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I have the honor and privilege of regularly speaking at great companies, organizations, and conferences. I always try to customize a presentation for each new audience that’s interactive, intriguing, and extremely practical in nature. Talk is cheap. As a speaker, I treat tangible next steps as utmost importance, especially in a world filled with inspiring information.

Here’s a quick bio of my work and speaking experience used at engagements:

Charles is the CEO & Chief Idea-Maker at Ideation, a brand innovation company that specializes in helping businesses & organizations build remarkable brands via innovative business design, organizational change architecture, brand integration, design, web, and marketing services. He is also the author of Good Idea. Now What?: How to Move Ideas to Execution, a practical book designed to help people move ideas to implementation. Charles is also the creator of grassroots efforts including Ideation Conference, the Idea Camp, and the Freeze Project as well as the co-founder of JustOne.

Charles is regularly invited to speak to leading companies and organizations on topics such as creativity, innovation, idea-making, branding, and social entrepreneurism. Executive leaders from brands including Wells Fargo, The White House, Catalyst, William Morris Endeavor, mun2, Council of Urban Professionals, and many others have benefited from having Charles present at their key events. In addition to speaking, Charles has served as moderator for numerous events with NY Times best-selling authors and senior executives from brands including Google, Twitter, Groupon, Starwood, Disney, NBCUniversal, CAA, Toyota, TOMS, charity: water, United Way, World Vision, and many others.

If you have any interest in inviting me to speak at or moderate your next event, simply click HERE to fill out a short request form.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Charles Lee

2014 Speaking Engagements & Events (More Coming Soon!):

 

  • January 9-10 | Christianity21 | Denver, CO | Speaker
  • January 27 | Life Pacific College | San Dimas, CA | Speaker
  • February 6 | RCMA | Sacramento, CA | Speaker
  • March 29 | Foursquare NEXT | Anaheim, CA | Speaker
  • April 2-4 | Catalyst West Coast | Irvine, CA | Speaker
  • May 6 | The Gifted Foundation at Chick-fil-A HQ | Atlanta, GA | Speaker

2013 Speaking Engagements & Events:

 

  • January 8-10 | William Morris Endeavor (Private Event) | Speaker
  • January 28 | Life Pacific College | San Dimas, CA | Speaker
  • January 29-30 | Praxis (Private Event) | Mentor / Facilitator
  • March 4 | NRB Convention | Nashville, TN | Speaker
  • March 28 | i2i Social Entrepreneurs Gathering | Venice, CA | Host
  • April 16 | The Experience at Serenbe (Private Event) | Chattahoochee Hills, GA | Speaker
  • April 17-19 | Catalyst West Coast | Irvine, CA | Speaker
  • April 23-24 | Wells Fargo (Private Event) | Speaker
  • May 1-3 | Catalyst Dallas | Dallas, TX | Speaker
  • May 13 | UYWI | Azusa, CA | Speaker
  • July 22 | Life Pacific College | San Dimas, CA | Speaker
  • August 14-15 | Plywood People | Atlanta, GA | Speaker
  • August 17 | SCD 2013 | Denver, CO | Speaker
  • August 29 | Market Place Leadership at New Hope O’ahu | Honolulu, HI | Speaker
  • September 13 | INCM | Columbus, OH | Speaker
  • September 26 | i2i Social Entrepreneurs Gathering at Sevenly | Costa Mesa, CA | Host
  • October 5 | NYWC | San Diego, CA | Speaker
  • October 23 | Council of Urban Professionals LA Distinguished Leadership Series | Los Angeles, CA | Moderator
  • November 12 | Ideation San Diego | San Diego, CA | Host
  • November 23 | NYWC | Nashville, TN | Speaker
  • December 10-11 | If? Conference | Colorado Springs, CO | Speaker

