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In addition to being an accomplished marketing and communications executive, Charles K. Poole shares his PooleProof Wisdom with people whenever he gets the chance. Inspired by the lessons taught by his mother and other key figures in his life, he blogs, posts on social media and does a podcast of his own to share snippets of wisdom and encouraging words.

Listen in to Angee and Charles as they talk about how PooleProof Wisdom came about, how Charles has used these lessons to fuel his own deliberate course in his career, and how you can, too. Writing and speaking about what he’s learned is how he serves his purpose.

You can find Charles and PooleProof Wisdom on social media including Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn, as well as wherever you get your podcasts.

Charles K. Poole

Taylor L Cole Longacre

Charles K. Poole is Chief Communications Officer and Vice President, Marketing and Public Relations for Prospect Medical Holdings, a growing healthcare services company operating17 hospitals and more than 165 clinics and outpatient centers in six states.

He previously served as Head of Communications and Brand Marketing for Ascension Technologies. There, he led the creation and execution of technology brand strategy and experience, marketing and advertising, public relations and thought leadership, social media strategy, internal communications, and consumer access for the technology subsidiary of Ascension, the nation’s largest non-profit healthcare system. Beginning in 2018, Poole led the national rebranding of Ascension Technologies in alignment with Ascension’s own rebranding effort across the enterprise.

Prior to joining Ascension, Poole was the Senior Vice President, Communications for CitiMortgage. Poole spent the majority of his career –15 years — in a variety of senior roles with Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world’s largest brewer, where he was responsible for issues management programming, entertainment marketing initiatives, and promoting the company’s corporate social responsibility, multicultural and philanthropic initiatives in support of the company’s business strategy and commercial interests to a wide variety of internal and external audiences including employees, media, distributors, multicultural organizations, community groups and local, state and federal governments.

A member of the Arthur Page Society, Poole is a former adjunct professor at Saint Louis University and Webster University. He’s also the author of three self-help books, a blogger, host of a podcast, and is adding additional creative outlets to his life at every opportunity.


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