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Meet our Founder

Charles D. Atkinson, III EdD

Charlie Atkinson is an educator, inventor, psychologist, and entrepreneur, who has invented The Atkinson Artificial Mind leading to the Whole System. He is a living innovator integrating the behavior of the Whole Brain, Extended Mind, and Body of knowledge in a revolutionary three-dimensional conceptual framework.

He is the Founder and President of The Whole Brain Foundation and Chairman of Whole Systems International Corporation. He was instrumental in the instructional systems invention and deployment of Professional Selling Skills, Whole Brain Curriculum, and hundreds of skills, knowledge, and performance Learning programs in industries and government.


Charlie is a recovering patient of neuroinvasive West Nile Virus. He survived by applying his life learning and the principles of the Whole System to be a fully engaged patient in his own recovery. This experience has led him to rededicate his work to Health, Wellness, and Wellbeing.

He is passionate about augmenting human intelligence to leash artificial intelligence. He is a husband, father, and grandfather who loves piano, tennis, travel, and reading.

Meet our Team

TWBF Management Team

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TWBF Advisory Board

Corporate Partners

  • DBLS

  • WSIC

  • Atkinson Spinoff

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