"I may have Hershey's Kisses on top, but on the bottom, honey, I'm built" is just one of many titillating signature lines penned by Ms. Green who in content touches on a variety of topics from a fresh perspective, crafted from personal and vicarious experiences. Charlene's writing prowess is evident in print whether considering her internationally published novel One Man's Treasure or the poems she's composed and self-published in limited edition chapbooks.
In addition to being seen all over Los Angeles promoting and selling her literary wares, Charlene has occasionally taken off the Hustle Diva crown and served important roles within the spoken word community. Most recently she donated her talents as a featured poet for the Junior Blind of America. She was also the volunteer host for Souls in Hand, a live women's art exhibit featuring female poets and songwriters sponsored by fashion cosmetics company Jordana U.S.A. during Women's History Month (March) 2009.
Charlene has even guest hosted for Spreading Love and Spoken Words - a time honored poetry performance space, during a period when the founding hosts were either hospitalized or experiencing family emergencies. Whether on the page, on stage or behind the scenes in supportive stance, Hustle Diva is an important someone both seen and counted on in the literary circles of Los Angeles.
Jeannine R. Miller(Poet, Writer, Motivational Speaker, Publisher):
Sitting on a dream of mine for some time now, I was purely blessed to have crossed paths with Charlene E. Green. Without even skipping a beat she immediately transformed me into mere confidence by simply pointing out what was always before me. Charlene unselfishly revealed to me all that I possessed with strong nurturing words of encouragement. Her words spurred a true sense in me that made me feel as if she had literally put both hands on my shoulders and turned me in the direct path of a destiny I chose to take. Due to her intricate way of pointing out details, it was a destiny I chose to embrace. I am forever in her debt and forever a fan of the abilities she possess. Like a baby-bird, I sit in wait for her to continue to feed me with more of her positive speaking, but like a mother-bird she taught me better– she taught me how to fly on my own. Charlene E. Green is the truth and the truth always shines its light.
Forever my respects,
Jeannine R. Miller
Ameera Snell (Public Health Specialist):
I recently [commissioned] Charlene to create a custom poem to commemorate my daughter's high school graduation. Charlene was able to capture all of the emotion and sentiment that I wanted to convey to my daughter. She created a poem that is personal but has an ability to resonate with everyone that has read it and moved many to tears. Charlene was prompt (I had a final copy within a week) and easy to work with. I couldn't ask for more. (Click here to view video.)
Anthony Crowell/aka IMPACC (Poet, Lyricist):
Hustle Diva is a very punctual poet with a multitude of style and presentation. Her delivery is in your face, and she ain't pullin' punches; Hustle Diva is hard hitting. She speaks with a certain kind of confidence that can inspire and empower yet, she is also sharp enough where that same talent can viciously devour candied competitors, if needed. Her stories, often thought provoking and written so vividly, are so 3rd dimensional at times, I have dubbed them, "Lyricals so vivid, they are Visual." -
Joe Elliot (Engineer, Motivational Speaker):
I am so proud to have had Charlene speak at the recovery Luncheon. She spoke with such a strong and important message that she delivered to us all. Her Poetic statements touch all the right area as well as the same directive avenues of inspirations, hope, and love. Women that were going through recovery said her words sent chills through their bodies as she spoke her statements.
Nakia Smith (Writer, Educator, Motivational Speaker, Healer):
When I think of Charlene "Hustle Diva" Green and her myriad works...I'm lost for words. I know that I find her poetic work to be some of the very best I have ever heard. Her writing puts you exactly in the scenario she created and as you read, you feel the gravity of the moment as if you were there. The motivational work she does is actually her natural state of being as she is always looking for ways to wake up the best in each person she works with and the groups she has been invited to inspire. She is down to earth and very talented. Her work will make you laugh, cry, and above all think. I highly recommend you add her poetic or motivational gifts to your next event and give your guest a treat. You can also be assured that your written communications will have the impact you intended for it when utilizing Ms. Green's editing services which is a flawless final polish for what you want to say whether public or private.
