Charles August

514 Pomona Ave, Albany CA  94706
(650) 646-5333 • chasaugust@gmail.com

Objective

Opportunities that utilize my strong communication skills, and are consistent with my lifelong dedication to helping people realize both personal and professional goals.

Profile

I am a dynamic, energetic and charismatic speaker and presenter who has focused much of my work in adult education, training parents and partners in having strong and loving communication skills. I help people realize their goals – in their relationship, personal life and in their career.  I help people align their life values with workplace values.  I excel in my ability to maintain an appropriate sense of humor in almost all situations.

I’m a creative and erudite writer with experience writing advertising copy, flyers, brochures, blogs, articles, and emails, as well as building and maintaining “Wordpress” websites (most recently chasaugust.com and hai.org) and SalesForce sites.

I have more than 20 years of experience in designing and presenting all manner of training, from personal growth to corporate sales conventions.  Solid history of corporate skills including, creating and presenting marketing plans, advertising plans, sales plan, and advertising concepts and commercials.  Flexible, versatile and computer savvy, I have created and led numerous presentation trainings, both in advertising and in my workshop career.   I believe you will find my credentials impressive.

Skills Summary

• Project Management• Writer, editor, blogger• Adult Educator• Communication Skills Trainer

• Workshop Leader

• Life Skills Coach

 

• Computer Savvy• Presentation Designer• Excellent Written and Oral Correspondence• Facilitate Decision Making

• Recruit, Train and Manage Teams

• Marketing & Sales

Experience

Workshop/Seminar Leader

  • Design and facilitate communications workshops both domestically and internationallyCreate, present and lead workshops which vary in size from 10 participants to 100 participants, and in length from 2-hour “Intro’s” to weeklong residential workshops
  • Leader of daylong trainings presenting conflict resolution, anger management, anger expression and anger transformation skills
  • Communications Skills trainer for individuals, parents, couples and corporate managers
  • Fully fluent in “active (or empathetic) Listening” skills, basic NLP techniques, Non-Violent Communication (NVC) and conflict resolution skills

Marketing/Communications Director

  • Write and produce advertising copy, flyers, brochures, blogs, articles, and emails
  • Maintain WordPress websites
  • Recruit, train and manage teams of volunteers who provide logistical support for workshops and presentations
  • Fluent in a wide array of computer software applications including Word Processing, Spreadsheet, data base collection programs and web design

PAST Responsibilities

Hired, supervised and trained corporate account management personnel

Creator and presenter of marketing and sales plans and advertising concepts

Designed and implemented account management training sessions

Facilitated and mediated dialogues between nuclear weapons designers and nuclear freeze advocates for Project Victory, “a non-profit educational organization that seeks to help Americans find ways to overcome the problems that threaten the future of life on earth”.

Employment History

 

Facilitator, Presenter, Trainer 1989-2009

• SELF-EMPLOYED – Personal Growth Coach, Workshop Leader, Trainer  Albany, CA

1997-present

• PARENT EFFECTIVENESS TRAINER (P.E.T.) – E. Palo Alto, CA

Director of Marketing: 2011-Present 

Facilitator, Workshop Leader, Workshop Developer, Support Group Leader and Presenter: 1990-2008

• HUMAN AWARENESS INSTITUTE – Foster City, CA

Director of Marketing: 2009-2016

• WAVERLEY SOFTWARE

Trainer, Presenter, Partner 1989-1992

• TEAM TRANSFORMATIONS – San Francisco, CA

Charter Member, Presenter: 1983 – 1988

• PROJECT VICTORY – Palo Alto, CA

Account Manager: 1987-1989

• HODSKINS, SIMONE & SEARLES ADVERTISING AND PR – Palo Alto, CA

Account Supervisor: 1986-1987

•DDB/NEEDHAM ADVERTISING – San Francisco, CA

1984 -1986

• SELF-EMPLOYED ADVERTISING EXECUTIVE – Menlo Park, CA

Director of Advertising 1982-1983

• ACTIVISION, INC. – Mountain View, CA

 

Education

ITHACA COLLEGE, ITHACA, NY

B.A. Philosophy 

PALO ALTO SCHOOL OF HYPNOTHERAPY, PALO ALTO, CA

Certified Hypnotherapist

GORDON TRAINING INTERNATIONAL, SAN DIEGO, CA

Certified Parent Effectiveness Trainer

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