Speaker Date Topic
Maria Pellicano Jun 02, 2020 7:40 AM
The voice is the organ of your soul: how a singing teacher empowers human potential
The voice is the organ of your soul: how a singing teacher empowers human potential

Using a blend of voice technique and control with human behaviour strategies and awareness, aligning both voice and emotions, I enable a powerful performance that changes audiences and is memorable. Whether you are singing or speaking the human voice is the organ of the soul and it is there to reach out to people helping them feel the words, to be changed by the passion in the voice.

Over the past 40 years of being a singer and a teacher, having both ups and downs with my own voice, from voice fatigue and strain to complete freedom and access to my full vocal range, I believe I have found a way to help anyone’s voice sound amazing

I am the author of a book called “The Art of Powerful Communication”. My passion for voice has led me into coaching and mentoring business leaders, teams, and private clients to communicate with authenticity and power. I believe you can be a powerful communicator when you align your mindset, message and voice with awareness, technique and skill.

A number of my articles have been featured in the International Coaching Guild magazine, women’s magazines and on LinkedIn. I am interviewed on podcasts and radio and regularly speak on “Confident Speaking” or “The Engaging Voice” in network meetings and businesses.

Trish Shilton Jun 09, 2020 7:40 AM
Reclaiming your creative power
Reclaiming your creative power

By the time we are 7 years old, 98% of our innate creativity has been suppressed. What would it mean if you could get it back, what if your team could get it back? You are sitting on a gold mine of potential. This talk is all about how you tap into it.

Trish Shilton is founder of The Mind Gallery, a boutique business that has captured the hearts and minds of many of Australia's largest organisations. Trish helps organisations to move out of their comfort zones in order to develop adventurous and imaginative workplaces, where individuals and their ideas can thrive. Trish's presentation style is fast paced, funny and interactive.

Charles Kovess Jun 16, 2020 7:40 AM
Educating grandchildren: unlocking their passion to live wonder-filled lives
Educating grandchildren: unlocking their passion to live wonder-filled lives

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. He 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, print and video media and timber milling. He has also advised a number of Australian organisations on international expansion opportunities in Hungary and Central Europe.

Following a 20-year successful law practice, Charles left the law in June 1993 to pursue his passion for increasing passion! He has found that bringing out the unique and extraordinary capacities of individuals by accessing and harnessing their passion, is the fundamental key to business success.

Charles graduated from the Business School for Entrepreneurs in Hawaii, and completed the ELI Super Teaching Course in August 1993.

He is a successful businessman, team leader, professional speaker and executive coach. He uses these extensive and complementary skills in a dynamic and passionate way to facilitate powerful lessons. He is an inspirational speaker who inspires through his passion for life, and helps organisations build world-class teams based on integrity, trust, and commitment.

Jane Taylor Jun 23, 2020 7:40 AM
Leading with resilience in challenging times
Leading with resilience in challenging times

Jane has extensive international business experience, having worked for a multi-national organisation for over 30 years. Working internationally (New Zealand, Australia and the US) has allowed her to develop a broad set of business and leadership skills. During this time Jane has had the opportunity to lead and develop teams of all sizes, as well as mentoring and coaching high potential individuals.

With over 20 years in senior leadership roles Jane understands the value of self-development and discovering your own authentic leadership style.

Jane is a Fellow of the Institute of Managers and Leaders and holds an Executive MBA and a Graduate Certificate in Organisational Coaching.

Carol Haslam Jun 30, 2020 7:40 AM
French the hard way: my experiences from living in France
French the hard way: my experiences from living in France

Born in the UK, Carol migrated to Australia in 1972, lived in France 6 years. She has a background in IT and business management and has been involved in running an entrepreneur’s workshop for 25 years.

Carol currently runs Slow Tours, a company taking tours in France and all over Europe.

Wayne Gladman Jul 07, 2020 7:40 AM
How to avoid becoming a victim of fraud in the workplace
How to avoid becoming a victim of fraud in the workplace

Wayne Gladman is the Director of Fraud Risk Solutions Pty Ltd specialising in the management of risks of fraud, corruption and misconduct. He has had over 40 years of experience in forensic investigations from a policing, corporate and consulting perspective.

Wayne is a specialist investigator of fraud, corruption and misconduct, and has developed expertise in the proactive aspects of fraud, bribery & corruption control – prevention, detection and response. He has also provided training to clients in the management of risks of fraud, corruption and misconduct and responsibilities in responding to incidents.

President Therese Robinson Jul 14, 2020 7:40 AM
Club forum
Club forum

Rotary Central Melbourne’s new president, Therese Robinson will conduct a club forum and discuss our 2020-21 plans and objectives.

Paul Guerra Jul 21, 2020 7:40 AM
Getting Victoria back to business
Getting Victoria back to business

Paul Guerra is an internationally experienced leader having held Managing Director/CEO and Chairman level roles across Australia and Asia Pacific, spanning several key industries.

He was previously the Chief Executive of the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria, best known for producing the Royal Melbourne Show (attracting half a million people annually), world class food and beverage award programs and venue management and activation of the Melbourne Showgrounds.

Prior to this Paul was Managing Director Asia Pacific for Optum International, a subsidiary of the United Health Group, one of the world’s leading providers of health services.

Before joining Optum International, Paul was the Victorian State Director for Vodafone and prior to this, he held an extensive 17-year career with Motorola finishing as the Director and Vice President for Motorola Asia Pacific.

Paul holds an Honours Degree in electronic engineering from Swinburne University, a Post Graduate Diploma in management with a major in marketing and has completed several short management courses in the USA.

He is involved in a number of boards, not-for-profits and start-ups. Paul is also an Australia Day Ambassador and a proud Victorian.

Katia Loisel Jul 28, 2020 7:40 AM
The Body Language of Trust and Persuasion
The Body Language of Trust and Persuasion

Katia Loisel is a connection specialist; a body language and relationship expert and author with 20 years’ experience in the media. She is sought after as a media spokesperson, TV presenter and commentator who is passionate about the power of human connection to transform our relationships, lives and communities.

She is also the founder and CEO of Love Destination, a global subscription video-on-demand for everything love, dating and relationships with content that empowers, educates and most importantly helps people to connect. Love Destination is available on over 10 million Vizio and Hisense TVs worldwide.

Paul York Aug 04, 2020 7:40 AM
Drones in the trade sector - the new way to do business
Drones in the trade sector - the new way to do business

Paul is the Managing Director and co-owner of SureFact Australia and SureFact Aerial.  SureFact is one of the nation’s most efficient and successful investigation companies offering an extensive range of services including:

  • Insurance and surveillance investigations
  • Independent workplace investigations
  • Cyber intelligence investigations
  • Security risk management
  • Protective Surveillance
  • Aerial investigations

Paul has both law enforcement and trade backgrounds (Victorian police detective and was also a licensed plumber).