An Independent Certified Coach, Teacher and Speaker with The John Maxwell Team

About Michael Charles

As a John Maxwell Certified Coach, Teacher, Trainer and Speaker, I can offer you workshops, seminars, keynote speaking, and coaching, aiding your personal and professional growth through study and practical application of John’s proven leadership methods. Working together, I will move you and/or your team or organization in the desired direction to reach your goals.

My journey of personal and professional growth began in my teenage years. I started collecting thoughts on leadership, living with intent, and communication while living them out to stretch and grow as an individual. I began my professional career at JP Morgan Chase as part of a management consulting and leadership development program - one of 40 young professionals selected from among 1,300 applicants. Through mentorship and a continuous focus on growth, I found my niche in leadership, organizational effectiveness as well as process design and development. Through diverse consulting opportunities, I learned that leadership is influence – not hierarchical position, title or formal authority.

A mentor introduced Michael to John C. Maxwell in early 2002 by recommending the book and learning program titled “Today Matters” – a book that has tremendously impacted my life.  As a Founding Partner and John Maxwell Certified Leadership Coach, Trainer, and Speaker I have had the opportunity to train thousands of leaders and executives internationally.

I am a contributing author to the handbook of “Business Strategy Series” published by Emerald Insights. I'm also the Founder and President of Light the World Foundation – an organization I started to educate children in Haiti and provide mentorship and coaching to young adults in communities of New York City and Long Island.

Leveraging my experience in Corporate America, my entrepreneurial endeavors combined with the proven leadership principles and practices taught by John Maxwell, I possess a unique combination of skills, tools and insights to draw upon to help you develop a comprehensive growth plan for you, your team, and your organization. I can help motivate and empower your staff to be more productive, create/enhance a culture of leadership leading to a positive transformation in your organization.

Contact Me. I am looking forward to assisting you on your journey to becoming a successful leader.