Charlene Bell Tosi has a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Vanderbilt University; a master of science in educational psychology from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; doctoral studies in educational psychology at Marquette University and certificate in Jungian psychology from the C. J. Jung Institute in Evanston, Illinois.
She was a public health nurse for five years and a professor of nursing for fifteen years. While at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, she created successful communication training for parents and adolescents that was funded by the National Institute for Health and continues to be offered and researched at the University of Wisconsin.
In 1987, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Charlene founded the Woman Within Training, which continues to offer the program to women across the United States, Europe, South Africa, and Australia. She is also the co-author of Women Within Skills (formerly Women Empowering Women,) Woman Within Wholeness (formerly Level 2,) Mother’s Shadow, Couples Weekend 1 and 2 and the Embracing Your Sexual Self Workshop.
Charlene has a private, in-person and phone, coaching practice and leads numerous workshops for couples, men, and women. She is the mother of two sons and the grandmother of four grandchildren. She lives in Tucson, Arizona with her husband, Rich Tosi, a cofounder of the ManKind Project.
“On every page of Char’s book, you’ll find yourself, the women you care about, the women you don’t like, the women you wish you could be. Through these encounters, you’ll remember your place in the sisterhood of Womankind.”
~ Jude Blitz, MA, Co-Founder of the Women in Power Workshop