Build a high-impact, purpose-driven, business culture starts with YOU!
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CHARACTERpreneur® is non-denominational, faith-based leadership and business development program.
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We teach leaders exactly how to build influential, character-driven, profitable enterprises that add value while building wealth.
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The innovative CHARACTERpreneur® methodology for helping faith-based leaders build character-driven businesses was developed by TC Cooper, founder of the FaithFocusFlow® Institute for Character and Leadership (FaithFocusFlow®).
CHARACTERpreneur Certification teaches leaders exactly how to develop a character-based business culture that attracts and multiplies ideal clients, customers, team members, stakeholders, and business opportunities.
CHARACTERpreneur Certification incorporates non-denominational, faith-based core concepts, effective business and legal experience, productivity strategies, and positive character-traits into an innovative, proprietary methodology that develops character-driven stewards of profitable businesses.
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The Certified CHARACTERpreneur® is equipped to build and lead enterprises that build sustainable wealth while creating value for the people they serve.
About Our CHARACTERpreneur Certification Cohorts
Each CHARACTERpreneur Cohort is centered around a specific country or industry.
CHARACTERpreneur Certification Cohort 1 is happening right now. This Cohort is specifically for leaders in Ghana, West Africa.
CHARACTERpreneur Certification Cohort 2 will launch in late June, 2019. This Cohort is specifically for lawyers who lead private practices or consultancies.
What are CHARACTERpreneur® Principles?
CHARACTERpreneur™ Principles are best practices proven to help integrate the CHARACTER core concepts into the DNA of your organization’s decision-making process, actions, and interactions in every circumstance and every situation.
CHARACTERpreneur Principles incorporate an effective methodology for integrating Courage, Honor, Accountability, Resourcefulness, Attentiveness, Currency-Wise, Timeliness, Excellence and Reverence into business processes, procedures, and systems.
To be a CHARACTERpreneur is not a distinction to be displayed on a shelf for observation and bragging rights. CHARACTERpreneurship is a way of life.
Leaders in Characterpreneur will learn effective and practical skills to help them instinctively make decisions that are:
COURAGEOUS when faced with challenges to integrity versus succumbing to the negative pressures of the marketplace;
HONORABLE when interacting with clients, customers, co-workers & colleagues, and even competitors;
ACCOUNTABLE to their internal moral code of conduct, external corporate code of ethical conduct, as well as international standards of civility;
RESOURCEFUL and able to create an evaluate new ways of generating revenue that build wealth and have a positive impact on their communities and industry;
AUTHENTIC to the personal integrity, moral compass, professional responsibility and internal generosity of the leader;
CURRENCY-WISE to help maintain the financial sustainability and health of the organization;
TIMELY in response to marketing conditions and stakeholder needs in order to maximize all opportunities while attracting new business;
EXCELLENT in leveraging the talents and gifts team members, community partners and other stakeholders; and
REVERENT in considering the impact and legacy that actions creating for today and generations to come.
Why should you get CHARACTERpreneur® Certified?
Gain A Competitive Advantage Through Integrity Based Business
Build A Corporate Culture of Profit through Purpose
Sharpen Your Business Discretion & Skills in Challenging Conditions.
Here's what you get when you enroll in CHARACTERpreneur® Business Development and Leadership:
Weekly Video-Based Lessons: Weekly lessons for 12 weeks are taught by TC Cooper – attorney, best selling author, and founder of CHARACTERpreneur Certification and business leaders.
Customized CHARACTERpreneur Strategic Plan: During the course of this certification program you will develop a strategic purposeful profit driven business plan that integrates Characterpreneur™ principles.
Mentorship by a Certified Characterpreneur Trainer: During the course of the program you are assigned to a Certified CHARACTERpreneur™ Mentor for mentorship. Your trainer will be an accomplished person in your industry.
In-Person Training Day: The program concludes with a 1/2 day training program with TC Cooper and Certified CHARACTERpreneur™ Trainers.
CHARACTERpreneur Certification and Pin: Every leader who completes this program is invited to a special graduation ceremony.
Is the CHARACTERpreneur® Initiative right for you?
CHARACTERpreneur Certification is by application. You may qualify if you can answer yes to at least four (4) of the following five (5) qualifying questions.
I am a business owner who wants my Work to have a lasting impact on the world around me and build a wealthy legacy for future generations.
I am a leader who wants my Work to have a lasting impact on the world around me and build a wealthy legacy for future generations.
I believe in a power greater than me, and that I have been created to do good works on the earth.
I do my best to live by a moral code of ethics.
I am a person of action. Once I know what to do about a particular situation, I do it.
Listen in to words of wisdom from a few of our featured guest instructors.
CHARACTERpreneur® training modules are taught by TC Cooper, founder of UpwardAction® Media, FaithFocusFlow® Institute of Character and Leadership (a division of UpwardAction®) and the CHARACTERpreneur Certification program.
Each training module is accompanied by at least one in-depth interview with a leading expert who is doing business in his or her local community in a way that has a positive impact on the world. Check out the videos below for golden nuggets of wisdom shared by leaders interviewed in our CHARACTERpreneur® Business Leaders Interview Series.
Wisdom from interviews with a few of our featured leaders.
TC interviews a few more of our featured leaders.
Learn more about our CHARACTERpreneur™ Certification training modules for Leaders!
