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.

Richard Charlesworth

He excels. He always has. Whether leading the world in hockey, captaining Western Australia in cricket, cramming in a medical degree or winning a seat in federal parliament, Ric has been excellent as a rule and frequently brilliant. His natural gifts and a fierce appetite for victory have guaranteed his success. Ric is an author, a doctor of medicine, a former captain of the Australian Hockey Tea ...

Richard de Crespigny

Captain Richard de Crespigny is one of Qantas' most senior pilots. He and his crew created international headlines November 2010 when their Qantas A380, flying over Batam Island en route from Singapore to Sydney, suffered an uncontained engine failure and was forced to make an emergency return landing at Singapore's Changi Airport. Carrying a total of 469 passengers and crew, the four-engine air ...

Richard Simmons

For over twenty-five years, he has had the unique ability to deliver a serious message through laughter to millions of Americans via videos, personal appearances, daytime and late night television appearances, infomercials and books. Because of this, Richard Simmons has become the nation's most revered fitness expert. Simmons' success as a fitness expert and advocate led to numerous local and nati ...

Rick Ledingham

Rick, a former fifth generation roofing contractor and father of four has risen from the brink of bankruptcy to unbridled success. Anyone wishing to change their personal lives with limited acumen will be inspired by Rick's relentless journey. Discover unbridled joy, lasting fulfilment and how business and personal lives can thrive from a higher vantage point and be changed forever. ...

Rob Edwards OAM CSP

Rob’s experience working with people at all levels of business, cardiac patients, elite athletes, remote island communities and women’s groups has evolved a communication style that genuinely connects with audiences. He’s been speaking professionally for over 20 years with the purpose of providing meaningful and memorable experiences that motivate people to focus on getting the best out of themselves.

Rob Hamill

Marathon rowing champion Rob Hamill has been a New Zealand International rowing representative since 1986. Rob's numerous rowing achievements include World Championship Silver, Commonwealth Gold and a world record on the Concept 2 rowing machine. Rob represented New Zealand at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics then teamed up with the late Phil Stubbs and captured headlines around the world winning the gr ...

Robert de Castella

Robert de Castella (Deeks) is still recognised as one of Australia's greatest athletes after dominating the world in the gruelling event of the marathon. He was the first person to win the Commonwealth Games marathon twice, winning his first in Brisbane against Tanzanian Juma Ikanga in one of the most memorable and exciting marathons ever held. He went on to win the World Championship, set the w ...

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