Jean Kittson is a popular comedy chameleon. Able to turn her skill and wit to a myriad of corporate events. Jean is a experienced MC, keynote speaker, panelist, facilitator and debate candidate. She has an extraordinary ability to draw on her talent as a performer and writer and channel it into any corporate, government or community arena.
Jean is a familiar face and easily recognisable from her appearances on 'The Big Gig', Let the Blood Run Free, Kittson Fahey, the 'Great Debate' series as well as 'Good News Week', the Glasshouse and The Einstein Factor.
Jean is also well known for her lively comedy debates for the ABC, Channel 9 and Channel Ten.
Jean keeps herself current by appearing as a guest on multiple TV and radio shows. She was a judge on Strictly Speaking and a guest on Talking 'bout Your Generation. In addition to this Jean has been a regular columnist with New Weekly, Sunday Telegraph, the SMH Sydney Magazine, Inspire Magazine, and the Readers Digest Health Smart magazine. She is the author of Tongue Lashing, published by Penguin.
A talented writer Jean has created numerous keynote and after dinner speeches for clients. Always witty and audience appropriate she spends the time researching your event and developing material for each presentation. Jean has hosted and facilitated every event known to man..and woman! She has vast experience in conferencing, forums, panel discussions, gala dinners and awards evenings. Audiences and event planners enjoy her professional, witty and warm approach to everything she does. As a full time performance professional Jean has built a wonderful reputation and a impressive list of events and repeat clients.
Jean has a number of interests outside of her corporate speaking and hosting work. She is the Chair of the National Gynaecological Cancer Foundation. The Patron of The Junction Works - Community Services. An Ambassador for; The Macular Degeneration Foundation, Northcott Disability Services, The Raise Foundation - Youth Mentoring, Taldumande Foundation - Homeless youth and families in Crisis.
If you are looking for a balanced blend of humour, experience and intelligence for your event please contact the team at Ovations today. They will be happy to provide testimonials from delighted clients or footage of Jean in action. We also have immediate access to her diary for any specific date requests.
We owe you a big thank you for being our MC at our APPEA cocktail function. The feedback about our event and especially our MC has been fantastic. I look forward to working with you again in the near future.
- Woodside Energy
Jean Kittson was an absolute legend. It was by far one of our best days. Jean Kittson was such an easy going lady, she was happy to fit in with any plans and was whisked all over the Barkly Tableland on Friday, she was a great sport and we had a lot of fun over the 2 nights with her. Thanks for making such an effort to get to this one Jean it was hugely appreciated by all!
- Barkly WomenÃ¢Â€Â™s Day
Jean was wonderful, the delegates just loved her and found her hilarious. Also, it was great that she was able to join us for dinner and I know that our members really appreciated it and welcomed the opportunity to speak with her.
- Australian Insurance Law Conference.
I just wanted to thank you so much for a brilliant presentation at our International Women's Day on Sunday. It was a great effort on your part and everyone loved your presentation. Many thought it was the best one ever. You were a great hit.
- Boorowa International WomenÃ¢Â€Â™s Day
Thankyou for a marvellous dinner address last Thursday night. The balance was just right, and the feedback from people who attended has been terrific. People loved it. You are a real star, not that there was ever any doubt about that! We hope to have you back with us again sometime in the future.
- Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
Jean was absolutely OUTSTANDING. She was careful to do her research and cover the core topics and weave in the theme of diversity and inclusion in an engaging, insightful and humorous way. We have had so much terrific feedback - she was the perfect MC for our end of year executive luncheon!
- NSW EEO Practitioners' Association
Thank you for your involvement in this year's Consult Australia Awards for Excellence, as our Mistress of Ceremonies. I was very appreciative of your accessibility, your willingness to check details/ask questions throughout the preparation process, your ongoing flexibility and your seamless and fuss-free accommodation of last minute changes to script, timing, etc that arose on-night. You were extremely well-prepared and aware of the current state of the industry, you injected a great deal of humour into the evening and ensured that spirits remained high without getting uncontrollable as the evening progressed, which can be hard once the drinks have been flowing for several hours! Thank you for being a wonderful MC, and I hope to work with you again on future events.
- Consult Australia Awards for Excellence
Jean was superb! Everything ran beautifully from the very first moment as she's not only a very funny woman, she's articulate and warm, engaging and informed. It was clear that in developing her presentation, Jean considered carefully the nature of our audience. In this regard Jean delivered an ideal blend of humour while covering the core theme of our organisation (and therefore event's) focus - research - a combination that's not always easily achieved. I couldn't recommend Jean more highly as a very sincere and genuine speaker who manages to not only entertain her audience, but to develop a bond where almost every member of the crowd finds themselves immediately identifying with her. She even inspired our audience so much that our fundraising elements on the day were 30% above those of the average of the past five years - magnificent!!
- Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation
Jean Kittson was an absolute class act and should you feel the need to copy our brilliance in using Ms Kittson for your corporate event entertainment I will happily pass on details. Jean's references to wines was hysterical and her political observations were astute, and hence highly amusing!
- National Press Club (Canberra) Golf Day
Jean was an outstanding facilitator who never stopped working. She worked the line between funny and serious perfectly. One of the most impressive facilitators I have ever worked with.
- Palliative Care Conference
Jean, Jean Jean! You are amazing! Thank you so much for your inspiring work on our Taldumande Fundraising Dinner last night. Your energy and enthusiasm rubbed off on everyone and I am sure significantly contributed to the wonderful results on the night. Your passion and sincerity was evident to all, and we could all see how much you care about and value the contribution Taldumande is making to the youth of Sydney and their families. You really did bring the event to new heights!!