Management Speakers

James Pratt

Jim is a former CEO who participated in building and selling three successful companies. He now leads a CEO consulting firm in San Diego, which works with over 50 companies per year both nationally and internationally. His success in re-inventing companies is well known worldwide. Jim has earned an international reputation for successful management and leadership in building and training succ ...

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Jeffrey Hayzlett

Jeffrey Hayzlett is a global business celebrity and former Fortune 100 c-suite executive. From small business to international corporations, he puts his creativity and extraordinary entrepreneurial skills into play, launching ventures blending his leadership perspectives, insights into professional development, mass marketing prowess and affinity for social media. Jeffrey is a leading business exp ...

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John Formica

John Formica, ("Ex-Disney Guy"), is a leading authority on tourism, hospitality and service industries alike. John acquired over 25 years of experience in top management positions with service industry leaders including Walt Disney World Resorts®, Hyatt Hotels, Hilton, Adam's Mark and Sunrise Senior Living During his 10 years at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, John managed th ...

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John Izzo

John Izzo consults and advises some of the most admired companies in the world, teaches at major universities, conducts leading edge research on workplace values, and has spoken to more than one million people across the globe, from Brazil to Russia, from New York to London. He is a leading business strategy expert, a best-selling author, a community leader, and an avid conservationist. John has ...

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John Lees

John Lees is a sales and marketing specialist, totally focused on 'serious sales development.' His range of conference presentations is original, full of proven strategies, highly motivational, humorous and very entertaining. John was a senior marketing and sales executive for Schwarzkopf, in Australia and NZ and then on an international basis, and he is the author of five books on business de ...

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John Maguire

During the time John was Managing Director of Driza-Bone, their sales more than tripled to over $16 million per annum. Often speaking in the corporate market on topics such as Training, Enterprise Bargaining, Marketing, Export Marketing and Advertising. Never lost for words, and renowned for his ability to hold an audience spellbound, John is a witty, entertaining and learned business speaker, who ...

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John Mattone

John Mattone is the President of JohnMattonePartners (JMP), a global leadership consulting firm that specializes in executive assessment, development, and coaching. John Mattone was recently named by The Thinkers50 as one of the fastest rising stars in the field of leadership development. The Thinkers50 ranks the world's greatest leadership thinkers and John was formally selected to their “Gu ...

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John Sautelle

John helps leaders and teams use brain science to achieve high performance and create the culture they want. John is a highly skilled facilitator, presenter and trainer. He is also a professional mediator with extensive experience in conflict resolution. John brings to our clients a deep understanding of their needs and the challenges they face in today's rapidly changing world. He works side by ...

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John Shackleton

John Shackleton is a top sports coach with a sports psychology background who shows international business audiences techniques to exercise the biggest muscle in the body - the brain. John Shackleton is passionate about peak performance and helping people achieve their sales potential. He is also passionate about raising peoples game through focusing on their own self-esteem... hugely important fo ...

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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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