Motivation Inspiration Speakers

A.C. Ping

Alistair runs 'Insight Works' and is one of the most highly respected futurist in Australia, his experience comes from a number of trend based roles around the world. He is also a successful authors of books such as 'The Second Coming of Capitalism - and the secret to business success in the third millennium'. On a recent trip to the US Alistair conducted research into how US companies are address ...

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Aaron Pedersen

Aaron Pedersen moved into acting after initially training as a journalist at the ABC in Melbourne. His television credits include Wildside, Water Rats, MDA, Territorians, Grassroots, Queen of Hearts, Black Jack and The Secret Life of Us. Aaron's film credits include Dead Heart, Saturday Night, Dark Love Story, Grange, Unfinished Business, Mimi, Mirror Images and De-Evolution. Aaron is an Arrern ...

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Abigail E. Disney

Abigail E. Disney is a formidable force: a social activist filmmaker, humanitarian, philanthropist, wife and mother. Idealistic and politically aware, Abigail has emerged from the shadow of her famous surname to produce works of humanitarian triumph. Using the power of documentary, Abigail is re-writing the history books by bringing to life the untold stories of modern warfare. film-making career ...

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Adam Elliot

Adam Elliot is not only an Academy Award (TM) winning Animator, but also one of Australia's funniest, unique and most refreshing corporate speakers and entertainers. Adam has given his inspiring and motivating presentations to hundreds of groups all over the world. From the giants at Google and Apple to a bunch of hairdressers in Borneo, his anecdotes are timeless and extremely popular with a dive ...

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Adam Fraser

Let's face it, life is getting faster and faster and shows no signs of slowing down. Business is more competitive now than any other time in history. Companies and individuals now more than ever need to out create, out innovate and out market their competition. The result of this is a workforce that is having serious issues around sustaining high performance. 83 percent of employees are indifferen ...

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Adam Liaw

Adam Liaw, an Australian lawyer and the 2010 winner of the second series of MasterChef Australia, defeating student Callum Hann in the final. Liaw was a young prodigy, completing year 11 at just 14 years old, enrolling in university at 16 and becoming a lawyer at 21; but there seemed little doubt that Liaw's world would eventually centre around cooking. "I first remember cooking when I was eight ...

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Adam O'Donnell

Adam O'Donnell has been charged by a herd of elephants, slept on by a yak and shared a trench with a large, and as-yet unidentified, snake - all in a days work for a soldier in the SAS. His service has taken him from peacekeeping in Bosnia to combat operations in Afghanistan, and from the freezing heights of Mt Everest to the scorching heat of Africa. All this as he trained relentlessly to maintai ...

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Adam Smith

Adam is an expert commentator and consultant specialising in partnership development and network building in and around schools. Adam is a Board Member of the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER), regular Education Analyst for Channel 10's 'The Project' and a contributor for the Australian Financial Review. As former CEO of the Foundation for Young Australians and Education Foundatio ...

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Adrian Heath

Leadership is just like Music. When all the elements align, amazing things happen! In today's warp speed world there is accelerating demand for fast, exceptional results and the only way for businesses to achieve this is through expertly empowered staff. The challenge is that many leaders aren't congruent in their message, which leads to confused perceptions, amateur actions and rotten results. A ...

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Afterburners

You're fighting for market share. You're fighting to make your numbers. You need a team that is cohesive. You need a team that works toward the same goals. You need a team that knows not only how to plan, but how to execute from start to finish. Afterburners are a highly tuned elite group of men and woman fighter jet pilots. A group who understands first hand the vital importance of flawless exe ...

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A massive thank you to you both for all your assistance from selecting to co-ordinating the speakers for our annual ProLoan conference. Feedback was that this year’s speakers where the best they had EVER heard at ANY event. So this is pretty amazing, because they do go to a lot of sessions like these.

Director of Network Relationships - Proloan (aust) pty ltd

Again this year you and your team have been fantastic and extremely helpful.  In regards to you, you have been an absolute star and phenomenal help with our speakers and presenters, a great communicator, wealth of knowledge and so prompt with responding and looking at ways to cater to our needs.

Event Manager Fitness Australia

I would recommend, without hesitation, the services of Jane Rowland Smith and Ovations. Jane answered a last minute call to arrange a guest speaker for our principals. Nothing was too much effort, all was arranged within hours, and went very smoothly. The guest speaker was exactly what we required and our brief was followed. Thank you Jane and the team at Ovations.

Executive Director of Schools Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta

All aspects of the process has always gone seamlessly with Ovations and we will continue to seek your assistance for the awards in the coming years.

Thank you again, your help has meant that our Awards are very professional and extremely well received by our members and guests.

Executive Assistant BSCAA NSW Division

Jane, I personally want to thank you for all of your support, advice, patience and all round kindness that you have given me over the last 3 or so years.  This event would not have been as successful without the valuable MC’s you have recommended and the support you provided me when it all just seemed too hard

Shona Dilley – Smart School Awards, Department of Education
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