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I help leadership transform loneliness and separation into connection and belonging.

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Let’s change the world by bringing people together where they can be powerful and safe. You can join me.

“At last, here’s an insightful guide to help you create the community you have envisioned for yourself and others.”

Richard Leider

Best-selling author of The Power of Purpose, and Life Reimagined

  The Art of Community

Winner | Nautilus Silver Award for Business & Leadership

Speaking Engagements

My lectures and workshops teach leaders how to apply principles from wisdom traditions to build connection, community and inspire others to action.


Consulting

I work one-on-one with leaders who are meaningfully shifting their organization, field or the global status quo.

“You changed my fricking LIFE. Thank you for your courage and willingness to speak your truth, and the awesome presentation which landed in a way that will transform many many people’s lives. The insights keep unfolding.”

Harry Pickens

Berklee School of Music

“Charles’ training totally worked. When I spoke at the United Nations I noticed that the audience responded to me entirely differently than to other speakers I’ve seen. Afterwards people came up to the front of the room to tell me how great my presentation was and how much they wanted to follow up. I am delighted I can engage audiences in a whole new way.”

Tokunboh Ishmael

Alitheia Capital

“I am so grateful for your time yesterday. My team loved the session; they were wow-ed! You helped us define the apparent cause when we were at a loss for words. By re-lighting the room, you helped us find our words so that we might articulate the richness of our everyday work. I am incredibly indebtedyou have distinct gifts.”

Nancy Yao Maasbach

Yale-China Association

“Charles is an energetic, passionate and impactful human being that has deeply affected how I connect with people and get results. My lessons with Charles have become vital in my success creating high-level connections at companies like Goldman Sachs, Google and Spotify.”

Gavin Fernandes

Deloitte Consulting

“The seminar with Charles was an exciting voyage exploring various ways to express ourselves. It was rewarding not only in telling who I am but also in discovering about who I am.”

Chaoshi Chen

Yulan Capital Management

“I thought Charles’ presentation was terrific. I think of and try to employ the 7 elements of great storytelling all the time in both my personal and professional endeavors. I would have enjoyed having more time with Charles where we could have explored the use of storytelling in a variety of professional settings – sales, presentations, etc.”

Michael O'Hanlon

Wayfair

“Charles is a wellspring of knowledge, wisdom, insight and passion I’ve turned to repeatedly. He shares his honest opinions, even when controversial or against the crowd; I find his perspective invaluable since so many others only tell me exactly what they think I want to hear! His intention is to always be a support.”

Scott Sherman

Transformative Action Institute

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