An Award-Winning Brand Storyteller Tells His Own Tale

By: Corey Blake, CEO in Thought Leadership

In this episode of the Pioneers for Good podcast, Corey Blake, CEO and founder of Round Table Companies, shares his own story. Corey has spent 12 years helping business leaders use storytelling to transform themselves and their organizations. He pioneered the business comic book, packaging and publishing dozens of titles including best sellers by Tony Hsieh, Marshall Goldsmith, and Robert Cialdini. Prior to starting RTC in 2005, Corey was a professional actor in Los Angeles, starring in one of the 50 greatest Superbowl commercials of all time. As a funny guy on camera, his work earned production companies Belding, Addy, Cannes, and London International Advertising awards. He earned his SAG union card working eight days on the film Fight Club. His television show appearances include Buffy the Vampire Slayer and The Shield.

Storytelling Experience

His work with books and graphic novels has yielded 15 independent publishing awards and mentions/features in the New York Times, WSJ, USA Today, Forbes, Fast Company, and Wired. Corey is also the creator of the Vulnerability Wall and the Vulnerability is Sexy™ card game. His documentary of the same name won 2017 ADDY and HERMES awards for branded content. Corey’s recent passion is extreme vulnerability in the workplace. He has been studying leadership at the Stagen Leadership Academy since 2015 and currently serves as adjunct faculty for their Advanced Leadership Program.