Q Foundation


We all make mistakes but it does not define who we are. True success lies in possessing the ambition to be great and the determination to make it happen no matter our circumstances. Let’s go!

- Coach Q, Founder & CEO

Stephán “Coach Q” Askew, Sr. is an Award-Winning Life Strategist, Published Author and Behavior Modification Coach. Request Coach Q 

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About Us

Office Picture 2014Founded in 2000, Q Foundation, Inc (QFI) is an Education, Employment and Behavior Modification Agency that specializes in strengthening the lives of offenders, returning citizens and their families by utilizing cognitive behavioral skill-building strategies to rethink their offending behavior while encouraging self evaluation, perseverance and accountability.

We take pride in providing a safe & friendly environment that is conducive for achieving economic and personal self-sufficiency.

Q Foundation, Inc (QFI) is a minority-veteran owned company, with its corporate office located in Charlotte, NC.

Police-Citizen Interaction Training

QFI takes pride in being a conduit between the police and community and now more than ever we need to unite to bring peace and bridge the gap. Through this social interaction training, it is our hope to alleviate negative police-citizen interaction by providing training for successful engagement.

This training is free of charge and is open to anyone and any organization throughout the country.  Should you have an interest for the next training in your area, please contact our corporate office at 704.930.6000.

School Sponsorship & Mentoring Initiative

Strengthening communities and families is one of the cornerstone mission’s of QFI.  A big part of accomplishing our core mission, lowering recidivism, is by working with partnering schools and organizations across the country providing trained mentors and structured programs specifically designed for children of incarcerated loves ones.  This simply means, any student that has an immediate family member incarcerated qualifies for this program.

Should you have interest in becoming part of this initiative, please contact our corporate office at 704.930.6000.  It is our belief that we can make the strongest impact together!