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Bio for Charles E. Betterton

Charles Betterton has been helping individuals, organizations and communities discover and manifest more of their ultimate destiny for over thirty years by fostering personal, organizational and community development, empowerment, transformation and capacity building. He has a Masters in Community Economic Development (CED) from Southern New Hampshire University. The field of CED focuses on the three areas of self-help, empowerment and capacity building, areas where Charles has been developing award-winning projects for decades. Charles is also certified as an Economic Development Finance Professional by the National Development Council.

Charles has over thirty years of management experience in government, community development, community economic development, business and nonprofit organizations including twelve years with HUD (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development) three years as Executive Director of Community and Economic Development for the City of Kankakee, Illinois, ten years as Executive Director of nonprofit organizations involved in personal, spiritual, organizational and community development and over five years creating, leading and managing cause-oriented companies.

Charles has developed and delivered dozens of seminars and workshops including: Personal And Professional Success Techniques; Motivision; 21 Steps to Successful Living; TULIPS, The Ultimate Life Inpowerment Planning System; 10 Steps in Co-creative Visioning and Strategic Planning, Seven Ascension Attitudes; Empowerment 101; Enlightenment 101; etc.

Charles has provided training and consulting services to companies, chambers of commerce, non-profit organizations, churches and communities. He has produced major events for personal, professional and community development for up to 1,800 people featuring world class trainers such as Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, Jim Rohn, Les Brown, Mark Victor Hansen, Bonnie St. John, Brian Tracy and others. He has been written up in hundreds of newspaper articles, made numerous radio and television appearances and has had many articles published in magazines.

Charles has founded or co-founded dozens of non-profit organizations involved in personal, organizational and community development and empowerment.  He has also founded several companies focused on development and empowerment including: EAGLES (Empowerment, Achievement, Growth, Leadership, Enlightenment and Success); Universal Empowerment, Inc.; Wisdom, Wealth, Wellness, Inc.;  Ultimate Destiny; Conscious Media, Inc. and INNERSPEC, Inc.

Charles’ companies and organizations have over 200 web sites that provide products and services that help individuals, organizations and communities realize more of their potential, discover their purpose in life and know how to manifest their ultimate destiny.

Charles is currently launching Ultimate Destiny University, a non-profit membership organization he co-founded to provide expanded access to resources for personal, professional and community development and spiritual enlightenment.

The initial product line includes a series of books designed to help individuals, companies, non-profit organizations, churches and communities discover and manifest their ultimate destiny. Charles is a member of the World Business Academy, Social Venture Network, Heart Math, Institute Of Noetic Sciences, The Love Center, Spirit In Business, and others.


Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, Charles Betterton and Les Brown

Brian Tracy and 
Charles Betterton
Charles and 
Jim Rohn
Les Brown presents the
CAN DO! Award to co-founder Walter J. Charlton




















The CAN DO! Empowerment Resource Center is a joint venture of three affiliated non-profit organizations: Ultimate Destiny University; CENTER SPACE (The Center for Personal, 
Spiritual And Community Empowerment); and the
Center for Conscious Sustainable Living.


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