Charles S. Gates is a high-energy, no-nonsense speaker and presentation coach. He is a former Marine with 30 years as corporate trainer. He helps business owners bottle their messages in 15 words or less and deliver with power and poise. His goal is to create better workplace presenters—one word at a time. Charles is passionate about inspiring and equipping individuals to become the best presenters they can be. His interactive talks and workshops are designed to change your thought process through enjoyable, easy to implement strategies. His success is determined by your willingness to say, “I can do that.” He has spoken at Dollar Tree, Capital One, National Storytelling Network, American Association of Government Accountants and the American Society of Military Comptrollers, to name a few. He is a frequent guest on podcasts, television, and radio shows. Charles has always been active in his community. Currently he serves as the Community Coordination Committee chair with our local YJCW NAACP and is a past District Director and region Advisor with Toastmasters International. He is married to the lovely Lei Lana. They have four children, Tania, Tiffany, Chris and Zeke, a German Shepard puppy.