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“Charlene not only brings an exciting energy; her knowledge of what it takes to land the job is on point and genuine. Charlene’s professionalism and expertise, along with her approachable disposition makes her the perfect role model for our students.”

Kelly Dobbins – Director of Workforce Partnerships, Harold Washington College

“I had the pleasure of hearing Charlene speak at a career panel tday. I’m a college and career counselor for CPS and partnered with a CBO to produce a career event for students. Charlene’s infectious energy during the panel lit up the financial fire for my students. I was impressed by her ability to make stock market investment clear and reachable for young people. My students and co-workers were excited about her as well so we committed to purchase her book and start a book club. I am hoping to have her come to my school to engage more young people. I highly recommend her for her skill of drawing in reluctant teenagers as well as her relatable manner that makes financial planning more approachable for all.”

Kathryn Kaushal – College & Career Counselor, Chicago Public Schools

“Charlene Rhinehart served as the keynote speaker and panelist for the Zhang Career Center’s Women in Leadership Conference at Western Michigan University in fall semester of 2016. It was clear to see that she has a true heart towards the professional development of others. Charlene authentically connected with students, faculty, staff and professionals with her clever wit, entertaining stories and empowering message. She is amazing and it was an honor to have her on campus!”

Caroline Ray – Associate Director, Western Michigan University

“Charlene Rhinehart is a breath of fresh air. Her poise in front of an audience is noticeable from the start of her presentation. She engages her audience and encourages fluid and rich dialogue between her and her participants.”

C. Adam Callery. Ed. D. – Associate Dean, Harold Washington College

“I first met Charlene during our first year in undergrad at DePaul (over 10 years ago), and I always admired her for her leadership, confidence, poise, and effervescent energy. Fast forward to February 2020, and I was thrilled to have Charlene accept a panelist spot for an event I was co-chairing for Chicago Women in Philanthropy. The event, Money Matters: Empowering Women in Financial Wellness, featured a moderator and three panelists who are experts in personal finance, investment, and advocating for financial needs as a female-identified professional in the nonprofit sector. Charlene was a FANTASTIC panelist. She was engaged in the planning conversations, personable, an expert on the topic at hand, and an empowering teacher to attendees who were new to financial wellness discussion points. Charlene was a pleasure to collaborate with, and she received so much affirmation from her fellow panelists, my fellow volunteers, and of course the attendees. I highly recommend working with Charlene in any regard!” 

Jackie Lorens Harris – Director, Chicago Lights

“Charlene is a developer who recognizes and cultivates the potential in others. She is my peer mentor through Toastmasters International and I am always inspired by her stamina and dedication. Charlene turns thoughts into action by identifying leaders who can get the job done. Her light of inspiration shines so brightly that it beckons others to do the same. I’ve personally seen her bring out the best in others (myself included) by coaching them through the Toastmasters leadership program. Charlene cheers you on to greatness by providing resources and guidance to help you grow. Everyone needs a Charlene Rhinehart on their journey!”

Fenesha Hubbard, Toastmaster