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Jason T. Smith


Jason is a driving force: dynamic business and health thought leader, award-winning entrepreneur, and acclaimed physiotherapist.

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He founded the Back In Motion Health Group ( from his garage in 1999.

Jason now leads a team of more than 600 professionals in over 100 locations across Australia and New Zealand.

He has made a career out of radically challenging the norm and pioneering fresh business paradigm.

The results speak volumes. Jason was the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2013 for Services in the Southern region.


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And Back In Motion has become Australia’s largest and fastest growing provider of physiotherapy and related services – awarded the BRW Fast Franchise for five consecutive years.

Jason shares his vision, drive, and expertise through active leadership in peak bodies, community organisations, CEO groups, and special interest business forums in Australia and beyond.

He sits on multiple corporate and NFP boards, and consults widely on leadership, strategy, and governance.

Passionate about the power of effective leadership, Jason established the Iceberg Leadership Institute in 2008.

Thousands of aspiring and experienced professionals have benefited from his thought-provoking masterclasses and mentorship since its inception (

Jason’s first book, Get Yourself Back In Motion: a physiotherapist’s secrets to pain relief and optimal health (Global Publishing 2013), was an international best-seller.

Empowering his readers to live at their physical best, the book stands in a class of its own as an essential medical resource in every home.

His second book, Outside-In Downside-Up Leadership: 50 insights from a true story of remarkable organisational change (Major Press 2018), chronicles a story of courageous innovation and leadership revolution.

It has been an instant success with CEOs, entrepreneurs, and the leadership base who want to achieve more with their people.

Jason regularly appears in the media as a popular contributor and presenter on health, wellness, leadership, and business-related topics. He has authored or contributed to hundreds of articles in a wide variety of publications.

As a charismatic and inspiring keynote speaker, Jason has presented to over 60,000 people internationally.

Jason is unrelentingly committed to improving outcomes for those less fortunate.


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He works with many welfare organisations and community groups, most notably as the Chair of the SOS Health Foundation which serves to improve the health of disadvantaged indigenous Australians (

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  • “Jason engaged the audience with his frank and passionate delivery about the origins of Back In Motion, from its almost accidental and humble start in his garage, through the entrepreneur’s curse of second-guessing themselves, and finally, the journey to a clarity of purpose which has seen Jason achieve great things professionally and personally.

    This presentation was a highlight of the 2016 Franchise Management Forum and Jason tells a great tale with take-home value for all who hear it.”

    Jason Gehrke Director, Franchise Advisory Centre Australasian Centre for Franchising Excellence
  • “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!”

    Darren Stephens CEO & founder of Entrepreneurs Business School
  •  “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.”

    Corina Vucic Director, Franchise Business Solutions Franchise Council of Australia
  • “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.“

    Lynda Cunningham - SOS Health Foundation
  • “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!”

    Scott Thomson International Chair, International Private Physical Therapists Association.

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