About CHARLES JEAN-PIERRE
Charles Jean-Pierre is a senior corporate consultant with a wealth of experience in thought leadership, inspiration, innovation, customer service, and Cybersecurity.
Charles was born in Haiti in a small village population of 100 people. The average household income in that village was less than two dollars a month. Haiti is known as the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. When Charles’ mother passed away, he was only nine years old. He went to live with his grandparents in their very small concrete home, though they were poor as well. However, Charles’ grandparents remain his champions and greatest role models.
Charles’ grandparents gave him love, affection, and more importantly they gave him a set of core values including hard work and discipline, helping turn him into the man he is today. Charles slept on the concrete floor in his grandparents’ small concrete home, because they could not afford beds. Charles walked to and from school one mile each way, bare foot, because they could not afford shoes. At times when it rained, Charles’ school books would get wet due to the fact that he had to carry them in brown paper bags. When Charles turned 16 years old, he was given an opportunity to come to the United States through a special program, which, perhaps, felt like the greatest day of his life; However, there were more challenges ahead.
At the age 16, Charles arrived at Orange, New Jersey where he attended high school. He was thrown in large classrooms full of not-so-kind teenagers, who simply felt like he did not belong among them, as they felt he was different. To make matters worse, Charles did not speak a word of English. For years throughout high school, Charles was continuously abused, both verbally and physically, including names calling daily. One time after-school, Charles was attacked by eight teenage boys many of whom were football players. The occurrence left him with three broken ribs, a severely broken nose, a busted mouth, a concussion, and left on the side of the road for hours. In such a painful situation, most people would only be able to see their immediate circumstances. However, Charles would seek a better reality for himself, despite his intense limitations.
From then on, Charles started going to the local library 6 days a week, 4 hours a day, including after school and on Saturday’s regularly. Charles read every book and newspapers he could get his hands on. Despite not speaking a word of English. Often he did not understood what he was reading, but he continued to read. Through that process, Charles thought himself to speak English well. He graduated high school. After high school Charles began working a minimum wage job, full-time. Charles got the job because he wanted to save money and plan for college.
Though it took him a few years, he eventually attended college. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Communication Engineering, with a minor in business. Continuing his education, Charles attended graduate school, where he obtained an MBA in Business with a concentration in Marketing.
Somehow, someway Charles went from being the little boy born and raised in Haiti, the worlds poorest country in the Western Hemisphere; Walking to and from school one mile each way bare foot to Americas Boardrooms as a Sr. Corporate as a Sr. Consultant sitting next to CEOs, CFOs, CMOs CIOs, and CICOs. Here he discusses 3 – 5 year strategic strategies on how to elevate organizations from where they were to where they wanted to be. He focuses on innovations, thought leadership, inspiration, customer service, and Cybersecurity. In addition, Charles is a CCISO – Certified Chief Information Security Officer, one among a very small group of people in the World. Charles Jean-Pierre is committed to leverage his childhood and corporate experiences to inspire individual and organizations across the World.