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Craig Harper

Craig Harper is one of Australia’s leading presenters, writers and educators in the areas of health, high-performance and personal transformation. Craig has been an integral part of the Australian fitness industry since 1982 and in that time has worked as an exercise scientist, corporate speaker, consultant, University lecturer, AFL conditioning coach, radio host, TV presenter, writer and successful business owner. In 1990 Craig established Harper’s Personal Training, which evolved into one of the most successful businesses of its kind in the world and inhabited the Australian fitness landscape for almost a quarter of a century.

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Craig Kimberley

Just Jeans was born in 1970. It was a time of transition, a time of restlessness, a time of rebellion. The original Just Jeans store opened in Chapel Street, Prahran in December of 1970 with the first day of trading bringing in an uninspiring cash total of $37. In 2001, Private equity group Catalyst paid Craig Kimberley $64 million for the 30 years' work it took him to build the denim and clothi ...

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Craig West

Craig West is a strategic accountant and the CEO of Succession Plus which is a specialised advisory practice focused on small business owners to help them manage the four key strategic issues that SME's face as they grow - Raising Capital, Building Equity, Protecting that equity and extracting the value you have built when you exit. Craig is a CPA and has been advising businesses in management, t ...

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Dale Beaumont

Dale Beaumont is best known as an award winning entrepreneur, technology enthusiast and a passionate promoter of education.

Having started his first business at the age of 19, Dale went on to build three different million dollar companies before the age of thirty.

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Dan Gregory

Dan Gregory is a Behavioral Researcher & Strategist. An author, educator, and social commentator, he is the President and CEO of The Impossible Institute, an innovation and engagement think-tank founded to make what's not... possible! Dan's specialization is behavior and belief systems - our drives, our motives, the things that make us buy and the things that make us buy ... ...

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Daniel Grollo

Daniel Grollo is Executive Chairman and sole owner of Grocon, Australia’s largest private property investment, development and construction company. Daniel assumed the role of Executive Chairman in February 2014, having been Chief Executive Officer for the 14 years prior, as well as an Executive Director and member of the Grocon Board since 2000. In his role as Executive Chairman, Daniel c ...

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Dare Jennings

Even if you've never heard of Dare Jennings, it's unthinkable that any Australian could fail to recognise the cultural legacy of Mambo, the iconic street-and-surfwear company he co-founded in 1984.

With Deus Ex Machina, another international success drawn from cultural intuition, he has proven himself again to be a saavy entrepreneur with a knack for creating memorable and engaging brands.

Dare Jennings is that truly rare breed of speaker who still thrives in the business world of today, a presenter who can help your business stay relevant, powerful and engaged. Hire Dare for your next conference and learn how to lead your own global brand revolution...

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Darryl Lovegrove

Darryl's inspirational story is of a guy who dreamed of being a rock star only to co-create an operatic phenomenon. A consummate and charismatic performer, he details his transition from one of theatre's Leading Men to Company Director of a global entity in a manner unique to the world of public speaking. With consummate ease he moves from the wild licks of rock'n'roll to the classic and romantic ...

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David Bornstein

Bornstein describes how, with determination and innovation, even a single person can make a positive change in the world. David Bornstein is the author of The Price of a Dream: The Story of the Grameen Bank, which chronicles the worldwide growth of the anti-poverty strategy 'micro-credit'. The Price of a Dream drew on ten months of research in villages in Bangladesh. It was selected by the San Fr ...

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David Houle

David Houle is a futurist, strategist and keynote speaker. He has always been slightly ahead the curve. David is consistently ranked as one of the top futurists and futurist keynote speakers on the major search engines. He has keynoted numerous conferences both across the country and internationally. He is regularly invited to speak and corporate management retreats. He recently won a Speaker of ...

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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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