"This course is one that I think every entrepreneur should take especially if you want to design something that aligns with your deep values."

- Melvin Varghese, Ph.D.
Psychologist, Entrepreneur, Founder of Selling the Couch

Who is This Course For?



Who want to reach their potential by doing meaningful, purpose-driven work that fulfills them and has a big impact on the world.



Who want to align their life and business with their values, pivot toward purpose-driven work, and find clarity on what to build next.

Makers & Do-ers


Who want to clarify what matters in their lives, take meaningful action to make it a reality, and stop letting fear and uncertainty hold them back.

Do Any of These Problems Sound Familiar?

  • You feel stuck, even though you’ve read all the self-help books.
  • You waste tons of time with distractions and putting out small fires instead of doing high-leverage work.
  • You haven’t found a way to conquer self-sabotaging behaviors like FOMO, Shiny Object Syndrome, Imposter Syndrome, perfectionism, and procrastination.
  • You lack clarity and conviction on which direction to take the next chapter of your life and business.
  • You can't get to the root cause of your mindset blocks holding you back in your life and business.
  • You’ve taken tons of courses, but they felt too fluffy and woo-woo to actually help you get results.
  • You’re tired of knowing you’re meant for more, but struggling to figure out how to unlock your potential.
  • You feel like you’re spinning your wheels. Even though you’re driven, you aren’t making meaningful progress.
  • You don’t have a reliable, adaptable system to set and achieve high-leverage goals you can use for the rest of your life.
  • You’re at a crossroads with your life or business and don't know which decision is right for you long-term.

If any of these describe you, Build an Intentional Life might be what you’ve been looking for!


Read on to learn more...

You Know You're Capable of More, But Something's Missing 

Through Build an Intentional Life, you'll develop systems to give you the 3 missing pieces you need to reach your potential and build a thriving life and business aligned with what matters most to you.

Check Out Build an Intentional Life If You Want...

Clarity on...



• How to get "unstuck" in life and business


• What success means to you and how to achieve it


• How to take back control of your time, energy, and attention


• Your true priorities, so you can focus on what matters and filter out distractions 

Courage to...



• Conquer what's holding you back like limiting beliefs, self-sabotaging behaviors, and toxic personal narratives


• Tap into your unique strengths and resources and apply these to overcome anything standing in your way


• Remove bottlenecks causing you to waste time, energy, attention, and money in your business

Conviction to...



• Know when you're getting in your own way


• Make your ideal life—however you define it—a reality


• Take deliberate action to get out of your way and move forward


• Clarify, unify, and expand your vision of what you’re capable of and how to achieve it

Throughout Build an Intentional Life, You Will...

Clarify What Matters

What does a fulfilling life and business look like to you? You’ll learn mental models to pinpoint what a life well-lived means, so you can start building it.

Create Meaningful Goals

Most goals don’t move the needle toward a fulfilling life and business. You’ll learn frameworks to create goals that do.

Overcome Self-Sabotage

You’ll learn how to identify and anticipate obstacles that stop you from making progress.

Maximize Leverage

You’ll learn strategies to tap into your strengths, resources, and a growing network of peers to help you overcome anything that stands in your way.

Make High-Impact Decisions

Most opportunities are distractions that aren’t worth your time, energy, or attention. You’ll develop strategies to focus on what matters and filter out the rest.

Develop the Confidence to Move Forward

You'll build systems to know if you're on the right track, how to course correct, and stay focused on taking deliberate action to achieve success.

 Ready to Build an Intentional Life?

Access the same strategies that've helped people all over the world reach their potential and build a fulfilling life and thriving business.


Without having to sign up for private coaching!


Access the Proven Strategies High-Performers Use to Build a Fulfilling Life and Thriving Business Aligned with What Matters Most to You


Now in a convenient self-paced format!


Build an Intentional Life was originally a live cohort-based course. It cost thousands of dollars and lasted 5 weeks (20+ hours of live sessions).

People all over the world loved it.

But live courses are inconvenient for a lot of time zones (some students woke up at 4am to attend live!), and dropping thousands of dollars at a time is out of many people's budgets.

