Education Speakers

Knowledge is power, and Ovations' Education Speakers help empower the teachers and trainers of tomorrow. From PhDs in research to behavioural strategists, thought leaders, award-winning scientists, coaches, psychologists and many more experts, we help you bring knowledge to thirsty teams. Whether the pressing topic in your school or institution is bullying, self-esteem, environmentalism, evolving science or all of the above, we have your expert.

Gemma Sisia

From God's house to the school house, Gemma Sisia has given many children the gift of education in Tanzania. With only $10 in her bank account, the former Guyra farm girl set up a school in Tanzania for poor but bright African children. Gemma found sponsors and supporters in Australia, and literally helped build the school - brick by brick - on an idyllic piece of land at the foot of Mount Meru in ...

Graham Pearman

Award Winning Scientist and Environmentalist. Dr Graeme Pearman, highly awarded scientist, passionate environmentalist and advisor to former US Vice President Al Gore on environmental issues and controversial documentary An Inconvenient Truth. Internationally regarded for his work, Dr Pearman is an influencer in media, governmental and industry body circles and is instrumental in bringing clima ...

Kevin Kropinyeri

Get set for the ride of your life when Kevin Kropinyeri takes to the stage along with his scooter. A one-man whirlwind that will have you holding your sides laughing, Kevin shares tales of growing up, marriage and the intricacies associated with life in general as well as life as an Aboriginal Australian. Kevin is a proud Aboriginal man who's not afraid to laugh at himself. A deadly performer, ...

Linda Jakobsen

In January 2014 Linda Jakobson became an independent researcher. At the same time she took up the position of Visiting Professor at the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney. She is also a Nonresident Fellow at the Lowy Institute for International Policy. From 2011 to 2013 she served as the Institute's East Asia Program Director. In 2014 Linda Jakobson co-founded China Mat ...

Mandy Johnson

Mandy Johnson is a best-selling business author and the former UK Director of global travel giant, Flight Centre Limited. An active speaker, advisor and executive educator to both public and private companies, Mandy's focus is on how innovative people practices transform organisations and achieve extraordinary results. She contributes regular articles to business media and has been interviewed ...

Mark Le Messurier

Mark Le Messurier has devoted his life to improving the self-worth, wellbeing, mental health and life outcomes of young people. He focuses on who he calls the ‘tough kids’ – those who are struggling in some capacity. This includes children with disabilities, global developmental delays, disadvantage, disorders, neglect, or a combination of issues.

Mark Squirrell

From car bombings to meeting Yasser Arafat and making it to the summit of Mount Everest, Mark ‘Squiz’ Squirrell OAM has experienced more than many can dream about. When he headed to the East Timor Crisis in 1999 he was setting out on the adventure of a lifetime. It was a journey that would see him navigate some of the globes most brutal war zones to deliver emergency aid and conquer the world’s tallest mountain.

Michael Elphick

Michael Elphick is a mediator, facilitator and consultant to independent and Catholic systemic schools as well as individual schools and university colleges. Michael has also worked across a variety of sectors including government, health, aged care, education, corrections, law, and community services. Michael currently teaches in the College of Global Studies Arcadia University, Philadelphia U. ...

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