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Michael Charles, PMP / Leading With Intent

A Management Consultant and Project Manager, Michael has over 12 years of experience in Corporate America working as a consultant to JP Morgan Chase, Bank of New York Mellon, JetBlue, Con Edison, Verizon and New York City Office of the Mayor among others. He has a Bachelor in Management and Information Systems and currently works as a John Maxwell certified leadership trainer, speaker and coach. Michael is the Founder and CEO of Light The World Foundation, an organization educating children in Haiti as well as providing leadership training and coaching to teenagers and young professionals in the USA.

He is a contributing author to the Handbook of Business Strategy Series published in 2007 and plays music as a hobby. Michael also enjoys sharing insights on leadership and intentional living on his blog at

Michael’s first training and coaching experience was in 1995 when he partnered with two other friends to teach music and prepare church bands. That experience kindled a desire to add value to others and teach them skills to help them navigate through life’s challenges. In 1999, he was appointed Associate Director of God of Mercy Church's music program teaching music and organizing events for the band. His passion to add value to people grew stronger as he witnessed positive changes in the lives of those he trained and coached.

Leveraging his experience in Corporate America, his work with non-profit organizations combined with the proven leadership principles and practices taught by John Maxwell, Michael possesses a unique combination of skills, tools and insights to draw upon to help you develop a comprehensive growth plan for you, your team and your organization.


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