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.

Bella Zanesco

Bella Zanesco is a modern day polymath. A world champion, creator of best practice wellbeing programs, passionate advocate for full-expression and award-winning entrepreneur, her mission is to make a healthier, happier workplace.

As a business executive, she delivered over $5 billion to Fortune 500 companies including Pepsi Co, Sainsbury's, Reed Elsevier, Unilever, and The Royal Mail. In 2015, was awarded UK’s Top 50 Young Changemaker for her work coaching at-risk high performers from British Sport, Bank of Japan, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, HSBC, Google, JP Morgan, KPMG, Microsoft, Saatchi & Saatchi and UBS.

Ben Dark

From an early age, Ben Dark had an affinity with the bush. Born on a dam bank in 1972, he spent the first 11 years of his life on his parents' property in Stanthorpe, south-east Queensland. In 1984 Ben was sent to a boarding school. He then spent his time roving around the Queensland outback on horses and motorbikes, through shearing sheds and stock camps, where he mustered cattle and saddled hors ...

Ben Pettingill

Imagine waking up blind. One moment you can see, and in the next moment, your vision is made up only of childhood memories. At the tender age of 16, this became a reality for Ben Pettingill when overnight he lost 98% of his eyesight to a rare genetic syndrome, Lebers Hereditary Optic Neuropathy. While the shock, then grief of losing one's eyesight cannot be discounted, once Ben processed his new reality he realised that he had to make a choice that would define the rest of his life. Ben believed that a blind man could see, and his miracle was the activation of ‘True Vision' and 'Limitless Vision'. Vision enabled through purpose, perception and empowered decision making.

Benny Elias

Ben Elias is best known for his outstanding Rugby League football career. There is however, a lot more to Ben Elias than football. Behind the Balmain Tigers most capped player is a very astute businessman. A confident and relaxed speaker, polished by his exposure through television, radio and print media. Ben can draw from achievements as both a businessman and an athlete. ...

Bill Potter

An ability to generate ideas and a talent for addressing the issues that affect both personal growth and business dynamics has built a strong demand for the inimitable style of Bill Potter at conferences and Seminars in New Zealand and internationally. As both an MC and keynote speaker, he packs a very powerful challenge that demands a response from those who hear his message. ...

Bill Walton

Bill Walton has a passion — for his work, for family & friends, for music, for life and for greatness! As a speaker Bill Walton brings his outsized passion to the stage and inspires audiences with tales from an improbable life in sport and beyond. Walton speaks about the secrets of world-class performance, personal and organizational excellence, and how he overcame nearly impossible odds – on the court and off – to persevere and win. As entertaining as he is insightful, Walton is widely considered one of the best speakers from the world of sports.

Billy Graham

Billy Graham has spent a lifetime involved in sport and physical fitness. He is a former New Zealand and Australasian light welterweight boxing champion who achieved his success through goal setting and determination. Having left school when he was only 14 and unable to read and write, Billy took up butchering and eventually bought his own business. Realising there was more to life than just be ...

Bob Ballard

On a cold April night in 1912, the magnificent new liner R.M.S. Titanic struck an iceberg and sank beneath the icy waters of the North Atlantic. The following day the words 'TITANIC LOST' shocked the world. Seventy-three years later, on September 1, 1985, the headline would proclaim 'TITANIC FOUND' as explorer Dr. Robert Ballard and his team found this mighty legend in its watery grave 12,000 feet ...

Bob Dwyer

Bob Dwyer - the man who in 2002 lifted the NSW Waratahs to their first-ever Super 12 championship play-off- has been an enormously influential personality in world rugby for more than two decades. As a coach, he has scaled the very heights in the game, highlighted by Australia's victory in only the second World Cup ever played - against England at Twickenham in 1991. Bob's coaching coupled with hi ...

Bob Urichuck

Bob has a proven track record as a successful entrepreneur, motivational speaker, sales trainer and coach. Bob is a catalyst for constant improvement and a cultivator of human potential. His purpose in life is to inspire, educate and empower people and organizations to significantly increase their performance capability while constantly improving the quality of their lives and the lives of other ...

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