Communication Speakers

Jim Molan

Major General Jim Molan has been an infantryman, an Indonesian speaker, a helicopter pilot, commander of army units from a thirty man platoon to a division of 15,000 soldiers, commander of the Australian Defence Colleges and commander of the evacuation force from the Solomon Islands. In retirement General Molan is a commentator on security and military issues in the Australian print and electronic ...

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Joel Gilmore

Joel Gilmore received a PhD in physics from the University of Queensland in 2007 where he was researching models of biological systems such as vision and photosynthesis. During that time, he founded the UQ Physics Demo Troupe, a group of performers who travel Australia doing science shows and workshops. He now works full time as a science communicator at the University of Queensland promoting scie ...

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John Gray

Dr John Gray helps men and women understand, respect and appreciate their differences in both personal and professional relationships. His approach combines specific communication techniques with healthy, nutritional choices that create the brain and body chemistry for lasting health, happiness and romance. His many books, videos, workshops and seminars provide practical insights to effectively m ...

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John Hanrahan

John Hanrahan is one of Australia's most experienced business journalists. His journalism experience in newspapers, radio and television includes seven years as a reporter/producer on The Small Business Show. In early 2003 he produced, wrote and directed a business documentary, Breaking Through, for SkyNews, which followed three Australian IT companies to the world's biggest trade show, CeBIT, i ...

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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 Maxwell

As an internationally recognized leadership expert, John Maxwell speaks throughout the world inspiring hundreds of thousands of leaders. John is a natural born teacher who loves to challenge and motivate audiences with real-life stories, humorous anecdotes, and rock solid principles that he backs up with his live-it-out approach. John has spent the last 40 years inspiring numerous Fortune 500 comp ...

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John Novak

Unlocking the power of the mind to reach one's full potential has seen world famous athletes, premiership-winning football teams and the corporate world alike look to the expertise of mind coach John Novak. An author of three books and creator of 'The Boomerang Effect', John has worked as a sports motivator and mind trainer for over 20 years with elite athletes who have earned National, Interna ...

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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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Jonathon Welch

Jonathon Welch is the inspiration and conductor behind the wildly successful ABC TV series, 'Choir of Hard Knocks' now known as the 'Choir of Hope and Inspiration'. The choir is made up of homeless and disadvantaged people and has performed to sold-out houses at Melbourne Town Hall and the Sydney Opera House. Jonathon believes he was placed on this earth to share his gift for music. With a career ...

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Julia Palmer

Julia Palmer is a respected Networking Strategist best known for leading the face to face revolution! She has dedicated her career to cleaning up the negative connotation of the word 'networking' by helping to educate business people on the importance of developing strategies to create and manage viable internal and external business relationships. She has forged her own approach to this critica ...

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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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