CHARLES CLARK has helped countless people bring home the gold medal in their personal and professional goals. His consulting and speaker clients include iHeart Radio, Dicks Sporting Goods, Nike, Raymond James, U.S Army, Frontier Communications Corporation, and Ronald McDonald House. As an ex-professional athlete, he has become the sixth fastest man in the world at IAAF Track & Field World Championships and a Silver Medalist at USA Track and Field Championships. He lives in Tampa, Florida, with his roommate, Flash, a miniature schnauzer who lives up to his name.
Have your audience walk away with an entertaining, relatable, and practical message with Charles.
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Charles provided an energizing and inspirational talk to our volunteer at Suncoast Hospice/Empath Health who provide compassionate, and at times, emotionally taxing service. After meeting with us to understand the goals of the presentation, he tailored his presentation to our volunteer population and successfully connected with volunteer from age 14 to 99! While the focus was on gratitude, he found ways to intertwine the work of our volunteers and give each of us takeaways we can use in everyday life. Charles talk was compassionate and humorous as he demonstrated life may not always go according to plan – but there’s always a silver lining. Thank you Charles for spending your time with us and refueling our fire!
Response from Charles Clark, Author and World Class Athlete:
Awesome!!!! Thanks for sharing such a great testimonial!
We had Charles Clark speak at our Cbiz Insurance Services Client Appreciation event last week. Charles was right on point with his message of being “Thankful” for those people in and around you in life. Our guests had a great time and appreciated his engaging speech. We can’t thank Charles enough for being there!
Response from Charles Clark, Author and World Class Athlete:
Right on! Thanks for booking me!
Firstly Charles Clark is a One Man Show and I wouldn’t recx him to any major business. The results that he produced for my company are impeccable and wished I would’ve had him here earlier.
I had the honor of hearing Charles speak to the young adults ministry at Vineyard Church in Virginia Beach. It was both challenging and encouraging. He tied in his testimony in overcoming obstacles with practical steps that listeners could take in moving toward their dreams or goals. Charles is a relatable and authentic communicator. I highly recommend everyone take the opportunity to read, listen, and see what this guy has overcome and wishes to pursue further.
Charles spoke at my church's young adult ministry a couple of weeks and it was amazing! He is so relatable and encouraging. Everyone left feeling inspired!
Charles's message has impacted my life in my career and personal life. I can't wait to the release of his book fall of 2015.
Charles Clark is not only a world-class athlete but a world-class speaker. He had the power to move and inspire an entire audience of 1,400. Highly recommended speaker for any small business, corporate company, and/or non-profit!
What to Expect
He has the ability to inspire, rejuvenate ambition and present teams with actionable steps that they can apply immediately to their career goals. His delivery is a powerful multisensory experience, passionate, humorous, and defies the common teachings of life. Charles Clark teaches that things happen and may not go as planned, but if you choose to positively respond to the action, you can still get the result you've been dreaming of.
I was a world class sprinter. I was Superman. My value was wrapped up in seconds on a timer, victory being my only goal. Everything I knew and loved was on the track.
But at the age of 24, I hit rock bottom. I injured my quad muscle and my running career was wrecked. On top of that, I was dropped by my coach and dumped by my college girlfriend. Depression set in, and I ended up moving home to Virginia back into my momma’s house. In the blink of an eye, I went from knowing my whole future to desperately trying to understand life. I was once the 6th fastest man in the world and suddenly I was unable to stand on my own two feet. I was defeated.
While sitting at the bottom of the steps at my mom’s house, she spoke 11 words to me that would put a spark back into my life. “Charles, what do you need me to do to fix this?” I thought about it for a moment, then I realized that no one can repair my life for me. I found that no one is responsible for my success and no one is to blame for my failures but me. From that moment forward, I began examining the foundation of success and what I needed to do pick myself up again.
It was one word that gripped me like a finger on the trigger: "THRIVE." I decided that I would build my life on this word. To me, thriving became more important than surviving. It was all about pushing to the next level and that's when I began to look at my failures differently and see the big picture. <br><br>
Now, I consult and speak to people who want to conquer more in life. Everyone who seeks personal success, including Fortune 500 companies, look to me as an expert in growth mindset, culture, leadership, and sales.
You too can be free from your darkest days and bask in the light. You can be relinquished from pain and live with purpose. You can crush failure and discover your inner champion. You aren’t meant to be stuck in the rubble! Our setbacks are designed for our greatest comeback. Everything you do should be based on THRIVING, because in reality, you can always be better. There is constantly a next level in you. THE RACE IS NOT OVER."
I found that my value isn't wrapped up in seconds on a timer, but in the seconds I spend thriving through the finite moments of life. The world didn’t need me to be a runner, it needed me to be here, in front of you. Imagine a life where you live on the mountaintop, hands in the air, taking in the view and breathing in the freshness of life. That is where you deserve to be. Right now, you’re SURVIVING, but I want to show you how life can be THRIVING.
Additional Booking Notes
Postponement or Cancellation
Once a presentation date is established, CONTRACTOR expends time and resources on CLIENT’s behalf. As a result, CONTRACTOR charges a cancellation fee to recover upfront expenditures and/or losses that may occur by not scheduling other business on CLIENT’s event date.
Should the presentation be postponed or canceled for any reason, the following fee schedule shall apply:
Less than 30 days before event: 100% fee will be charged
Between 30 – 60 days before event: 50% fee will be charged
More than 60 days before event: no fee charged
Audio & Video Recording
CLIENT may record all or part of CONTRACTOR’s presentation. Should CLIENT record the presentation, CONTRACTOR requires delivery of a master copy of the recording within 30 days after event close. CLIENT may distribute copies of our presentation to internal staff, but may not sell copies. Should CLIENT wish to make other recording or distribution arrangements, a separate agreement will be required.
Event Key Messages: Having the room set up and equipment readily available is key to delivering a quality presentation for your audience. We recommend you use one of the following room set-ups:
Equipment and Room Set Up Preferences
Modified classroom style (preferred)
Open “U” Style
We require that the client provide the following items for our speaker's presentation:
Projector (LCD, overhead, etc)
High-speed Internet access
Screen (freestanding or fixed)
Microphone (lavaliere or traditional)
Display table for materials
Influences & Inspiration
Les Brown, TD Jakes, Will Smith, Steve Kelly, and Oprah Winfrey.