Leadership Speakers

Leaders are not born, they're made. Ovations helps industries inform, enlighten and inspire their top leadership and future leaders alike. Whether you need your team to take the lead in climate change or tackle other oncoming obstacles, we help you prepare to perfection.

Ruslan Kogan

Ruslan Kogan is a serial entrepreneur, having created and run many successful businesses. He is one of the pioneers of online retail in Australia, and his Internet ventures have expanded to include a global footprint. His companies have operations in Australia, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, with much more international expansion planned. His tremendous success has made him Australia's wealthiest ...

Sam Silverstein

Silverstein knows how to get million-dollar results. His companies have sold upwards of $100 million in products and services, and he successfully sold one of his businesses to a Fortune 500 company. Entrepreneur, business expert, speaker and international author Sam Silverstein's battle cry of "No More Excuses" has been heard by companies and business professionals the world over. Sam has share ...

Samurai Self Leadership

The SAMURAI Self-Leadership programme is a development process that builds commitment amongst a group of people within an Organisation to become leaders and champions of change. This change begins with them; it begins with defining what they need to
'become' in order to make a real sustainable difference to the Organisation they serve. This is more than just a task or an intellectual
exercis ...

Sandra Yates

Sandra Yates is a consultant to business and government, and an executive coach. She was most recently the chair of the NSW TAFE Commission Board, and is currently the Chair of Sydney Writers' Festival, a position she has held for over 10 years. She was Chairman of advertising firm Saatchi and Saatchi Australia . In addition, Sandra chairs Get Reading!, on behalf of the Australia Council for th ...

Sarah Cornally

Sarah is currently completing a chapter titled Courageous Conversations for a book called Awakening the Workplace. She has written numerous articles for business and industry publications and is a co-author of the book Lessons in Leadership. Sarah is one of Australia's most sought after strategic leadership advisors. Her track record at executive and board level is underpinned by her finely honed ...

Sattar Bawany

Prof Sattar Bawany is a Chief Learning Officer & Master Executive Coach. He is also the Adjunct Professor of Strategy from the Paris Graduate School of Management. Prof Bawany has over 25 years' international business management experience, including 15 years in executive coaching, group facilitation, and leadership development and training with global management consulting firms. Concurrently, ...

Scott Bedbury

One of the world's leading brand architects, he has honed and proven his methods for building truly successful brands as the marketing executive responsible for two of the most successful branding strategies in business history: Nike's "Just do it!" campaign and Starbucks' reinvention of the coffee category. His book, A New Brand World: 8 Principles for Achieving Brand Leadership in the 21st Centu ...

Scott Christopher

Scott Christopher is co-author of the best-selling book 'The Levity Effect: Why It Pays to Lighten Up'. As the former director of the Carrot Culture, Scott was also a contributing author of 'A Carrot A Day' and 'The Daily Carrot Principle.' As a work culture expert and humorist, Scott has circled the globe entertaining and motivating thousands of audiences from senior retreats to all-staff meeti ...

Scott Dutton

Scott Dutton (CSP) is the Conflict Whisperer and Fun Maker! Scott is the most engaging, insightful and fun keynote speaker / master trainer (virtual + F2F) in the global conflict resolution + communication arena.

Scott is in high demand as the ‘go to’ conflict + communication + culture expert for over 500 client organisations and 20,000+ professionals across all sectors. He is the Founder of Fighting Fair + Creator of Conflict Intelligence (CI) and is passionate about sharing insights, strategies and skills that will transform conflict into connection. Scott is all about creating an energising, interactive and empowering experience for the audience. Scott takes a serious subject like conflict and makes it fun!

Scott Farquhar

Scott Farquhar is the cofounder of Atlassian. He has come a long way in the 10 years since he and his cofounder, Mike Cannon-Brookes, launched their company. Today, Farquhar and Cannon-Brookes are the two wealthiest young Australians, according to BRW magazine, with an estimated net worth of $480 million. In the early days, Atlassian was a tech-support company founded with the hope it would kee ...

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