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.

Olympia Dukakis

Actress, director, producer, teacher, activist - this is how Olympia Dukakis defines herself. The Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning star of such films as Moonstruck, Steel Magnolias, Picture Perfect and the top rated mini-series Tales of the City, Olympia Dukakis is a woman of uncommon achievement and dedication. A 30 year veteran of stage and screen, she also founded and served as artistic d ...

Omer Soker

Omer Soker has held senior general management roles with two multinational corporations. In contrast, he has also launched his own businesses in Hong Kong and Australia. He understands both perspectives. Omer has also been a corporate change agent, re-engineering two ailing businesses back to health through tough decisions and a 'succeed at all costs' ambition. Conversely, he has volunteered his ...

Pat Cash

Pat Cash is best known as the flamboyant winner of Wimbledon 1987. Nowadays he is developing his business interests which include working with the Cash/Hopper Tennis Academy in Australia which he set up with fellow Australian Gavin Hopper. Pat is also kept busy with his television commentary work and in his capacity as the UK President of the charity GOAL, helping street children in the third worl ...

Pat Farmer

Pat Farmer has transformed his interest of ultra-marathon running into a professional career - setting and breaking world records at events globally, while simultaneously raising funds for charities and medical research programs. A high profile leader, acknowledged for an enviable media following, positive 'brand' awareness, and the influence to unite and inspire action for a vision or solution. P ...

Pat Riley

While being professional basketball's second most winning coach, Pat holds the title of one of "America's Greatest Motivational Speakers" and was rated by Success Magazine as "the best in his field." He is a consumerate competitor who knows the exhilaration that comes with winning. His books "Showtime" and "The Winner Within" have appeared on the New York Times Best Sellers list. His philosophy is ...

Paul Blackburn

Australia's own success coach, Paul Blackburn, has taught thousands of people to better their lives during his 18 years in the Human Potential Movement. Paul has instructed groups ranging in size from six to 600 and as a guest speaker has spoken to groups of more than six thousand. He has taught in Australia, New Zealand, the UK and the United States. Author of the popular book "Beyond Success", P ...

Paul Briggs

Paul 'Hurricane' Briggs - from a family of New Zealand fighters - moved to Australia early in his life. By his teens, Paul was already set to become kickboxing world champion. But Briggs gave kickboxing away. He made a name for himself as a Brisbane DJ and developed an appetite for ecstasy and cocaine. He slipped into crime. Self-loathing took him to the brink of suicide, until fate intervened ... ...

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