Human Resources Speakers

Junie Ong

The Australian Financial Review recognised Junie as "The most influential Australian of the Year'. Junie's main area of specialty is Advanced Communication and Communication Management ranging from the Interpersonal to Team arenas, and from Frontline to Management and Leadership arenas. Many of these are now being implemented in the context of change and organisational development. ...

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Karen Van Druten

Karen has 20 years of experience in executive management and senior human resources roles, including 8 years specialising in change management, leadership effectiveness and developing high performance cultures. She has also designed solutions for employee satisfaction and retention strategies using a strong orientation to aligning human resources practices to business performance.
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Keith Ferrazzi

Keith Ferrazzi, is the author of the #1 New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Amazon bestseller Who's Got Your Back. He is the world's foremost expert in relationship development. His first book, the national bestseller Never Eat Alone, transformed the way we think about professional networking and won him the title of "world's most connected person" from Forbes and Inc. As the CEO of a consul ...

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Leonard Brody

Are you looking for a business speaker who speaks from current experience, not theory? Someone who has access to some of the best company and consumer research on the globe? Someone who can tie it all together in a compelling and relevant presentation specific to your event? Leonard Brody is one of our most successful speakers.

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Liz Wiseman

Liz Wiseman teaches leadership to executives around the world. She is the President of a leadership research and development firm. Some of her recent clients include: Apple, Salesforce.com, GAP, Nike, Symantec, SAP, Microsoft, Genentech, Roche and Dubai Bank. She is the author of Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter, a Wall Street Journal bestseller. She has conducted significa ...

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Marcus Buckingham

At first Marcus Buckingham seems an unlikely management guru. He is a cricket-loving Englishman and graduate of Cambridge University. Buckingham is one of the business world's most sought-after speakers, but for a long time he had a punishing stammer which he has successfully overcome. He still admits to nerves before going on stage. Marcus Buckingham's message is innovative and fundamentally pos ...

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Mark DeVolder

Dr. Mark DeVolder is an expert on change and an internationally acclaimed motivational speaker. Audiences agree, Mark DeVolder delivers! DeVolder gives people what they want: cutting edge content, practical ideas and lots of opportunities to laugh and learn. As a top professional speaker, Mark speaks on topics like change, communication, diversity, leadership and teamwork. ...

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Merge Gupta-Sunderji

Merge Gupta-Sunderji has been turning managers into leaders for over 20 years. Tens of thousands of audience members from around the world have participated and enjoyed the experience of learning through Merge's presentations. As a professional speaker, author, consultant, and radio commentator, she delivers real-world, practical tools and solutions to ensure her clients have what they need to L ...

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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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Michael Hill

Michael Hill is Chairman and Managing Director of one of New Zealand's most successful retail companies - Michael Hill Jeweller. Thirteen years ago, the first Michael Hill Jeweller store was established. The concept was so innovative that it revolutionised jewellery retailing in New Zealand. Within seven years, there were 70 outlets spread throughout the country and into Australia. Some 10 years ...

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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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