Former Head of Innovation & Creativity at The Walt Disney Company, Duncan Wardle spent his 25-year career driving innovative ideas and strategies for the world’s most creative organization.
Former Head of Innovation & Creativity at The Walt Disney Company, Duncan Wardle spent his 25-year career driving innovative ideas and strategies for the world’s most creative organization. Ideas that would forever change the way the company expands its impact, trains its employees, and solves problems creatively.
Today, Duncan is a leading global innovation and creativity consultant, training companies across the globe on how to leverage the full creative potential of their teams. With an infectious energy and playful collaboration, Duncan pushes executives and their teams to overcome preconceived ideas, act more audaciously, and develop their own innovation “light switch”, triggering their creative brain and accessing the ideas that turn ordinary companies into industry leaders.
Through his company iD8&innov8, Duncan has trained over 30,000 professionals and executives across the world at organizations such as Apple, NBA, Twitter, Ford, Johnson & Johnson, Coca-Cola, Forbes and many more. 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.
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. 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.
Duncan’s shares insights from his time as Head of Innovation & Creativity at Disney, providing a unique set of Innovation Tools and Techniques that everyone can use to Think Different.
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