noun. One who facilitates leadership experiences for Ariel. synonyms; thought leader, guide, guru.

Charlie Schroeder

Charlie Schroeder

Charlie Schroeder has worked as a soft skills expert, coach, and role-player since 1997. In addition to his work as a communications specialist, he spent nearly 20 years as a professional actor and journalist filing stories for some of America’s most respected news outlets. As an actor, he appeared on stage, in film and on TV (Sex and the City being his most notorious gig). His journalism has appeared in newspapers (The New York Times), magazines (The Los Angeles Times Magazine) and on radio (countless NPR programs).

Training experience

Charlie has worked extensively in a broad range of businesses including finance, legal, consulting, technology, aviation, construction, nonprofits, and higher education. Recent clients include Amazon, JPMC, Morgan Stanley, Herbert Smith Freehills, SWIFT, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Reed Smith LLP, Nomura Holdings, Mastercard, Barclays, Cornerstone Research, and Human Rights Watch.

Business experience

As an actor, Charlie belonged to a New York-based interactive theater team who used drama-based learning to train financial professionals in the values of diversity and inclusion. As a journalist Charlie edited Golf Tips Magazine and worked as a freelance journalist penning articles for The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Readers Digest and NPR. In 2012, Hudson Street Press (an imprint of Penguin Random House) published his humorous memoir, Man of War, about the year he spent reenacting his way through the past 2,000 years of history. His acting and journalism backgrounds provide him with a unique perspective to help others know not only what to say but how to say it.

Theater experience

· Appeared as Charlotte’s (Kristin Davis’s) love interest, Mitch Saylor, on Sex and the City

· Appeared opposite Liza Weil in the feature film, Whatever; opposite Jill Clayburgh in the film, Never Again; and opposite Roger Rees in BlackMale

· Performed with the critically acclaimed downtown theater companies, Ridiculous Theatrical Company, Elevator Repair Service, and The Civilians

· Appeared at numerous regional theaters including the Studio Theatre (DC), Pennsylvania Stage Company, and Wayside Theater (VA)

Education and Credentials

· BA in Theatre from Bates College