Motivation Inspiration Speakers

Amanda Lindhout

Aspiring to understand the world and live a significant life, Amanda Lindhout backpacked through Latin America, Laos, In war-ridden Afghanistan and Iraq she carved out a fledgling career as a television reporter. And then, in August 2008, she travelled to Somalia-"the most dangerous place on earth." On her fourth day, she was abducted by a group of masked men along a dusty road. Held hostage fo ...

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Andrew Griffiths

Known for his ability to entertain, to inspire and to energise, Andrew Griffiths has become a highly sought after keynote speaker. Widely acknowledged as Australia's #1 Business Author, Andrew has ten books that are now sold in over fifty countries around the world. He is published by Allen & Unwin and Simon & Schuster, two of the biggest names in the publishing industry. Andrew is also an ene ...

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Andrew Hoy

Andrew Hoy is a renowned rider and lecturer and one of Australia's all-time great Olympians. He competed in his 5th Olympic Games at Sydney 2000. At both the Sydney and Barcelona Olympic Games he was a part of the Australian team that won gold medals in the three-day team event. Andrew also won Silver in the Individual three-day equestrian event in Sydney. Andrew is a tenacious competito ...

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Andrew Larkey

Andrew used to be the National New Products Manager at Coca-Cola, responsible for numerous launches under the Coke umbrella. He then spotted a gap in the market, leading him to create his own very successful brand of dog water! Since then it has become hugely successful and he is now working as a new addition on the speaking circuit. ...

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Andrew Morello

It's refreshing to find a successful face in business involved in day to day business and brand expansion. Winning the first season of The Apprentice Australia has set Andrew "Morello" well on this path. It was clear to see that Morello put the summation of his life, learning and impeccable work ethic into the series. Willing to "walk the talk" and standing behind his values he won the hearts and ...

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Andrew Sparks

Andrew Sparks is a peak performance expert, motivational speaker and coach to business leaders, athletes and aspiring achievers. His mission is to create positive change in the world by enabling individuals and teams to excel in all areas. Following Andrew's own life turnaround, he now teaches others the strategies that helped him personally make massive change, such, that today he is a recognise ...

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Andy Kahle

Andy Kahle is a bubbly, friendly and energetic person, who attributes her amazing outlook on life to kicking cancer after being told she had an 80% chance of the her aggressive cancer coming back. She proudly stands here today as a 5 year survivor. And yet the was absolutely no way she was going to let her drag racing team paint the little 250km/h Torana pink, choosing to leave it as the unlucky r ...

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Angie Wilcock

Angie Wilcock is a highly regarded Australian expert and speaker on transitions in education and middle years adolescents, and has presented her work at state and national education and parent conferences. She presents to educators, educational professionals and parents on early adolescent development and its impact on behaviour and learning, transition to secondary school, boys and girls educatio ...

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Anh Do

Anh Do is one of Australia's most popular and well- loved comedians. He's done over 1500 comedy performances throughout Australia and Overseas. Anh's clean, corporate friendly material and absolute reliability make him one of the country's top corporate entertainers and a regular on TV. Anh left his job as a lawyer to become a corporate comedian. His background in the business world gives him a un ...

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Anna Meares

Anna Meares is one of Australia's favourite sporting heroes and one of the most talented athletes in the world. She is a three-time Olympian, two-time Olympic champion (gold and silver in London, gold and bronze in Athens, and silver in Beijing), ten-time world champion across four different events, four-time Commonwealth Games champion, and current world champion in two events (the team sprint an ...

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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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