KISSIMMEE, FL – The past year has been difficult, to say the least. Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a steep rise in depression, anxiety, loneliness, drug overdoses, suicides, and violent crimes, With everything going on in the world, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and feel like there’s no way out. However, no matter how desperate things may seem, there’s still hope out there, and Charlson Gaines is here to show everyone why.
Charlson Gaines is a retired and disabled US Air Force veteran. He served all over the world as an intelligence analyst, including stints in Iraq, Afghanistan, Kosovo, Qatar, and Korea. During this time, he earned his Master’s Degree in Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine. He is currently a Health Psychology Ph.D. candidate. He also spent four years as a DoD-Certified Physical Assault Victim Advocate.
Charlson then became a violence and suicide prevention program manager. While in this position, he became a certified DoD Master Resilience Trainer and cognitive-behavioral life coach. He also became a certified trauma professional through the International Association of Trauma Professionals. His unique combination of skills, education, and experience led him to integrate emotional intelligence and resilience into a system that not only prevents suicides but also teaches people to replace misery with happiness. He’s spoken at over 30 events to over 5,000 people.
His speaking engagements cover important topics like self-awareness, emotional regulation, empathic leadership, emotional intelligence, burnout, and self-care. These talks aim to help people reach new levels of self-understanding in order to better themselves on both personal and professional levels.
Whether it’s for self-improvement, becoming a better leader (or coworker), or getting a handle on the difference between burnout and depression, his speaking engagements are profoundly valuable. Charlson’s unique method of infusing emotional intelligence, positive psychology, and neurophysiology creates a synergistic effect that allows people of all backgrounds to grow and thrive.
Charlson says it best himself: “So many people are looking for help to transform their misery into a fulfilling, satisfying life because they don’t know how to do that for themselves. I teach them how. No more waiting for someone else to make you happy. You are in charge of your life. You deserve to be happy.”