Motivation Inspiration Speakers

Brook Ramage

As Managing Director of The Golden Door Health Retreat for 13 years, Brook has been highly sought after for his entertaining and inspiring corporate presentations. Brooke Ramage's diverse background includes professional athlete, policeman, school teacher, personal trainer, health club manager and now includes development and expansion of The Golden Door, including The Golden Door Resort Spa in th ...

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Brooke Hanson

Brooke Hanson remains one of Australia's most recognised Olympians. She has represented Australia over 25 times at major international championships. Her career highlight came when she won Olympic gold and silver medals at Athens Olympic Games. She claimed several podium finishes throughout her career including the World Short Course Championships where she made history, winning a record six gol ...

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Bruce Buchanan

Bruce Buchanan, former CEO of Jetstar, Bruce participated in the establishment of airline and its subsequent launch and was a critical driver of the expansion of the Jetstar brand and operations both domestically and internationally. Bruce was previously Group General Manager Commercial, responsible for Jetstar's network planning, marketing, pricing, sales and distribution, government relations, s ...

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Bruce Hancock

Marathon man, coach, trainer, adventurer, facilitator and actor - that's Bruce Hancock all rolled into one. Bruce has run 12 Marathons and Two Ultra Marathons and is always on the lookout for a challenge. Bruce, a New Zealander, has been actively involved in Performance Psychology, Training and Development, and the Hospitality and Wellness industry for the past 19 years, in New Zealand, Australia ...

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Cameron Ling

A tremendous leader both on and off the field, Cameron Ling is synonymous with the Geelong Football Club. Displaying an amazing consistency of form over his 11 year playing career, his defensive pressure, tackling and love of a fierce contest is legendary. Taking over the captaincy in 2010 and continuing this honour in 2011, he captained Geelong to their third premiership in 5 years, kicking the ...

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Captain David Evans

When things go wrong, most people don’t face being responsible for the fates of several hundred lives. When QANTAS Flight 32 faced the catastrophic destruction of an engine shortly after takeoff from Singapore, causing extensive damage to over 60 other subsystems, Captain David Evans was one of the men charged with the safety of all on board.

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Carla Zampatti

Carla Zampatti is Executive Chairman of Carla Zampatti Pty Limited and Chairman of the SBS Corporation. She also holds Directorships with the Westfield Group and McDonald's Australia, is a Trustee of the Sydney Theatre Company Foundation Trust, and is a Board Member of the Australian Multicultural Foundation. What an outstanding achievement and recognition to her skills in management, philanthrop ...

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Carolyn Creswell

Carolyn Creswell, Carman's Fine Foods founder and managing director, is a role model for Australians who have always wanted to take the plunge on that great business idea or opportunity. Carolyn has single handedly grown her business from handmaking muesli for a few Melbourne cafes and delis, to a multinational company, spanning 21 countries and turning over more than $10 million annually. It' ...

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Carrie Bickmore

Carrie Bickmore is the laughing man's newsreader, unafraid to laugh at herself or the weirdness that can often be headline news. Currently a presenter on Network Ten's The Project (formerly The 7PM Project), Carrie was for many years the voice behind the weekday news on Melbourne's Nova 100, nominated for Best News Presenter at the Australian Commercial Radio Awards, and winning the award, with R ...

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Cas and Jonesy

Cas and Jonesy are two Aussie Explorers constantly pushing the boundaries of human endurance. Most recently, they made history by completing the longest unsupported polar expedition of all time. In 100 years of polar exploration no-one had EVER walked from the edge of Antarctica to the South Pole and back without assistance. Many had tried, none had succeeded. After 89 gruelling days they made i ...

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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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