Change Speakers

John Connor

John Connor, joined the Climate Institute in March 2007 as Chief Executive Officer. He initially trained as a lawyer and worked as a research assistant for a Judge in the Land and Environment Court of NSW. After a stint as an environmental consultant to business he became a researcher for Dr Peter Macdonald the Independent member for Manly, during and after his role in holding the balance of power ...

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John Hale

John Hale is a Corporate Alchemist who inspires and transforms organisations and individuals alike. His passion lies in strategy and conscious leadership.

John will work with your organisation to inspire leadership and motivate, shape and deliver superior customer value. He will research, target and customise a strategy presentation specific to your industry and help clarify your future direction. He can help your Board and leadership team evolve, with interactive presentations and workshops that enhance self-awareness, awareness of others and the outer focus and vigilance your organisation should be demanding from it’s leaders.

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John Hinwood

Dr John Hinwood is an Australian speaker, mentor and author. He is a former long serving President of the Australian Spinal Research Foundation. John is a sought after international conference speaker. He is one of the most respected chiropractors in the world and has received many national and international awards over the past 34 years. John is a well-known author of numerous books, the latest ...

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John Izzo

John Izzo consults and advises some of the most admired companies in the world, teaches at major universities, conducts leading edge research on workplace values, and has spoken to more than one million people across the globe, from Brazil to Russia, from New York to London. He is a leading business strategy expert, a best-selling author, a community leader, and an avid conservationist. John has ...

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John Maclean

During fitness training near his hometown in June 1988, John Maclean was hit by an 8 tonne truck as he rode his bike. The impact resulted in John suffering multiple breaks to his pelvis and back, a fractured sternum, punctured lungs, a broken arm, and left John a paraplegic. It took astonishing courage and determination, but somehow this near-fatal accident was the making of him. Despite the grief of what he had lost, the excruciating physical pain and the challenges of daily life in a wheelchair, John decided he would become bigger and stronger than ever. He set about proving himself in the toughest sporting events the world had to offer.

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John Sautelle

John helps leaders and teams use brain science to achieve high performance and create the culture they want. John is a highly skilled facilitator, presenter and trainer. He is also a professional mediator with extensive experience in conflict resolution. John brings to our clients a deep understanding of their needs and the challenges they face in today's rapidly changing world. He works side by ...

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John Sweeney

John Sweeney doesn't just understand Innovation; he has been changing the human behaviour that drives innovation within the biggest businesses in the world for 15 years. Having been trusted by the likes of Microsoft and Target John can guarantee tangible shifts in the mindset of innovation in your organisations. Owner of America's oldest comedy theatre, John has been featured across countl ...

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Jon Dee

Jon Dee, 2010 NSW Australian of the Year, is one of Australia's most influential figures on environmental issues. Internationally, Jon Dee is best known as the Founder of Planet Ark, 'World Environment News' and his 14 country 'World Environment Review' poll. His passion for positive environmental change is not only inspirational, but creates an active awareness in people of how they can contribut ...

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Jonas Ridderstrale

Dr. Jonas Ridderstrale is one of the world's most influential and respected business thinkers and speakers. Since bursting onto the international scene with the bestseller Funky Business in 2000, Jonas has remained at the forefront of the new generation of management gurus. The 2009 Thinkers 50, the biennial ranking of management thinkers, ranked him at number 23 globally and put him on the top-fi ...

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Julie Cross

Julie Cross understands that there is much more to connecting and inspiring an audience than speaking at them and repeating and reciting tired cliché’s and quotes. For inspiration and motivation to have life beyond the conference some genuine and authentic connection is required! Julie is an expert in the power of connection and within the first few minutes of her being on stage you will ...

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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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