Insights from the speakers who are ready for your virtual & live events

Events may have changed but the need for your audience to be engaged and motivated hasn't changed. Our Ovations team chief of talent Annik Petrou has created a series of video interviews with some of the Australian speakers who are considered experts in their field.

Their stories and insights of resilience, leadership, performance and grand ideas will inspire and educate your audience.

Nick Abrahams

Futurist | Innovation | Technology

Nick Abrahams is a futurist - but Nick’s real-world business experience makes him very different to other futurists. Nick doesn’t just read about trends, he lives them every day in his various roles. The knowledge he gains from being at the front line of global business means his presentations have a currency and a credibility that is hard to match.


Karen Maher

Workplace culture | Consent training

Karen Maher is a workplace culture transformer. She is passionate about the prevention of bullying and sexual harassment and focuses on the fundamentals to inspire and transform cultures into great and productive places to work.


Neryl East

Communications | Media training | Marketing

Dr Neryl East’s deep expertise in media, marketing, influential communication and credibility spans the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. In a world full of hype and fake news, Neryl brings her unique blend of down-to-earth, warts-and-all experience, considered and insightful perspective and irreverent humour. She's spent years managing high-profile media issues and preparing executives to face the glare of the public spotlight.


Michelle Pascoe

Customer service | Competitive advantage

Michelle Pascoe (CSP) lives and breathes her passion for customer service, mystery shopping and team motivation. With over two decades of measuring and analysing her clients and their competitors, Michelle's presentations are content-rich with real case studies delivered with passion and authenticity – walk away from her presentations feeling inspired, educated and equipped to deliver outstanding service experiences!


Kristy Goodwin

Wellbeing | Living with technology

Dr Kristy Goodwin is one of Australia’s leading digital wellbeing and peak performance experts drawing on cutting-edge neuroscience and research to explain the profound impacts technology has on our performance and wellbeing. She provides realistic solutions to help executives, leaders and teams leverage the benefits technology offers us.


Heidi Dening

Resilient Teams | Courageous leadership | Wellbeing

Heidi Dening has dedicated her career to empowering thousands of people across the globe with resilience, self-leadership and wellbeing programs. She has been named Best International Keynote Speaker in the Asia Pacific region at the Influential Businesswoman’s Awards 2020, is the author of an Amazon best-selling self-leadership book called ‘Her Middle Name Is Courage’ and an expert at supporting leaders to find the courage to keep moving forward during tough times.


Graeme Cowan

Well-being | Resilient teams | Enhancing performance

Graeme Cowan helps future-ready leaders build more caring and resilient teams, who enjoy growing together. As a Board Director of R U OK?, he has watched this simple idea lead to massive change. Audiences around the world frequently describe his style as authentic, relevant, compelling, and thought-provoking.


Phil Preston

Purpose | Corporate Culture | Leadership

As the Founder of The Business Purpose Project, Phil uncovers the powerful stories behind the leaders and organisations navigating the shift to the purpose economy. As a speaker and facilitator, he distills years of experience into actionable learning, making use of storytelling, audience interaction and a splash of dry humour.

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