“Charlene thank you so very much for your book, being a survivor of Residential Schools I had a lot of anger and vengeance towards my oppressors and abusers, all I could think about on a daily basis was how to get even with them. With your book I was able to finally realize that I held the key to my recovery by forgiving them all for the damage they caused me. By forgiving them I was able to begin healing from all the abuses the offenders caused me. I found a new sense of freedom that I have never experienced in my life. I now have full capacity of my emotions and not allowing my history dictate my future. Thank you so very much for taking time to help me. I love you.”

Steven Charles

“Amazing article. I love ‘The Pinata Theory’ concept, it’s so simple to articulate but so incredibly strong as a tool for change.”
July 2018

Kenny Ball

Editor & Creative Director, One Tribe Magazine

“Charlene is a passionate, articulate, and witty coach and speaker. She connects with her audience on a very real level and I have yet to hear of anyone who has been coached by her or heard or speak not be profoundly impacted by her!”

Brian Knowler

On the Other Side of Broken - Mental Health and Leadership for Public Safety Professionals

Will Enrich Life (About The Piñata Theory™)

“Emphasizes the unconscious mind and the influence of insalubrious stuffing and substitutes with new refined spiritual and intellectual processes which will enrich life.” 

Dr. Rizwan Rafiq

Chief of Psychiatry-Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Medical Director MHAP, MBBS, MRCPsych, FRCPC, DABAM, FAPA,FASAM, CIME, LMCC DCP, DPM, DMH, MDCH, Dip In CBT, Visiting Fellowship in ECT & TMS. Lecturer in Psychiatry - University of Ottawa (March 2018)

Dynamic Speaker and Coach

“Charlene is a dynamic speaker and coach. She speaks with passion and purpose! I highly recommend Charlene as your next hired speaker for an event or for your company’s strategic planning!”

Deb Crowe

Radio Show Host, Speaker, Author, Lifestyle Coach (May 2017)

Better Therapy Than a Doctor Could Order!

“The Charlene & Co. Celebrate Victory event on April 13, 2017 was very inspirational not to mention a lot of fun! Hearing stories of resiliency, courage and success and dancing and singing like kids, was better therapy than a doctor could order. I encourage everyone to explore the ideas behind The Piñata Theory with Charlene and be open to the possibilities change can bring.”

Elise Marentette, CHRP, CHRL,

Principal Consultant, HR Plus By Design (May 2017)

True Empathy Through Life Experience 

“Few individuals bring with them true empathy through life experience. Even fewer are able to translate this into powerful life changing formats for transforming others. Charlene is one of those people.”

Jim Lutes

CEO, Lutes International, California, USA (February 2017)

Charlene Made an Instant Connection

“Charlene was the Guest Speaker at the National Addiction Awareness Week event held at the Delaware First Nation in Moraviantown. Charlene made an instant connection with the community members through her enthusiastic and personal approach. The personal stories and experiences struck home with many community members as evidenced by their participation in your presentation. Watching the community members approach Charlene after her presentation to thank her and inquire about some of the material she discussed was a sign that she succeeded in reaching them at a personal level. Great Job ! Thank you for being a part of our event!”

National Addiction Awareness Week Committee

Moravian First Nation Police (September 2015)