CLIENTS AND TESTIMONIALS

Client List

Cox Enterprises
Autotrader.com
Cox Media Group
Manheim Auto Auction
DuPont
Barry Companies
Coca Cola
Motorola
Cigna Health
Marriott
Cingular Wireless
MCI
BellSouth
PGA – Professional Golf Association
HCA – Hospital Corporation of America
Delta Airlines
Mohawk Carpets
Carpets of Dalton
UPS – United Parcel Service
Ridgeview Institute
ManorCare Health Services
Horizon Health Corporation
Southern Organization for Human Services
Edenbrook
Atria
Sunrise Senior Living
Southeastern Cremation Society
Infusion Nurses Society
Emory University
Georgia State University
Georgia Department of Correction
Licensed Professional Counselor Association
The City of Schaumberg Illinois
Lutheran Services – Chicago
Catholic Social Services – Atlanta
Fulton County Schools
Dekalb County Schools

Client Testimonials

I’ve known Charlie for 8 years now and he’s been a great coach, confidant and sounding board. I’ve grown a great deal – personally and professionally through my conversations and support from Charlie. He helped me see my strengths and how to best enhance and leverage those, to drive business results. He’s engaging, insightful, a great listener, asks the ‘tough’ questions and has really shown me to look at issues through a different lense. I’ve recommended him as a coach for many other executives internally and externally, who’ve all seen great change and growth in their careers. If you are looking for a coach who has a strong clinical psychology background, organizational development experience and focuses on aligning your values with the results of the company, then Charlie is your guy!

Esther Dabney

VP Global Talent Strategies & Leader Development at Cox Automotive Inc.

Charlie is a true partner – intuitive, insightful, and collaborative. His consultation on leadership and development are inspiring and invaluable. Charlie has a real passion for the craft and his clients.

John Kovac

Senior Vice President – Marketing Cox Automotive

Charlie’s has many talents that I could share. The talent that stands out to me is his ability to coach people. He takes the time to understand the person he is coaching as well as their peers, leadership and organization. His partnership in developing an action plan on how to self-reflect and flourish in their role, organization and as person is remarkable.  His passion, energy and positivity for life and coaching is truly a gift …that keeps on giving!

Catherine McGillivray AVP

HR Technology Services, Cox Enterprises, Inc.

Charlie is a trusted advisor and extremely thoughtful coach. He is able to quickly and clearly identify opportunities and articulate processes and recommendations to apply in unique situations. He truly gets to know his clients and is just as passionate about their business and their growth as they are.

Jessica Stafford

Vice President, Marketing Cox Automotive

I have been working with Charlie for several years now.  What began as executive coaching with me personally, and helped my own development in areas of thought leadership and influencing others, now continues as a business relationship of being a thought partner and trusted advisor.  Charlie has a good knowledge of our business and always demonstrates extreme professionalism and knowledge of human performance.

Julie Warpool

Senior Director – Vehicle Solutions, Cox Automotive Group

Charlie Cummins began working with me as is a coach, grew to become a mentor and is now a trusted business colleague.  His advice and teachings coupled with his business acumen has made a tremendous difference in my leadership effectiveness and in the results my team has produced. I’ve been leading teams for over 25 years and of the many consultants and coaches I have worked with I can’t think of one that has produced the results that Charlie has.  He has helped me grow as a person and as a business leader and I couldn’t be more grateful to have been introduced to him.”

Lou Laste

Senior Director – Public Relations, Cox Automotive Group

My best endorsement for Charlie is that I recommended him to work with the executive who replaced me in my last role.  Charlie is a smart professional who takes the required time to learn the organization, its culture and values, and the people that surround a client.  With that information in hand, he partners with his client to map out a thoughtful development plan.  Plus, he’s a good guy.

Joey Yates

Senior Director, Integration, Cox Automotive Group

Charlie’s knowledge of human performance and overall professionalism as a trusted advisor has mentored and inspired both me and my team for continuous development. Charlie took a professional interest not only with my growth, but he demonstrated an accurate understanding of the entire leadership team and business at Manheim Seattle. Charlie dove deep into the interests, needs, stress behaviors and usual behaviors of our team to gain a deep understanding our group dynamic. He has a dedicated drive to coach core values and performance that has yielded significant returns on investment for myself and the entire auction.

Ray Priest

General Manager, Manheim Seattle Auto Auction

I have had the pleasure of working with Charlie as my personal executive coach and as a coach to members of my team. In each case, I found Charlie to be very focused on helping his clients to identify areas for development and then putting together a plan to achieve tangible growth and measurable improvement in those key areas. Charlie’s expertise and knowledge of leadership are apparent from the first meetings, but it is his desire to truly get to know his clients and their motivations that make him such a trusted advisor and partner. Another major strength is Charlie’s commitment. He is unique in his ability to hold his clients accountable to their own development goals. He has a professional perseverance about him that keeps you focused on your goals. Perhaps the best recommendation of all is the number of former clients who still value Charlie’s advice and seek it out long after the contract is fulfilled.

