Jason Smith is the founder and recently retired CEO of the Back In Motion Health Group – Australia’s largest and fastest growing provider of physiotherapy and related services. As the Group Director, Jason leads a team of more than 500 staff in over 75 locations. The success of Back In Motion has been recognised by its sustained exponential growth and by a number of formal accolades including being awarded a BRW Fastest Growing Franchise for five consecutive years and Jason’s award as the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2013. Jason is an outstanding presenter with a wealth of knowledge in the areas of business, leadership, healthcare and the ingredients required for success.
- Founder and recently retired CEO of Australia's largest and fastest growing Physiotherapy netword
- Author of the best-selling book Get Yourself Back In Motion
- 2013 Entrepreneur of the Year - Vic/Tas Services
- Media commentator on health and wellness issues
- Leads a unique charity that sends physios and other allied health professionals into rural and remote areas of need to improve health outcomes (SOS Health Foundation)
- Since 2010, Jason has presented to over 50,000 people internationally
Jason is a dynamic business leader and award-winning physiotherapist in high demand.
Jason is the founder and recently retired CEO of the Back In Motion Health Group – Australia’s largest and fastest growing provider of physiotherapy and related services. As the Group Director, Jason leads a team of more than 500 staff in over 75 locations. The success of Back In Motion has been recognised by its sustained exponential growth and by a number of formal accolades including being awarded a BRW Fast Franchise for five consecutive years and Jason’s award as the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2013 for Services in the Southern region.
As an active member and leader in business communities such as the Australian Physiotherapy Association, various CEO groups and special interest business forums, Jason is renowned for his positive contribution and advocacy in supporting community health and small business in Australia.
Jason’s passion for leadership culminated in his establishing the Iceberg Leadership Institute, a forum through which he has provided thought-provoking leadership instruction to thousands of experienced and emerging professionals since its inception.
With his first book, Jason authored an international best seller Get Yourself Back In Motion – a physiotherapist’s secrets to pain relief and optimal health. Jason is also a popular regular contributor and presenter on health, wellness and business related subjects across a variety of media including television, radio, print and online channels.
Jason’s unrelenting commitment to those less fortunate is demonstrated through his work with numerous welfare organisations and community groups. Most notably, Jason is the Executive Chairperson of the SOS Health Foundation which serves to improve the health of Australians who can least afford it.
An inspiring and dynamic speaker, Jason has presented to over 50,000 people internationally since 2010. A proud father of four young children, Jason enjoys spending time with his family and is a keen tennis player, traveller, adventure seeker and active member of his local Christian Church.
- Health & Wellness
- Not-for-profit (for "value") sector
- Humanitarian causes
- Ingredients for success
Jason is an inspirational entrepreneur who shares the real life case study of his wins, lessons learned, and moments of exhaustion with his captivated audiences. He is a vibrant business owner with an enchanting story. When Jason addresses an audience, he empowers them to reflect on their own life position, what’s important, what the purpose to what they do is, how family is the cornerstone of their success or failure and what may be the next step to launch oneself into action.
Franchise Business Solutions Franchise Council of Australia
Jason is a dynamic, innovative and inspirational presenter in large forums, intimate gatherings and everything in between. His preparation and ability to call on real- life examples to illustrate and highlight a take home message make his presentations authentic and genuine. Jason’s diverse background allows him to tailor a message for many audiences across a range of topics including health, wellbeing, business, community, leadership, mentoring, youth and indigenous affairs. After hearing Jason, you will self-reflect and be inspired of what is possible.
Australian Physiotherapy Association
Jason Smith is a dynamic and amazing presenter that speaks with passion and integrity. We were blown away with his extraordinary story and his business & leadership tips. THANK YOU!
CEO & Founder
Entrepreneurs Business School
Not only did Jason have everyone’s undivided attention within the first few 15 seconds, the audience was mesmerised for the duration! Jason’s personal story…is one of inspiration and determination. Jason delivers his story with enthusiasm and animation and is not afraid to hold back his views…. Leadership is Jason’s passion and his strength! When listening to Jason it is not hard to understand why he has been successful. Jason has no secret formula for success but what Jason does have is a passion that is infectious and having listened to him deliver his message it is easy to see how people catch his bug!
International Private Physical Therapists Association
Jason is an engaging and entertaining communicator. His relaxed style and transparency of his story, including the ‘ups and down’s’ of business resonated well with the whole audience. He brought wisdom and insight, in a refreshingly humble way. I would have no hesitation in recommending Jason Smith.
Focus on the Family
Jason is a naturally engaging presenter who connects well with his audience through stories and motivational insights. I have found his sessions to be fun yet reflective. Jason challenges one’s ‘view of the world’ and always inspires to do more… do better, with purpose.
SOS Health Foundation
I went into this workshop blind, not knowing what to expect. I knew the two days were on leadership but I didn't know if I was actually going to learn new stuff. I have been absolutely blown away on some of this content, to be able to grab leadership in a tangible way and break it down is invaluable. Thank you Jason for exceeding my expectations. I recommend this to everyone.
Jason is a gifted communicator, bringing relevance and practical application to his presentation. His contagious enthusiasm captures your attention leaving one wondering "What happened to the time?".
Jason’s story is one of courage, faith and wisdom. His authentic delivery of exceptional life experiences will inspire people to overcome.
I have had Jason present on a number of occasions. He has a genuineness…that is disarming and confidence inspiring. He is a person who easily attracts undivided attention though his relaxed style, warmth and authenticity as a person who lives out his message. I do not hesitate to invite Jason to speak at any of our events.
Global Marketplace Exchange
Jason is a thought provoking and engaging speaker whose presentations strike the right balance of information and inspiration! He has the unique ability to deliver challenging content in a relaxed and humorous manner which puts his audience at ease. Jason offers heartfelt and authentic insights, and is refreshing in his willingness to genuinely share his professional and personal experiences with the audience. There is always an air of excited anticipation when Jason takes the stage and he never fails to leave his mark on the moment.
Back In Motion Health Group
Jason’s leadership seminar has changed my life! I now feel I have a true purpose in life; a challenge, something that I believe in and feel strong enough to fight for!
Small Business Owner
Jason was a very engaging speaker that delivered an insightful presentation and attendee feedback was very positive.
Bayside Business Network
Jason Smith is a true visionary and leader in the health and business community - the information he presented was well researched, highly valuable, entertaining and thought provoking - highly recommended!
Business Consultant & Conference Organiser
I've been lucky to hear Jason speak on a number of occasions. He's got the gift to be able to communicate complex ideas in simple language, to leave you challenged to do something with the information you've received. He's not just a speaker who can clearly express the information he's presenting but captivates the minds of the audience leaving them hanging on to each of his words. He's got a special gift in the communication game.
Teacher & Youth Worker
The program was excellently presented with very practical advice, great analogies & superb presentation. Jason gave the most of himself & his experiences. Thanks so much for the opportunity. It has given a new perspective on our business with a bigger focus on training, vision and staff attitude.
Complete Feet Australia
Jason is an amazing presenter and it is hard not to be inspired when you are in the same room as him. Anyone who is looking to improve themselves and be an effective leader of others NEEDS to hear Jason – no matter what profession or walk of life. I can’t wait to start living this mindset.
Small Business Owner
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