Charlie Hoehn

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Charles “Charlie” Hoehn (born May 28, 1986) is an American author, entrepreneur, and public speaker.[1][2]

Early life[edit]

Hoehn was born on May 28, 1986 in Colorado. He graduated from Colorado State University in 2008.[3]


After graduating, Hoehn was disappointed with the lack of quality employment prospects.[1] He participated in a virtual internship with Seth Godin.[4] Later in the year, he worked for Ramit Sethi to assist him in his speaking gigs and the launch of his book, I Will Teach You To Be Rich.[3]

In 2009, Hoehn published an e-book called Recession Proof Graduate.[2][5] In 2011, Charlie delivered a speech entitled “The New Way to Work” at a TEDx event at Carnegie Mellon University,[6] which was featured on NPR’s TED Radio Hour.[7]

Hoehn worked for Tim Ferriss until 2013.[8][citation needed] In 2014, Hoehn self-published his second book, Play it Away: A Workaholic’s Cure for Anxiety.[9] In 2017, Hoehn raised $35,936 on Kickstarter for his self-published coffee-table book, Play for a Living: Quotes from People Who Found Joy in Their Work, and Changed the World.[10]


  • Charlie Hoehn (2009). Recession Proof Graduate: How to Get The Job You Want by Doing Free Work. ISBN 0990354814.[11]
  • Charlie Hoehn (2014). Play It Away: A Workaholic's Cure for Anxiety. ISBN 0615918174.[12]
  • Charlie Hoehn and Mckenna Bailey (2017). Play for a Living: Quotes from People Who Found Joy in their Work, and Changed The World. ISBN 0990354857.[13]


  1. ^ a b Dorie Clark (1 January 2015). "Why You Should Work For Free". Forbes. Retrieved 23 August 2015.
  2. ^ a b Emma Jacobs (23 June 2014). "No pay? You must be joking". Financial Times. Retrieved 23 August 2015.
  3. ^ a b Nathan Chan. "FP027: CURING STRESS & ANXIETY AS AN ENTREPRENEUR WITH CHARLIE HOEHN". Foundr. Retrieved 23 August 2015.
  4. ^ Dorie Clark (22 June 2015). "How Famed Entrepreneur Seth Godin Built His Tribe". Retrieved 23 August 2015.
  5. ^ Christina Farr (17 April 2015). "Stressed-Out Startup Founders Find Support Online". KQED. Retrieved 23 August 2015.
  6. ^ Ritsm Chakraborty (18 February 2014). "THE NEW WAY TO WORK: CHARLIE HOEHN". Retrieved 23 August 2015.
  7. ^ "Is There A Better Way To Find Work?". 6 September 2013. Retrieved 23 August 2015.
  8. ^ "Preventing Burnout: A Cautionary Tale". The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss. 2014-02-13. Retrieved 2017-11-10.
  9. ^ DORIE CLARK. "HOW TO MAKE NETWORKING FUN". Fast Company. Retrieved 23 August 2015.
  10. ^ "Play for a Living: A Coffee-Table Book for Your Inner Genius". Kickstarter. Retrieved 2017-11-10.
  11. ^ Herbert Lui (5 February 2015). "Common Career Wisdom That Isn't Completely True". Retrieved 23 August 2015.
  12. ^ "He did $2.6M in sales, so why was he so anxious? – with Charlie Hoehn". Mixergy. Retrieved 23 August 2015.
  13. ^ Chase Jarvis (2017-10-26), Breakthrough Anxiety + Stress Through Play /w Charlie Hoehn | Chase Jarvis LIVE, retrieved 2017-11-10

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