Change Speakers

Adam Fraser

Let's face it, life is getting faster and faster and shows no signs of slowing down. Business is more competitive now than any other time in history. Companies and individuals now more than ever need to out create, out innovate and out market their competition. The result of this is a workforce that is having serious issues around sustaining high performance. 83 percent of employees are indifferen ...

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Adam Liaw

Adam Liaw, an Australian lawyer and the 2010 winner of the second series of MasterChef Australia, defeating student Callum Hann in the final. Liaw was a young prodigy, completing year 11 at just 14 years old, enrolling in university at 16 and becoming a lawyer at 21; but there seemed little doubt that Liaw's world would eventually centre around cooking. "I first remember cooking when I was eight ...

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Adam Salzer

Adam Salzer, Director/Greater China at PricewaterhouseCoopers, is an economist by education and practice, with 20 years experience in high level strategic and management consultancy throughout Asia Pacific. Mr. Salzer has extensive experience in Greater China and was responsible for establishing the first HR joint venture consulting group between a Western HR company and a Chinese government minis ...

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Adam Smith

Adam is an expert commentator and consultant specialising in partnership development and network building in and around schools. Adam is a Board Member of the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER), regular Education Analyst for Channel 10's 'The Project' and a contributor for the Australian Financial Review. As former CEO of the Foundation for Young Australians and Education Foundatio ...

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Afterburners

You're fighting for market share. You're fighting to make your numbers. You need a team that is cohesive. You need a team that works toward the same goals. You need a team that knows not only how to plan, but how to execute from start to finish. Afterburners are a highly tuned elite group of men and woman fighter jet pilots. A group who understands first hand the vital importance of flawless exe ...

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Alain de Botton

Acclaimed author, journalist, broadcaster and speaker, Alain de Botton's works tackles questions of everyday life and refer both to his own experiences and ideas – and those of artists, philosophers and thinkers of the past. His work has been described as a 'philosophy of everyday life.' With a philosophical eye and his characteristic combination of wit and wisdom, Alain de Botton's humorous ...

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Alan Cartwright

Alan is a highly skilled organisational strategist, trainer and facilitator. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Economics and Organisational Behaviour. Alan is an accredited trainer, skilled in Neuro Linguistic Programming and is accredited in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. ...

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Alvin Law

Alvin's story is about real-life challenge and triumph and is one that is impossible to forget. Alvin Law, (CSP, HoF) can be hard to define. It seems obvious when you see him, but when you experience his program, something indescribable takes place. He has no arms, so you think his program must be yet another example of someone overcoming a handicap. But ask Alvin and he'd say it's that very p ...

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Anders Sorman-Nilsson

ANDERS SÖRMAN-NILSSON is a global futurist and innovation strategist who helps leaders decode trends, decipher what’s next and turn provocative questions into proactive strategies. With an average of 240 international travel days a year, Anders’ view is that the future and the now are converging in a city or start-up near you, giving the curious, the creative and the courageous a competitive and sustainable edge. At the same time, that same future contains fearsome forecasts for futurephobes.

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Andrew Bayly

Andrew Bayly is an actor with an MBA. He consults to many leading companies in the areas of leadership, strategic communication, influence and behavioural change. He keeps up to date with scientific research into the brain and human behaviour, to assist his clients to achieve more themselves, and to be more engaging and more influential. Andrew's meetings are highly interactive. Andrew is a hig ...

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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, 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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