Philosophical yet practical, compassionate yet disciplined, creative yet analytical, happy but calm — Charlie Gilkey is a walking contradiction. This duality informs his unique, pragmatic perspective, which he’s equally comfortable sharing publicly online and privately with his clients. Through actionable guidance grounded in thought-provoking theory, Charlie helps you take meaningful action on the stuff that matters in both life and work. 

People with too many ideas and too little time look to Charlie for help, and he delivers. His website,, is one of the top websites for planning and productivity for professional creatives, entrepreneurs, and small business owners. His award-winning book Start Finishing: How to Go from Idea to Done was published by Sounds True in September 2019, and his best-selling book is titled The Small Business Lifecycle: Taking the Right Steps at the Right Time to Grow Your Small Business.