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.

Corrie Block

Dr. Corrie Block is a globally acclaimed business strategist, and the celebrated author of several books including Business is Personal and Spartan CEO. Having started out as a serial entrepreneur, failing forward, and overcoming bankruptcy (twice), his aim is to help millions of people find meaning at work, and connect their personal purpose to their daily attitudes and behaviours. Dr. Corrie Block provides executive coaching, leadership training, and motivational keynotes in top companies worldwide.

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.

Dan Pink

Daniel H. Pink is the author of five provocative books– including the long-running New York Times bestsellers, A Whole New Mind and Drive. His latest book, To Sell is Human, is a #1 New York Times business bestseller, a #1 Wall Street Journal business bestseller, and a #1 Washington Post nonfiction bestseller. Dan’s books have been translated into 34 languages. He lives in Washington, DC ...

Danielle Dobson

Danielle Dobson is a powerful speaker who guides audiences to consider societal perceptions of gender roles in relationships, workplaces and communities. She connects with her audience in a relatable, engaging way and uses her warmth, passion and knowledge to spark curiosity to break the Gender Code and recreate their own.

Dannielle Miller

Dannielle Miller, a thought leader and expert in girls' self-esteem and body image, started out her career as a teacher and then quickly became a major innovator in education and student welfare. She was responsible for the curriculum, staffing and quality of learning of the English faculty of a dual-campus high school. Dannielle was named NSW Entrepreneur of the Year and was deemed the country's ...

Daryl Elliott Green

Daryl’s life was shattered in 2000 when he was TWICE SHOT in the face and shoulder while on a routine callout to a neighbourhood dispute. Despite critical injuries, he drew his firearm and began searching for the gunman. A year later, for his actions that night, he was awarded for his bravery, but Daryl was only just embarking on his harrowing road to recovery.

David Berman

David Berman has been described as the "David Suzuki of design". He helps local and international audiences align their professional and person values, equips them with strategic skills, and challenges them to apply their professional strengths to help repair the World. David helps organizations get great things done, through the motivation and techniques he provides for applying strategy, design ...

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 ...

David Chalke

David is one of Australia's leading Social Analysts. Working with data from AustraliaSCAN, the annual monitor of social change in Australia, David's entertaining "Real World" view of the mood of Australians has made him a very popular speaker at National & International conferences. He is a regularly quoted Social Commentator, and an occasional writer and broadcaster.

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