Charles Kovess

Charles Kovess has presented motivational speeches, motivational workshops and executive coaching to corporations and individuals globally for more than 15 years. Elected as National President of the National Speakers Association of Australia for 2004 - 2005, Charles was awarded the 'Golden Mike Award' by the Victorian Chapter of NSAA in December 2004 and in 2001 he won the NSAA Speaker of the Year Award. Charles Kovess has directly impacted on the lives of many people around the globe as a celebrated international author with his best-selling books, audio CD and DVD products, public speaking engagements and live appearances.

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.


Your presentation struck a very positive chord with our staff, you provided stimulation, challenges as well as solutions
- CEO VicUrban

Thank you so much for your presentation that managed and motivated our senior management as well as teaching them techniques to increase their personal capacity
- Director Barry Plant Doherty Group

I was delighted with the work they did for us and have no hesitation in recommending their services.
- Global head of Money Markets, National Australia Bank

Excellent. Very Deep. Straight and truthful...
- Commonwealth Business Banking

Thank you for your part in making this year's Conference an outstanding success.. Your passion, your enthusiasm, your zest for life was contagious throughout the Conference.
- Director, Bolt Financial Services Pty. Ltd

Focussed, valuable. I could see the positive difference in the team's working.
- Senior Executive Manager, Lucent Technologies

I congratulate you on conducting the best Lonsdale Conference ever... Your input not only proved invaluable but made it so much more enjoyable.
- SLC Investment Services

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