About Charles

“My vocation is to enable your purpose and growth.”

“Just in the lifetime of the Baby Boomers an unparalleled era of global evolution has begun, an entire new epoch or tier of human development.  It is the dynamic evolution and uneasy task of stepping forward into humanity’s next stage of growth.  Its global hallmarks are diversity, complexity, and pluralism. This stage defines the leading edge of human evolution even while 21st century techno-cyber reality swirls around the age-old existential questions, “Where do we come from,” “Where are we headed?”  Examined carefully our patterns of behavior may hold the call in us to shift, to update our operating systems, our values, our inherited dogmas, worldviews, and beliefs. We ignore such calls at our global peril.  Accepting the challenge of change we ask the personal questions of ourselves”What am I? What am I to become?”  These are the core questions with which I work with my clients.  I empower each one  in my role as a sacred mediator, a wisdom tradition counselor, organizational and career consultant, and positive psychology coach.  I help my clients act on their dreams, get past their blocks, and create a new confidence and ability in their own expectations of themselves, step by step to reach their goals and objectives.  The journey is from confusion to clarity, trauma to trust, darkness to light, mere survival to real achievements, constant stress to relaxed focus.  Though never easy the journey of real change is measurable and doable, a “gentle struggle.”  It is a Tao, a Way, a life of growth, practice and enlightenment, a transformation via the soul.  I’ve done it.  I’m trained to guide others to also.  The invitation to live in a new Integral Consciousness is on humanity’s table.  I’ll show you how to use it in your life too.”   CFB


“Chaz” brings to his clients 40+ years of his own professional and personal development experience. After earning twin Masters degrees in the UK and the USA and his Episcopal priesthood ordination in 1979, he served as clergy in both diocesan and local churches positions in four different states. To his early service as a diocesan stewardship consultant he added the career consulting acumen of  “Bernard Haldane & Associates,” the original, oldest and largest career consulting firm in the nation.  Whether preaching in a big city cathedral or in a rural African-American mission he spoke to the broiling modern questions of modernism, philosophy, and Faith.  He put his same skill set to work as a certified executive {CFRE} fund-raiser.  He raised over $100 million as Vice President of Ketchum Inc., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Vice President of Development at Children’s Hospital Foundation, San Diego, California, and as an Endowment builder at the Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center in Durham, North Carolina, among the many non-profits he served.  In an extended sabbatical he transcended the schismatic issues of his Episcopal church to transform himself through study, retreats, workshops, Hatha yoga, and a disciplined spiritual practice.  He added his international Life Coaching Certification and initiation as an “Integral Warrior and Shamanic Priest” to his acumen in 2009-10.  He serves others in the practice of the emerging all-inclusive philosophy of human development, evolution and leadership called Integral Theory, the most inclusive  map of consciousness ever, as an advocate, apologist and counselor.  Focused on his client’s goals, life purpose and their personal  fulfillment, Mr. Benz’s  skills and experience synergize in his work for them as an alternative holistic therapist, counselor and life coach.

Transformation is possible.  I’ve done it myself.   I worked hard to create a new commitment and purpose for myself.  I took the best of my past, transcended its limits in the present, and integrated it all into a new vision and plan for my future.  My clients can do the same thing for themselves on whatever scale when they plug a commitment to themselves into my professional support.  It makes all the difference.”

Vocalist Cassandra Wilson sings a tune, “If you think time will change your ways, don’t wait too long.”   

 Mr. Benz says it this way, “Change needs to be grasped or it will get away. You have to get a grip on it to ride it to your next horizon” 

“My clients commit to ask and answer deep, important questions of themselves.  They seek support for change with an open heart and mind.  That’s how they reinvent or transform themselves.  It is they who  ‘bless’ themselves, as well as having a trusted source share in their joy.”  CFB

We effect our own evolution by everything we do.” Barbara Max Hubbard   ****   “Do best what you enjoy most; enjoy most what you do best.”  Bernard Haldane.

****   ” I help you do what you think is impossible.” C.F.Benz

Chaz’s other interests include mainstream jazz, Hatha yoga, motorcycling, cinema, Native American studies, Integral Theory, biography, camping and hiking.  He is divorced, the father of four wonderful children, and grandfather to three outstanding grandsons.

 “Remember always what we are doing here.  If it doesn’t change your life it’s not worth doing.  If you find this an oasis to come to for a beautiful hour or two, don’t take the trouble.  If it doesn’t gradually change your life if it doesn’t go deep enough.”  — Charlotte Selver (Author House 2004)

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