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This talk helps the audience understand that succeeding at work doesn’t mean you have to fail at home.

Many of us focus on winning at work. Whether it is from our own fear or the expectations of others, we put pressure on ourselves to succeed.


Then, with whatever time and energy is left, we give to our family and to ourselves.


In the end, no one wins. Marriages suffer, kids are neglected, teams at work are not developed, and you are not fulfilled.

There is a better way. You, your home, and your work can thrive.

Key Takeaways
  • Gain tools to improve work/rest balance
  • Help to craft a personal and family vision
  • Increase self-awareness in life’s key areas
  • Identify the next steps to grow in your priorities
  • The ‘Five Capitals’ framework to help evaluate priorities

"Cory has spoken to our company round table a couple of times. I have enjoyed it tremendously. Cory is an engaging speaker, and he is passionate about his mission to help business leaders be the best they can be not just at work but also at home. This balance is crucial to living a productive and fulfilling life."

Luke P - Perry Contracting




All leaders get knocked down, whether it is from doubt, discouragement, or other challenges that come with leadership.


However, great leaders get back up quicker.

What could your life look like if you got up quicker the next time you were knocked down?

Join us to hear author, speaker, and executive coach, Cory Carlson share about his second book, ‘Rise and Go.’


This book is a resource for leaders to get back up with courage and move forward with confidence.

You will leave this session with tools to immediately apply to your life to increase your resilience and give you hope for getting back on your feet.

Key Takeaways
  • Framework for the ‘Rise and Go’ Manifesto
  • Identify dreams to pursue, both old and new ones
  • The 'Up and To The Right’ tool to help elevate your mindset
  • Leave with a list of the ‘who’ to help you pursue these dreams
  • Understand helpful perspectives and practices to lead to true change

 "As a business leader myself, I needed to hear this talk on Rise and Go. Cory’s content, vulnerability, and passion helped me to think through how I can overcome the challenges I experience as a leader. I highly recommend bringing Cory into your company to share this information as we all experience ups and downs."

Ian M - Spot on Productions




Why do we all dread the word “change”?


Because we have all been a part of change that was poorly communicated or


Yet, change is inevitable.


So, how do we lead change effectively?  

Join us to hear Cory Carlson share the PROGRESS! framework that will help you

be intentional about navigating change in your organization.

Key Takeaways
  • The ‘PROGRESS!’ framework for change 
  • Clarity on where you want the organization to be in 3 years
  • Leave with tools to better engage your employees during the change
  • Clearly define the reason for the change and how it affects the employees
  • Questions to ask your employees during their 1:1s for better engagement 

Whether it's being vulnerable and sharing lessons learned from my failures or sharing best practices from successes I have been a part of – I leave it on the stage (or on the Zoom call😂).


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One of my favorite parts of my job is speaking to audiences and sharing the insight and ideas that have helped my life, as well as my clients’ lives.

In addition to inspiration, your employees or conference attendees will leave with tools they can immediately implement at their work or home.

What Clients Have Said

Sydney Emrich 
National Account Executive
JB Hunt

"Cory spoke with 140+ employees inside of our organization, and the feedback was phenomenal. His message to our employees was uplifting, and encouraging us to build our personal manifesto's to gain clarity around our values and what we want in life. Would definitely recommend brining Cory to your organization to speak on his journey of Rise & Go."

Ryan Moore
Senior Vice President of Sales
Everside Health

Cory is engaging, but more than that, his words are impactful and from the heart. I can tell you that the feedback from his talk was incredibly positive. He seemed to be speaking directly to each person in the room. If you are thinking of having a speaker, I would highly recommend it.

Ian Murray
SpotOn Productions


 As a business leader myself, I needed to hear this talk on Rise and Go. Cory’s content, his vulnerability, and passion helped me to think through how I can overcome the challenges I experience as a leader. I highly recommend bringing Cory into your company to share this information as we all experience ups and downs.

Barron Heating was blessed to spend 2 days with Cory. Great interaction, challenging content, encouraging words, and tools that will change your life and those you lead.

Thank you, Cory!

Steve Conzaman
Area Director

Cory is a very authentic and engaging communicator. I heard him speak to 150 men at one of our events. Everyone was locked into his story and the truths from his book "Win at Home First". Not only has Forbes said this is one of 7 books every one of your team members needs to read, but I would also vouch for the fact you should bring him in to speak to your team too.

David Mayer
Vice President
North America Quality & Operations Excellence

 Cory’s energy, relatability, enthusiasm, and delivery had an impact on the team both individually and as a group. The focus on a larger purpose, evaluation of the current state, and immediate discussion on actions to take left the group with tangible next steps and ways to support each other daily. The team would highly recommend Cory for any coaching, team development, and motivational speaking needs you have. 

Rob Takemura
Director Of Operations
Barron Heating AC

Mark Hogan

Sales Representative

CTQ Systems Ltd.