2012 Speaking Engagements & Events:

  • January 6-7 | Salvation Army | Atlanta, GA | Speaker
  • January 19 | i2iLA at Toyota | Torrance, CA | Facilitator
  • January 22 | New Life | Harbor City, CA | Speaker
  • January 23 | Life Pacific College | San Dimas, CA | Speaker
  • February 2-3 | Praxis (Private Event) | Marina Del Rey, CA | Speaker/Facilitator
  • February 8 | Barnabas Group | Los Angeles, CA | Speaker
  • February 16 | Good Idea. Now What? Launch Party | Costa Mesa, CA
  • February 23 | Crestmont / Salvation Army | Rancho Palos Verdes, CA | Speaker
  • February 29 | Good Idea. Now What? Party | Chicago, IL
  • March 1 | StartingUp Now Kick Off Event | Chicago, IL | Speaker
  • March 3 | Idea-Making Seminar | Raleigh, NC | Speaker
  • March 4 | Visio Dei | Raleigh, NC | Speaker
  • March 22 | White House Urban Economic Forum | Los Angeles, CA | Speaker
  • March 22-23 | KEYS Conference | Los Angeles, CA | Speaker
  • April 18-20 | Catalyst West Coast | Irvine, CA | Speaker & Lab Host
  • May 7-9 | Ideation Conference | Chicago, IL | Conference Host
  • June 10 | New Life | Harbor City, CA | Speaker
  • June 18 | Barnabas OC/SD | Orange County | Speaker
  • June 20 | Harbor Community College | Harbor City, CA | Speaker
  • June 24 | Life Stream | Norwalk, CA | Speaker
  • July 1 | Newsong North Orange County | Fullerton, CA | Speaker
  • July 11 | White House Forum on Social Innovation | Washington, DC | Speaker
  • July 16 | Life Pacific College | San Dimas, CA | Speaker
  • July 16 | Youth Entrepreneurship Academy at Concordia University | Irvine, CA | Speaker
  • July 21 | Real Business Breakfast Meeting | Los Alamitos, CA | Speaker
  • July 25-26 | ECHO Conference | Dallas, TX | Speaker
  • September 14 | The Gathering | Dana Point, CA | Moderator
  • September 27 | Concordia University | Irvine, CA | Speaker
  • October 12-14 | NYWC | San Diego, CA | Speaker
  • October 17 | Soka University | Aliso Viejo, CA | Speaker
  • October 17 | i2i Social Entrepreneurs Gathering | Costa Mesa, CA | Facilitator
  • October 20 | Pan Pacific Film Festival | Santa Anita, CA | Speaker
  • October 24 | University of Colorado Colorado Springs | Colorado Springs, CO | Speaker
  • October 30 | Council of Urban Professionals LA Distinguished Leadership Series | Los Angeles, CA | Moderator
  • November 1 | Ideation Intensive on Idea-Making | Irvine, CA | Speaker
  • November 9-10 | Youth Summit | Atlanta, GA | Speaker
  • November 15 | Willow Creek Business Breakfast | Chicago, IL | Speaker
  • November 15 | Willow Creek Webcast | Chicago, IL | Speaker
  • November 16-18 | NYWC | Dallas, TX | Speaker

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“Charles Lee is brilliant because he doesn’t just focus on ideas, he demands immediate action upon them. Immediate mobilization around good ideas is how change begins in people and organizations, and that’s what Charles delivers.”
Todd Henry
Author of The Accidental Creative and Die Empty
“Charles always brings innovation, a fresh perspective, and practical leadership application that can be put into play the next day for leaders who attend our Catalyst events. I highly recommend you include him as part of your next conference, staff retreat, or convention. He’s a game changer!”
Brad Lomenick
President and key Visionary, Catalyst
Author, The Catalyst Leader
“Charles Lee will exponentially increase your creativity.  He will not only inspire new ideas, but he will help you see them come to fruition. We’ve had him at New Hope and I was inundated with requests to have him back. We are!  Again and again!”
Wayne Cordeiro
Senior Pastor of New Hope Christian Fellowship