—— 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
Corpening Personal Development Timeline
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
More about Travis
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.
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!
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.