About Our Team

Chuck Ward & Associates offers customizable executive coaching, training seminars, workshops and keynote presentations to leaders at all levels of organizational life from individual contributors to senior and executive positions. CWA clients span Fortune 500 companies, startups and governmental and educational settings. Our work is based on proven neuroscience as it relates to leadership-based behavior and learning disciplines.

Who We Are

Chuck Ward, Ph.D.
Founder and CEO

Dr. Chuck Ward is the founder and president of Chuck Ward & Associates, Inc.  For over 25-years, his unique and proven approach to personal and professional development has been sought by leaders and organizations worldwide.  A successful leader in his own right, Chuck’s passion is to enable executives and emerging leaders to reach their full potential in the context of a balanced and healthy lifestyle.  He supports lasting personal and organizational growth, which results in greater productivity and profitability.  Chuck’s two-fold approach focuses on elevating outward behavior and, perhaps more important, changing the inward thoughts, emotions, attitudes and values that enable lasting change.  His clients range from international Fortune 500 companies to medium and small-size businesses.  In addition, he works with numerous agencies of the federal government.  Chuck is a C-level executive coach and trusted advisor.  He is also in demand as a keynote speaker and trainer.

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Ellie Ward M.S.Ed.
Associate

Ellie Ward joined CWA, Inc. to add specialized leadership development in public and private education to our other offerings. With 30-years of experience, she is an accomplished leader in the creation, planning, implementation, evaluation, and follow-up of highly successful, district-wide professional development from senior administrators to paraprofessionals. As distinct from our other work, she is the “go to” person for coaching and training in educational philosophy, methodology, and leadership.

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Christie Ward, CSP
Associate

Christie Ward, CSP has over 25 years of experience working collaboratively with individuals and organizations in health care, non-profits, government, business and education settings. She is committed to helping people, teams, companies and organizations to perform at their highest level by equipping them with the skills necessary to do so.

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Kevin Peterson, MBA
Associate

When Kevin Peterson joined CWA, Inc., he brought years of practical leadership experience to the challenge of developing high potential leaders in the business community. His seminars, keynote addresses, curriculum develop and publications are not only theoretically sound; they have been proven in practical experience as he has successfully applied them in his professional career. Kevin was seasoned under the pressure of accountability for delivering complex programs worth in excess of $20 million and for leading organizational teams made up of hundreds of employees and multiple strategic partners. With this backgrounds, he speaks as an authority on business leadership.

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Claire Billingsley
Associate

Claire Billingsley coaches business leaders on social and communication skills, leadership, time management and organizational skills, personnel management, as well as personal and professional development. Clair helps individuals and organizations foster innovation, build confidence, take initiative and improve communication skills.

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Rosie Stermer
Business Operations Manager

Rosie Stermer serves as the Business Operations Manager for CWA, Inc. With over 25-years experience in administrative support and managing office operations, she is the go-to team member. She helps various departments within the company to meet their end goals.  By coordinating work flow, establishing and building relationships with clients and directing day-to-day functions, she has the overall responsibility for ensuring organizational effectiveness. She is experienced, dedicated and willing to go the extra mile to ensure a high level of energy and excellence at our office.

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