Episode 289 is with Cory Carlson. A mutual friend introduced us (even though we were already “friends” on social media?). He rocked my world with this conversation and will rock yours too. Take notes!


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 home and work.

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 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 Engineer degree from the University of Missouri and an MBA from Rockhurst University.

His first book released in June 2019 titled,⁠ Win at Home First,⁠ and is an inspirational guide for work-life balance. His book was Amazon’s #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 from the challenges of leadership and life.

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

Follow Cory on social media (@carlsoncory) and ⁠www.corymcarlson.com⁠