Alan Ewing

National Sales Director – Autotrader.com

Charlie has a knack for identifying the challenges managers face given the unique culture of their team and their greater organization.  He is compassionate, thoughtful, and adaptable in his approach to developing plans in partnership with his clients that not only lead to individual professional growth, but also meaningful growth for his clients’ teams.

Charlie is a trusted advisor who cares deeply for his clients on a personal level.  He believes helping his clients achieve peace and balance within their personal lives will lead to increased professional productivity.  I’m thankful for Charlie’s partnership.

Jason Jager

Director, Industry Relations, Cox Automotive

Four years ago, I was promoted to be the director in a newly formed organization, I had to change from being an on-hands manager to a leader.  My leaders recognized the importance and to support my success, they engaged Charlie to be my executive coach.  In our first meeting, I knew right away that Charlie and I would make a good pair, he was easy to talk with and was quick to understand my position and what I wanted to accomplish.  With his knowledge of our organization, he knew what would help me to get there.

He first gathered perceptions…what others had of me as well as what I had of myself.  Those results helped identify some key development areas that would help improve my executive presence, improve written communication skills to executive leaders and be a better “ask” versus “tell” leader.  One of the key tools we determined to use was a feedback counsel which comprised of employees at various levels within the organization.  They provided open and unbiased feedback throughout the coaching period that helped me understand the perception others had and the type of growth I was demonstrating.

I attribute much of my initial and continued success as a leader to Charlie.  His ability to pinpoint key development areas was invaluable, which has resulted positively on the perception others have on my leadership skills (so much so that I was promoted this past January to be the Sr. Director within the group).  I continue to value the bond and partnership we developed.

Jeff Raymond

Senior Director, HRTS Operations, Cox Enterprises

Charlie is a trusted advisor and extremely thoughtful coach.  He is able to quickly and clearly identify opportunities and articulate processes and recommendations to apply in unique situations.  He truly gets to know his clients and is just as passionate about their business and their growth as they are.

Jessica Stafford

Vice President, Marketing Cox Automotive

Charlie has a knack for identifying the challenges managers face given the unique culture of their team and their greater organization.  He is compassionate, thoughtful, and adaptable in his approach to developing plans in partnership with his clients that not only lead to individual professional growth, but also meaningful growth for his clients’ teams.

Charlie is a trusted advisor who cares deeply for his clients on a personal level. He believes helping his clients achieve peace and balance within their personal lives will lead to increased professional productivity.  I’m thankful for Charlie’s partnership.

Jason Jager

Director, Industry Relations, Cox Automotive

Knowledge, Experience and Wisdom, Charlie is a true professional.

Donn Lowry

CEO Gould Electric Incorporated

Charlie is a dynamic communicator with the ability to target specific goals of an organization and deliver material in a way that is entertaining and memorable. He introduces strategies that can be easily implemented to enhance human performance in group settings, as well as one-on-one coaching.

Vanessa Lowry

President Profits in Progress

Charlie has exceptional skills in communicating with people and in motivating change. He is experienced, honest, easy to work with, and passionate about working with others to enhance their lives.

Michael D. Banov, MD

President Northwest Behavioral Medicine

Charlie adds value wherever he goes. He is productive in all of his endeavors, whether it be clinical work, professional speaking or coaching. Charlie is kind, endearing, and genuinely concerned about the people in his life.

Sonia Toretto, LPC

President Licensed Professional Counselors Association

Charlie is a caring individual that has helped many clients discover their path and move towards an inspired goal. He has insight and the determination to repeat this process for many more.

Rob Mathea

Creative Director Creative Digital Group

Charlie amazingly transforms people and excites them about making changes in their lives. He fills the room with energy and optimism while presenting an action plan of how to find success. He has a passion for life and for doing the work he loves.

Sabrina Beck

Ridgeview Institute

Brilliant lecturer! Excellent information. Thank you for your kindness.

Seminar Attendee

Charlie is consistently professional, engaging, and energetic in his presentations. He is a delight to work with and I look forward to each and every opportunity.

Dianne Gay

Public Relations Manager, The Ridgeview Institute

Charlie is always very well received. I know I can count on him for professional consultation.

Sharon C. Scott ACSW

Hospice Atlanta

One of the best presenters ever! Gifted! Verbally fluent and articulate.

Seminar Attendee

Animated speaker and thought provoking material.

Seminar Attendee

This program really helped me and gave me some excellent tools to manage my stress.

Seminar Attendee

Excellent presentation! I can’t wait to work with him individually.

Seminar Attendee

The best yet! This presentation made me want more from him.

Seminar Attendee

The most informative, insightful, presentation in the entire conference.

Seminar Attendee

Charlie was engaging and easy to understand. He thoroughly understands his material and how to get it across so that I can apply the concepts to my life.

Seminar Attendee

Excellent speaker and topic. Charlie’s handout material was extremely helpful.

Seminar Attendee

Informative, lively, entertaining!

Seminar Attendee

Great! We really needed a full-day workshop. I found myself wanting more.

Seminar Attendee

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