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Charles Sams

Charles Sams

The Meadows School & Prepare, Preform, Prosper

Las Vegas, NV USA

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Charles's work combines: Science, Entrepreneurship, and Helping People

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Day In The Life

Human Performance Coach & Owner

Provide assistance in any area where humans have to perform in a high level—physical, psychological, or cognitive.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

    Hardin-Simmons University

  • Graduate Degree

    Health and Human Performance

    Sul Ross State University

  • Doctorate

    Health and Human Performance

    Concordia University Chicago

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be a Human Performance Coach & Owner :

Bachelor's Degree: Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Graduate Degree: Health and Human Performance

Doctorate: Health and Human Performance

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Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Teachers:

    You're just not going to get this. This is just beyond you.

  • How I responded:

    When people with learning disabilities have big aspirations, people kick them down. I didn't take it as discouragement but a fundamental misunderstanding. A quote that I often say is, "There's going to be chaos, but you have to protect your mind from that." I've learned that if someone says something malicious, it isn't necessarily towards you; they are projecting their insecurities and struggles onto you, so don't take it personally. You never want to engage insecurity with more insecurity.

Experiences and challenges that shaped me

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  • I couldn't read until 3rd grade; I was in special education, dyslexic, and had a speech impediment. I didn't think anything in the academic world was possible, until I realized it's something I could excel in.

  • I was born in an extremely dangerous city, San Bernardino, California, where gangs/drugs were prevalent. I then moved to Texas, where we lived in poverty and relied on food stamps and welfare. I had to get over the hurdles of my environment and mind.