Duncan Wardle

Former Global Head of Innovation & Creativity for The Walt Disney Company, Lucasfilms, Pixar & Marvel. Professor of Innovation at Yale University

How to hire Duncan Wardle

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Duncan's official speaking topics are listed below.

  • Thinking Differently
  • Embedding Innovation in Everyone's DNA
  • Creating Customer Experience Magic
  • Your Thinking Toolbox
  • Preparing Your Business for the Metaverse - How to Apply This Amazing New Technology to Create One-Of-A-Kind Experiences of Your Own

Take a look at the feedback that Duncan received from the events in which he appeared: 

“We booked Duncan Wardle on behalf of a corporate client who was looking for an engaging session as part of an exclusive experience week for a group of awards winners and Duncan certainly delivered! He was fun, engaging, entertaining and had everyone hooked from the start! He challenged our delegates and made them think outside of the box. Especially for a virtual meeting, he made sure everyone was involved and felt part of the session. We had nothing but positive feedback for Duncan and would definitely recommend! Thank you Duncan and the Champion Speakers team!” - WRG Creative Communications

"We had the session with Duncan today and it was wonderful!" - Erica, AmSSA Corporate Functions DBS Head, BAT

"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." - Laurie, Pacific Gas & Electric Company

"You beat me to the email I was just drafting. I know it was difficult for you to get the feedback during the session, but to reassure you, that it was awesome and the team was blown away with some of the succinct insights you shared and the tools & techniques you suggested. When we collect the final feedback at the end of the workshop, I will share the relevant comments on your session. Thanks again for your time. I look forward to attending your session in person in the near future." - Tejas, Global Integration Lead, PeTra

"We got lots of positive feedback from the attendees. They really enjoyed your session and thanks again for taking time this morning. We really appreciated it!! Looking forward to attending some more sessions in the future." - Kaikini, British American Tobacco

"I wanted to thank you for your participation in our virtual workshop.  You have inspired the team greatly, and given them great ideas on how IDT can lead innovation @ BAT.…working already on the plans to how we can bring the rest of the organisation to be curious, never stop at the first “why”, create time to think and ensure we borrow outside of our industry. #diversity is innovation! The visual recap of your session has already got to us all!" - Marina, CID

"He was fabulous! The team loved him and the feedback was really, really positive. We also did an after session 5 star feedback and the majority (99%) were 5’s. I hope you will pass on our appreciation for the work he did to make this a success and we look forward to other opportunities to work together in the future." - Nicole, GSK

  • 1981 - Received the Duke of Edinburgh Award from HM Queen Elizabeth II
  • 2008 - Received The White House's American Citizen of Choice Award
  • 2004 - 2017 - Head of Innovation & Creativity for Walt Disney
  • 2008 - Responsible for sending Buzz Lightyear into space aboard NASA's Discovery space shuttle
  • 2017 - Presented a TEDx Talk titled 'The Theory of Creativity' in 2017
  • 2022 - Appointed a Professor of Innovation at Yale University