Civil Service Resume for Charles Betterton
Ultimate Destiny, Sedona, AZ President & CEO. 4/2006 - Present
As founder, Chairman and CEO, I
manage and direct all program, product and organizational
development activities, including marketing, promotion and strategic
alliances. Developed budgets, raised equity capital, attracted and
coordinated authors and co-producers of educational and training
programs. Co-founded the affiliated non-profit Ultimate Destiny
University and co-authored the 14-part, 1,200-page Ultimate Destiny
Success System. Designed, implemented and managed the Ultimate
Destiny Hall of Fame Award Program as
Designed, developed and implemented Ultimate Fundraising Programs to attract participation by non-profit organizations in helping introduce and market our programs and products to their members, subscribers and supporters and we donate 50% -100% back to help support the NPOs . Designed, developed and implemented the Ultimate Earn While You Learn Program to attract marketing and sales affiliates (http://www.UltimateEarnWhileYouLearn.com ).Conceived, developed and implemented the Pay What It’s Worth To You program that is a major part of our marketing plan (http://www.PayWhatItsWorthToYou.com). Developed and implemented new models for Strategic Marketing Matrix Systems™ (http://ultimatedestinysuccesssystem.com/smm.htm ).
Provided technical assistance and consulting services in visioning and strategic planning, marketing, publishing, Internet marketing, capital generation, fundraising, strategic alliances, etc. adapting our Strategic Marketing Matrix for other companies and non-profits. Designed, delivered and facilitated seminars, workshops, playshops and training-of-trainers for successful living skills, realizing potential, fulfilling purpose and mission, strategic planning, visioning, leadership development, creative thinking and problem solving, etc. Attended hundreds of hours of training and mentoring from dozens of the country’s best experts in publishing, electronic publishing, speaking, promotion, marketing, Internet marketing, Infopreneurship, social enterprise, business development and social networking. Developed and implemented strategies and campaigns for promotion, public relations and corporate branding including issuing periodic news releases through PRWeb.
Wisdom, Wealth, Wellness,
Incorporated, Vista, CA, Chairman and CEO. 9/2002 - 4/2006
Major accomplishments include developing a strategic marketing infrastructure with some of the world's top resource providers, conceiving the plans for and refining the implementation strategy for marketing Empowerment Resource Centers and Empowerment Training Mentoring Systems based on 40 years of mostly award-winning models for enhancing community partnerships, mobilization and multi-sector collaborative partnerships. Represented the Company as a member of and frequently a presenter at state, national and international organizations such as: World Business Academy; Social Venture Network; Association for Spirit at Work; Spirit in Business; IONS (Institute of Noetic Sciences); the Institute of HeartMath; Foundation for Inspired Learning; AGNT (Association for Global New Thought), etc.
CENTER SPACE, Center for
Spiritual, Personal and Community Empowerment,
I founded CENTER SPACE as a non-profit organization that produced, published and distributed programs, products and services that facilitated self-help, empowerment and capacity building. I served as the President of the board and as Executive Director. We produced major award-winning community economic development programs with a Community Development Corporation (CDC) in Kankakee, IL, the Public Housing Authority in Muncie, In and the United Way Labor Agency in Utica, NY. For the Kankakee CDC, we helped develop and manage a microenterprise development training program and youth empowerment programs. We also founded CAN DO! that produced major community empowerment training programs for up to 1,800 participants with world-class trainers such as Norman Vincent Peale, Les Brown, Brian Tracy, Jim Rohn, Mark Victor Hansen and Bonnie St. John. We served as the lead agency for the acquisition, renovation and operation of what became an award-winning Community Economic Development Resource Center in an abandoned 22,000 square foot National Guard Armory building.
I wrote a $250,000 Drug Elimination Grant in 1998 for the Muncie, Indiana PHA to establish a Success Center Partnership I designed to provide expanded access to development training resources including self-employment training for PHA residents. Through that grant, I served as a consultant to the PHA as a paid project manager for a year and served as a volunteer for about another year. The Success Center Partnership was recognized and received awards from HUD and the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO). Later that year, the Executive Director of the Muncie PHA and I gave a presentation on how other PHA's could establish a similar community mobilization and resident empowerment program at the annual NAHRO Convention in Washington, DC. The packet we presented at the NAHRO Conference on How to Create a Success Center Partnership for A Public Housing Authority included letters of support from several of the world’s top trainers who are now ready to help HUD, Housing Authorities, Community Development Block Grant Entitlement Entities and Community Development Corporations. The packet is now being made available as a resource in the Expanding the Circle of Success Program (www.ultimatesuccesspuzzle.com )
City of Kankakee, Kankakee,
IL. 1/1988 - 6/1990 Director of Community and
In this position I managed HUD Community Development Block Grant programs and served as a Department Head for a CDBG entitlement entity, representing the City at the City and Area Chambers of Commerce and the City, County and Regional Economic Development Councils. I also gained additional hands-on experience with housing rehabilitation, affordable housing, and in representing the City in negotiations and interagency matters with the County Board, the County Public Housing Authority, regional economic development and planning councils, the Governor's Office and various State agencies. My successes in obtaining highly positive relationships with various media outlets including newspapers, radio and cable TV, led to my being asked to develop and deliver training on Effective Media Relations for participants in the Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Development Training program.
