Charles Hunt is a Resilience Expert, Educator, and motivational speaker. Adept at leveraging transparency to inspire and get results, this former College Recruiting, Talent Management, Diversity, and Supply Chain leader left the corporate world to fulfill his vision of building unbreakable spirits and cultivating resiliency for those who, like him, have The Audacity to Succeed. He helps students & young professionals build resilience, believe in bigger and greater for themselves, and create the educational, financial, and professional plans to get there.
As the founder of The Audacity Firm, LLC, his firm provides professional & personal development programs, coaching, and events to equip clients with financial literacy/education, workforce readiness, professional development, and career planning tips, tools, and strategies to LIVE, DO, and BE BETTER. Charles has led programming at some of the premier universities, colleges, Fortune 500 companies, and non-profits across the country, helping thousands of students and leaders find their way to a better future through career readiness, life coaching, and direct hiring opportunities.
Charles shares incredible stories of resiliency, determination, and success from his journey. Raised on welfare in a drug house in the projects of Oakland, CA by a drug addicted mother, and having lost his father to murder at the age of 10, Charles Hunt seemed destined for a life of trauma and despair. With self-destructive vices all around him and repeated family cycles of debt and poor financial literacy, poverty and jail were logical destinations. But instead of dealing, Charles chose to enhance his life’s trajectory, becoming a self-financed, first-generation college graduate. Armed with his own H.E.R.D (irrational Hope, Excellence, Resiliency, and good Decision Making), a strong belief in self, boundless determination and a hustler’s spirit, he navigated the pitfalls on his path to becoming a highly accomplished human resources, financial, and resilience expert. His intense focus and drive has lifted him from poverty and debt to financial freedom, while fueling his life’s purpose to use his mess as a message that helps, inspires, and motivates others.
Now equipped with an impressive 17-year corporate career, an army of degrees (Bachelors and Masters in Business) and certifications from highly esteemed institutions and the life-issued “School of Hard Knocks”, Charles is uniquely gifted and equipped to inspire, motivate, teach, and explain how clients can execute their own “From….To…” story, proving that our only limits are ourselves.