Selected Clients and Testimonials

I am experienced working with Executives, Managers, High Performance Individuals, Young Adults and Groups, and the best way to get a sense of my background is to contact me directly. In the meantime, below are a few of the major corporate clients I have partnered with in the recent past and some selected client testimonials.



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Konrad Ribeiro, Head of Industry, Media & Entertainment, Google

Konrad Ribeiro, Head of Industry, Media & Entertainment, Google

"The team was in a state of intense change and he helped me.."

I've used Cory's coaching to help me as both an individual, a manager and in building my team's cohesiveness and effectiveness.

His coaching has helped my personal productivity and happiness. He helped me identify areas where I could be more effective by establishing boundaries, harnessing focus & energy, and taking back time. 

As a manager, he's worked with me to establish an intentional team culture. I'm a new manager who also had to onboard two new team members and deal with unplanned leaves of absence. The team was in a state of intense change and he helped me navigate that change. We created a plan for building a culture of trust through a process-oriented, ongoing approach that allowed each member of the team to safely express what they needed from me as a manager and their teammates as colleagues. 

My work with Cory is ongoing and the outcomes are already evident.

Erica Rios, Director Product Management, Brit+Co

Erica Rios, Director Product Management, Brit+Co

"He has helped me ... practice compassionate leadership..."

"I feel very fortunate to have met Cory because navigating a career in tech is tough!  Cory is the first professional coach I've worked with.  He is empathetic, kind, intelligent and strategic.  He has helped me improve my work-life balance, explore new communication techniques, practice compassionate leadership, and given me invaluable advice on managing my career.  I leave each session feeling heard, appreciated, and motivated to continue my journey.  ...He also happens to be really funny and easy to talk to :) I highly recommend Cory."

Michael Seiler, Director - National Event Strategy, Galvanize

Michael Seiler, Director - National Event Strategy, Galvanize

"One of the best workshop leaders I've experienced"

"Man, Cory really killed it. One of the best workshop leaders I've experienced."

Clarissa Negrete, Product Manager, Dropbox

Clarissa Negrete, Product Manager, Dropbox

"...every single time I left feeling inspired with clear next steps, upbeat and overall feeling positive."

I feel so fortunate to have had the opportunity to get coaching from Cory. Cory's style of coaching made me feel very comfortable opening up about my needs, insecurities and goals. He does a great job of connecting all aspects of one's life and helping you understand how they all play a role in the way one learns, works with others, grows, etc. I always looked forward to our sessions because I viewed the time we had together as a time specifically dedicated to me - almost like talking to that friend who always has the best advice but you could take the entire time for yourself knowing you were getting professional guidance. Cory lights up a room. Many times I came in the room frustrated about something or totally defeated, but every single time I left feeling inspired with clear next steps, upbeat and overall feeling positive. Cory is great - he understands the tech world having been in it himself for so long and gives great insight on how to navigate difficult workplace situations. I would give him more stars if I could!

Bryan Lemos, Lead Coach and Biz Dev, Own The Room

Bryan Lemos, Lead Coach and Biz Dev, Own The Room

"Since working with Cory, I have never missed a company created goal, gained respect from leadership, created more unity within my team, and most importantly, felt more confident in doing so."

Breakthroughs, laughs, and fulfillment. These are three words that come to mind when I think about working with Cory. Cory has helped me define what my purpose is in my professional life, and how that is tied to my life mission. Since working with Cory, I have never missed a company created goal, gained respect from leadership, created more unity within my team, and most importantly, felt more confident in doing so. Resting on my own efforts I may go fast, but working with Cory, I go far.

Zeya Yang, Product Manager, Dropbox

Zeya Yang, Product Manager, Dropbox

"...an unparalleled aptitude for listening, empathy, and synthesis... always manages to steer the conversation in a productive way such that you leave the session with concrete and actionable takeaways."

