Motivation/Inspiration Speakers

Ovations’ Motivational and Inspirational Speakers help teams light internal fires. Whether the topic is about mastering adversity or achieving mission success, our motivation experts allow audiences and institutions alike to move mountains. Hear from Olympic Gold Medal winners, peak performance experts, professional football players and explorers, to name a few. Stay inspired.

Desmond Tutu

Imagine… a world committed to peace. A world in which everyone lives together as family, where everyone is loved, heard, cared for and unique. A world in which everyone matters and the essential good in everyone is manifested. That world is the vision of the Desmond Tutu Peace Centre. ...

Dick Johnson

Dick Johnson is Australia's most successful Touring Car driver of the past decade and he now is a national sports personality. The colourful Queenslander is today readily identified with Ford's proud blue-and-white oval badge, but Johnson actually started his long and successful career in the rival camp, Holden. As a car racer Dick understand better than anybody the importance of a great team and ...

Doc Hendley

Doc Hendley never set out to be a hero. Hendley - a small-town bartender - launched a series of wine-tasting events to raise funds for clean-water projects and to bring awareness to the world's freshwater crisis. He planned to donate the proceeds through traditional channels, but instead found himself traveling to one of the world's most dangerous hot spots: Darfur, Sudan. There, Doc witnessed a ...

Don Elgin

Don Elgin was raised in the NSW town of Tocumwal. Being born without the lower portion of his left leg was not a barrier for this boy who would make his first Australian team at 18 years of age. Don went to the 1994 International Paralympic Committee World Athletic Championships in Berlin, where he won a gold medal as part of the 4x100m relay team. Following this event Don?s focus moved from the ...

Don Meij

Don Meij has been in the pizza business for over 17 years. Starting as a delivery driver for Silvio's Pizza while studying to be a High School Teacher, he fell in love with the pizza industry and took up a Store Managers Position. Since then Don has moved his way through becoming an owner in the Master Franchise to CEO/COO. Following his appointment Domino's Pizza Australia & New Zealand has lifte ...

Drew Ginn

Drew Ginn is an Olympic Rower with three gold medals behind him despite suffering intense back problems that at one stage forced him to step back from training and competition for two years. Through incredible determination, Drew underwent an intense program of rehabilitation to return to - and succeed in - the sport he is most passionate about. Furthermore, during his period of recovery, he took ...

Duncan Armstrong

Duncan Armstrong became a household name in Australia when he claimed one of only 3 Olympic Gold medals Australia won at the Seoul Games in 1988. Duncan broke the 200 freestyle world record to claim Australia's 100th medal on Olympic competition. Coached by the unstoppable Laurie Lawrence, Duncan's swimming career spanned 10 years in the green and gold. Duncan received a host of honours out of the ...

Eddie Jones

Jones began his rugby career at Matraville High School playing alongside future greats David Knox and the Ella brothers. A small and mobile hooker Jones represented Randwick, New South Wales, and the Australian Barbarians before hanging up his boots and concentrating on his career as a teacher and school Principal. Jones began his coaching career at his much loved Randwick Rugby Club in Sydney bef ...

Edward E Scannell

An active member of the National Speakers Association, Edward E. Scannell has given more than a thousand presentations, seminars and workshops across the U.S. and in several overseas venues. Equally involved in both civic and professional organizations, he has served on the Boards of Directors of a number of groups, including the Tempe Chamber of Commerce, The American Society for Training and D ...

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