Charlene Ridley lives in Charlotte, NC with her 3 children and two dogs. She has a Bachelor of Science in Management from the University of Maryland and an MBA from Benedictine University. Charlene is a dream coach, author, speaker, and founder of Unpause Your Dreams & the Unpause Your Dreams Scholarship Fund. As a dream coach, she empowers people to get what they want professionally and personally by getting clarity on their dreams, overcoming obstacles, and taking action to get results. She delivers this coaching through 1x1 programs, workshops, conferences, and retreats. Charlene hosts a weekly IG live series called Dare to Live where she inspires the audience by interviewing people living bold, incredible, and wildly fulfilling lives. She also hosts a clubhouse room called Winning the day where she shares tips and strategies to success. In her free time, Charlene likes traveling, cooking, painting and live music.