Change Speakers

Jamie Nack

Jaime Nack is the President of a cutting edge sustainability consulting firm specializing in producing environmentally sustainable high profile events and offering effective marketing and communications services. Ms. Nack has a Master's degree in Public Policy/International Trade from UCLA, where she also earned her B.A. in International Economics with a minor in Urban Planning. She serves as ...

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Jan Archer

Before leaving the Public Service Jan Archer was the Deputy Commissioner for Fair Trading in Queensland. She had previously completed significant reform agendas within the criminal justice system, most recently with the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, but also with the Department of Corrective Services and the Queensland Police Service. Jan's experience includes other significant c ...

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Janine Shepherd

Janine Shepherd's story reads like the plot of a Hollywood movie. A champion cross-country skier in training for the Winter Olympics, her life was irrevocably altered when she was run over by a truck during a bike ride to the Blue Mountains. Her neck and back were broken in four places, and her right arm, collarbone and five ribs fractured. Her right leg had been ripped open, she had sustained h ...

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Jason Fox

Dr Jason Fox is a motivation strategy & design expert who shows forward thinking leaders how to influence work culture, drive progress and build for the future of work. A big part of Jason’s work involves unpacking the latest trends and developments in work culture and gamification – removing the hype and adding the science to make work work. His adventures include working with t ...

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Jeff Green

Award-winning British comedian Jeff Green has become a well known face and voice on Australian TV and radio since arriving for his first Melbourne International Comedy Festival performance. Now an Australian resident (he has an Australian wife), Jeff is greatly in demand here and in the UK, Europe and Asia as a highly entertaining after dinner speaker, MC and keynote speaker. An ex-Chemical Engi ...

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Jim Bright

Jim Bright is Professor of Career Development and an Organizational Psychologist specializing in personal and corporate change processes. He has worked with many leading organizations around the world and with his colleague Robert Pryor, has pioneered the application of chaos and complexity theory to career development and organisational change. He has published over 60 peer-reviewed journal artic ...

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Jim Lawless

Jim is one of the most inspiring and highly sought after speakers and coaches in Europe. He is the only speaker to have developed a unique model for personal and business achievement and proved it in response to an audience challenge. He put his life on the line to go from overweight, smoking, non-riding consultant to riding in his first televised race as a jockey in just 12 months. All to prove that...

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Jim Whitt

Armed with a degree in animal science and a rope which he uses to corral audience members, this consultant, author, speaker and one-time cowboy applies what he learned about punching cows to provoking people. Makes them laugh while helping them rise above their animal natures to reach their full potential. Do not let his disarming charm and humor fool you. Considered dangerous to status quo and pe ...

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Jo Gambi

Jo entered the Guinness World Records for the fastest female ascent of the Seven Summits. She is also the second British woman to ever climb Everest's North Ridge. Jo Gambi and her husband Rob, became the first couple to climb the ‘Seven Summits' in record time and ski to the North and South Poles. Jo is the first woman to achieve this. Remarkably they achieved these records not only whi ...

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Joanna Maxwell

Joanna Maxwell helps people flourish at work, using creative thinking for individual career development or to train teams to use their whole brains – so everyone can work in colour, not in black + white, everyday. After recovering from her first career as a lawyer, Joanna decided to use the rigour and analytical skills learned as a lawyer in a more creative and unstructured environment. She ...

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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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