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Carolyn Tate

About Carolyn Tate In 2001, I made the shift to self-employment, after more than 20 years at Westpac and Merrill Lynch. In 2010, after 9 years as a small business-marketing expert, I decided the profession of marketing had lost its way. So I gave it all up and took my 12 year-old son, Billy on an extended sabbatical to Aix en Provence, France. On returning to Melbourne in 2011, I spent my hi ...

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Cath Sutherland

Cath Sutherland is a dynamic Australian businesswoman who began her successful career as a creative director for radio stations around Australia, and moved into positions in events management, public relations, advertising, sales promotions, and national marketing management. Now, through her Perth-based business and marketing consultancy which she has run since 2000, Cath specialises in helping b ...

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Cathy Burke

Cathy Burke is a leader at the cutting edge of a social and economic transformation taking place on our planet. She has been the CEO for The Hunger Project Australia for 11 years. The Hunger Project is the largest grass roots movement in the world working to eradicate hunger. As much at home and adored by her partners in the most influential boadrooms around the globe as the villages of Africa ...

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Catriona Wallace

Catriona only ever wanted to be a farmer. But instead became a Police Officer, Beauty Consultant, Night Club Owner and Academic. Once she had stopped rebelling, Catriona emerged as one of world's most influential commentators on the future of customer experience, business and entrepreneurialism. Catriona is a highly experienced globally-renowned speaker on the topic When Customers Take Charge. ...

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Chad Hurley

In an era when 'game-changer', status quo disrupter', and 'new standard' are tossed around regularly, there are only a small handful of brands and technologies that serve as the indisputable, iconic personifications of those monikers. YouTube is one such entity. Serving as a website, a brand, and a verb, YouTube is the world's largest and most popular video sharing site and the third most visited ...

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Chester Elton

Called the "Apostle of appreciation" by the Globe and Mail, Canada's largest newspaper, and "creative and refreshing" by the New York Times, Chester Elton is co-author of several successful leadership books. All In, The Carrot Principle and What Motivates Me have been New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestsellers. His work has been called a "must read for modern managers," by Larry King of CNN.

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Chris Gardner

Chris Gardner is an Entrepreneur, Author, Philanthropist, and single parent whose work has been recognized by many esteemed organization. Gardner is the author of the autobiography, The Pursuit of Happyness, a New York Times and Washington Post #1 bestseller that has been translated into over forty languages. Gardner is also the inspiration for the acclaimed movie “The Pursuit of Happynessâ ...

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Chris Gray

It's not what you earn...it's what you do with it that counts Chris Gray - TV Property Expert on Channel 9 and Sky Business News A former accountant, Chris has been buying property since the age of 22 and turned $35k into a $3.5m personal property portfolio in under 9 years and retired from full time work at the age of 31. He's since tripled his portfolio to over $10m yet has never earned mo ...

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Chris Roebuck

Chris Roebuck is a British economist and Visiting Professor of Transformational Leadership at Cass Business School in London. He has held senior roles at UBS, HSBC, KPMG and London Underground and has advised major global organisations at Board Level on leadership and improving performance. As Global Head of Leadership at UBS, his work helped the bank to win Best Company for Leaders in Europe 2005 ...

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Claudia Schiffer

Claudia Schiffer has established herself as one of the biggest names in fashion and beauty in the world. Discovered in a disco in Hamburg at 17, Claudia shot to success almost immediately as the face of the highly published and iconic 'Guess Jeans' campaigns of the early 90's. Paul Marciano said in E! Forbes Top 15 Supermodel Beauties Who Made Bank, "The Guess name became really much more known a ...

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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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