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Cory Carlson

Author, Speaker, Certified Coach, Cincinnati, OH

As an entrepreneur, former executive, husband, and father of three, Cory Carlson understands the pressures working parents face. He is passionate about helping business leaders win at work and at home. You can learn more about Cory’s work at

Twenty years in corporate America gave Cory amazing opportunities as he worked his way up to the executive level. But he also saw brokenness: work without purpose, burnout, lack of focus, strained marriages, and absentee parents. Business leaders especially were often not living life to the fullest.

When Cory discovered leadership coaching, it helped him become a better leader, husband, and father. So he left his corporate career to help other leaders win at work and at home. Cory does this through executive coaching, speaking, and writing.

Currently, Cory lives in Cincinnati with his awesome wife and three amazing children.

Cory has a Civil Engineering degree from the University of Missouri and an MBA from Rockhurst University.

His first book was published in June 2019 titled, Win at Home First, and is an inspirational guide for work-life balance.  His book was Amazon #1 New Release in 3 Categories and listed in FORBES as ‘7 Books Everyone On Your Team Should Read’.

Cory just released his second book, Rise and Go. This book is a resource to help leaders get back up quicker after getting knocked down by the challenges of leadership and life.

He hosts the leadership podcast, Win at Home First, a Top 1.5% global podcast per ListenNotes.

Listen to what others are saying about working with Cory:

“I’ve worked with a lot of coaches and Cory is the best.  He has focused on my personal growth over my professional growth and what I’ve found is that when you grow personally you always grow professionally, but not necessarily the other way around.  In a world where all coaches only pay lip service to personal growth, Cory stands out.  He has made me not only a better businessman, but a better man.”   

 – Ben Beshear, CEO & Private Wealth Advisor of LiveWell Capital – Northwestern Mutual

”Cory supported our leadership team during a year of transition and realignment. He brought empathy, vision, straight-talk, robust leadership tools, and an undaunted sense of place, purpose, and passion. Cory worked with us in group settings as well as 1:1 calls.  I highly recommend Cory as a speaker and leadership coach.” 

Merrill Bevan, Chief Operating Officer, Barron Heating (200+ employees)

“I am grateful we hired Cory and for the lasting impact his coaching has had on our team.   His passion and personality, blended with his direct approach and real-world experience provide a great environment for transformation and growth.   Plus the tools and concepts he uses can be used at all levels and are great for teaching across the entire organization.”

– Chris Hendriksen, Chairman of VRI 

“The time I’ve spent with Cory is single handedly the most impactful to the leadership of my family and professional career. It is not only the concepts he brings to the sessions, but the discernment and accountability are what has driven my growth.”

– Nick Spicher, Vice President – Kroger Team, Harvest Group

Take the first step to breakthrough. Book a call with Cory Carlson now.

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