As a seasoned facilitator and trainer, he uncovers stories, provokes truth-telling and critical thinking, and creates alignment around culture change and proven leadership routines. As a coach, he increases leaders’ impact by elevating self-awareness, simplifying goal-setting, and making workplace practice meaningful.
Before joining the Humanergy team, Corey led complex consulting engagements with over 20 Fortune 500 companies spanning all industries and excelled as a cross-functional team lead and facilitator. While he doesn’t claim to be a change management expert, he claims over 10 years of expertise focused on the most critical difference makers of every change journey: leadership, culture, and employee engagement. Teammates and clients recognize Corey for his approachability, integrity, and commitment to high-trust relationships.
Corey continually invests in his own leadership capabilities. Most recently, he completed an 80-day sea kayaking and mountaineering expedition in Patagonia, Chile with the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS). After navigating the sea and land with a 20-person team in harsh and unpredictable weather, he never dismisses the resourcefulness of people. He also embraces the adventure in change and having a high tolerance for adversity.
Born, raised, and educated in Michigan with six years out-of-state in Texas, Corey considers Ann Arbor and Austin homes. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Studies from the University of Michigan. Outside of work, Corey and his wife – Jessica – raise their son to love and protect nature. They partner on endless garden projects and enjoy hiking, kayaking, fly fishing, and long weekends in Northport, Michigan.
Corey's Satisfied Clients
Corey is highly professional, organized, responsive and extremely open to feedback – a true pleasure to partner with.
If you ever have the opportunity to work with Corey, you should take it! Corey strikes the right balance of strategic perspective that drives business results with personable, engaging interaction.
Corey Fernandez asks the right questions to get to the heart of the issue and can easily work with different lines of business. He thoughtfully probes, asks questions, pushes when appropriate and has a high degree of integrity.
I had the opportunity to work with Corey from the Humanergy team for one-on-one leadership coaching. The time I spent with Corey was invaluable. Through our coaching conversations, I found more direction and clarity in my career path. Corey’s approach to coaching and the thought-provoking questions he asked helped me uncover the level of impact I wish to have on those that I interact with each day. My leadership style and the relationships with my colleagues and direct reports have undoubtedly improved as a result from my time spent with Corey. Thank you Humanergy!