Entertaining and energizing speaker for events, conferences, and meetings. Content to fit the needs and goals of the event, with an emphasis on sustainable personal and professional success. Extensive experience working with sales and marketing teams, high potential employees, entrepreneurs, leadership, and sales teams.
Pro Member of the National Speakers Association, and a Certified Brain-Based Success Coach.
I will inspire you, spark the fire within (or under, as needed), and light the path to sustainable success.
Will include at least one interactive element; can do a range of "stage presentation" to "workshop" depending on host preference. No "death by powerpoint"!
Price Range: $500 - $2500
Gig Length: 30 - 120 minutes
What to Expect
Having spent more than 10 years in the events industry, I have a unique understanding of what makes for a good speaker.
In addition to being reliable and generally "easy" to work with, here is a "Top 10" of basic principals I keep in mind for all of my speaking opportunities:
1. Tell stories.
2. Get people to stand up and wake up.
3. Give the audience a chance to listen to each other; not just me.
4. Breathe and pause.
5. No Charlie Brown (wha wha wha-wha wha).
6. Don't "should" all over everyone.
7. Give 'em tweet-worthy quotes they'll remember forever.
8. "For example" adds instant clarity.
9. Be human; flaws, mistakes, warts and all.
10. Make the people laugh.
Charlene DeCesare has been a trusted advisor to executives and companies around the world for more than two decades. As CEO of Charlene Ignites, LLC, she takes business builders from stress to success through a variety of programs that consider both internal and external strategies.
Prior to launching her own firm, Charlene co-founded and helped grow the multi-million dollar HR IT company, EdAssist, now owned by Bright Horizons. During her 10 years at Gartner, Inc., she led an international team and created the “Gartner Global Partner Program.” While at Gartner, Charlene was consistently recognized for excellent leadership and sales achievement.
In addition, she was respected leader at the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp), an HR research firm focused on the people practices that drive market performance.
Charlene has a BS in Communications from Emerson College and an MBA in Sales and Marketing from Rivier University.
She is Nationally certified in “Brain-Based Success Coaching” and is a Professional Member of the National Speakers Association.
Charlene lives on a lake in Salem, NH with her husband and two children.
Additional Booking Notes
I would like an all white stage with all white lighting, a white curtain, white wine, and white candy.
Just kidding -- no special requirements. We can figure out what is needed based on your event and needs. Basic stuff.
Influences & Inspiration
A range of business experts, primarily CEOs of fast-growing technology companies, with the stylings and story-telling ability of Nora Ephron.
As discussed based on gig, venue, and host goals.
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