Join Jen on another episode of The Science of Business Development as she sits down with Cory Warfield, waiter turned entrepreneur.
After meeting at an event where they both spoke, Jen and Cory became fast friends a few years ago. They discuss what they’ve both learned from each other during that time and Cory highlights his journey on becoming an entrepreneur. From being homeless to sitting on multiple boards and launching multiple businesses, he shares his path and how it’s helped shape him into the businessman he is today.
The pair also walk through everything from how to grow a business using social media to navigating the emotional turmoil of starting a company. Cory leans into how he learned to create video content on LinkedIn during the early stages of the birth of “viral videos.” Going from his first video with only three views and no likes to three years later turning his videos into a 6-figure following/engagement and millioans of views around the globe.
Cory’s currently working on setting up his company ShedWool (a play on the world Schedule) to become a multi-billion dollar company.
Listen in and learn how to turn disappointments into character building, the magic behind social media platforms like LinkedIn, and the power of connecting.
Jen Coffel is the CEO of Engaging Speakers, a successful business coach, a philanthropist, and a best-selling author of four books. She has been featured on Inc.com, ABC News, and the Chicago Tribune. Jen has been mentored by speaking icons like Jack Canfield, Nick Vujicic, and Sandra Yancey, and has spoken on stage to over 10,000 people. With two decades of business experience, Jen built her first four businesses to six-figures each, all in under a year and all in different industries. She has now helped over a thousand entrepreneurs build their businesses, with many reaching six-figure and seven-figure revenues. Jen has an innovative and down to earth speaking style audiences love. Her speaking topics include: “5 Secrets to Transform Your Business Into a $100k Profit Center" and “Leveraging Speaking to Get All the Clients You Want in Half the Time.”
In her previous career, she developed the largest team in Illinois for a billion-dollar direct sales company, personally generating over $25 million in sales and raising over $1 million in donations for nonprofits. But she is most proud of founding her own international nonprofit, Handing Hope, which brings comfort and smiles to children battling cancer in twelve states and three countries around the world. Jen resides outside of Chicago with her four incredible teenagers: Madison, Luke and Lindsey (twins), Abby, and of course the family dog “Raider.” She stays active between speaking engagements by spending time in nature with her family, reading every book she can get her hands on, and serving in her faith-based ministry, “Beautifully Transparent.”