So after multiple cohorts, I decided to make the same life-and-business-changing strategies and frameworks people raved about available for a fraction of the price and in a convenient self-paced format.

There's never been a better time to check out Build an Intentional Life!

Because you're busy, but you're still looking for proven strategies to help you unlock your personal and professional potential from a trustworthy source.

 But don't take my word for it...

What Do People Say About the Course?

*Build an Intentional Life was formerly called Intentional Life Design or "ILD"

"ILD is a gift that kept on giving. And thus the worthiest investment. Last night, a whole half year after the course ended, my partner and I had a massive awakening reflecting on a concept I learned in ILD.

ILD isn't just for your journey as a creator. It's for your journey as a human being. It transforms lives, marriages and your whole world, if you let it.
- Malavika Mudit

"ILD really helped me see where I was spending my time on things that weren't pushing me towards my ultimate goal and therefore not growing my business as fast as I'd like."

- Kelly Anne Smith
Creator of Dreamer To Profitable

"This course is 1000% less pretentious and more accessible than any other self-improvement course.”

- Neal Ungerleider
Consultant, Ungerleider Works

"Corey helped me overcome my mental blocks and helped me take action that changed my life trajectory. He's sincere, real and absolutely no bullshit. I'm very grateful to have his support on my creator journey!"

- Angie Wang
Freelancer & Creator at Angie Creates

"I loved the practical way Corey teaches. So many other courses and training I've done, was like yeah, that's nice, I get it but now what. All the fluff and bullshit left me feeling empty...I've gotten so much clarity about what I want to do and, most importantly, how to get there."

- Sue McLachlan
Founder, The Unicorn Advisory

"ILD will deliver transformation in your life and business that you didn't even know you needed. "

- Natalie Gray

"ILD will help you be able to clearly see and cut out through the noise & uncertainty of day-to-day life and put your focus into what's more important to live the best life you can."

- DJ Carey
Founder, Future Theory 

"Too many courses and workshops in the positive psychology field suffer from "toxic positivity."

They always focus on happiness, smiling, and being positive. It's not real, it's fake, and it's toxic.

ILD feels real, authentic, fun, unique, and most importantly: Human."

- Sharon Zaks
Digital Slowmad, Coach, Solopreneur, and Freelancer Writer

"I got so much value and tools to lead an impactful life and purpose. Loved the framework and methods."

- Anil Gupta
CEO & Co-Founder of Multidots + Multicollab

"ILD helped me understand the underlying causes for all of the problems I was dealing with and provided me with the framework and tools required to tackle any issues I am dealing with in a much more systemized method."

- Ibraheem Nadeem

"Before ILD, I could never meet my goals, so I just abandoned them.

But now with the GOLD framework, I feel like I can leverage myself much better and actually be able to set a goal with a clarity and understanding of how I can complete them."

- Karaminder Ghuman
Creative Entrepreneur

"I've found new confidence in my life's direction and feel a sense of contentment knowing I'm moving in alignment with my core value."

- Jonny Wells
Founder, BOSSbloc

"I clarified my long-term goals and became more confident in saying 'No' to opportunities that do not align with my long-term goals."

- Nikita Osipov

Developed by A Psychologist and Executive Coach



Corey Wilks, Psy.D.

  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist
  • Executive Coach
  • Entrepreneur
  • Writer


Hey, I'm Dr. Corey Wilks.

I believe too many people die regretting not having done more with their lives.

So I want to help as many creators reach their potential as I can with the time I have left.

Time is our most precious resource—it’s the one thing we can never get more of once it’s gone.

Everything I do is about helping creators like you reach their potential and make the most of the time they have left.

I've worked with some of the biggest names in the creator space like Ali Abdaal, and have worked with creator communities like:

  • David Perell's Write of Passage
  • Laura Evans-Hill's Pencil Pirates
  • Jay Clouse's Creator Science Lab
  • Ali Abdaal's Part-Time YouTuber Academy
  • Dickie Bush's and Nicolas Cole's Ship 30 for 30

I'm also a contributor for Psychology Today, where I write about the psychology of human flourishing, fulfillment, and what gets in our way.