I unequivocally recommend Cory as a career coach. Over the past year, Cory has been an invaluable resource for my professional development. He has an unparalleled aptitude for listening, empathy, and synthesis. Consequently, during coaching sessions, he's extremely flexible and open to discussing any topic on your mind, but always manages to steer the conversation in a productive way such that you leave the session with concrete and actionable takeaways. As a result of working with Cory, I've been able to articulate more clearly than ever before my strengths and leadership style, empowering me to scale myself as an individual. I could not endorse anyone more enthusiastically.

Sam Worek, Global Business Operations, Google

Sam Worek, Global Business Operations, Google

"He is an active listener, and asks challenging but insightful questions to help you discover solutions on your own from within, rather than prescriptively tutoring or lecturing the solutions you're seeking."

Cory has been a tremendous advisor in the two areas of my life that I have been seeking counseling on: career development, and relationships. He is an active listener, and asks challenging but insightful questions to help you discover solutions on your own from within, rather than prescriptively tutoring or lecturing the solutions you're seeking. I would definitely recommend scheduling a consult with him to see if his coaching style can help you achieve your goals.

Daniel Harris, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Intercom

Daniel Harris, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Intercom

"Cory has an incredible ability to listen intently, fully understand a unique individual, and then provide meaningful direction and advice."

Cory has an incredible ability to listen intently, fully understand a unique individual, and then provide meaningful direction and advice. He has an infections energy and has been immensely helpful in assisting me in navigating my professional life and tough decisions I've needed to make.

Daniel Howard, Energy Engineer & Social Entrepreneur

Daniel Howard, Energy Engineer & Social Entrepreneur

"He is an excellent listener who knows how to key in on critical points and ask hard questions."

Cory is brilliant. He is an excellent listener who knows how to key in on critical points and ask hard questions. In just one coaching session with Cory, he helped me define a unique and specific mastermind group that has been a big success, and he also guided me in a values clarification exercise that clarified which future job opportunity was best for me.

Bruna Maia, Chief of Staff, SNP Communications

Bruna Maia, Chief of Staff, SNP Communications

"...he was extremely engaging, open to feedback and constantly thought of new ways to make the trainings relevant to our employees. Cory's strong presentation, facilitation, and listening skills are a true gift"

Cory led all of Galvanize's internal Manager Training sessions for all of Galvanize's new managers. Cory was a pleasure to work with because he was extremely engaging, open to feedback and constantly thought of new ways to make the trainings relevant to our employees. Cory's strong presentation, facilitation, and listening skills are a true gift – I would highly recommend Cory!

Mayank Goel, VP Growth & Strategy, Pillow

Mayank Goel, VP Growth & Strategy, Pillow

"He was able to help me relate to my non-work experiences to my work experiences and that was something no other coaching went over. "

You only realize the value of coaching once you are through a session and are able to immediately put to use whatever you uncover in the session. What I loved about this coaching was that it wasn't just about my work or boxed around my work related queries. Cory went beyond and tried to understand where I come from as a person and what all shaped my personality as it is today. He was able to help me relate to my non-work experiences to my work experiences and that was something no other coaching went over. If I could, I would keep sometime every week or so, to chat with Cory.

Travis McCully, Customer Experience Operations Manager, HotelTonight

Travis McCully, Customer Experience Operations Manager, HotelTonight

"He is great at adapting his coaching to fit your needs, so that you can accomplish the goals you set in the most supportive and productive environment possible."

Cory is a very positive person and coach. He is great at adapting his coaching to fit your needs, so that you can accomplish the goals you set in the most supportive and productive environment possible. Cory is also very good at taking your raw goals and fitting them into a more structured framework that is more easily adhered to than a vague concept of a finish line.

Rebecca Regnier, Director, Brand Partnerships, Brit + Co

Rebecca Regnier, Director, Brand Partnerships, Brit + Co

" I continue to use the tools Cory created with me on a regular basis and will credit my future successes to his coaching. If you're questioning if being coached by Cory would be supportive, the answer is: YES!"

Cory is a fantastic coach and human being. He is committed to bringing alive your highest-self by being his highest-self. I continue to use the tools Cory created with me on a regular basis and will credit my future successes to his coaching. If you're questioning if being coached by Cory would be supportive, the answer is: YES!