Corey Poirier is an award-winning keynote speaker and TEDx speaker who has presented to thousands of people throughout his career.  He is an award-winning broadcaster and host of the top-rated show “Conversations with Passion,” launched in 2012.  Corey is an international best-selling author and has been featured on CBC, NBC, ABC, Fox, Entrepreneur on Fire, Entrepreneur Magazine, Second City, and The CW.

The game-changer in Corey’s life was being tricked into performing Stand-up Comedy. In this show, Corey reveals the back-story and the 3 steps he learned to overcome challenges and step out of his comfort zone.

Originally from Canada, Corey has had a successful corporate career working for companies including Konica Minolta, Toshiba, and Hewlett Packard.  Over the years, Corey combined his interest in music and writing with experience gained working in the corporate world and performing Stand-up Comedy, to create his unique style and passion that he has become known for today. He now travels throughout North America speaking to audiences and sharing his insight to motivate and positively impact the lives of others.

Show Notes

  • Who Corey is and who he hopes to be [2:25]
  • Merging his corporate career and personal interests to become a media personality [5:45]
  • Corey confronts his fear of public speaking on stage [10:20]
  • Having a side business can benefit everyone [18:00]
  • Should everyone have a side business [19:10]
  • Steps Corey took to expand his comfort zone [21:40]
  • How to overcome your fear and start your own side business [25:50]
  • The most common excuses for not taking action [27:10]
  • The important lesson Corey learned from an Olympic Gold Medalist [32:00]
  • Talk to your support system [38:50]


  • People often tie their identity to what they do professionally [4:30]
  • Turn something that makes you stand out into an advantage [8:35]
  • When facing a fear of public speaking volunteer to go first [13:15]
  • Don’t start a business with the wrong attitude [19:10]
  • Map out your steps and set a timeline to achieve your goals [25:50]

Contacts and Links

Website: www.coreypoirier.com

Podcast Show: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/conversations-with-passion-corey-poirier/id948005962?mt=2

E-book: TheBookOfWhy

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