Who We Are
Better Life Institute provides authentic interventions, assistance, coaching, and guidance for individuals, families, and business owners all across North America. Business consulting and life coaching are customized tools to help the client make realistic, measurable, and scalable progress. Methods include phone, email, webinar, and in-person consultations that lead to live one-on-one or group sessions. Our goal is for clients to be INDEPENDENTLY able to progress and achieve their goals. Therefore, our coaching GIVES you the tools to finish what we start in the sessions.
Ladre Weathersby, Ph.D
For over a decade now, Ladre Weathersby, Ph.D continues to passionately help people who are not afraid to look for it. Knowing that people hurt and suffer due to lacking knowledge, Dr. Weathersby also recognizes that the presentation of information perpetuates the lack of knowledge. Therefore, he specializes in utilizing different approaches and methodologies to present information both forgotten, misunderstood, and not yet learned in ways that will promote current use and future mastery.
Reared in Chicago, IL, Dr. W (the progression of the educational moniker Mr. W.) moved to Atlanta, GA to earn his B.A. in English at Morehouse College in 2002. After graduating, he quickly realized the importance for genuine life preparation, especially concerning finances and credit, as two years passed before working in his career. After teaching from 2004-2011, the larger salary proved that the missing content were desperately needed, not only for himself, but everyone, ESPECIALLY those after him. At Benjamin E. Mays and other Atlanta Public and Dekalb County high schools, students provided the first laboratory for what is now Better Life Institute (BLI), the visible arm of Ensample Enterprises, LLC.
BLI promotes the positive LIFE shift that occurs with self-education, also called personal development. Through partnering with LegalShield of Ada, OK, Dr. W discovered information seemingly hidden in books, audios, essays, and in people like Darnell Self, Jim Rohn, Michael S. Clouse, Tim Sales, Brian Tracy, Les Brown, Zig Zigglar, and countless others. Despite earning the Masters in Educational Leadership in 2009 from Mercer University, Education Specialist in Curriculum and Instruction in 2011 from Capella University, and the coveted Doctorate of Philosophy in K-12 Studies from Capella University in 2018, the truth of self-education is undeniable. Combined with formal education, it burned and birthed the giant of destined purpose.
Since 2010, hundreds of people spanning all ages, nationalities, socio-economic backgrounds, and religious affiliations have participated AND benefited from BLI's mission to help people create a better life. In July 2017, Dr. W. co-authored a book "20 Beautiful Men" with a chapter entitled "Faith Without Works" as a tool to further the movement. Will you join the movement too?
We ENHANCE YOUR success!
Our belief is simple... no matter how GOOD life is, it can be BETTER!!! The better we become, the better life becomes... and the more successful we will be long-term. Not that perfection is possible..., but we will die reaching for it. Therefore, we aim and endeavor to learn, refine, master, and perfect ourselves in EACH and EVERY area of life. The seven areas of life are: career, financial, relationships, social, spirituality, emotional/intellectual, and physical. Each intertwines and affects the others.
HEMS Institute is an extension of Better Life Institute specifically devoted to help all men, especially minority men, in an encouraging and supportive environment. There, they can acquire, refine, master, and apply the skills for a better life with other men for a perspective that directly or indirectly mirrors their lives.
1. Life Coaching (Small Group)
Cohort format used.
Eight week cohorts at one hour per week.
Offered regularly thorughout the year.
2. Life coaching (Individual)
Requires Small Group Course Completion (minimum three)
Customized content for individual need
Offered on an individualized, case-by-case basis.
Better Life Institute Courses
Produced live several times a year in shortened format, BLI expanded to a telephonic coaching format, meeting once a week. Several cohorts are offered per calendar quarter. Scheduled offerings are located on the "events" page. Current sessions include:
Refine your mastery of the financial area of life. Topics include credit improvement, budget development, spending plans, saving money, paying bills, building legacy through credit, and more.
These male focused HEMS Institute seminars share content, but celebrates and focuses on the male experience and perseverance through unique obstacles, issues, and challenges.
** Understanding Economics