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.

Charley Boorman

Charley Boorman is an English actor and adventurer from Wimbledon, London. He took time off from movie work for various motorcycling adventures. Charley, along with long time friend Ewen McGregor embarked on a journey taking part in Long Way Down, a trip from John o' Groats in Scotland, to Cape Town, South Africa. This was first televised on BBC2. During this initial programme, it became public ...

Charlie Lynn

Charlie Lynn served in the Australian Army for 21 years. This included tours of duty in Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia and as an Exchange Officer with the United States Army. More recently he has led adventure treks across the Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea. He has led celebrity groups, corporate leadership groups and professional sporting teams such as the Sydney Swans. A very passionate Austra ...

Chelsea Pottenger

Chelsea is a leading authority on mental health. An international motivational speaker and accredited mindfulness & meditation coach, Chelsea has worked with many of the world’s leading brands such as eBay, Google, Telstra, CBA and Macquarie Bank to improve team wellbeing. Chelsea combines science and personal stories to share practical tools for your team to build a positive, high performance mindset.

Cheryl Bart

Cheryl Bart and her daughter Nikki Bart are the first-ever mother-daughter team to summit the world's tallest mountain, Mt Everest. Upon reaching the top, they also became the first mother-daughter duo to complete the Seven Summits; climbing the highest peak of every continent in the world. In 2008, they were the recipients of the Australian Geographic Spirit of Adventure Award. ...

Chester Elton

Called the "Apostle of appreciation" by the Globe and Mail, Canada's largest newspaper, and "creative and refreshing" by the New York Times, Chester Elton is co-author of several successful leadership books. All In, The Carrot Principle and What Motivates Me have been New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestsellers. His work has been called a "must read for modern managers," by Larry King of CNN.

Chester Williams

Chester Williams is perhaps the most popular of all the Springboks, winning fans on the field with his high work rate and off the field through his work in development rugby. He has become an inspiration to rugby players in the under-privileged areas of South Africa. Quiet and modest by nature, Williams is an ideal role model. He was a key player in South Africa's campaign to capture the 2001 Rug ...

Chris Bashinelli

Chris Bashinelli is a TV Host, International Speaker, and Guest Author from Brooklyn whose decade-long television career spans MTV to HBO to PBS. Chris is a National Geographic Young Explorer, Eagle Scout, International Speaker (TEDx), and Emcee at the United Nations. He traverses the globe from Tanzania to Thailand as Host and Executive Producer of the Bridge The Gap, a new TV show (premiering o ...

Chris Bonington

Chris Bonington is one of the most successful expedition leaders in the history of mountaineering and has established a reputation as an outstanding motivational speaker. He uses the superbly illustrated story of his two major expeditions to Everest as a case study that is linked and tailored to the needs of the cli­ent. He has spoken to companies and organisations around the world and was a vi ...

Chris Fydler

One of swimming veterans, Chris Fydler continues to be a consistent performer for Australia in the sprint freestyle events. Chris has been a member of the swim team for the past 12 years and team captain for the last four. He has represented Australia at three Olympic Games, three World Championships and three Commonwealth Games. At the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Chris realised a life long dr ...

Chris Gardner

Chris Gardner is an Entrepreneur, Author, Philanthropist, and single parent whose work has been recognized by many esteemed organization. Gardner is the author of the autobiography, The Pursuit of Happyness, a New York Times and Washington Post #1 bestseller that has been translated into over forty languages. Gardner is also the inspiration for the acclaimed movie “The Pursuit of Happynessâ ...

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