Corey Blake spent 25 years as a working actor, director, producer, and all-around storyteller. Now as the CEO of Round Table Companies, Corey translates his love of character and story into the creation of meaningful experiences and connections within the business world. He’s also the mastermind behind the Vulnerability is Sexy movement. Today Corey reveals everything he’s learned about leadership, personal growth, and happiness throughout his life and career. He also explores what it means to follow the energy, talks about the true power of being present, and reveals what can we do to become more courageous and embrace our vulnerabilities.
Why people who invest in themselves are happier and more fulfilled
The biggest struggles leaders face (and how to overcome them)
Getting comfortable with the uncomfortable
The ripple out method of feedback (and why it works)
Learning when (and when not) to follow your gut
How he turns non-fiction into hit comic books
When Corey Blake first entered the world of the theatre as a storyteller 25 years ago, he had no idea that his days would become centered around helping companies to find their truth and build out their legacy. A successful commercial and television actor turned director and producer in the early 2000s, Corey literally cried in his Hollywood trailer when he didn’t feel his work mattered to the world. It was time to move on from an old dream that was no longer serving him.
Since then, as the CEO of Round Table Companies, Corey has focused his life on assembling teams of beautiful people to support thought leaders, CEOs, and companies by reconnecting them to their purpose and amplifying that message out into the world. His work addresses purpose, culture change, brand alignment, brand story, and legacy. RTC’s work has been featured across major newspapers, from the front page of the New York Times and the Boston Globe to the Wall Street Journal and USA Today. Their work has been featured in Inc. Magazine, Forbes, Barron’s, Investor’s Business Daily, the Chicago Sun-Times, and on Fox News, Bloomberg TV, Katie Couric’s show Katie, CNN, and NPR.
Corey has also dedicated himself to continual learning so that he can serve in his greatest capacity. Over the past decade Corey has worked with 10 executive coaches, been mentored by two-dozen CEOs, and has trained at the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland and the Stagen Leadership Academy (recipient of the black belt leadership award). Through his commitment to personal development, Corey has learned how to deeply love his clients and his staff so they can do the work they were meant to do in this world. Now as a speaker, Corey is taking the lessons he has learned as a Sherpa of world changers, and sharing them with audiences around the globe.
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