Charles Kovess
Location: Melbourne
Country: Australia

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Motivational and Keynote Speaker - Charles B. Kovess CSP.
Keynote Presentations, Workshops & Seminars, Corporate Coaching
- to generate outstanding -
Leadership • Passion • Motivation • Loyalty • Teams • Vision • Courage
- for sustainable organisational and individual success -

"The distinction between an average company and a great company is the ability to access the knowledge & passion of the people within it."

Charles B. Kovess - author of the best selling books
"Passionate People Produce" and "- PASSIONATE PERFORMANCE -"

When you are organising a leading-edge event, you want to select the best possible keynote speakers. There is nothing better than being praised for your outstanding efforts and abilities in ensuring participants have had a sensational time at your conference, client event, breakfast, lunch or dinner event, or any other get-together.

We at - PASSIONATE PERFORMANCE - know the challenges of picking great speakers, and we GUARANTEE that by selecting Charles, you will be delighted. We happily assure you that his presentations are provocative (as befits Australia’s Passion Provocateurs!), valuable, interesting, groundbreaking, inspirational, educational, and as challenging as you want him to make it!

Recently, Charles has presented keynote speeches for Telstra, ANZ Bank (both locally and internationally), Link Recruitment Group, Ipac Securities, the CEO Institute, a number of Victorian and Federal Government departments, The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, CPA Australia, accounting firms, law firms, and public seminars for individuals. The feedback from the overwhelming majority of attendees is most positive.

Your audiences at any event you organise will similarly respond to Charles’ keynote presentations.

Length of keynote speeches varies between 35-55 minutes, but can be extended to 90 minutes. Levels of interactively of audiences can be varied to suit the occasion. We are committed to working with you to ensure outstanding outcomes, and in these fast-changing times, we have learned to be flexible in achieving those outcomes.



Charles Kovess graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Laws with Honours in 1973, and gained his Master of Laws from Monash University in 1980. After six years of practice, including over three years with Mallesons, he established his own law firm which subsequently merged with Barker Gosling, a national law firm. Charles was Head of the Commercial Law Department.

Charles has been a director of both public and private companies which has given him business experience in fields as diverse as hotels and motels, tourism facilities, restaurants, oil, gas and gold exploration, manufacturing, primary production exports, media, both print and video, and timber milling. He has also advised a number of Australian organisations on international expansion opportunities in Hungary and Central Europe.

As a lawyer, Charles made a significant contribution to his profession. He was active in the Law Institute of Victoria, being a member of its Council for three years, Chairman of the Legal Practice Management Section for four years, and member of the Specialisation Board and the Legal Education Committee for three years each.

After practising law successfully for 20 years, Charles left the law in June 1993 to pursue his passion for increasing passion! He believes that bringing out the unique and extraordinary capacities of individuals, by accessing and harnessing their passion, is the fundamental key to leadership and business success in these changing and challenging times. In March 200 1, Charles earned the coveted *Tertified Speaking Professional' accreditation, the high

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