…writer, motivational speaker, and business-life strategist.
Using brain-body science to activate and elevate human potential, I’ve worked with thousands of leaders worldwide as an:
EDUCATOR, coaching Hollywood stars, Fortune 500 execs, leading entrepreneurs and business students;
SPEAKER, presenting to top-class companies, universities, and business groups; and
In today’s 24/7, never-unplugged culture, getting through a day often feels like a full-contact sport – bruises and all. Despite the billions of dollars raked in annually by the wellness industries, statistics show that more of us than ever are stressed, depressed, and anxiety-ridden – with high achievers disproportionately sitting at the top of the burned-out, run-ragged pack.
Here’s how I’m working to change that…
I’m passionate about training and empowering leaders to see that the change we need now is within us. I call this ‘educating’ because my work follows a non-linear path of “educing” (bringing forth) YOUR genius. I believe that YOU are the answer you are seeking, and that when you begin to align enhanced mind-body states with a compelling vision and strategy, we all thrive.
From the TEDx stage to keynoting for leading companies and universities, it’s an honor to share my message with audiences I love! My most recent keynote for a Women In Business gala event was profiled as “unforgettable to see the pure joy, laughter, and love radiating around the room during Cortney’s time on stage. Cortney absolutely exceeded every expectation we had for the event and truly taught us to get out of our comfort zones, dig deep and be in the moment.”
Change Starts Within You: Unlock the Confidence to Lead with Intuition is a book that will challenge you to rethink success, redefine sustainability, and expand your potential. The simple, direct advice in the book was acclaimed as “self-help without being preachy” and “‘Eat, Pray, Love’ meets the ‘4-Hour Workweek'” and it was named one of Inc.com’s “26 favorite books for high achievers,” right alongside works by Richard Branson and Tony Robbins. My writing also appears in many mainstream business and entrepreneurial publications, such as HuffPost, MindBodyGreen, and Success Magazine.
Activating and elevating the potential of others is at the heart of my business model. So I participate in mentoring programs, pro-bono speaking events and panels, and I also support organizations around the world that are dedicated to educating and providing opportunity to people who wouldn’t otherwise have access, including She’s The First, Girl Up, and Kiva.
On a personal note…
I LOVE meditating and running in the hills; homemade pasta; geeking out on neuroscience and quantum theory; traveling and living globally; studying languages and etymology; singing and playing my guitar in local cafés; composing music; dancing like it’s 1999; into-the-wild adventures with friends; drawing and playing ukulele with my daughter Gaia; lots of self-pampering, especially soaking in a hot bath with a great book … 😊