Education Speakers

Knowledge is power, and Ovations' Education Speakers help empower the teachers and trainers of tomorrow. From PhDs in research to behavioural strategists, thought leaders, award-winning scientists, coaches, psychologists and many more experts, we help you bring knowledge to thirsty teams. Whether the pressing topic in your school or institution is bullying, self-esteem, environmentalism, evolving science or all of the above, we have your expert.

Amanda Johnstone

As one of Australia's most globally acknowledged AI technologists and technology communicators, Amanda's contributions have been celebrated by TIME as a Next Generation Leader and by The CEO Magazine with the Start-up Executive of the Year award. In 2023, LinkedIn awarded her as a Top Voice in Artificial Intelligence.

Recognised as a subject matter expert in both emerging technology and modern leadership, Amanda lends her insights to organisations including YPO, Zoom, The Australian Digital Health Agency, Allianz, Kellogg's, Universal, Stanford, Optus, ADMA and Google Cloud.

Andrew Grant

Andrew has been in high demand as a keynote speaker and facilitator in over 14 countries, and has succesfully worked with over 30 different nationalities. An ability to transcend across cultural and cross functional barrier and address audiences with a message relevant to executives and their teams alike makes Andrew's session valuable to all participants. His stimulating and often humorous and en ...

Angie Wilcock

Angie Wilcock is a highly regarded Australian expert and speaker on transitions in education and middle years adolescents, and has presented her work at state and national education and parent conferences. She presents to educators, educational professionals and parents on early adolescent development and its impact on behaviour and learning, transition to secondary school, boys and girls educatio ...

Brene Brown

Brene Brown, Ph.D., LMSW is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past decade studying vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame. Brene is a nationally renowned speaker and has won numerous teaching awards, including the College's Outstanding Faculty Award. Her groundbreaking work has been featured on PBS, NPR, CNN, and has appeare ...

Casey Conway

Casey Conway is one of Australia’s hottest and most unique properties right now. The former NRL Sydney Roosters player is one of Australia’s few, and most successful, Aboriginal male models, having starred in campaigns for Sluggers swimwear, aussieBum apparel and BLK performance apparel.

Dannielle Miller

Dannielle Miller, a thought leader and expert in girls' self-esteem and body image, started out her career as a teacher and then quickly became a major innovator in education and student welfare. She was responsible for the curriculum, staffing and quality of learning of the English faculty of a dual-campus high school. Dannielle was named NSW Entrepreneur of the Year and was deemed the country's ...

Dominic Thurbon

Dominic's expertise when coupled together with his accessible and engaging style makes him a powerful and provocative speaker, capable of shifting the mindsets of even the most seasoned executives, educators and staff. Covering a range of issues from exciting collaborative technologies, to the role of business process innovation and knowledge management in building a culture of collaboration, Dominic Thurbon has cracked the code for making change happen, with the ultimate formula to drive innovation, future-proof your workforce and design brands that really matter.

Eric Chester

Eric Chester is the premier expert on school-to-work transition and the emerging workforce. As a former teacher and coach-turned motivational speaker for millions of students, Eric soon became a highly sought after speaker for hundreds of leading companies that needed to know how to manage and motivate post-Generation X'ers. Eric is the Founder and CEO of a speaking, consulting, and training fir ...

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