Change Speakers

Life is all about change, so it's good to hear from the futurists, trends analysts and creative gurus. Ovations offer Change Speakers from all walks of life: from master chefs to marketing consultants, experienced broadcasters to organizational strategists, it's important to listen to the visionaries. Globalization has made business more competitive than ever before. Help your team stay prepared.

Bud Taylor

Bud Taylor is an author, speaker, and consultant who focuses on organizational transformation as driven by the customer. Bud has more than 30 years of experience working in most major industry sectors with marquee clients such as Microsoft Europe, Whirlpool, Sony Electronics US, Toyota, Cardinal Health, Canadian Pacific, and the Overseas Chinese Banking Corporation. Bud has transformed organizatio ...

Catherine Palin-Brinkworth

With an outstanding corporate history in marketing financial products and services, and a strong track record in organisational leadership, Catherine Palin-Brinkworth is a powerful change agent and professional speaker. She knows that everyone wants more of everything now - faster sooner better! How do you do it? Catherine has some powerful answers and solutions, based on her own tough times an ...

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 ...

Chelsea Pottenger

Chelsea is a leading authority on mental health. An international motivational speaker and accredited mindfulness & meditation coach, Chelsea has worked with many of the world’s leading brands such as eBay, Google, Telstra, CBA and Macquarie Bank to improve team wellbeing. Chelsea combines science and personal stories to share practical tools for your team to build a positive, high performance mindset.

Colin Bockman

Melbourne-based, Colin Bockman is an Innovative Business Thinker! He is considered one of Australia's premiere business, inspirational and motivational speakers. He's an achiever who literally started at the bottom. He has progressed from hands-on Manufacturing to Sales Management to National Sales Management, and at the time when he decided to leave the corporate scene in 1984 he was a Marketing ...

Colin James

Colin is a world class keynote and conference speaker and facilitator, bringing a fresh, challenging approach to topics as diverse as Adaptive Leadership, Managing in Chaos, The Change Game, Influencing Anyone Every Time amongst a host of others. For the past 23 years Colin has worked all over the world as a Speaker, Facilitator and Workshop Leader for some of the world's leading organisations. 

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.

Damien Thomlinson

The story of Damien Thomlinson, an Australian veteran of the war in Afghanistan, is one that continues to evolve and inspire people around the world.

It was while serving in Afghanistan with the 2nd Commando Regiment that Damien's life was changed forever. In April 2009, whilst on night patrol in Southern Afghanistan, Damien’s unit drove over an improvised Taliban bomb. Damien suffered horrendous injuries in the explosion, which resulted in both of his legs being amputated. The damage to his body was so severe his medical team claim it is a miracle he wasn’t killed, and there were many times throughout his immediate treatment and beyond that medical staff did not think he would pull through.

Damien’s incredible journey of triumph over adversity, positive attitude and ambition for the future stands as proof that no challenge is too great and that the ANZAC spirit truly is alive and well. His is a story of reinvention, of embracing change and of approaching life with a mindset of positivity.

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