcasing challenges brought on by direct and indirect competitors, Duncan will share real-life and timely examples of how ever-evolving organizations drastically changed consumer behaviors.

As he shares the exact steps Disney and other companies have taken to turn problems into massive opportunities, he will dig into the new revenue opportunities and enhanced customer experiences.

By the end of this interactive presentation, your audience will have developed a whole new understanding of customer experience, and you will be empowered with tools to reframe any challenges facing your organization, finding those unique opportunities to create some customer experience magic of your own!

  • How to turn a product centric culture into a consumer centric one
  • How to leverage “high-tech” to enable “high-touch”, delivering record guest satisfaction
  • How to address the biggest consumer pain points and what that can mean for revenue

Embed Innovation Into Everyone's DNA.™

Offered live or virtually.
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Embed innovation in everyone's DNA keynote by Duncan Wardle

Learn the toolkit for innovation.

None of us are going back to “Business as Usual”, and the secret sauce to success lies in the culture you create at work.

But innovation is not something that happens by chance. It’s the result of building an environment in which it can thrive, and you have to give people a set of tools that you may use every day to grow.

Companies set on creating a culture of innovation will not only survive, but they will thrive! This goes far beyond having an “Innovation Department.” Now is the time to instill a culture of innovation among EVERY member of your team.

During Duncan’s time as the Head of Innovation for Disney, a company known for redefining pretty much every industry they touch Duncan’s decades of success weren’t merely a matter of luck or chance.

His results were a direct reflection of his ability to create a thriving, innovative culture, and to ensure that everyone on his teams were put in a position to let their inner creativity run wild.

In the Embedding Innovation into Everyone’s DNA Keynote speech, Duncan will share the exact steps and strategies used to create such an environment.

Participants will learn how to create safe spaces for taking creative risks, ensure everyone on your team is empowered and thinking like an entrepreneur, and transition from the ideation stage into action.

He’ll also share a creative problem-solving tool which will prime your organization to discover innovative ideas each and every time you set out to tackle a challenge.

  • A fresh outlook on daily tasks

  • An approach to tasks with new levels of creative thinking

  • A mindset that allows innovation to flourish at work


From C-Suite leadership to the front door greeter, everyone in the organization needs to know why innovation matters to drive results and more importantly, how you may apply these innovation tools to your everyday life.

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As a virtual Keynote speaker, Duncan Wardle brings an interactive experience that makes innovation easy, creativity tangible, and the process fun.

Participants are guided through an intense and engaging course in Design Thinking, actively using a set of tangible innovation tools against a challenge as people learn much better by doing than listening.

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High energy, interactive, online workshops will help inspire and give your team tangible tools you need to create a culture shift, starting immediately after training.

Do you want to embed a culture of innovation into everyone’s DNA and start producing ideas that will craft the future? Let’s get started today!

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