Chuck Ainsworth

Chuck Ainsworth

Location: Greensboro, NC


Chuck Ainsworth is a top executive and leadership coach, personally requested by C-suite leaders when the stakes are high. His extensive experience includes work with Fortune 500, financial services, tech, healthcare, and higher education. Recent clients have included Nemours, UNC Healthcare, Duke Health, University of Notre Dame, AmerisourceBergen, American Diabetes Association, SECU, Dropbox, and Anthem.

He is also a sought-after and dynamic communicator and facilitator with a refreshingly authentic, practical, and inspiring style that reflects his deep understanding of what it takes to build and lead high-performing teams and create sustainable culture change.

Additionally, he has been a Forbes Coaches Council member and written a chapter on Coaching and Mentoring for the second edition of Management and Leadership Skills for Medical Faculty, by Springer Publishing.

Chuck has served as Head of Learning and Development for an international disaster relief organization and as a leadership and team coach for physicians and senior administrators at Cone Health, a nationally ranked healthcare system. Then, as Head of Coaching for five years at the Center for Creative Leadership, he led five-hundred executive coaches in providing 20,000+ sessions each year and was the lead creator of Better Conversations Every DayTM (BCE), a highly successful experience designed to be scaled for enterprise culture change, and aimed at unlocking emotionally intelligent, feedback-rich, conversations.

Niche Areas of Expertise

  • C-Suite
  • Change Management
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Team Effectiveness

Industry Experience

  • Automotive & Assembly
  • Capital Projects & Infrastructure
  • Consumer Packaged Goods
  • Education
  • Financial Services
  • Chemicals
  • Electric Power & Natural Gas
  • Healthcare Systems & Services
  • Hospitality
  • Manufacturing


  • English


  • Excelsior University - BA, Sociology
  • Azusa Pacific University - MA, Organizational Leadership
  • Campbell University - BA, Liberal Arts


  • Hogan
  • 360 Interview
  • DiSC
  • The Predictive Index
  • MBTI
  • FIRO-B

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