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From Marine to mentor — and everything in between, with Glenn Proctor

From Marine to mentor — and everything in between, with Glenn Proctor

Glenn Proctor discusses how his past as a Marine Corps veteran, journalist, newspaper editor and someone who struggled with alcohol helps him guide others as a certified professional life coach

Today’s episode of The Charlotte Ledger Podcast is sponsored by SouthPark Community Partners, an independent nonprofit organization whose mission is to lead SouthPark's advancement by driving economic vitality, creating memorable experiences, and ensuring an extraordinary quality of life.

Glenn Proctor is a certified professional coach, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, retired newspaper editor, mental health advocate and instructor, Marine Corps gunnery sergeant and a Vietnam veteran.

Today, Proctor uses his personal experiences to help others with their mental health.

On this episode of The Charlotte Ledger Podcast, Proctor discusses:

  • The values instilled in him during his time in the Marine Corps.

  • His journalism career and winning a Pulitzer Prize.

  • Transitioning from journalism to coaching.

  • His journey to sobriety and the turning points that led to recovery.

  • His coaching philosophy and focus on believing in yourself, planning and execution for personal and professional growth.

  • His upcoming projects, including his book “Proctorisms.”

  • The importance of leaving a legacy and the impact of his teachings on others.

Proctor received The Ledger’s 40 Over 40 Award in 2023 for his work in using his personal experiences to educate and support individuals and organizations in their understanding of mental health.

This podcast episode is part of a series highlighting winners of The Ledger’s 40 Over 40 awards, which honor and celebrate often unheralded people over the age of 40 who are making impactful contributions to Charlotte. It’s hosted by Steve Dunn of Miles Mediation and Arbitration.

Find out more about the 40 Over 40 awards by going to

We hope you enjoy the conversation with Glenn Proctor.

The Charlotte Ledger Podcast is produced by Lindsey Banks.

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