Michael Charles ’ journey of personal and professional growth began in his teenage years. He started collecting thoughts on leadership, living with intent, and communication while living them out to stretch and grow as an individual. He began his professional career at JP Morgan Chase as part of a management consulting and leadership development program. He was one of 40 young professionals selected from among 1,300 applicants. Through mentorship and a continuous focus on growth, Michael found his niche in leadership, organizational effectiveness as well as process design and development. Through diverse consulting opportunities, Michael has 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 his life. Dr. Maxwell is one of the world’s most renowned leadership experts (Named #1 Leadership/Management Expert: Inc Magazine & American Management Association). He has written over 75 books and has trained executives and government leaders in many countries worldwide. Michael’s experience as a Founding Partner and John Maxwell Certified Leadership Coach, Trainer, and Speaker includes training of thousands of leaders and executives internationally through organizations such as the Project Management Institute (PMI), Toastmasters International, Pace University and John Jay College of Criminal Justice to name a few.
Michael is a contributing author to the handbook of “Business Strategy Series” published by Emerald Insights. He is also the founder and president of Light the World Foundation – an organization with a mission to educate children in Haiti and providing mentorship and coaching to young adults in communities of New York City and Long Island.
He is an inspiration to many as an example of focused intention, personal and professional growth, and achievement. His passion for transformational leadership and intentional living inspires people all over the world!
Contact Michael Charles today at 631.204.3339 or at Michael@Leadingwithintent.com for Professional Leadership Development and Coaching.