Youth motivational speaker Charles "Coach Chuck" Prinzen discusses playing life-sized Monopoly, overcoming abuse, shining shoes, and more.
Charles "Chuck" Prinzen is the founder of Me Inc. Now. He has been a life coach mentoring young adults or students since 1973. Chuck graduated from Long Beach Poly High School in 1974. His current program, Me Inc. Now stand for Me Expressing I Need Change Now. His goal is to motivate and inspire change. For Chuck, it is never too late for change. Chuck now lives in Fairfield, California.
LINKS FROM THE EPISODE
Tell us about the workshops that you do with students in different school districts. Do you have any stories about students you've impacted? [1:06]
Tell us about your use of the game Monopoly. [3:55]
Do you think it's good to teach kids about the lottery in a positive light? [11:18]
Where did you grow up? What were you like as a kid? [12:42]
What made you decide that you wanted to work instead of getting into trouble? [16:47]
What was it like as a child to be a victim of abuse? How did you turn that abuse into something positive as an adult? [19:23]
Tell us about how you used to shine shoes as a child. [24:51]
What were the things that your adoptive mother did that helped you to heal? Any advice for parents who are raising children who are subject to abuse? [28:46]
What is your favorite charitable organization or cause? [31:49]