Tamika Byrd (Mental Health Therapist)
I've never felt closer to a dream/goal than I do right now! Thanks to my Hustle Diva Life-Mission Consultation!!!
has made an impact on my soul through her words and honesty in her book
Building Faith and Character Through Life Challenges. This book has helped me
understand that works without faith truly are dead. In order for one to become
the person God created them to be, they must surrender all fear, learn to trust
with their whole heart and most importantly have the faith of a mustard seed
for the mountains they are trying to climb and
move. Thank you again for the inspiration, and thank you so much for putting
things in a simple format that is easy to follow, as well as allowing the
reader to understand that in order to reach your true self, transformation is
required and needed; no matter how hard or painful, we end up better in the
end!. ~Morshelle Thompson-Tease~
Within the genre of "self-help" books (I've read a few!), Charlene E.
Green's newly published Building Faith and Character Through Life
Challenges is the most profound and practical literary resource I have
encountered. It is a great read--clear, logical, and full of personal experiences to support the guidelines Ms. Green has discovered/uncovered---applicable
to everyone. Whether the reader be agnostic, atheist, Catholic,
Methodist, Lutheran, Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist etc. etc.---something will
resonate with that seeking person and make his/her journey more
Ms. Green touches the core of everyday human
experiences-- interpersonal conflicts, physical and mental illness,
financial distress. Yes, this book offers a do-able guideline, a way to
change one's thought processes and behavior habits so seemingly
unsolvable situations become untangled.
sufferings, desires as stepping stones toward enlightenment (as in
living with joy, wisdom, compassion and courage), Ms. Green provides a
method--using personal, honest proof, filled with humor scenes from her
nitty-gritty life experiences.
This book is for the strivers--the seekers of effective and healthy ways to overcome life's challenges.
The concept of expanding one's consciousness to include others is an
essential factor in Ms. Green's prescription to happiness. -Dianne Bye, MA in Performing Arts, Syracuse University
Los Angeles Unified School District Theatre Arts Teacher (grades pre-k-12)
Charlene came into my life with her book, Building Faith and
Character Through Life Challenges, JUST IN TIME. I have been seriously
contemplating making some big moves. Moves that in the
past I did with ease. Moves that I didn't think twice about.
Unfortunately the four letter 'F' word had a grip on me. I am implacable
when it comes to achieving my goals. I go for what I want and
circumvent any obstacle with ease. My mother and life experiences have
taught me how to get IT DONE! So when this thing called "fear" crept up,
it was literally foreign to me. Me, afraid of something? Yeah, right, I
am a man. Real men are fearless! This is what I told myself. I knew
something was wrong, but just couldn't pinpoint it.
read this book and BOOM. The reason why I am still in this insidious
[work] environment is because I WAS SCARED to leave. Wow! I have been at
this job and I know I don't belong here. My sleep is being deprived
over it. I have quit jobs that paid more than what I am getting now,
without looking back. Reading Charlene's book reminded me to have faith
and take control of my life again. And I absolutely know that the
Universe has my back. I have MY FAITH back. Charlene, you're a rare gem. - Jonaral K. Martin.
Building Faith and Character Through Life
Challenges is a phenomenal read. The messages written in the book are
what I need since I am a worry worm, an over planner, and in constant
fear of what could go wrong in different aspects of my life.
As we all know, life is unpredictable, challenging, and at times we
need guidance on how to handle the inevitable life crisis. Charlene's
book provides clear and concise methods on how to handle life challenges
by practicing a "think before you react" attitude to unforeseen
problems, breaking the glass shield of fear, and rewiring your thought
process to obtain attainable goals. These are just a few
scenarios/methods amongst many that I could relate to in this short but
very informative book. I love how Charlene provides methods on how to
handle each obstacle through wisdom and faith, in spite of religious
preferences. I will definitely practice the methods that were
demonstrated in the book when life throws me another curve ball or if I
need motivation/inspiration on obtaining certain goals. Great read by an
awesome author! -Tammy Campbell Brooks
Charlene's writing [You Are What You Say You Are: Claiming Your Life's Mission & Living Your Dream] is full of good energy and you feel it comes from her
heart. She feeds your soul and you want to
know more. The part about a "hobby" and a "life mission" was phenomenal.