Foundation for Personal and
Community Development, Stelle, Il,
6/1986 - 1/1988
U. S. Department of Housing and
Urban Development, Chicago Area Office, Chicago, IL
Later, in 1998, I wrote a $250,000 Drug Elimination Grant for the Muncie, Indiana PHA to establish a Success Center Partnership to provide expanded access to development training resources including self-employment training for PHA residents. Through that grant, I served as a consultant to the PHA as a paid project manager for a year and served as a volunteer for about another year. The Success Center Partnership that featured Les Brown was recognized and received awards from HUD and the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO). Later that year, the Executive Director of the Muncie PHA and I gave a presentation on how other PHA's could establish a similar community mobilization and resident empowerment program at the annual NAHRO Convention in Washington, DC. In 1998, I was accepted as one of 230 HUD Community Builders out of about 8,500 applicants. Because I would have had to renege on commitments I had made to several community organizations, I declined the position that would have been worth about $250,000 over 2 years.
The Stelle Group, Stelle, Il
Branch Office Manager. 1/1981 - 3/1985
U.S. Department of Housing and
Urban Development, Chicago Area Office, Chicago, IL
U. S. Department of Housing and
Urban Development, Detroit Area Office, Detroit, MI
As a result of award-winning performance as Director of the record-setting Xenia Disaster Field Office, I was appointed to serve on a task force established by the HUD Secretary in 1975 to address national scandals at that time with the Detroit Area Office. I was to be assigned as one of the Branch Chiefs but when I reported, the Area Director and Division Director were both out of the office. The Acting Director told me to "find something to do to stay busy" for a few days until they returned. During the first week, my suggestion that the office publish periodic supplements of HUD properties for sale instead of paying for several full page ads in both Detroit newspapers produced immediate savings of $50,000 a month. As a result of that and other similar initiatives that produced cost savings, greater effectiveness, efficiency and enhanced levels of communication and coordination, I was made Special Assistant to the Director of the Housing Division instead of being appointed to direct one of the Branches. I assisted in planning, directing, monitoring and evaluating all management activities for the Housing Division. I was responsible for cross-Branch projects, including analysis of systems and procedures to identify and implement more effective and efficient measures.
My primary accomplishments included: developing procedures for expediting the sale of properties; helping substantially improve levels of performance by employees and the Branch Chiefs, serving as the HUD Government Technical Representative for a computer management services contract; and I initiated and directed a major advertising and public relations campaign. I received the highest cash award ever paid a HUD employee (at that time anyway) for a computer systems modification I suggested that saved an estimated 300 million dollars although the OPM based the award on only the first year's savings of 15 million.(See the Computer World Magazine article Scandal-Ravaged Federal Office Finds System Enhancing Image, letters from President Jimmy Carter and HUD Secretary Moon Landrieu, and the HUD News Release about receiving the highest cash award paid a HUD Employee at www.charlesbetterton.com.)
My tested and proven management and leadership capabilities in several challenging natural disaster relief assignments help demonstrate my qualifications for the Field Office Director position. In Xenia, my team and I set national records, and then served as the main training center for other disaster relief specialists from Region V. That led to my appointment to a HUD task force assigned by the Secretary to help resolve the "man-made" national disaster in the scandal-rocked Detroit Area Office in 1975.
Community Development Center,
Greenville, MS, 11/1969 - 3/1971. Executive Director
Southern New Hampshire University,
Manchester, NH, Master's Degree, Community Economic
Certified Economic Development
Finance Specialist by National Development Council in 1989.
World Business Academy. Member
A Lifetime in Pursuit of
Community, Article in
Dr. Michael Swack, University of New Hampshire, Professor, Founding Dean, CED Program at Southern New Hampshire Univ. Phone Number: 603 862-3201. Email Address: email@example.com. Reference Type: Professional
Susie W. Brown, United Way of America and Several Local UWs. President, Development Director. Phone Number: 908-337-1407. Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Reference Type: Personal and Professional
Over the past three decades, I have designed and delivered co-creative visioning and strategic planning and facilitated board retreats for companies, non-profit organizations, chambers of commerce, communities, churches, and counties and have been paid as much as $25,000.
I have produced large-scale development training programs for up to 1,800 participants (in a county of only 100,000) with world-class authors and trainers such as Norman Vincent Peale, Brian Tracy, Les Brown, Jim Rohn, Mark Victor Hansen, Bonnie St. John, Chin Ning Chu, etc.
I was one of the top Regional Managers for Success Motivation International (SMI), Paul J. Meyer's flagship company for several years. In that capacity, I trained and certified trainers of success coaches and I facilitated and delivered training on sales, leadership, time management, creative thinking and problem solving, effective communication skills, effective management skills, etc. Over the past 30 years, I have purchased several franchises and or distributorships with SMI and other leading training companies including Nightingale-Conant, Brian Tracy International, Les Brown Enterprises, Success Unlimited, The Peoples Network, etc.
I have excellent written and verbal and computer skills and am proficient with Word, Front Page, Power Point, Adobe Acrobat Pro, Excel, etc. and have been studying electronic publishing and Internet marketing for several years with some of the top trainers in the world.
I have received numerous awards
ranging from the highest award given to graduates of the Dale
Carnegie Course to receiving the highest cash award ever paid to a
HUD employee for a computer systems modification I suggested that
saved an estimated 300 million dollars.