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John Hale

John Hale speaks at conferences, advises on strategy and runs development programs for leaders.

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John Howard

John Howard's leadership, determination and vision are hallmarks of a career navigated during an era of unprecedented prosperity and change. As prime minister of Australia for four terms, John Howard provided a global approach to leadership. He delivered economic vision and strategies for international security that raised Australia's profile on the world stage while gaining the respect and gratit ...

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John Izzo

John Izzo consults and advises some of the most admired companies in the world, teaches at major universities, conducts leading edge research on workplace values, and has spoken to more than one million people across the globe, from Brazil to Russia, from New York to London. He is a leading business strategy expert, a best-selling author, a community leader, and an avid conservationist. John has ...

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John Lazarou

Very few entrepreneurs command the respect and admiration that John Lazarou receives without effort. An inspirational self made millionaire and business icon, John Lazarou is a director of Australia's largest and fastest growing locally owned coffee chain company, The Coffee Club. John is a well known and highly regarded member of Australia's social, entrepreneurial, business, and entertainment fa ...

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John Maguire

During the time John was Managing Director of Driza-Bone, their sales more than tripled to over $16 million per annum. Often speaking in the corporate market on topics such as Training, Enterprise Bargaining, Marketing, Export Marketing and Advertising. Never lost for words, and renowned for his ability to hold an audience spellbound, John is a witty, entertaining and learned business speaker, who ...

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John Mattone

John Mattone is the President of JohnMattonePartners (JMP), a global leadership consulting firm that specializes in executive assessment, development, and coaching. John Mattone was recently named by The Thinkers50 as one of the fastest rising stars in the field of leadership development. The Thinkers50 ranks the world's greatest leadership thinkers and John was formally selected to their “Gu ...

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John McGrath

John McGrath is considered one of the most influential figures in the Australian property industry. As Founder and Executive Director of McGrath Limited, he took McGrath Estate Agents from a lounge room start-up in 1988 to one of Australia's most successful residential real estate groups, listing McGrath Limited on the Australian Stock Exchange in November 2015.

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John Shackleton

John Shackleton is a top sports coach with a sports psychology background who shows international business audiences techniques to exercise the biggest muscle in the body - the brain. John Shackleton is passionate about peak performance and helping people achieve their sales potential. He is also passionate about raising peoples game through focusing on their own self-esteem... hugely important fo ...

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Johnny Cupcakes Earle

Johnny Earle AKA. Johnny Cupcakes How do you turn a t-shirt brand that's sold from the trunk of a rusty car into a global, multi-million dollar business? Named America's #1 young entrepreneur by BUSINESS WEEK, profiled in the NYTimes, NPR, MTV, Forbes, NEWSWEEK Magazine and the Boston Globe, and featured in INC Magazine as one of the world's fastest growing independent businesses - there is ...

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Jonathon Lyons

In their book, Marketing Without Money, John Lyons and Edward de Bono have captured the real world experience and learnings of twenty of Australia's top entrepreneurs. This is vital practical knowledge for people who want to create their own future, not be driven to it by others. With twenty in-depth interviews revealing the successful thinking behind Australia's most talented self-made men and wo ...

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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 Sharm, 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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