She made me question things and "check in" with myself. I enjoyed the
book and loved that it was simple yet articulate. - Jonaral Martin
Charlene, I don’t know how to begin this message to you. Let me begin by saying, thank you, thank you, thank you! You are such an inspiration to me and I’m so glad that I found you! I cannot express how you have touched my life with your words! I just finished reading the ‘wrong version’ of You Are What You Say You Are: Claiming Your Life’s Mission & Living Your Dream.
I had a laser appointment yesterday, so while waiting for the numbing ointment to take effect, I pulled my Kindle Fire from my purse and started reading YOUR book. As I read YOUR words telling MY life story written in a way that I couldn’t articulate if my life depended on it, uncontrollable tears began to flow down my face like a broken levee! WHY oh WHY did I not read something else? I have many books in my Kindle Fire that I could have read, but nooooo, it was YOURS that I chose! As I sat there reading, crying, and texting my husband to tell him how much of an inspiration you are to me, AND at the same time trying to figure out a way to gather myself together before the laser specialist came back, YOUR words wouldn’t let me do it! Even after shutting down the power button and placing the Kindle Fire back in my purse, YOUR words revealing MY life lingered on and on. After my treatment, I couldn’t wait to get home to finish reading YOUR words! I cannot say OMG enough! YOUR self-help book has inspired, motivated, and literally changed my thought process about my career mission! I have a new mindset, confidence, and swagger about myself, TODAY, that I didn’t have YESTERDAY, and it’s because of YOUR words! - Tammy Campbell-Brooks
Well, well, well... Ms. Diva! First, I have to tell you that...I got just a little more than half way [You Are What You Say You Are: Claiming Your Life's Mission & Living Your Dream] when I had an EPIPHANY!!! You wrote about knowing the difference between your heart's passion and having a strong interest in different things. This has been my biggest issue to date, but I truly believe I've figured it out! I know what my mission is and yes I would, and have done it for free many times throughout my journeys! It's who I am... Being of service to others comes naturally for me as it is one of my God-given gifts! I'm more than interested, but truly intrigued with health/wellness... specifically nutrition. I've enrolled in school and working on my personal journey right now. You have a way of putting things that helped me with MY perception of MY life and MY journey. Your circumstances, therefore your journey, is quite a bit different than mine... but when I got past the comparisons, the understanding that I was left with is that: Regardless of, or due to, my history, I too have a mission that is my own! I am overwhelmed with excitement and confidence that I'm on the right path. - Raasheeda Jasiri
By the way... LOVED Wisdom Nuggets! So much to talk about. Going to read again and again. - Jacqueline Lee
Received my Wisdom Nuggets and just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!! Really, everyone needs a copy of this. - Kay Mainaga
Charlene, Tamika gave me a copy of your book Wisdom Nuggets and it is great!!! I brought it to work and shared it with my co-worker and he loved it!! Just wanted to let you know I have some of your sayings posted on my wall by my desk at work. - Jacqueline R. Lacy
I totally enjoyed Wisdom Nuggets. I will carry some of your advise with me from day to day. Keep up the good work. - L. Jackson
OMGEEE!!! You're my SHERO!!!! I pulled Wisdom Nuggets out last night & got to highlighting!!! I now carry it w/me EVERYWHERE I go to have consistent, in-reach guidance/encouragement/motivation. I'm using it as a resource daily! - Tamika Byrd
Wisdom Nuggets is absolutely awesome. I find myself sitting in awe a
lot of the time after reading a section because it just hits so hard
into my life. Thank you for putting the book together and making it
such an inspirational tool for people…men and women. -Lenora Snyder
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