Teambuilding Speakers

John Connolly

John Connolly is a rugby union coach and the former head coach of the Wallabies. Connolly has in the past worked with the Queensland Reds, Stade Francois, Swansea RFC and Bath Rugby. As a player, Connolly played hooker for the Brothers club in Brisbane.. Connolly took up a coaching position within the Queensland Rugby team and served as an Australian selector. During his time with Queensland, the ...

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John Eales

John's impact on rugby has been un rivaled, now John is one of Australian most sort after public speakers.He has great presence in any room and is sure to be a draw card for both sporting and non sporting fans alike. As one of the greatest Australian sporting captains of all time John bring with him a real insight to the ability to lead people and also the ability to play your part in the greater ...

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John Fitzgerald

As a player, John's greatest career highlights came during the 11 years he represented Australia in the Davis Cup. During this time he put his stamp on Australian tennis. He took the honours on a number of occasions and his career was filled with many fist pumping triumphs. He held the Number 1 ranking in Australia, represented his country in 2 Olympic Games (Seoul and Barcelona), won 6 ATP TOUR ...

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John Gill

John Gill is the founder of his own martial arts motivational company, a totally unique executive development program which combines cutting edge research from the field of sport psychology and performance coaching with the ancient philosophies of martial arts masters. The program is presented by two of Australia's most highly respected motivational experts, John Gill (current and 8 times World Se ...

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John Gray

Dr John Gray helps men and women understand, respect and appreciate their differences in both personal and professional relationships. His approach combines specific communication techniques with healthy, nutritional choices that create the brain and body chemistry for lasting health, happiness and romance. His many books, videos, workshops and seminars provide practical insights to effectively m ...

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John Harkins

Since moving to Sydney, Australia from Chicago, Illinois in 1994, John Harkins has become one of the most sought after jazz pianists in Australia today and performs regularly with many of our finest jazz musicians such as Don Burrows, James Morrison, Dale Barlow and others. He is a well established jazz pianist with solid credentials. He majored in classical piano at the prestigious Manhattan Sc ...

John Izzo

John Izzo consults and advises some of the most admired companies in the world, teaches at major universities, conducts leading edge research on workplace values, and has spoken to more than one million people across the globe, from Brazil to Russia, from New York to London. He is a leading business strategy expert, a best-selling author, a community leader, and an avid conservationist. John has ...

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John Maxwell

As an internationally recognized leadership expert, John Maxwell speaks throughout the world inspiring hundreds of thousands of leaders. John is a natural born teacher who loves to challenge and motivate audiences with real-life stories, humorous anecdotes, and rock solid principles that he backs up with his live-it-out approach. John has spent the last 40 years inspiring numerous Fortune 500 comp ...

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John Mitchell

John Mitchell's rugby career is a mixture of outstanding achievements both as a player and coach. Most recently gaining the title of coach of the Perth Super 14 team. John is a fantastic keynote speaker on leadership and committment, discussing subjects such as 'The Power of the Jersey - be proud of who you are and what you represent" "Leadership and Strategic Planning" "Building a Culture" . ...

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John Sautelle

John helps leaders and teams use brain science to achieve high performance and create the culture they want. John is a highly skilled facilitator, presenter and trainer. He is also a professional mediator with extensive experience in conflict resolution. John brings to our clients a deep understanding of their needs and the challenges they face in today's rapidly changing world. He works side by ...

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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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