CHARACTERpreneur™ modules are taught by TC Cooper, founder of UpwardAction®, FaithFocusFlow®, and CHARACTERpreneur™. Each module training is accompanied by in-depth interviews with leaders who are doing business in their local communities and around the world. Listen in to golden nuggets of wisdom from our Featured CHARACTERpreneur™ Business Leaders.
Who benefits the most from CHARACTERpreneur Training?
Lawyers & Finance Professionals
CHARACTERpreneur™ helps lawyers and financial professionals bridge the gap between being a valued technician to becoming an influential leader.
Founders & Entrepreneurs
CHARACTERpreneur™ helps founders and entrepreneurs bridge the gap between being an idea starter to becoming a legacy-building finisher.
Executives & Managers
CHARACTERpreneur™ helps leaders bridge the gap between fueling a corporate environment with fear to inspiring staff to use their Gifts and do their Work in excellence.
Each CHARACTERpreneur™ Certification Cohort is led by leaders who have achieved success in areas relevant to each specific Cohort group. Future Cohorts all benefit from the collective knowledge and wisdom of leaders from past Cohorts.
The leadership team for CHARACTERpreneur™ Certification Cohort 1 – Ghanian Leaders is comprised of leaders with extensive experience and success leading character-driven organizations that do business in the United States of America and on the continent of Africa. Learn more about these leaders and the organizations they lead below.
About FaithFocusFlow™ Institute for Character and Leadership
The FaithFocusFlow® Institute for Character and Leadership is a non-denominational character-based division of Upward Action LLC. This powerful education and training initiative provides character education, business development, and leadership training programs, coaching programs, books, studies and planners for leaders, ministries, small businesses, non-profit organization, and corporate teams.
FaithFocusFlow® consultants and workshop leaders are all trained and certified by our leadership and business development institute for character-based leaders.
TC is the founder of the FaithFocusFlow® Institute of Character and Leadership and visionary of the CHARACTERpreneur® program and movement. She is also a corporate attorney, Amazon best-selling author, founder the UpwardAction® Social Media Marketing Certification Academy, and leader of the Christian apparel line – FaithFocusFlow® Threads.
TC Cooper is the founder of the CHARACTERpreneur® Certification Program.
About I CHANGE NATIONS
iCN™ is reaching the world with its transformational message of the “Golden Rule People Treatment, Honor and Civil Discourse.” This organization is committed to bringing back the lost art of honor through building a “culture of honor.” iCN honors individuals throughout the world who exemplify extraordinary humanitarian efforts in effectively changing nations.
iCN awards people and organizations that though action exhibit their belief that every life is valuable and created to contribute to the world. iCN is the largest “building cultures of honor” network in the world.
Dr. Clyde Rivers is the founder and president of iCN™. He is also the Honorary Ambassador at Large for the Republic of Burundi and Special Advisor to President Pierre Nkurunziza, President of Republic of Burundi, Africa. As an internationally known leader in peace-building initiatives, Dr. Rivers serves as acting Representative to the United Nations (New York ) for the Interfaith Peace-Building Initiative and the its Department of Public Information. In 2017, he was given the Title of Don/Sir Dr. Clyde Rivers as he was Knighted into the original Kingdom of Guatemala and the city of La Antigua, which has the distinction of being the first city established by the Spanish Monarchy.
About Productive Business Network
The Productive Business Network is a private online community where top influencers, entrepreneurs, and executives connect, share and learn from one another in a highly productive environment.
This powerful network provides training and thought leadership on essential topics that impact leader that include time management and peak performance that affects the bottom line; Growth and innovation that maintains and increases relevance in the marketplace; Business etiquette and culture that produces a winning environment; and Building strategic partnerships for market expansion.
About Dr. Vernet Joseph
Dr. Vernet A. Joseph is America’s #1 Potential, Passion & Productivity Speaker, Strategist & Consultant. An award winning serial entrepreneur, and bestselling author of 5 books, Dr. Vernet is also a Veteran Transition Expert. An international thought leader, international speaker, Dr. Vernet retired from the U.S. Army as a CW4 after 20 years of highly decorated/combat service. In the past decade, Dr. Vernet has trained millions of people in over 50 countries on 6 different continents.
Dr. Joseph is a Certified CHARACTERpreneur® Facilitator and Mentor.
A broker of peace, development, and strength in countries that seek growth, iRG is a business with a sound strategy in place that has a competitive edge on the market. The iRG strategic team is poised and positioned to cater for their clients’ financial, business strategic growth, investment, transaction advisory and project development on the international front.
iRG is a frontier business with the client in mind. Its talented team has engineered investments across the globe. This firm operates at the nexus of US-Africa economic policy, trade, and business development.
Dr. Annan and iRG are located in Texas, Accra, Ghana, and have strategic partners across Europe, the US, and Africa. The iRG team provides unsurpassed access to opportunities and leaders across the continent of Africa.
About Dr. Richmond Annan
Dr. Richmond Annan is president and founder of iRG. He is the Global Advisor and a World Civility Ambassador to iCN, as which he has traveled the world engaging with Diplomats, Government officials and business tycoons to facilitate and foster peace and development. Dr. Richmond Annan and the multi-faceted iRG team are at the forefront of the International business and investment spectrum. A talented team with an unmatched impeccable taste to business.
If you have a global business project in mind, iRG and Dr. Annan certainly know where and with whom to talk.
Dr. Annan is a Certified CHARACTERpreneur® Facilitator and Mentor.