I also write a free weekly newsletter, Creator Alchemy, where I share actionable insights on human flourishing, content creation, and online business.

I’ve spent the last 15+ years studying psychology and helping people overcome obstacles, reach their potential, and build a fulfilling life and thriving business.

I'd love to help you do the same.


 Ready to Build an Intentional Life?

Access the same strategies that've helped people all over the world reach their potential and build a fulfilling life and thriving business.


Without having to sign up for private coaching!


The Benefits of 1:1 Coaching for a Fraction of the Price

If you stay on your current trajectory, where will you be in 3 months? What about in a year?

Think of how far you could get on your own.

Now think where you’ll be if, instead of going it alone, you worked with a specialist to develop the clarity, courage, and conviction you need to achieve your goals in a fraction of the time.

This is why creators and entrepreneurs who are serious about succeeding hire the best coaches.

A few of the incredible outcomes my clients have achieved:

  • Removed themselves as a bottleneck for their company and freed up 3 hours a day from their schedule. How valuable would freeing up 40% of your time be for you and your business?
  • Clarified their creator mission, expanded their product ecosystem, and optimized their life and business around their "perfect week."
  • Crafted an authentic brand narrative to position their company as the go-to authority in their niche.
  • Turned their expertise into an email-based course to help companies optimize their transition to fully-remote.
  • Created a thriving subscription-based membership platform that energizes them and allows them to explore their creativity by helping others become entrepreneurs.
  • Wrote a book to help founders navigate the startup world while prioritizing mental health, and is working on their latest startup focused on optimizing human nutrition to prepare us to be a spacefaring society.

But 1:1 coaching is expensive.

When you enroll in Build an Intentional Life, you'll get the exact same frameworks, strategies, and exercises that have helped my private coaching clients (and alumni of the live version of the course) achieve incredible results.

For a fraction of the price and in a convenient self-paced format.

Here's a quick comparison:

  • 4 hours of 1:1 coaching costs (at least) $3,500
  • This course, which clocks in right under 4 hours and includes dozens of effective exercises, is 1/10th of what you'd pay for 1:1 coaching!

Build an Intentional Life leverages decades of evidence-based psychology and distills over 15 years of my own psychological experiences helping people reach their potential and optimize for freedom and fulfillment into a 5-step process.

No “guru” snake oil.

No hustle culture hacks.

No unicorns-and-rainbows motivational bullshit.

Real strategies that have helped real people achieve real results.

What Do People Say About Me and My Work?

"My life and business have already improved significantly since working with Corey.
In a shockingly short period of time, we were able to do some major big-picture work - distilling down my values, identifying the kind of life I want to build, honing in on meaningful projects - and develop tactical plans for execution that aligned with those big-picture objectives and intelligently accounted for any obstacles that were likely to arise.
I'm already further down multiple paths than I could've imagined."
- Alex M.
Entrepreneur, Wallaroo

 "Your knowledge of psychology really shows and has given me a lot of insight. The way you talk is super conversational and makes me feel like I’m talking to a human, not being lectured to. Thank you for the thoughtfulness you put into your answers. I endorse what you do 100%."

- Dakota Robertson
Entrepreneur, Growth Ghost

"Corey has a way to help you find your unique path, mainly by keeping incredibly cool, and asking the right questions at the right time...he's like a personal trainer for the mind."

- Peter Buch
Founder, Stardust

"I’ve worked with a handful of “fluffy, feel-good” coaches over the years. Corey’s the exact opposite of that. This was the most direct, no-bullshit coaching I’ve experienced, and I loved it... As someone who over-complicates everything, this was a much-needed shot of clarity and energy...The dude is legit."

- Rob Hardy
Founder, Ungated Media

 "Corey is a master at listening and asking good questions. He's developed insight from his background in psychotherapy and from being a founder himself, that he uses to seamlessly guide others with."

