Charles Kovess CSP 

Charles Kovess CSP is a lawyer, successful businessman, professional speaker and passion provocateur.

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, 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.

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 business success in these changing and challenging times.

Charles graduated from the Business School for Entrepreneurs in Hawaii, and completed the ELI Super Teaching Course in August 1993. This Course reinforced the accelerated learning methodologies which Charles uses in his key note presentations and training programs.

Charles is a successful businessman, team leader, and public speaker. He uses these extensive and complementary skills in a dynamic and passionate way to facilitate powerful learnings. He is a charismatic, high-energy speaker and facilitator, who inspires through his passion for life, and builds teams based on integrity, trust, and commitment.

Clients include Sanitarium; BMW Finance; Telstra Business Systems; Clements, Dunne & Bell; Leonard Joel; City of Greater Dandenong; ANZ Banking Group; Tourism Victoria; Commonwealth Bank of Australia; National Australia Bank; Optus; Essendon Football Club; Brisbane Lions Football Club; Telstra; AXA; Australian Federal Police; Tower Life Group; Victorian Government's Department of Treasury & Finance, Australia Post, Real Estate Institute of Victoria.

Among a lifetime of voluntary positions in which Charles has made significant contributions, he is President of the Australia-Hungary Chamber of Commerce (his 14th year), Past National President of the National Speakers' Association of Australia, a trustee of Global Energy Network Institute (GENI), a former committee member of the University Melbourne Arthritis Centre Fundraising Appeal, a former Board Member of Save the Children Victoria and former Chairman of the EC Chambers of Commerce & Industry (Vic.) Inc.

Charles is not only passionate about business: he loves sport! He has recently completed his 22nd consecutive season of triathlons, he has completed the Ironman Triathlon, he has run 8 marathons, and he is an internationally qualified water polo referee.





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What Weird Strategies Are Used by the Best 100?
Each year, since 1998, Fortune Magazine has published its 100 Best Companies to Work for in the USA. As I said in the last two Passion Points, there are great lessons to be learnt from them. This is the third Passion Point exploring the lessons to...
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What are the 4 Factors That Make Your Company One of the Best?
Each year, since 1998, Fortune Magazine publishes its 100 Best Companies to Work for in the USA. As I wrote in my previous Passion Point, there are great lessons to be learnt from them, and I have been using these lessons in my speeches and worksh...
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7 Passionate Thoughts to add to your Success Toolbox in 2015
We have been pondering how to kick these Passion Points off to a big start in this new year: a year that is rapidly becoming a bit of an old year! Time is flying. And it’s been some time since we have been provoking you, so some extra special prov...
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7 Provocative Thoughts To Add to your Success Toolbox in 2014
I suggest you add these Provocative Thoughts into your Success Toolbox, the Toolbox that presently contains all the resources you use to create and live the life that inspires you.
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There's Far More to Diversity Than Meets the Eye.
Employees, including CEOs, who look around an organisation and see diversity are not seeing the whole picture.
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