WIELD Explained

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WIGGINS INSTITUTE of

ENTREPRENEURSHIP & LIFE DEVELOPMENT


Family of Programming Preparing the next generation for successful adulthood.

Camp BizLIFE

Live Beautifully

Summer camp with substance for youth ages 14 - 19.

Mental strengthening and wellness through cultural activities and travel.

WIELD

Cohort-based educational intensives for young men ages 18+.

www.launchedforlife.com


FOUNDER'S MESSAGE

Joel C. Wiggins

FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Teaching and equipping entrepreneurs is my life's mission. After nearly 30 years of owning and operating several businesses across many industries, I know the level of resilience, discipline, and willpower required to create, operate and maintain a profitable business. I see this work here at WIELD as an opportunity to set the next generation on the path to success. Ownership is not for the faint of heart, but the reward that comes from betting on yourself helps to build confidence and character.


WHAT IS WIELD? The Wiggins Institute of Entrepreneurship & Life Development (WIELD) aims to provide comprehensive entrepreneurial education, life skills and mentorship to men aged 18 and older who aspire to start or run a business. By offering an intensive program that combines theoretical knowledge with practical experience, WIELD equips fellows with the necessary skills, mindset, and support network to succeed in the competitive business world and beyond. Focused on Five (5) Foundational Steps: Character Building, Financial Independence, Home Management, Healthy Living & Wellness and Professional Development, WIELD prepares its participants to live an abundant life and avoid the common pitfalls that prevent young men from reaching their full potential.


WIELD is the confluence of the greatest aspects of "traditional" institutions.

Structure Discipline Camaraderie

COLLEGE

Interactions Resources Education

MILITARY WORK Freedom Engagement Hands-On Application


OUR PROCESS College is not for everyone. The military is not for everyone. At WIELD, we understand that an intensive, concentrated education focused on the key elements of entrepreneurship may be just the spark one needs to gain the confidence to pursue his dreams.

VISION

Who are you? What are you purposed to accomplish? We dig deep to help you clarify your vision for your personal and professional life.

INVESTIGATION

Discovery, exploration and research allow you to learn the ins and outs of the role or industry in which you choose to conduct business.

APPLICATION

Once you determine the what, it's time to determine the HOW. Start or enhance a business with the guidance and expertise of seasoned entrepreneurs.

EXECUTION

GO TIME! Once the fundamentals are instilled, reinforced and applied, it is time to get after it.


What We Offer The

WIELD ADVANTAGE Instruction from Experienced Entrepreneurs.

City-Centered Business Environment.

A Brotherhood. Mentorship & Accountability for 12 Months.

Debt-Free Education & Experience.

Small Cohorts with Individualized Attention.


HOW

WIELD WORKS COHORT BASED WIELD Fellows are like-minded individuals working together towards a common mission. Cohorts meet for 4 weeks, live in WIELD housing, and develop routines and relationships for life.

EXPERIENCED MENTORSHIP WIELD Fellows are the recipients of tutelage and direction from successful business leaders and entrepreneurs in a highly disciplined environment.

PIPELINE TO OWNERSHIP Earn while you learn! WIELD Fellows develop entrepreneurial aptitude working in a "family business" with ownership opportunity upon successful completion of the program. 03


COMMUNITY COLLABORATION Leveraging resources and programs available through partner organizations, WIELD advances innovative initiatives in and around the institute.

LUNCH & LEARN The best lessons are learned around the dining table. Every week WIELD Fellows enjoy working lunch to connect with guest facilitators on a more personal level and engage in the art of power networking.

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT WIELD connects fellows, business leaders, investors and corporate partners from around the globe to develop the next generation of diverse innovators and entrepreneurs. 03


WIELD

Housing

CITY LOCATION WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE OF THE OFFICE

One of WIELD's key elements is equipping Fellows to live on their own. The life lessons of home management, budgeting and planning are taught and reinforced in the home. Living amongst other WIELD brothers solidifies one's sense of belonging, and creates bonds that continue through the cohort and beyond. TEACHING YOUNG MEN INDEPENDENT LIVING IS ESSENTIAL TO THE PROGRAM.

HOUSING ADVANTAGE Lock & Leave living within walking distance of the WIELD office Steps away from area attractions Fully Furnished Double Occupancy Accommodations Community amenities include a clubroom w/ pool table & fitness center Walkability score 95/100 Public transportation nearby


WIELD

Living

WE DON’T JUST TALK ABOUT ELEVATED LIVING, WE PROVIDE THE EXPERIENCES.

Fellows are exposed to a plethora of life experiences: Business Conventions & Workshops Daily workouts Weekly Lunch & Learns Men’s Sunday Roundtable Monthly cultural events Annual international travel (optional)

LIFE TO THE FULL WIELD’s approach to personal growth and development is dedicated to creating individuals who are well-rounded. WIELD Fellows learn the value of serving the community, with an emphasis placed on meeting the needs of youth and widows.


The

WIELD ECOSYSTEM

MENTORING

LIFE SKILLS

BUSINESS PLANNING

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

NETWORKING

FINANCIAL LITERACY

WIELD applies a holistic approach to developing the whole man: physically, emotionally, financially, relationally, intellectually and spiritually.


CHANGE YOUR WORLD Admission to WIELD is highly selective. Applicants compete nationally for a spot in a cohort. Cohorts are kept small in order to maintain personal, hands-on capability.

800-435-4430

info@thewield.com

www.thewield.com

1213 W Morehead St Ste 500-202 Charlotte, NC 28208


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