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A speaker who challenges today’s students to seek an authentic life.

An Associate Professor of Business Ethics and Legal Studies in the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver, Corey Ciocchetti speaks to thousands of students each year on the topic of “authentic success” and living an ethical life.

His name rhymes with “spaghetti,” by the way.

In his keynotes, Corey encourages people of all ages to chase the truly important things in life such as a solid character, strong personal relationships and a sense of contentment. These “real rabbits” are compared and contrasted to worldly types of success such as excessive wealth, popularity and prestige. Audiences leave with a better sense of what it takes to develop character, set priorities and gain a big-picture perspective.

Corey is an excellent choice for professionally oriented student groups, fraternity and sorority leaders, honors student programs, emerging leaders symposiums, graduate schools and more.

I just wanted to say thank you for speaking at Research College of Nursing's convocation today. You were truly inspiring and I wish every single person in my generation got to see and hear your speech. It was powerful, moving and motivational. Everything that you said resonated with me. I truly, truly wish your speech was nationally televised so that everyone could hear your message. It's a message that needs to be heard. Thank you for making me think today, I know I will remember your speech for years to come.

Maddie Rickey, Research College of Nursing

The students loved your presentation! It is not often that our students agree on anything, but this time it has happened. Thank you so much for your time and effort to motivate and encourage. Your presentation is one that the students will remember and recall when they need uplifting.

Lori Vitale, Research College of Nursing

I think Corey made a lasting change. I think it helped students refocus on what was important to them. He asked the hard questions and made us evaluate ourselves. Most effective was him relating what he meant to what was going on in our lives. Something college students could relate to.

Libby Bates, Butler University

Our students were challenged to think about what they do on a daily basis and why they do it. Corey challenged them to think like people of integrity and helped them understand what integrity really is in life. His use of technology enhanced his presentation and the videos he showed brought people to tears. his message is a wonderful one that every college student (and faculty and staff) needs to hear.

Lori Vitale, Research College

This was one of the most emotionally intense keynotes I have ever seen. Man, it feels good to be human.

Mike Stack, Emporia State University

Chasing Authentic Success

What are you shooting for? A big, impressive career? A big paycheck? A dose of fame and notoriety? Like a greyhound, endlessly running, you can spend your life chasing artificial rabbits and going around in circles. Or, you can make some decisions that will set you on a path to true happiness in your career and in your life.

In this very personal leadership keynote, Corey challenges students to identify the “real rabbits” that potentially lie in their future. You can achieve amazing things in your life, but true happiness is best found by keeping things like relationships, character and contentment in mind along the way.

This keynote is perfect for any leadership event.

• Understand and analyze the three most prominent ethical frameworks of Utilitarianism, Deontology and Virtue Ethics. 
• Ability to make better decisions as campus leaders and in their personal lives. 
• Understand primary components of an integrity-filled life – a sense of contentment with one’s life, strong relationships with other people and a solid character. 
• Learn ways to chase integrity by adhering to key virtues such as honesty, patience, compassion, pride and humility
• Commit to small ways to improve character and to inspire integrity in others on campus.

All In:  Motivating the “Lost Generation”

Life is tough! Come to think of it…no one ever promised it would be easy. Many of today’s students, however, are being characterized as “The Lost Generation” because they fail to grasp this fundamental truth. They are more intelligent than ever but lack the spark necessary to excel, problem-solve and achieve their toughest goals. This is unacceptable in an era where this generation is being saddled with staggering social, economic and financial problems.

In this emotional and motivating keynote, Corey lays these hard truths on the table. Students see examples of the so-called lost generation and are asked to compare and contrast these to their own lives. Corey uses powerful examples of the impact young people can have when properly motivated. In the end, audience members are challenged to work together as a team, prove older generations wrong and go “All In.”

This keynote is perfect for any leadership event, staff training and any group that is motivated towards a goal.

• Ability to self-analyze motivation level as it relates to their personal and peer relationships, education and life in general.
• Ability to evaluate the concept that a person is part of something larger than himself/herself and compare and contrast it to everyday actions and decisions.
• Ability to evaluate how priorities fit into the idea of a balanced life.
• Ability to analyze strategies to motivate themselves and their peers towards worthwhile and authentic goals.

Sportsmanship:  Winning with Character

Today’s news breaks your heart. Even the Sports section of our newspaper is as much about drugs, scandal and betrayal than it is about sports. Character and integrity have always been integral to the world of athletics. How people act in the heat of competition speaks volumes about their character. The attitudes and attributes ingrained on the field will carry over into their professional careers long after they take off their uniforms.

In this motivating keynote, Corey evaluates multiple examples of both sportsmanlike and unsportsmanlike behavior. The interactive discussion hones in on the idea that competing with integrity matters.

• Ability to analyze the concept of sportsmanship (positive and negative) in college and professional sports.
• Ability to evaluate how sportsmanship translates to the other arenas of life.
• Ability to synthesize the character attributes of sportsmanship.
• Ability to evaluate the issues that arise when competitive environments collide with ethical standards.

Under the Influence… of STRESS!

Many student leaders are living a very stressful life. How student leaders deal with the stress—and the physical and mental problems a stressful life brings—can dramatically influence their health, their academic performance, their personal lives and their future.

In this interactive keynote, Corey gives students the “stress test” and 20 meaningful and fun ways to de-stress their lives. This is the perfect keynote for officer training workshops and for residence life staff who are facing the incredible demands of their unique campus role.

Any two of these keynotes may be combined in a single day’s visit for the same price as a single keynote.

• Ability to self-analyze their own stress level using a stress test and categorizations of stress score ranges. 
• Ability to define stress and understand how it can cause both mental and physical damage. 
• Ability to evaluate major stressors and minor stressors, with an emphasis on ethics. 
• Ability to recognize excessive stress and assess how this might manifest both physically and mentally.
• Learn 20 tried and true ways to eliminate the minor stressors so that they can focus on reducing their major stressors as well as focus on living an ethical, integrity-based life.

Corey's Bio

An Assistant Professor of Business Ethics and Legal Studies in the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver, Corey is one of the University’s most popular and highest-rated professors. He joined DU after graduating with a law degree from Duke University School of Law, a masters degree in Religious Studies and two bachelors degrees in Finance and Economics—summa cum laude—from the DU.

In August 2006, Corey won the Charles Hewitt Master Teacher competition at the national meeting of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business and, in March 2007, Corey was awarded the “Outstanding Professor of the Year” award by the University of Denver Alumni Association. He was also selected as a finalist for the 2008 “Inspire Integrity” awards.

He currently teaches classes on Business Ethics, Business Law, Employment Law and Constitutional Law in a department ranked by the Wall Street Journal in the top ten worldwide for producing students with high ethical standards. Corey also speaks to thousands of individuals each year about “authentic success” and living an ethical life and is the author of the book, Real Rabbits: Chasing An Authentic Life.

A Colorado native, Corey resides in Westminster, Colorado with his wife Jillian.


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