Drifting through many unique jobs and adventures after college, Chuck found his direction in life while working as a crew member on a 53-foot sailboat crossing the Atlantic Ocean. Following the trip, he earned a masters degree in communications and professional accreditation and began a series of career moves that have given him great insight into the workings of organizations, from community groups to government organizations and Fortune 500 corporations.
Chuck recently received a Virginia Press Association award for weekly newspaper column writing for his humor column in the Chesterfield Observer, and he has penned frequent humor pieces for publications such as Home Style, WorkMagazine, Richmond Magazine, Richmond Bride, Welcome Inc., and others. His writing ties into his motivational speaking where he tells funny stories of life adventures and shares insights into rediscovering pleasure in life and finding success in work.
In addition, Chuck was a finalist in the Richmond-area 2004 “Last Comedian Standing” competition, sponsored by the Richmond Funny Bone and Q-94.
Chuck also is the author of two books:
- Build Your Castles in the Air: Thoreau’s Inspiring Advice for Success in Business (and Life) in the 21st Century
- Nose-Sucker Thingees, Weeds Whacking Back & Cats in the Bathtub: Does Life Get Any Better?
Originally published in the Chesterfield Observer – February 2014 Well, it’s Feb. 5 guys, which means there’s only 8 more days until you need to start thinking about what to get your significant other for Valentine’s Day. Since that … Continue reading →
Originally published in the Chesterfield Observer – February 2013 February has a men’s holiday (the Super Bowl) and a women’s holiday (Valentine’s Day). I say this for two reasons. One: I want to generate some letters to the editor, … Continue reading →
Originally published in the Chesterfield Observer – February 2012 The other evening I was chatting with my lovely wife, Stacy, when I shut my mouth suddenly – not because I was out of words (of course) but because a … Continue reading →
Originally published in the Chesterfield Observer – February 2011 Men dread the middle of February, and not just because the Super Bowl is over, and baseball season is a month and a half away. The reason: Valentine’s Day. Look, … Continue reading →
Originally published in the Chesterfield Observer, February 2009 It’s time again for the annual Valentine’s Day column. Like most stories about love, this year’s Valentine’s Day column begins with a tale of natural catastrophe and massive destruction. It may … Continue reading →