Talks from the heart

I specialise in inspirational talks on the themes that unite us, rather than divide us, like love, death, ritual and wonder.

My talks are designed to engage and entertain as well as equip the audience with simple, playful powerful tools they can put into practise immediately.

I have been a keynote speaker at Google, the UN International Day of Happiness and at Sunday Assembly, where I was voted back for the third time by popular demand.

My TEDx talk, which has had over 17k views, gives a flavour of how I communicate – which is always from the heart.



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Tiu de Haan is an Oxford educated ritual designer, creative facilitator and inspirational speaker. She creates heartfelt experiences designed to connect us to ourselves, to each other, and to our own creativity.

Her work engages with that which unites us, giving people of all backgrounds and beliefs new and creative ways to transform our experiences into meaningful moments, finding the magic in the mundane and experiencing the possibility of wonder.

Over the past 14 years Tiu has worked with everyone from seven year olds to CEOs and in organisations as diverse as Google, the United Nations, L’Oreal, the BBC, Bank of America, the Law Society, Lush, the London College of Communication and the World Economic Forum. She designed and delivered the ceremony for Grace Gelder’s self marriage in 2014 and recently collaborated with world-renowned neuroscientist Beau Lotto to create an experiential ritual for empowerment in New York.

She has been featured in Psychologies Magazine, The Guardian, The Sunday Times, ES magazine, Amica and Radio 4's Digital Human. Every month she broadcasts to Psychologies Magazine’s online community of 1.4 million subscribers and her TEDX talk on ‘Why we still need ritual’ has been viewed over 17,000 times.

Tiu lives on a beautiful houseboat in London and takes great delight in writing love letters to strangers and leaving them in nooks all around the city.

Read more about Tiu here.


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2019 SPEAKING Events


The AllBright - Ritual Design 101 at the women only member’s club in Central London


Ministry of Justice - Gratitude and appreciation - a practical toolkit on behalf of the Museum of Happiness

Hospice UK - Association of Palliative Care Workers, Rituals for honouring death and end of life


Bank of America - Mindfulness training and habits for happiness on behalf of the Museum of Happiness

Nike/ASOS event - How to find “flow” - rituals for deep work, focus and creativity

Psychologies Magazine: How to create your own meaningful metrics, Facebook Live

Psychologies Magazine: World Meditation Day, Rituals for meditation Facebook Live

Crowe UK LLP: Non Profit Team Event: Mindfulness training and habits for happiness on behalf of the Museum of Happiness

Psychologies Magazine: How to connect with your intuition, Facebook Live


University of the Arts London: Ritual Design for the Design Management Cultures graduating class

Psychologies Magazine: How to create space in all that you do, Psychologies Facebook Live


Second Home, London Fields: Finding your flow state

Psychologies Magazine: Create a path to work you love, Facebook Live

Project Love: Podcast interview on micro moments, honouring our cycles and the art of napping


Psychologies Magazine: How to turn work into play, Facebook Live


Sunday Assembly, Conway Hall, London: Rituals for Celebration

Patternity, Ace Hotel, London: Positive Patterns and Creativity day

Psychologies Magazine: How to expand your comfort zone in 5 minutes a day, Facebook Live


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Get in touch here to find out more about booking Tiu to speak at your event.