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Who are

we?

Who are

we?

—— SINCE 2000

We are actively advocating for the personal development and improving education of our kids in North Carolina Schools.

Since 2000 the Corpening Personal Development (CPD) has been actively involved and played a significant role in the personal development and empowerment of the youth within Wilmington, NC and surrounding area. CPD is well established and recognized for excellence in children’s educational books, educational training, workshops, and speaking engagements offerings. Furthermore, we have an interactive website, popular ShaperSpeaks weekly radio show on Cumulus Broadcast Radio, motivational videos, and more.

Corpening Personal Development works in close collaboration with the North Carolina State University, Sampson Community College, North Carolina Community College System, 100 Black Men, Lexington High (Lexington, NC), Cumulus Broadcasting, New Hanover Regional Medical Center, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Clute Institute (Orlando, Fl.), North Carolina Central University, UNCW Cameron School of Business, and more.

—— OUR MISSION

The personal development mission of CPD is:

“To improve outcomes and help people reach personal, professional, or academic goals through speaking, training, and creating educational resources for personal development”.

We know that with:

you will positively alter your life’s trajectory!

Corpening Personal Development Timeline

2000 - Kick-Start the CPD Movement

One of the goals of Corpening Personal Development is to help people discover a new way of thinking that is driven by a personal belief that you were chosen to do and be more. To achieve this, CPD has launched a Movement as a comprehensive effort to achieve personal improvement and overcome barriers.

Our Live Chosen mantra is the lifeline of everything we do so that people grab hold to the truth that they've been: "Chosen for a greater purpose, destined to live beyond measure, designed to be more than a conqueror. EVERYDAY is your opportunity to live your best life right now!"

Corpening Personal Development challenges you to LIVE everyday knowing you were CHOSEN for a greater purpose. The CPD movement is strong and changing young lives every day, get involved – click on the link below!

2006 - “Eye of the Mentor” Staff Development Training Program

In 2006, Corpening Personal Development launched the “Eye of the Mentor” staff development training program. This program recognizes the need for teachers and youth service providers to have a working knowledge of the origin behavior issues occurring in their schools.

In 2009 Travis Corpening published his 2nd book, "The Eye of the Mentor: Hip to the Game” to provide training participants a take home guide to work on the concepts of the training program. The Eye of the Mentor: Hip to the Game bridges the cultural divide between students and instructors/educators. It addresses the disconnect between the life that many students experience and those leading them. These works have been successfully used to present at countless educational conferences and workshops across the Southeast.

2013 - Founding Young Mogul Development Group

In 2013, Corpening Personal Development began consulting and training through an inhouse program called Young Mogul. This program teaches introductory entrepreneurship, decision making, and the importance of self-branding. The Young Mogul Program focuses personal development by re-training your thoughts and habits to help you reach goals. The underlying formula for success is, no matter what the goal, you must first have a Vision. In addition, the Young Mogul Development Group Mentorship Academy was established in Wilmington, NC.

The group focuses on the personal development of students between the ages of 13 and 18 to improve their ability to become entrepreneurs, gain careers, and make better life decisions. Students are exposed to personal development activities, networking opportunities, college, and career development skills. The Young Mogul Development Group has assisted with the successful collegiate transfer and graduation of hundreds of students. Many of them are now professionals and mentors in their own right. Others have even garnered positions at fortune 500 companies.

Click the Link to learn more about how you or your child can be involved!

2018 - Birth of All Your Cool Ideas (ALYCI) Kids Club

In 2018 the ALYCI (All Your Cool Ideas) Kids Club was born to inspire all kids of all backgrounds to believe that their ideas can and do matter. All Your Cool Ideas give kids a place where they can see a smart, empowered, curious young boy that looks like them come to life in new and exciting ways. The All Your Cool Ideas Kids Club gives kids, parents, and teachers an opportunity to participate in personal development activities and to have fun engaging science, technology, mathematics, and engineering.

Currently the club offers a series of children's personal development books called, “The Adventures of Lucas and Alyci [Al-ee-ky]”, ALYCI Kids Club merchandise, and educational training targeted at kids between the ages 5 to 8 years old. Curious to learn and enjoy more about a little boy, a robot, and all their awesome friends? Join the ALYCI Kids Club for online fun, learning, and exploring!

Take the first step by purchasing a copy of "The Adventures of Lucas and Alyci"

Join the ALYCI Kids Club

Join the ALYCI Kids Club for online fun, learning and exploring! More info COMING SOON!!

Corpening Personal Development Timeline

2000 - Kick-Start the CPD Movement

One of the goals of Corpening Personal Development is to help people discover a new way of thinking that is driven by a personal belief that you were chosen to do and be more. To achieve this, CPD has launched a Movement as a comprehensive effort to achieve personal improvement and overcome barriers.

Our Live Chosen mantra is the lifeline of everything we do so that people grab hold to the truth that they've been: "Chosen for a greater purpose, destined to live beyond measure, designed to be more than a conqueror. EVERYDAY is your opportunity to live your best life right now!"

Corpening Personal Development challenges you to LIVE everyday knowing you were CHOSEN for a greater purpose. The CPD movement is strong and changing young lives every day, get involved – click on the link below!

