Motivation Inspiration Speakers

Daymond John

Daymond John is the personification of the American Dream. From his humble beginning on the streets of New York, to a self-made multimillionaire with over $4 billion in global product sales, and a starring role on the ABC business reality TV show Shark Tank, Daymond John continues to set standards of excellence while expanding his interests in fashion, branding, marketing, consulting, entertainmen ...

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Dean Karnazes

Dean Karnazes might just be the fittest man in the world", writes Men's Fitness. As an internationally recognized endurance athlete, Karnazes has done what few people thought humanly possible. He's run 350 continuous miles, straight through three nights without sleep. He's run across Death Valley in the middle of summer, where temperatures reached 128 degrees, and he's run a marathon to the South ...

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Deepak Chopra

Deepak Chopra has revolutionised our understanding of the meaning of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. With this short series of very special engagements he will inspire, enlighten and give you the tools to transform your life. Following the teachings as explored in his latest book Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul, Dr Chopra will show you, first hand, how to improve y ...

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Denis Horgen

Denis Horgan founded the Leeuwin Estate winery in Margaret River 30 years ago. Committed to achieving excellence, Leeuwin Estate is recognised internationally for producing premium quality varietal wines ranking alongside the worlds finest. Denis speaks about the dynamics of having family business, growing team depending on strengths and weaknesses and taking the business through good and bad tim ...

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Denis Waitley

Dr. Denis Waitley has been considered the ambassador of achievement for almost four decades. With the insight of Dr. Waitley, audiences around the world have tapped into the mental prowess that powers U.S. astronauts, and Olympic athletes, military heroes, and tomorrow's leaders.
In the 1960s, Dr. Waitley helped train NASA's Apollo astronauts for the rigours of space travel. In the 1970s, Wait ...

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Dermott Brereton

After a memorable career with the Hawthorn Football Club, where he played in five premiership sides and represented his state on nine occasions, Dermott has forged a successful career as a television presenter, football commentator, newspaper columnist, and radio host. Dermott hosted and provided special comments for Channel Nine's Friday Night Football before Nine lost the AFL rights. Dermott jo ...

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Derrick McManus

Derrick survived a horrific attack as a police officer, shot 14 times when caught in the middle of a siege where no medical treatment could reach him. Now Derrick speaks on perseverance and determination. His presentations have the gritty, emotional story of the shooting, a belly laugh at the some of the comical things that can happen in the midst of adversity and the inspirational messages of per ...

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Desi Williamson

With Desi, you'll get a fun, energetic program filled with content. And best of all, your organization will see an immediate increase in productivity! His high-impact programs are based on 20 years on the front line in sales, management and marketing; building multi-million dollar businesses; managing multi-million dollar budgets; and developing people potential at powerhouse corporations such as ...

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Desmond Tutu

Imagine… a world committed to peace. A world in which everyone lives together as family, where everyone is loved, heard, cared for and unique. A world in which everyone matters and the essential good in everyone is manifested. That world is the vision of the Desmond Tutu Peace Centre. ...

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Dick Johnson

Dick Johnson is Australia's most successful Touring Car driver of the past decade and he now is a national sports personality. The colourful Queenslander is today readily identified with Ford's proud blue-and-white oval badge, but Johnson actually started his long and successful career in the rival camp, Holden. As a car racer Dick understand better than anybody the importance of a great team and ...

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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 Sharm, 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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