Charlie Seraphin, author of One Stupid Mistake--Smart Decision-Making in a Crazy World has been a journalist, a radio host, a sports executive, and a college professor. He explains that while we all make mistakes, how we deal with our mistakes leads either to success or disaster. Charlie is a coach, a teacher, a dad, a husband, and a friend to most everyone he meets. He has received awards from Associated Press, Radio TV News Directors Association, National Association of Broadcasters and the National Headliners Club for outstanding news coverage. He's worked in and managed large radio news departments, and served as a VP/GM for radio stations in Los Angeles, Dallas and San Diego. During the course of his career he has covered thousands of stories and interviewed hundreds of notable people, including Ronald Reagan, Yogi Berra, Dr. Benjamin Spock, Barbara Bush, Mother Teresa and David Koresh. (He helped negotiate the release of innocent children from the Branch Davidian Compound in Waco, Texas before it burned to the ground).
He’s jumped from an airplane, played volleyball at a nudist colony, negotiated with a cult leader, lived with monks at a New Mexico monastery and enjoyed lunch at the White House by invitation from President Reagan. Charlie worked a Vice President for teams in Major League Baseball, the National Basketball Association, the National Football League and Major League Soccer. Although he has lived all over the world—from San Francisco and London to Texas and the island of Ibiza, he has never forgotten his roots in rural Wisconsin. He is as comfortable with janitors and manual laborers as with heads of state. He's been a husband for 37 years and the father of six successful professional children, and four grand-children. Charlie’s unpretentious style is as comfortable as his common sense message.
Charlie Seraphin is a self-professed "expert on stupid mistakes." His self-effacing, lighthearted style belies the seriousness of his message: Only by acknowledging and owning our mistakes can we avoid repeating them. Charlie's message can be tailored to your audience. Trying to motivate your team? Build team unity? Energize your managers? Hoping to minimize customer service mistakes? Impress upon youngsters the importance of even little, seemingly unimportant decisions? Charlie outlines, in easy to understand terms, the connection between thoughts, attitudes, words and actions. And if your audience has a hard time focusing, Charlie will teach them a simple exercise (practiced by ancient monks) that helps clear minds and clarify thoughts...leading to faster and smarter decision-making. Charlie doesn't talk at people. He's a natural communicator who engages, challenges, energizes and connects with his audience. From the moment he walks on stage, your audience will sense that Charlie really cares about them and their challenges. His just released book, One Stupid Mistake--Smart Decision-Making in a Crazy World is an Amazon Five Star sensation. Critics recognize that his simple message delivered in down to earth terms is like looking in a mirror at your soul. "Pay attention to your quiet little voice" he encourages, "it will always steer you in the right direction."