2006 - “Eye of the Mentor” Staff Development Training Program

In 2006, Corpening Personal Development launched the “Eye of the Mentor” staff development training program. This program recognizes the need for teachers and youth service providers to have a working knowledge of the origin behavior issues occurring in their schools.

In 2009 Travis Corpening published his 2nd book, "The Eye of the Mentor: Hip to the Game” to provide training participants a take home guide to work on the concepts of the training program. The Eye of the Mentor: Hip to the Game bridges the cultural divide between students and instructors/educators. It addresses the disconnect between the life that many students experience and those leading them. These works have been successfully used to present at countless educational conferences and workshops across the Southeast.

2013 - Founding Young Mogul Development Group

In 2013, Corpening Personal Development began consulting and training through an inhouse program called Young Mogul. This program teaches introductory entrepreneurship, decision making, and the importance of self-branding. The Young Mogul Program focuses personal development by re-training your thoughts and habits to help you reach goals. The underlying formula for success is, no matter what the goal, you must first have a Vision. In addition, the Young Mogul Development Group Mentorship Academy was established in Wilmington, NC.

The group focuses on the personal development of students between the ages of 13 and 18 to improve their ability to become entrepreneurs, gain careers, and make better life decisions. Students are exposed to personal development activities, networking opportunities, college, and career development skills. The Young Mogul Development Group has assisted with the successful collegiate transfer and graduation of hundreds of students. Many of them are now professionals and mentors in their own right. Others have even garnered positions at fortune 500 companies.

Click the Link to learn more about how you or your child can be involved!

2018 - Birth of All Your Cool Ideas (ALYCI) Kids Club

In 2018 the ALYCI (All Your Cool Ideas) Kids Club was born to inspire all kids of all backgrounds to believe that their ideas can and do matter. All Your Cool Ideas give kids a place where they can see a smart, empowered, curious young boy that looks like them come to life in new and exciting ways. The All Your Cool Ideas Kids Club gives kids, parents, and teachers an opportunity to participate in personal development activities and to have fun engaging science, technology, mathematics, and engineering.

Currently the club offers a series of children's personal development books called, “The Adventures of Lucas and Alyci [Al-ee-ky]”, ALYCI Kids Club merchandise, and educational training targeted at kids between the ages 5 to 8 years old. Curious to learn and enjoy more about a little boy, a robot, and all their awesome friends? Join the ALYCI Kids Club for online fun, learning, and exploring!

Take the first step by purchasing a copy of "The Adventures of Lucas and Alyci"

Join the ALYCI Kids Club

Join the ALYCI Kids Club for online fun, learning and exploring! More info COMING SOON!!

Who is

travis corpening?

Who is

travis corpening?

—— BACKGROUND

Travis Corpening grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina where he saw many of his friends struggle with limited opportunities to find their greatness. Travis felt blessed to be raised in a family of writers, science enthusiasts, and educators.  He had parents that pushed he and his sister and consistently reminded them that we were special. However, many of his friends did not receive that message.

After graduation Travis Corpening decided to return to his hometown and begin working in the classroom to help his students discover their abilities and develop the potential. Still Travis felt as though there was more that he could offer, and he was destined for greater things.

After introspection, he ultimately finds his purpose and started a company designed to educate and empower people through music, movement, and media.  Since beginning his “Live Chosen” journey, Travis has traveled throughout various cities teaching and spreading a message to uplift and inspire change in a way that makes a difference in the lives of others. Whether using YouTube to teach and inspire over 5 million viewers and student athletes or simply talking to others about decision-making his message is powerful and real.

"I honestly believe that, no matter what your age, class, or background, we all have the responsibility to help those we can." - Travis Corperning

—— INFORMATION

More about Travis

Education

Travis Corpening attended the University of North Carolina Wilmington, where he obtained the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree in December 2000 and a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies degree in December 2006. Currently he is studying at Hampton University to obtain his Doctorate of Philosophy in Educational Management.

Career Highlights

As an author, speaker, coach, and consultant Travis Corpening has spent 20 years in the trenches for the personal development and educational improvement of students. He has won multiple awards for his work developing students, helping institutions to reach goals, and improve results both in the classroom and from a macro-level in academia. He has presented personal development papers, articles, and developed new ways of looking at student issues through programming, outreach, and his books.

In 2014, Travis Corpening was selected by the (Wilmington, NC) StarNews as one of the “12 to Watch” in the Cape Fear Area.

His achievements and results and speak for themselves. He won the award for the best paper at the Clute International Conference for education. Furthermore, for his work creating the Young Mogul Development Group (YMDG), he won the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s 2016 Young Alumni of the Year award. YMDG boast a 100% high school grad rate for program participants!

Current Involvements

As founder and president of Corpening Personal Development, Travis Corpening steers the group to greater heights and is widening its personal development footprint in the local community and beyond. As the creator of the Young Mogul Development Group he remains active in the personal development activities of the group and preparing young men and women of color to reach beyond what they see.

Travis Corpening serves as the coordinator of Cape Fear Community College’s Nixon Minority Male Leaders Program (3MP) in Wilmington.  Furthermore, Travis also serves on the State Advisory Committee for all 3M Programs across the North Carolina Community College.

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