Duncan Wardle

Member Since 2021

Duncan Wardle

Founder

iD8 & innov8

Florida

Drawing on his experience as Head of Innovation & Creativity at the world’s most creative organization, the Walt Disney Company, Duncan now serves as an independent innovation and design thinking consultant, helping companies embed a culture of innovation and creativity across their organization. ➊ Inspirational Keynote Speaking: As a Keynote Speaker, Duncan has shared his strategies with companies such as McKinsey & Company, Disney, Apple, Forbes, NBA, Coca Cola, and more. “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.” Michael Stelzner, Founder, Social Media Marketing World. ➋ Creativity & Innovation Workshops: Duncan not only inspires companies to be more creative and innovative, he gives them useful, tangible tools. He marries strategic thinking with creative ideation to deliver game-changing and measurable results. “Duncan’s workshop sparked our creative minds and gave us the 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, VP of Marketing, Orlando Magic. ➌ Why Duncan? His unique approach to #DesignThinking places the end user at the core of the creative process, uncovering new and usual insights for innovation and instantly propelling any business to greater heights. If you: • Are looking for an Innovation Keynote Speaker • Need to create a culture of Innovation & Creativity • Need tools that you can implement immediately • Need game-changing & measurable results Visit: www.duncanwardle.com or email: duncan@id8innov8.com Specialities: Keynote Speaker, Creativity Consultant, Innovation Consultant, Creativity Speakers, Innovation Speaker


SKILLS

  • Public Relations
  • Integrated Marketing
  • Publicity

RECENT CONTENT

January 18th, 2022

How diversity, equity and inclusion promotes business innovation

To truly innovate and tap into your company's full creative potential, you need a diverse workforce with equal access to opportunities.

November 16th, 2021

16 practical ways leaders can refine their communication skills

Good communication skills are an essential key to success for any professional, but especially so for leaders.

November 5th, 2021

COVID killed marketing. Long live the experience economy

In a post-pandemic world, brands will be immersing customers in experiences.

October 11th, 2021

15 tips to help novice public speakers nail their next presentation

Many people are intimidated by public speaking, but by following a few simple tips, you can calm your nerves and engage your audience.


COMPANY INFO

iD8 & innov8

Ignite a culture of innovation and creativity within your company Having worked for the Disney for 25 years, most recently as Head of Innovation and Creativity, Duncan now serves as an independent innovation and design thinking consultant, helping companies embed a culture of innovation and creativity across their organizations. Delivering a series of keynotes, training workshops and ideation forums, his unique Design Thinking process helps people capture unlikely connections, leading to both fresh thinking and revolutionary ideas. Leaning on his experience at Disney, Duncan’s unique approach to Design Thinking not only places the end user at the core of the creative process, but also looks in new and usual places to uncover insights for innovation. That is a competitive advantage that instantly propels any business to greater heights. Duncan helps companies, brands and individuals overcome their own expertise and get out of their own way, to think differently and creatively about solutions to challenges big and small. He is a multiple Ted X speaker and contributor to Fast Company Magazine. He teaches Innovation and Design Thinking workshops at Yale, UNC and the UF. He holds the American Citizen Award presented at the White House, an Hons. Doctorate from Edinburgh University and the Duke of Edinburgh Award, presented by Queen Elizabeth.


AREA OF FOCUS

  • Innovation
  • Innovation Consultant
  • Innovation Speaker

INDUSTRY

Social impact & nonprofit