Region Advisor Biography

Charlene Burroughs, DTM

Charlene Burroughs, DTM

Location: Mesquite, Texas, United States
Member Since: 2008
Region Number: 5
Home District: 50
Supporting Districts: 19, 30, 50, 56, 103

Toastmasters offices held and terms of service (international, region and district level):

  • 2015–2016 Immediate Past District Governor
  • 2014–2015 District Governor
  • 2013–2014 Lieutenant Governor Education and Training
  • 2012–2013 Lieutenant Governor Marketing

Toastmasters honors and recognition:

  • 2014–2015 President’s Distinguished District Governor

What is your understanding of the Region Advisor role and how does your experience relate to the role?

The Region Advisor supports District leaders as they work to achieve their respective District goals. They serve as a coach and mentor. Further, they facilitate monthly leadership group calls. Each year, they also facilitate the leaders' initial training sessions and the Mid-year Training sessions. They are also available to assist leaders in resolving conflicts.

What is your experience with coaching individuals and/or teams?

I have coached District leaders and have advised members of the current District 50 team. As District Governor, I coached Area Governors in understanding their goals, strategies for achieving those goals, and strategies for providing clubs with the best service possible.

Why are you interested in serving as Region Advisor?

I enjoyed my terms as a District leader. During my service I was guided and coached by an extraordinary Region Advisor. Because of what I learned from that individual, and the experience I gained as a Toastmaster District leader, I would like to give back to the organization.