His volatile career in IT sales and business development proved to be a “feast or famine” proposition for Chuck, his wife, and their six children. In addition, he struggled for decades to overcome past sexual abuse and bullying. Now, as a healed husband, father, and grandfather of 16 beautiful souls, he looks back on a professional and personal life marked by extreme highs and lows; from life as a top 2% wage earner to life as an unemployed, disabled and depressed “victim,” and back again. Having survived the kind of pain and suffering felt by so many, he has learned ways to survive and thrive. Now, he is a teacher and lecturer on leadership principles and a certified CJEA (Creative Journal Expressive Arts) practitioner.