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.

Matt Welsh

Matt Welsh has carved himself into Australian swimming folklore as one of our greatest ever backstrokers. In recent times, Welsh has become a triple Commonwealth games gold medallist, national and world champion and world record holder. His maturity and passion for representing his country combined with his rustic looks and streamline physique makes him one of Australian swimming's most appealing ...

Melina Schamroth

Social entrepreneur Melina Schamroth is in the business of making a difference. Founder of m.a.d.woman (making a difference), creator of the unique Single Volunteers dating program, Grateful in April, Gals Doin' Good networking events, motivational speaker and author, Melina runs programs and events to connect people with each other and with their communities. Be it bushfire relief, helping the h ...

Mia Freedman

Mia Freedman is the voice of her generation and Australia's most high profile spokesperson for women. At the age of 24 she became the world's youngest editor of Cosmopolitan, the world's number one magazine with 60 international editions. She is a highly-sought after personality on television, radio and newspapers. Mia has invaluable insights into managing and motivating women in the workplace. An ...

Michael Bergdahl

Michael Bergdahl is an experienced international business speaker, author and turnaround specialist. He developed his skills as a speaker, trainer, motivator, and coach with a lifetime of on-hands experience in the business world working at Wal-Mart headquarters with Sam Walton. He is a business speaker with substance, who is one part business, one part inspiration and one part storyteller. His ...

Michael Crossland

Michael Crossland is an extraordinary young man who has endured almost seven years of his life in hospitals. He has defied the overwhelming odds of life threatening cancer, 3rd degree burns to nearly his entire body and a severe heart attack all before his 13th birthday. An accomplished businessman and an elite baseball player, he's built a life of exceptional achievements. His inspirational story ...

Michael Gelb

Michael J. Gelb is the world's leading authority on the application of genius thinking to personal and organizational development. He is a pioneer in the fields of creative thinking, accelerated learning, and innovative leadership. Gelb leads seminars for organizations such as DuPont, Merck, Microsoft, Nike, Raytheon and YPO. He brings more than 30 years of experience as a professional speaker, se ...

Michael Groom

Michael Groom is unquestionably one of the world's greatest 'big' mountain climbers. In 1999 he successfully climbed Makalu, the smallest and for Michael, the last of the 'big five' - the five highest mountains in the world. Makalu, Lhotse, Kangchenjunga, K2 and Everest - Michael climbed them all without the assistance of bottled oxygen, and all but Kangchenjunga he climbed without the front third ...

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 ...

Michael J. Fox

Born in Canada, Michael J. Fox is an award-winning television and film actor who has created characters audiences have fallen in love with: Alex P. Keaton in Family Ties, Marty McFly in Back to the Future, Michael Flaherty in Spin City, and appearances in FX's Rescue Me, to just name a few. Fox was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease over twenty years ago and shared the news with the public 7 yea ...

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