Speakers

Liesl Capper

Liesl's strongest interest is in emerging trends, new forms of connectivity/technology interface between people, and how that impacts society and commerce. She pays particular attention to the impact of technology on the relationship that businesses have with customers. Liesl Capper is co-founder of MyCyberTwin.com and a dynamic and proficient speaker. Winner of the 2012 ICT Woman of the Year h ...

Andrew Morello

It's refreshing to find a successful face in business involved in day to day business and brand expansion. Winning the first season of The Apprentice Australia has set Andrew "Morello" well on this path. It was clear to see that Morello put the summation of his life, learning and impeccable work ethic into the series. Willing to "walk the talk" and standing behind his values he won the hearts and ...

Michael Nagel

There has been extensive conversations and interest around changing brains within adults. But what if we could positively influence our children by understanding their development and the links between neuroscience and education? What impact would we see in the future if our youth are understood and powerfully and guided into adulthood? Associate Professor Michael C Nagel is an educator, motiv ...

Glynn Nicholas

There are not many keynote speakers in Australia who have the breadth of skills and experience as that of Glynn Nicholas. With rare personal warmth, intellectual clarity, and drawing on his 33 years as a Performer, Director and Theatre Producer, Glynn presents one of the most engaging and inspiring keynote addresses in the country. Emigrating alone at 19 to Australia from Wales, he built a ca ...

Bob Pritchard

You can instantly tell when someone speaks through the lens of experience. International Business guru Bob Pritchard is one of those voices. Behind the list of achievements, campaigns, launches, ventures and client recommendations you will find a passionate individual. An Australian who has impacted thousands of individuals and businesses around the globe. Bob has an incredible willingness and ...

Virginia Trioli

Virginia Trioli has won Australia's highest journalism honour, The Walkley's not once, but twice. She has a well earned reputation as a formidable television anchor, radio presenter, writer and commentator. She is much sought-after as a speaker and MC, and combines a rigorous interviewing style with an often wicked sense of humor. Virginia has extensive television and radio experience. She has be ...

John Cantor

Not many people experience failure on as grand a scale as John Cantor has time and again. In 2012 adventurer John Cantor achieved a six-year dream of traversing the Brooks Range solo, a 1,600 km expedition across Arctic Alaska. Considered one of the toughest solo expeditions on earth, John completed the traverse in just 31 days, 10 days faster than any previous attempt. John Cantor has inspired co ...

Anne-Marie Elias

Anne-Marie Elias is an Egyptian-born, Italian-Australian whose core focus is to be a catalyst for change, and through a collective effort restructure the manner in which our social systems support those in need.

As a professional speaker, Anne-Marie's passion and enthusiasm for collaborative disruption is undeniable. With a culture that often views social problems as too difficult, Anne-Marie leads the charge and asks all of us to step up, and seek opportunities to be the change.

Stephanie Lorenzo

Stephanie’s core message is about harnessing the power of purpose in our lives. Once we discover our ‘why’ we are able to empower ourselves to take action, and manifest our gift to the world. Through tapping into our talents and the talents of those around us, we can drive action and achieve desired results regardless of the size of the It’s no surprise that in 2013 and 2014 Stephanie was named one of Westpac’s 100Women of Influence and nominated as Australian of the Year. Despite these accolades Stephanie describes herself as an ordinary human.

Tom Dawkins

As a globally respected social change maker Tom Dawkins has witnessed first hand the emergence of ‘The Purpose Economy’. Tom enables organisations to prepare for a global shift towards value-based consumerism, where making a profit is anchored in the activation and communication of a purpose driven economy.

A massive thank you to you both for all your assistance from selecting to co-ordinating the speakers for our annual ProLoan conference. Feedback was that this year’s speakers where the best they had EVER heard at ANY event. So this is pretty amazing, because they do go to a lot of sessions like these.

Director of Network Relationships - Proloan (aust) pty ltd

Again this year you and your team have been fantastic and extremely helpful.  In regards to you, you have been an absolute star and phenomenal help with our speakers and presenters, a great communicator, wealth of knowledge and so prompt with responding and looking at ways to cater to our needs.

Event Manager Fitness Australia

I would recommend, without hesitation, the services of Jane Rowland Smith and Ovations. Jane answered a last minute call to arrange a guest speaker for our principals. Nothing was too much effort, all was arranged within hours, and went very smoothly. The guest speaker was exactly what we required and our brief was followed. Thank you Jane and the team at Ovations.

Executive Director of Schools Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta

All aspects of the process has always gone seamlessly with Ovations and we will continue to seek your assistance for the awards in the coming years.

Thank you again, your help has meant that our Awards are very professional and extremely well received by our members and guests.

Executive Assistant BSCAA NSW Division

Jane, I personally want to thank you for all of your support, advice, patience and all round kindness that you have given me over the last 3 or so years.  This event would not have been as successful without the valuable MC’s you have recommended and the support you provided me when it all just seemed too hard

Shona Dilley – Smart School Awards, Department of Education
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