Dr. Charles J. Hicks, II serves The Leadership Trust as a Senior Executive Leadership Coach. He is committed to working with leaders who seek to deepen their self-awareness in order to access their higher potentials for leveraging their performance at achieving organizational results through others. He demonstrates evidenced-based leadership impact coaching that captures the “developmental shift” that manifests within the coaching engagement. His coaching practice has included such applications as Executive On-Boarding, High Potential Leadership Development, Performance Management, and Leadership Style Re-Calibration.
Charles completed his graduate work at The Ohio State University in Counselor Education and Social Psychology and spent additional post-graduate study in Group-Psychotherapy. He is a Board Certified Coach and continues his coaching education through ICF sponsored programs. Previously licensed as Psychologist in the State of Ohio and Professional Counselor in the State of Maryland, he makes use of various individual and 360 assessments instruments to capture the impact of the coaching engagement.
His professional career expands over 35-years of organizational and leadership development experience in the public and private sectors, including 6 years in the corporate human resources function of two major corporations – Gulf Oil, Blue Cross & Blue Shield; one year affiliation with PDI; a 3-10 year affiliation with international consulting services firms such as Drake Beam Morin, Lee Hecht Harrison, and Right Management Corporation; and, a 30 year affiliation with the Center for Creative Leadership, and 23 years with the Federal Executive Institute.
In addition he has extensive academic teaching experience in the Business, Psychology, and Education departments of Howard University, Duquesne, California-Polytechnic State University, The Johns Hopkins, Morgan State University, Towson State, and the University of Baltimore. His combination of academic and real world experience are powerful ingredients for coaching senior executives and leaders allowing them to leverage their strengths, shrink their performance gaps, and bridge their developmental targets for executing their full potential.
Charles lives in Mount Washington, Maryland; has geographically relocated 5 times in his career with his family of 46 years; has traveled internationally and as well throughout the United States; with reverence and gratitude, spends his leisure time reading, doing Qigong, communing with nature, and cultivating his spiritual consciousness.