About Charlie

Charlie Gilkey is a seasoned, best-selling author, influencer, and advisor who helps individuals and organizations flourish. With a career that spans over two decades, he has been a transformative force in the areas of productivity, team dynamics, leadership, and personal growth.

Quick Facts

  • Founder of Momentum, a SaaS app revolutionizing productivity
  • Author of award-winning books Start Finishing and Team Habits
  • Former Army Officer, exited as a Captain
  • Creator of Productive Flourishing, an award-winning platform
  • Over a million planner downloads
  • Publishing online since 2007

In the Media

What People Are Saying

“Charlie Gilkey masterfully uncovers the pivotal role habits play in shaping exceptional teams. From bolstering communication and productivity, to fostering a thriving culture and employee morale, this book offers a comprehensive blueprint for building teams that succeed. Whether you’re a new manager or an experienced leader, Team Habits is a must-read to take your team to the next level.” 

– Dr. Marshall Goldsmith, Thinkers50 #1 Executive Coach and New York Times bestselling author of The Earned Life, Triggers, and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There

Team Habits is success-critical reading for every leader! Packed with practical, actionable insights, tools and strategies, with a unique focus on habits that build belonging and fuel performance, Gilkey has created an essential reference for those to aspire to collective greatness.”

– Jonathan Fields, Bestselling author of SPARKED, founder of Good Life Project®

Authorship and Impact

Charlie is the author of the critically acclaimed books Start Finishing and Team Habits. His writings extend to his popular platforms, Productive Flourishing and Better Team Habits, where he shares actionable insights and frameworks. Productive Flourishing has won numerous awards and is routinely listed as one of the best publications on productivity and personal development for the creative class.

Podcasting Influence

Charlie is a prolific podcaster, hosting the Productive Flourishing Podcast and the upcoming Better Team Habits Podcast. He also co-hosts the Sparked Podcast with Jonathan Fields. When in season, he records 5-8 podcast episodes per week, making him a prominent voice in the podcasting community.

Digital Pioneer

Charlie has been a relevant and impactful figure in what’s now called the creator economy since 2007 when blogging and podcasting were fringe hobbies. His previous and active clients include James Clear, Joshua Becker, Rachel Rodgers, Eric Zimmer, and many other niche stars. His planners have been downloaded well over a million times, and his platform, Productive Flourishing, has garnered numerous awards.

Advisory Expertise

Leveraging his experience as a former Army Officer and business consultant, Charlie provides strategic guidance to organizations. His expertise lies in helping teams become more effective, focused, and aligned with their core objectives.

Tech Innovation

Charlie is the founder of Momentum, a SaaS application designed to make productivity easy and attainable. Built on the signature Momentum Planning Method from Productive Flourishing, the app has been a game-changer in personal planning and productivity.

Connect with Charlie

For more insights and updates, subscribe to Better Team Habits or Productive Flourishing on Substack. Charlie is active on LinkedIn, as well.