Tiu de Haan is an Oxford-educated celebrant, creative facilitator, public speaker and musician.
Tiu has been designing and facilitating workshops in creativity, imagination and communication for over 12 years. She founded a successful Lottery funded non-profit devoted to connecting families through play and has led experiential workshops for everyone from7-year-oldss to CEOs, working with organisations as diverse as Lush, the Museum of London, the London College of Communication, Leader’s Quest, Panasonic, The Law Society and the United Nations. She is also the ‘creative angel, sage, oracle and advisor in residence’ (their words, not hers) at the Centre for Quantum Photonics at Bristol University, where she teaches quantum physicists how to think the unthinkable.
As a non denominational celebrant, Tiu designs bespoke ceremonies for people of all values and beliefs, helping them to create meaningful rituals that celebrate the transitions of love, life and death, as well as working with organisations incorporating ritual into culture change. In the last few months, she has been a keynote speaker at Google Campus, Sunday Assembly, Shambala Festival, the International Day of Happiness and Life and her recent TEDx talk, “Why we still need ritual”, has had over 11k views.
She is also a prolific singer songwriter and has recorded and performed everywhere from India to Italy and LA to London, where she now lives on a beautiful houseboat in the heart of the city.