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.

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 ...

Chris Hughes

Co-founder of Facebook and the mastermind behind My.BarackObama.com, two of the most successful startups in modern history, Chris Hughes has spent his brief career developing technologies to make social communication and political organising easier and more efficient. Chris is now an Entrepreneur in Residence at General Catalyst Partners, a venture capital firm that invests in entrepreneurs who ar ...

Christine Nixon

Christine Nixon is the head of the Victorian Bushfire Reconstruction and Recovery Authority, an authority created to rebuild communities following Victoria's devastating bushfires of February 2009. Prior to this appointment she was the 19th Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police, the first woman to become a police commissioner in Australia. Nixon was a police officer for over thirty years and prio ...

Ciaran Gribbin

From the war-torn streets of Northern Island to reaching the pinnacle of pop music as the lead singer of INXS, Australian-based Ciaran Gribbin is now finding favour as a keynote conference speaker with an inspirational story to tell. His journey from a young boy growing up in a bitterly divided society in North Ireland, to falling in love with a girl from the wrong side of the conflict, and then following his dream to make it in the cut-throat music world is a captivating story and one that is now capturing the attention of corporate event planners.

Clint Paddison

Clint Paddison is one of Australia's finest stand-up comedians. Admired for his fresh and intelligent style of stand up comedy, Clint is a regular at all of the major comedy venues in the country. As a corporate entertainer or MC, Clint can deliver high-quality, clean humour to major events. Clint has dozens of satisfied clients including The Australian Wallabies, Pizza Hut and BP. ...

Clint Robinson

Australia's greatest ever kayaker. With 48 National titles in kayaking and surf lifesaving, Clint wrote his name in the record books in 1999 by passing ironman legend Trevor Hendy for the most number of gold medals in Surf Lifesaving Australian Championships with 23 golds. Clint won gold in the K1 1000m at the Barcelona Olympics in 1992. Clint is one of Australia's most admired sports people. ...

Colin Bockman

Melbourne-based, Colin Bockman is an Innovative Business Thinker! He is considered one of Australia's premiere business, inspirational and motivational speakers. He's an achiever who literally started at the bottom. He has progressed from hands-on Manufacturing to Sales Management to National Sales Management, and at the time when he decided to leave the corporate scene in 1984 he was a Marketing ...

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