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Cortland Jones


Cortland Jones is an author, speaker, coach, grant writer, and visionary using words, actions, and his passion for teaching to reach people of all ages with messages of empowerment, entrepreneurship, and self-actualization. Cortland is the author of Out of the Darkness: A Journey into the Marvelous Light, an enlightening book that explores God’s plan, purpose, and the lifestyle experienced when one walks by faith. He is currently writing his second book, 31 Day Devotional for Teachers.


Cortland is also the founder and CEO of a non-profit organization called The Better Place, Inc. Through his own brand and The Better Place, he strives to better lives through personal and business coaching, after-school activities for youth, presentations, and working with the community and schools to boost literacy and the entrepreneurial spirit in both adults and youth.


With 25 years of experience as an educator and 13 years of experience in facilitating classroom management workshops, Cortland has shown a passion and commitment to supporting schools and education. He was awarded the Advisory Committe on Education (ACE) Educator Award in 2015.


His mission is to spread the Gospel of Christ and encourage others to grow businesses and better themselves while making an impact on education, families, and his readers.

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