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Sarah Rowan Travels from Sydney, NSW

Sarah Rowan


  • Corporate Entertainment
  • Creativity / Innovation
  • Entertainment
  • Female Speaker
  • High Energy
  • Mental Health

Sarah Rowan is a thought leader who empowers individuals and organizations to ignite a better future through creativity. As one of Australia’s top Speed Painters, she has lived and breathed the dynamic process of transformation for 17 years, turning blank walls and canvasses into thought-provoking pieces of art, with limited time and often in front of a live audience. Merging her artistic talent with her passion for public speaking, Sarah has reimagined the role of the artist, pushing the boundaries of a studio-based pursuit into a trail-blazing performance genre that challenges the limitations of time and space.

Sarah’s strong emotional storytelling, along with her ability to paint fast and think fast has captivated hundreds of clients like Google, ANZ, AMP, Hewlett-Packard, Beam Suntory, Mi9, The Salvation Army, and the Business Chamber of NSW. She has inspired audiences to embrace their own creativity which she believes is a "birthright to all” and to date has painted at over 400 events raising over $200,000 for charity.

As a speaker, Sarah brings vibrant, electric energy and can easily pivot to meet the dynamics of any room. A natural storyteller, Sarah’s passion and authenticity help people connect with her as a person and as an artist, and her gift is grounding creativity as a skill, we all have, regardless of our profession or background. Her presentations are fun, engaging, and profoundly inspiring.

At a time when the old systems and frameworks are failing us, we need creative pioneers who can use the broken pieces to create something new. The toolbox that Sarah unpacks is not just about artistic creativity, it’s about the skills we’ll need most to navigate a future that is yet to be written.

After graduating from Converse College in 2003 with a BFA in Studio Art, Sarah started an art business in Greenville, South Carolina, USA before moving to Sydney to expand her horizons. It was here that she used the process of creative futurism to overcome depression, challenge chronic illness and create a new future for herself and her family. No longer shackled by societal norms, she has stepped into the full power of her truth personally and professionally.

Keynote Titles

  • Creativity in Business
  • The Power of Authenticity
  • What's In Your Hands?
  • Boosting Mental Health with Creativity
  • Virtual Offerings


Sarah, it was so great to have you bringing that leadership aspect and your creativity in to remind our industry professionals to connect their leadership with their creativity... and your incredible talent.

Australian Rural Leadership Foundation

Sarah has spoken on the Power of Creativity at two of our events over the past two years and has performed at many of our events and referral network's events as a speed painter. She brings a wonderful perspective on creative thinking and will captivate any audience she talks to. As a naturally inspiring and motivating person - Sarah is always a wonderful and appreciated addition to any event and will leave a lasting positive impression. Our members are still talking about a talk she did in 2017 years later! Highly recommended!


I am a long time educator. I have seen many inspiring presenters, helped raise money for many causes, heard many speeches BUT Sarah really connects. IF you ever have the chance to work for or with her - don't miss out - I am humbled in her presence.

Canadian International School

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