Chuck Ainsworth


Chuck is fueled by a passion to help people and organizations move toward their full potential. He has provided coaching, consulting, and breakthrough leadership and learning solutions across a variety of industries and 5 continents over the last 15 years.

Previously, he served as CCL’s Coaching Portfolio Manager, advancing the suite of leadership coaching solutions CCL offers. Chuck is also the lead creator of Better Conversations Every Day, a highly successful one-day experience designed to be scaled for enterprise culture change, and aimed at unlocking emotionally intelligent, feedback rich, conversations.

Prior to joining CCL, Chuck was an Organizational Development Specialist for Cone Health, a $1B healthcare system in Greensboro, NC, with more than 100 locations. He designed, facilitated, and managed the launch of multiple leadership development programs and served as a performance consultant and coach for physician leaders and healthcare administrators.

From 2008-2013, Chuck served with Samaritan’s Purse International Relief, a $460M international non-profit with 2,500 staff working in 20 countries and 100,000 volunteers supporting projects in 100 countries. He held multiple leadership roles where he was responsible for onboarding, management development, performance management, and succession planning. During that time he developed, managed, and facilitated training in leadership, international disaster response, and personal and professional effectiveness.

Chuck has built a reputation as a collaborative leader with a proven ability to foster trust and influence change across boundaries. He has a history of working with senior executives, building measurably higher performing teams, healthier organizational cultures, and executing talent development strategies that align with business goals.

Chuck holds an M.A. in Organizational Leadership from Azusa Pacific University where his capstone thesis was “Global Leadership Coaching: Exploring a Coach Approach to Leadership Development and Member Care.”

Certified as a coach with the International Coach Federation (ICF) since 2007, he also holds certification in Situational Leadership II and is a Grove Consultants International Certified Team Performance Practitioner. He has completed multiple Association for Talent Management (ATD) certificates in Human Performance Improvement (HPI) and is qualified to deliver psychometric instruments including DISC, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI), FIRO-B®, Workplace Big Five, Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument (TKI), and the full suite of CCL assessments and 360s.

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