As a former teacher and wrestling coach, it is extremely important to me to serve as a positive role model to students and athletes. The development of values, decision-making and self-confidence cannot be understated in a young person’s life.

Through my education programs, I chronicle my journey from Spanish teacher to UFC fighter while emphasizing character development.

Program Description:

“Write YOUR Story” (Assembly/Keynote) – provides a tangible example of accomplishing a dream. By highlighting the 5 Elements of Excellence, students are taught to not only dream big, but to live a life that can make those dreams come true.

Elements of Excellence:

  • Creating a Vision
  • Identifying Core Values
  • Defining Success
  • Living with Accountability
  • Surrounding Yourself with the Best

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Program Advocates:

Charlie Brenneman is the guy you want!! I have been a secondary administrator for almost 15 years and have seen numerous motivational presentations throughout the years. Charlie’s, by far, exceeded them all. He is down to earth, funny and relates well with the students in both large group settings and small group settings. Through his experience, he has so many excellent messages and stories to share with students that they can use in their daily lives. I would recommend Charlie Brenneman to any school or community group. He is top-notch!!!
Maureen Letcher, Principal, Hollidaysburg Area Sr. High School
Charlie Brenneman has an ease by which he connects with young adults. He keeps things very real, and doesn’t sugarcoat what it takes to be successful in life. Being someone who has competed at the highest levels as an athlete, but also someone who has achieved academically, Charlie provides the perfect platform in speaking with kids.
Chris Schiffert – Asst. Superintendent, Whitehall School District
Charlie captivated our students with his inspiring story of beating the odds and staying focused and dedicated toward your goals, even when faced with setbacks. What Charlie delivers is a powerful message about personal responsibility and taking control of life’s myriad of choices. It has empowered our students to be more aware of the implications of their actions upon themselves and others, and focused their thinking on how to get the most from their precious time at school. Charlie “The Spaniard Brenneman” was a very wise choice!
 Paul Gladfelter, Principal, George A. Smith and Swift Middle Schools, Solanco School District


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