Health Lifestyle Speakers

George Calombaris

MasterChef judge, George Calombaris has been awarded more accolades for his work than most receive in a lifetime, and this exuberant chef is still in his 30s. George has a reputation as an avant-garde chef whose culinary creations have both raised eyebrows and prompted belly-patting contentment. Traditional is not a word that the foodie press is used to associating with him but that is what he off ...


George Halkias

George Halkias is a well respected community figure who has supported vulnerable Australians for almost 20 years. With post graduate qualifications in psychology, his experience includes managing a state-wide support service for victims of violent crime and training police graduates in the area of victim rights and support. George is best known for the development of the Big Issue Street Soc ...


Giaan Rooney

Giaan Rooney is one of Australia's swimming greats. Her many achievements include winning a gold medal in the Athens Olympics in 2004, two silver medals in the 2000 Sydney Olympics, and being the captain of the 2006 Commonwealth Games Australian team. Giaan retired from swimming in 2006, and has since brought her presenting skills to What's Good For You, Today and Getaway, as well as having a go a ...


Ginni Mansberg

Ginni is currently the resident doctor on Seven's Sunrise and The Morning Show. She is also the health expert for Women's Health magazine, a columnist for Practical Parenting and the co-author of bestselling book “Why am I so Tired?”. In her general practice in Sydney, Ginni has pursued a special interest in Women's Health and Pediatrics, she is also a mother of 6 in a blended and on to ...


Glen - Pattison

Glen Pattison is a Master Hypnotist and Hypnotherapist and is known to the corporate sector as Australia's leading Performance Coach. Glen is a dynamic, entertaining and informative speaker who has the ability to give your audience the tools needed to unlock their full potential. Glen guarantees to deliver an informative and entertaining presentation that will equip your team with sure fire techni ...


Graeme Cowan

Graeme worked in senior leadership positions with Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, Morgan and Banks, and AT Kearney. In 2000 he went through a 5 year episode of depression that his psychiatrist described as the worst he had ever treated. He emerged from this crisis with a different view about how we can build our own resilience and mental fitness to thrive through change. He has now devoted his life t ...


Hayley Hasselhoff

At fourteen years old Hayley, daughter of actor David Hasselhoff, signed with Ford Modeling Agency in New York as a plus size teen model and began instantly booking jobs all over the country. She went on to become a celebrity spokeswoman for US plus size label Torrid, and hosted many of their model search events, hunting for voluptuous model representatives. Hayley believes her teen modeling caree ...


Helena Popovic

Helena has been paving the way for a new paradigm in peak health and peak performance. A specialist in lifestyle-based diseases (which account for over 70% of all cases presenting to GPs in Australia), Helena has been showing both men and women how to achieve excellence in every area of their life, starting with their health. Throughout her years in medical practice she lectured students, nurses a ...


Iain Hewitson

Bursting onto the television screen in 1992 as the chef of the Ten Network's Healthy, Wealthy & Wise, Iain Hewitson has since taken viewers through food and wine regions throughout Australia and overseas, proving that cooking can be simple and fun. As a man with a definite passion for the good things in life, Iain feels creating, writing and speaking about food and wine is the perfect job! ...


Ian Hutchinson

Ian's keynote presentations are dynamic, entertaining and motivational with an extremely relevant, practical and down-to-earth message with real "take home" value. His internationally recognised expertise and local experience, working with 5 of Australia's top 10 companies, are testimony to his specialisations in: Employee Engagement Self-Leadership Work Life Balance Work Productivity & F ...


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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