Nancy Vogl Speakers Bureau

C. Leslie Charles

February 15, 2014
C. Leslie Charles

C. Leslie Charles

Expertise:   Customer Service, Stress Reduction, Resilience, Teamwork, Communication, Presentation Skills, Change, Motivation, Attitude

Speaking Style:  Engaging. Witty. Inspirational.

Travels From:  Lansing, Michigan

Nancy Says:  “Leslie was the first ‘motivational’ speaker I ever heard, many years ago. I was a young single mother then, still in the throes of a long, drawn out divorce; her words made a difference that day that will last a lifetime. She is a fabulous speaker and a remarkable woman who has touched the lives of many.” 


Connecting People with Their Potential 

For three decades, award-winning speaker and author, C. Leslie Charles has wowed audiences with her wit and wisdom. Her customized presentations educate, entertain, and invigorate her learners to take action on practical and doable strategies. Whether Leslie is training service or sales people, conducting a teambuilding workshop, or delivering an inspirational keynote, she always receives the highest of marks and rave reviews.

With a background that includes failure, poverty and loss, Leslie speaks and writes with gentle authority; her personal history and professional accomplishments bring an uncommon depth and scope to her content. Leslie has received numerous awards in recognition for her work, and is the author of seven books, including the critically acclaimed Why Is Everyone So Cranky?, and her practical handbook, The Customer Service Companion. 

Learn more about C. Leslie Charles...

C. Leslie Charles, Certified Speaking Professional, motivational speaker, business consultant, and facilitator, has helped people connect with their potential since 1979. The wit, wisdom, and warmhearted delivery she puts into her speeches make her a credible source for her message.

Leslie’s customized keynotes, training seminars and workshops entertain, enlighten, and inspire her audience members to make small changes that can enrich their lives in a big way.

As the author of seven books, Leslie’s critically acclaimed Why is Everyone So Cranky? thrust her into the media spotlight for nearly three years, making her a recognized expert on anger management and stress. She’s appeared on all of the major TV networks, numerous magazines, hundreds of radio shows, and quoted in nearly that many newspapers, including a USA Today cover story.

Leslie speaks and writes from the position of one who knows what it takes to live and work with enthusiasm, integrity, and resiliency because she’s done it, adding practicality to her message. Her books and presentations are filled with inspirational quips, doable ideas, and attitude shifts guaranteed to make a big difference in how people live, love, and pursue their livelihoods.

Her latest book, the humorous, Bless Your Stress: It Means You’re Still Alive, coauthored with Mimi Donaldson, is a highly unusual, laugh-out-loud approach to an often daunting, overworked subject. Imagine a common sense treatment of stress delivered in a highly uncommon manner.


Presentation Topics

Why is Everyone So Cranky?

An overview of the social trends complicating our lives and how we can handle them. A practical, informative and compelling presentation.


Bless Your Stress

An offbeat, funny and original approach to stress relief, delivered with a spoonful of sugar. This presentation is insightful, illuminating and entertaining.


Life is Not a "Duress" Rehearsal 

Amusing and informative, this blend of “Why is Everyone So Cranky?” and “Bless Your Stress: It Means You’re Still Alive!” features an intricate blend of both books: information and “edutainment” that motivates, inspires, and educates for change


Other Programs Available 

Extreme Service: Extreme Measures for Extreme Times

Train the Trainer



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