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Corey Blake is the Movement Leader of

With Love in Writing

Because without heart, words have no meaning.

Corey Blake is the Movement Leader of

Leading with Love

Love is a Lifestyle

Corey Blake

Corey has been storytelling for almost two decades since he graduated from Millikin University with a BFA in Theatre in 1996. His epiphany moment in storytelling came after he played the lead in a show at Millikin called “Jeffrey.” Three months after the show closed, Corey was called by a theatre 90 minutes away who was putting on the same show, but whose lead had fallen ill. Corey was asked to drive down immediately, block out the play that afternoon with their actors, and put on the show that evening. With the help of his previous director, Corey did just that and performed the leading role, on stage for the entire two hour show, in front of 300 people that night. He was never afraid of taking the big swing again.

Working in Los Angeles for a decade, Corey was the face and voice behind a dozen Fortune 500 and Fortune 100 brands as a commercial and voiceover actor (his work won Belding, Addy, Cannes, and London International Advertising awards), before working as a film producer and director, as an author and publisher, and now as the founder and President of Round Table Companies, Writers of the Round Table Inc., and Writers of the Round Table Press.

Corey is the co-author of numerous books, including his new title #Jump (April 2012), Edge! A Leadership Story (Finalist 2008 National Best Books Awards) and From the Barrio to the Board Room and its companion comic book Mi Barrio (Winner, 2011 Independent Publisher Book Awards; Winner Best Graphic Novel, 2012 International Book Awards; Winner Best Graphic Novel, 2012 International Latino Book Awards), which are being used around the country in schools and youth prisons to inspire at-risk youth. He is also a member of Young Entrepreneur Council, an invite-only community of the world’s top young entrepreneurs.

Corey lives in Highland Park, Illinois, and if he’s talking to you from his backyard, you might have to tell him to turn down the bird-song. His amazing wife Dawn is a psychologist at North Shore Academy where she works with students with behavior disorders. She impresses him frequently with her dedication to her kids. Corey and Dawn have no kids to speak of (they are both obsessed with work), but they do pour ridiculous amounts of attention into their Springer-Lab mix Daisy and her Beagle-Mix brother Max.

In addition to his books, Corey's writing can be read on and stories about Corey and his work have been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Forbes, Inc., Barron's, Investor's Business Daily, The Huffington Post, and the Chicago Sun Times.

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