Leadership Speakers

A.C. Ping

Alistair runs 'Insight Works' and is one of the most highly respected futurist in Australia, his experience comes from a number of trend based roles around the world. He is also a successful authors of books such as 'The Second Coming of Capitalism - and the secret to business success in the third millennium'. On a recent trip to the US Alistair conducted research into how US companies are address ...

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Adam Ferrier

Adam Ferrier is Australia's leading consumer psychologist and Chief Strategy Officer at the leading advertising agency, CumminsRoss. Highly engaging, Adam has the unique gift of being able to communicate complex issues in an entertaining, clear and enlightening way. That's why he is consistently regarded as one of the best and most interesting keynote speakers in the advertising, marketing and med ...

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Adam Franklin

Adam Franklin is the author of Web Marketing That Works. Plus he's an international social media speaker and marketing manager of a web marketing firm he co-founded in 2005. His Media blog has been named in Australia's Top 20 Business Blogs for the last 4 years. He is a regular blogger for Startup Smart and occasionally writes for Smart Company and the Sydney Morning Herald, and he has be ...

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Adam Fraser

Let's face it, life is getting faster and faster and shows no signs of slowing down. Business is more competitive now than any other time in history. Companies and individuals now more than ever need to out create, out innovate and out market their competition. The result of this is a workforce that is having serious issues around sustaining high performance. 83 percent of employees are indifferen ...

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Adam O'Donnell

Adam O'Donnell has been charged by a herd of elephants, slept on by a yak and shared a trench with a large, and as-yet unidentified, snake - all in a days work for a soldier in the SAS. His service has taken him from peacekeeping in Bosnia to combat operations in Afghanistan, and from the freezing heights of Mt Everest to the scorching heat of Africa. All this as he trained relentlessly to maintai ...

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Adam Smith

Adam is an expert commentator and consultant specialising in partnership development and network building in and around schools. Adam is a Board Member of the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER), regular Education Analyst for Channel 10's 'The Project' and a contributor for the Australian Financial Review. As former CEO of the Foundation for Young Australians and Education Foundatio ...

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Adrian Rainey

Adrian Rainey is a world-leading authority on the power of commitment. Whatever it takes commitment can be your greatest strength and your biggest weakness. These days, it guides his success. As a youngster, it nearly ruined him. He played professional rugby league at 18 years of age and was crowned rookie of the year. At 19 years of age, he tested positive for a performance enhancing ...

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Afterburners

You're fighting for market share. You're fighting to make your numbers. You need a team that is cohesive. You need a team that works toward the same goals. You need a team that knows not only how to plan, but how to execute from start to finish. Afterburners are a highly tuned elite group of men and woman fighter jet pilots. A group who understands first hand the vital importance of flawless exe ...

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Al Gore

The world's most influential voice on climate change, an advisor to leaders in Congress, and heads of state throughout the world, Former Vice President Al Gore offers a unique perspective on national and international affairs. The 45th Vice President of the United States of America offers audiences the ultimate inside-track on the global economy and important domestic and foreign affairs issues. H ...

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Al Lucia

Al Lucia has spent more than 25 years helping organizations and individuals make the connection between value-driven workplace practices and bottom-line results. As a consultant, speaker, coach, and author of eight popular books, he has helped business organizations - of all types and sizes - build employee commitment, match actions to values, improve overall performance, and achieve better result ...

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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, 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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