Facilitation Speakers

Every industry faces challenges, especially when it comes to transformation. Ovations’ Facilitation Speakers are world-class experts, helping teams and institutions take the lead in setting industry standards. From digital experts to AI strategists, respected career journalists, motivation strategists, change facilitators, transition moderators and many others, Ovations helps teams facilitate change and empower growth.

Leigh Radford

Leigh Radford is the current National Editor of ABC Rural. Leigh joined the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) as a trainee rural reporter, serving at regional stations in Victoria and South Australia. He has worked at ABC regional stations in Horsham, Sale and Port Pirie and was the Executive Producer of ABC Rural programs in South Australia. For almost 15 years Leigh was the voice of t ...

Lyndey Milan

Lyndey Milan is one of Australia's most enthusiastic communicators on food, wine and lifestyle. A lecturer in wine appreciation, cooking demonstrator and hospitality lecturer, her particular field of expertise is in the matching of food and wine. Former food editor of Australian Women's Weekly, and co-host of 'Fresh' with Geoff Jansz, she combines her indepth knowledge of food and wine with insigh ...

Matt Newell

Matt Newell is a customer experience innovator who works with companies like Shoes of Prey. He is the recent recipient of two major awards ‘Store Design of the Year’ at the World Retail Awards in Paris and ‘Emerging Agency of the Year’. Matt’s keynotes and workshops on retail strategy, innovation, trends, human insights and marketing are interactive, insightful and entertaining. He speaks with a depth of knowledge that empowers his audience to revisit their way of thinking and challenge their current assumptions.

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. ...

Mike McEvoy

Mike is the Director of Melbourne Playback, and has been working as a facilitator and actor with the company for 9 years. In that time he has delivered over 350 experiential training sessions and performances for a range of organisations across the community, corporate and education sectors. These include Anglicare, EACH, Inner South Community Health, Melbourne Business School, Qantas, NAB, CAE, ...

Mike Tomalaris

Mike Tomalaris is one of the longest-serving members of the SBS Sports team having worked on many international events such as the 1992 & 1996 European Football Championships and the 1994, 1998, 2002 and 2006 FIFA World Cup tournaments. He has since developed a love affair with cycling and is now the network's face of the two-wheeled sport. His passion for cycling developed when he was seconded ...

Nick Bennett

Nick's experience as a multi-media journalist, MC and broadcaster spans 30 years in both the Australian and International market place. He gains the trust of his subjects whose honest revelations often provide extraordinary insights. He's honored to have interviewed George Michael, Angelina Jolie, Robbie Williams, John Mayer, Sir Bob Geldof, Valentino Rossi, Neil Finn and Naomi Campbell. Nick has ...

Nick Leeson

The collapse of Barings in 1995, and Nick Leeson's role in it, is one of the most spectacular debacles in modern financial history. How could one trader bring down the banking empire that had funded the Napoleonic Wars? Nick Leeson, the young gambler who found himself sucked into a terrifying spiral of loss was a working-class boy who lived high in an upper-class world until his unchecked gamblin ...

Norman Swan

There simply is no one else in australia who has been across Health more than Dr. Norman Swan. Norman was one of the first medically qualified journalists in the country. Best known for his wide broadcasting experience including the award-winning Health Report for ABC Radio National, Dr Norman Swan also hosted Life Matters for Radio National and more recently Health Dimensions on ABC Television. ...

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