Cory spoke to the Manufacturers' Agents of Cincinnati and provided tremendous value to the 25 attendees. His presentation was informative, thoughtful, and kept everyone engaged. MAC definitely plans to book future engagements with him. Nicely done Cory!

Ted Clouser
PCA Technology Solutions

Cory spoke to our entire team. He brought energy, encouragement and authenticity to the room and I heard feedback from our team of the impact.I am thankful for his sound word and for speaking into our team. If you don’t know Cory, you should! I know I am blessed because of it.

Todd Letherer
Senior Director
Quality at Multi-Color Corporation

In the past 30 years, I've been through more presentations, than I could possibly remember. Within the first 45 minutes of hearing Cory present, I knew it would be different. Anyone who has a professional life they are trying to balance with a personal one, (all of us), can benefit from Cory's approach. Highly recommended!!

Dan Calonge 
Head of Learning & Development altafiber

“Our company session went great. Received several compliments on how much the talk helped people re-calibrate their minds that are usually so focused on work performance. This is a message that should resonate with almost any leader, and Cory does a great job delivering it.”

“Cory brings an honest and holistic perspective on how important it is to have intentional priorities in all areas of life. We love bringing Cory to meet the founders in our accelerator programs because he drives home the point that there is more to life than achieving business success. ”

Jamie Duininck
Chief Operating Officer
Prinsco Inc.


"Cory Carlson delivered a powerful message for us on how if you are going to win at work it starts with winning at home first! Cory’s message and story had energy and was very relatable for all of us. If you want your team to win at work and at home I highly recommend Cory as a speaker and coach!"

Christy Johnson
Chief Operating Officer

Michelle Fritsch
Co-Founder of
Mediprenuers Summit

“Cory has just the right mix of new information, challenging questions, application, and vulnerability such that everyone can really relate to what he’s presenting and why.

 Quotes, comments, and insights from his material keep coming out each day from attendees.

Todd Albrecht
Owner & President
Perfection Group

​Ellyn Broderick
Sales Support Analyst
Harvest Group

“I really enjoyed our Enneagram deep dive on Friday! It is so helpful to have a deeper insight into ourselves and our team, and I’m excited to apply what we learned. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and talent with us!

“Cory came to my company to speak to our sales and operations team. He did an outstanding job and his message really hit home with our group. In our busy lives, it is easy for things to come out of balance. His message of the five capitals and winning at home was refreshing and timely."

Luke Dooley

“Listeners always walk away from his workshops with greater knowledge and insight into how they're forming their identities. He's an engaging speaker who knows how to connect with people on a deeper level that actually inspires and motivates the hearers to action.”

Deborah Kircher

Engagement Center Director

Delta Airlines

"Cory was truly amazing! He spent 1/2 day with my team of Delta Air Lines leaders and it was an
amazing experience. My team loved Cory from “Hello” and his time with us made a difference. I
highly recommend Cory!”

Jen Leopold
National Account Manager 
Harvest Group

“I just wanted to thank you for the great content, discussion, and leadership at our Emotional Intelligence workshop on Friday.”

“I continue to build into myself (and others as a result) with every workshop I attend. Cory Carlson does a terrific job of engaging participants and relating the Five Capitals platform to real-world applications, both personally and professionally.

Summary – recommended and time well spent.”

“Cory gave our leadership group and our team members a motivating message that will have a lasting impact on each of us personally and our business. I highly recommend him. His style allows his message to be absorbed. He is a man of strong character that can help you or your team just like he did ours.”

“Cory was a well-prepared and engaging speaker. He had high energy, great questions and framework for guests to work through, and lots of additional complementary resources for attendees. I also really enjoyed his book “Win at Home First!“

James Bauer
Senior AVP & G.M. 
Reading Rock

Ryan Powell
Owner & Chief Operating Officer
Vision Source Eyecare

Samantha Fisher
Engagement Specialist
Thrivent Financial

 "Cory was passionate, spoke with conviction, and gave our staff tons of insights on how to not only be a better co-worker but friend, community member, parent, and/or spouse. His practical and authentic approach was relatable with our staff, regardless of what walk of life they are in. For any business manager wanting to invest into the lives of their people, I would highly recommend a seminar by Cory Carlson."

"Cory showed a vulnerable side of himself by speaking about his own struggles and how he overcame them. He motivated everyone in the room by his dynamic personality and clear message of how to put his process to work for yourself. We all left wanting more and will definitely invite him back to speak again!"

"You were a great guest. Thank you so much for sharing your valuable insights! I absolutely loved your Keynote presentation to our MCM firm. I would highly advocate and encourage anyone interested in a wonderful presentation to reach out to you!"

Crystal Faulkner
Certified Public Accountant

Kyle Miller
General Manager
Berlin Gardens, LLC

Megan Dotzauer
Market Leader
COhatch Cincinnati

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