Change Speakers

Troy Hazard

The entrepreneurial genius, who has founded and nurtured twelve businesses over two decades, has turned around businesses that were making enormous losses and has consulted to countless successful companies.

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Vijay Govindarajan

Vijay Govindarajan is widely regarded as one of the world's leading experts on strategy and innovation. He is the Earl C. Daum 1924 Professor of International Business at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. He was the first Professor in Residence and Chief Innovation Consultant at General Electric. He worked with GE's CEO Jeff Immelt to write “How GE is Disrupting Itself”, ...

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Vijay Vaitheeswaran

Vijay is an award-winning book author and senior editor at the Economist. He is an accomplished public speaker and provocateur. Observing “he does not shirk taking on tough topics,” the Financial Times declares him to be “a writer to whom it is worth paying attention.” ...

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W Mitchell

Challenge. We all face challenges of varying degrees every day, whether its professional or personal, large or small, immediate or over time. And change - some invited, some unasked for - is our biggest challenge. The title of W Mitchell's newest book is also his philosophy on life - 'IT'S NOT WHAT HAPPENS TO YOU, ...IT'S WHAT YOU DO ABOUT IT'. This expert on taking responsibility for change shows ...

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Wade Jackson

Wade Jackson is an internationally recognized peak performance strategist who specializes in human development and business in action – helping you do it better, faster, leaner. A master educator, his teaching style is engaging, practical, human and powerful. World leading management thinkers such as Stephen Covey and Edward de Bono praise his work.

Wade is a dynamic presenter who has a unique combination of inspirational messages, practical tools and a high energy and humorous delivery that gets his audience awake and on purpose.

 

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Warren Evans

Everyone wants help peering into the future, either to recognize opportunity & seize a competitive advantage, or just to avoid being blind sided. The frustration is that most of the folks who can help them do this tend to look at the world through their own specific lens. An economist will give you economic data, demographers will explain the entire world through demographics, technology guru's wi ...

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Wendy McCarthy

Wendy McCarthy is an experienced manager and company director who began her career as a secondary school teacher. She moved out of the classroom into public life in 1968 and since then has been an advocate, educator and change agent in Australia and internationally. Wendy currently chairs headspace - Australia's National Youth Mental Health Foundation, Circus Oz, McGrath Estate Agents and Paci ...

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Will Greenwood

Will Greenwood is not one to shy away from high pressure, highly competitive situations. Having started working life on London's City trading floor he went on to become the second highest try scorer in English rugby history and helped power England to victory at the Rugby World Cup in 2003. He is widely regarded as one of England's greatest ever rugby players, as well as one of the sport's most en ...

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Winston Marsh

Tens of thousands of people and businesses all around Australia and New Zealand have heard this internationally acclaimed speaker and their cash registers really ring his praise. If you want your business and your people to succeed you can't afford to miss him. Winston has over thirty years of richly rewarding business experience in the management, marketing and motivation of people in business. ...

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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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