Chuck is a speaker with passion and purpose.

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Chuck is host of “A Healthier Michigan” podcast. Each episode deals with various aspects of wellness and gives listeners ideas for new, healthy habits.

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  • To the top of the Mighty Mac Bridge

    Redeemed my Angela Hospice bridge tour auction item. Both my mom and dad were served by the Angela Hospice team in 2019. To the top of the Mighty Mac Bridge I went with daughter Riley this morning! Sideways maneuvering inside the south tower and then......

  • Sing A Song-Feel better

    One of my favorite music groups ever is Earth Wind & Fire. You? So many great hits and memories. I can often remember exactly where I was at the time I heard one of their hits. The EWF hit, Fantasy (1977) is my absolute favorite.......

  • Exercise Beats Meds For Depression

    While I don’t suffer from depression I’ve had people close to me who dealt with depression for decades. Various medications were used over the course of a lifetime. None of them were a magic pill. Now a study indicates that exercise is 1.5 times more......

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Thought Leader

Chuck has become a thought leader on an aging population often in need of rewiring not retiring. From those in the gig economy to those looking for a better “second half” of life, Chuck relates as he is living the journey himself. Chuck’s certificate in Second Half Significance helps him bring relatable advice and inspire change.


Chuck’s many adventures often form a base for his talks. Chuck believes life is an adventure whether on the ground, in the air or under water. He has flown with the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, flown through the eye of a hurricane, chased tornadoes and been on expeditions to the top of Mt. Kilauea and to the Amazon rainforest of Peru.
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Chuck is committed to creating custom messages that tell a story, motivate and involve a crowd. His warmth, charisma and humor relate to any audience from large corporate gatherings, financial planning clients to non-profits. His love of adventure, life long learning and infectious spirit can inform as well as motivate.


As an Emmy award winning communicator, Chuck has spent most of his life taking complicated matters and made them easy to understand. Chuck continues on the air in broadcast and social media with a daily radio feature called Journey Strong, hosting a podcast on health and wellness, TV appearances and more.
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Servant Leader

Chuck has a shepherd’s heart. He’s been blessed to help found a non-profit professional theatre, create a baby boomer conference and lead a team that created a prayer walk in Detroit that attracted twenty five thousand people. While “big” events are great, Chuck enjoys the front lines of serving others one on one the most.


Chuck can inspire an audience to believe they are destined for significance. From young people to boomers, everybody has a life journey. Chuck’s heartfelt story, humor and ability to energize a group will connect with everybody. Chuck is a student of leadership and understands that great leaders create vision and inspire others to engage with that vision.


Journey Strong encourages anybody to reinvent his or her life at any age to find real joy. We look for positive ways to build on Foundations of Fitness in key areas of life. We should connect with God and others around us for strength and encouragement. We support continued discovery of our gifts, strengths, use of treasure and time affluence. We encourage quiet time as well as a sense of adventure. At every turn we look to do good things in the world we explore.


Be a Force for Good

One of my missions in life is to be a force for good. Join me! Don’t let self doubt or the world creep in and tell you that you can’t do something. You can change the world. Do good.

A Most Inspiring Speaker

Chuck has spoken to thousands of people in person and reached millions on-air with his wit, knowledge, and love of motivating. As a keynote speaker, he brings his passion and experience along with a real desire to teach audiences how to move from inspiration to action.

Whatever your industry, Chuck provides keynotes for corporate events and association meetings that are entertaining, engaging and energizing. He is known for his appeal to a wide variety of audiences. His relatable approach makes him a favorite with clients who are looking for thought-provoking, educational material that will resonate for years to come.

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“Chuck Gaidica ranks among the very finest of national leaders, consultants, and speakers; a truly motivating professional and audiences love him!”
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