- Christine Carrillo
CEO Coach & Entrepreneur

"Corey has a unique and incredible blend of both expertise but importantly authenticity that makes him so powerful in his work with me.  I've thoroughly enjoyed working with him and sharing his gifts in our community and world."

- Cory Miller
Entrepreneur, Community Leader at Post Status

"Corey is as real as it gets. He is easy to talk to, genuinely interested in what you have to say and he will give you his insights straight."

- Tobi Emonts-Holley
CEO & Coach

"Corey's absolutely awesome... He's got such a great, chill vibe and a really down-to-earth, no-bullshit way of delivering stuff and answering questions."

- Bhav
Head of Operations, PTYA

"Corey does a fantastic job at delivering distilled, experienced wisdom and teaching in a remarkably practical and down-to-earth way. 

He's no-bullshit."

- Tommy Mallen
Director, PTYA



"Corey has a no bullshit attitude to teaching and breaks everything down in such a great way."

- Alison Bergin
Operations Associate, PTYA


"Corey’s really good about making sure that the time you spend with him is going to save you 10x the amount of time you’d spend if you did this by yourself."

- Christin Chong, Ph.D.
Cofounder, honeyritual

"Corey is a no-nonsense psychologist and coach. He brings a powerful combination of perceptiveness, candor, and expertise to everything he does. If you get the chance to work with Corey in any capacity, do it."

- Justin Mulvaney
Leadership Coach & Entrepreneur

"What Corey helps people realize is that the first step [to building a fulfilling life] is understanding yourself better. And what he’s really great at is getting you to self-reflect and understand yourself in order to better understand your place in the world."

- Chris Wong
Entrepreneur, Course Clubs

What's Inside the Course?


Video recordings, written content, and dozens of practical exercises to help you hone your skills. 

Total watch time: 3 hours, 23 minutes.

Total core modules: 71

*Plus bonus content, an exclusive audio-only version of the course, and lifetime access to future updates!

You'll develop a step-by-step process to clarify your definition of an Intentional Life, create high-leverage goals that get you one step closer to achieving it, identify and anticipate obstacles in your path, and tap into your unique leverage to overcome anything in your way.

Section 1: Alignment

Build mental models rooted in first-principles reasoning to clarify what meaningful, purpose-driven work means to you.

While everyone else stays trapped on the Hedonic Treadmill and chasing distractions, you'll be doing work that resonates with you.

Section 2: Goal-Setting

Every goal has the potential to get you one step closer to, or one step further away from, a life aligned with your values.

You'll develop systems to set high-leverage goals to focus on what matters and filtering out the rest.

Section 3: Obstacle-Clearing

Identify and anticipate obstacles that could stop you from achieving success, including:

  • Feeling stuck or uncertain about how to move forward
  • Limiting beliefs, fears, and insecurities
  • Seeking other people's permission
  • Self-sabotaging behaviors

Section 4: Leverage-Building

Discover your greatest strengths and resources already at your disposal and leverage these to overcome any obstacle in your path.

Section 5: Direction-Setting

Bring everything together and develop a step-by-step plan to build a fulfilling life and thriving business.

🎁 Bonus: Listen On-the-Go!


✅ Listen to modules in your favorite podcast player!


By the end of the course, you'll have dozens of proven strategies to help you build a fulfilling life and thriving business.

Here's a sneak peek...

Stop Waiting for "Some Day"

How many times have you sat around daydreaming about having the freedom to control your schedule, make money doing meaningful work that supports your lifestyle, and make the most of the time you have left?

 But, for some reason, you keep telling yourself:

  • "Someday, I'll start tapping into my potential."
  • "Someday, I'll build a business that supports a life where I feel free every single day."
  • "Someday, I'll stop procrastinating on taking action toward aligning my life and business with what matters most."

Here's a cold hard fact of life:

One day, you'll be out of "somedays."

This is why my right tattoo sleeve is dedicated to the Stoic concept of memento mori. It means "remember you will die." It's a reminder to make the most of the time we have left and use our mortality as a motivator to live fully.

To turn "someday" into "today."

Right the fuck now, while we still have it.

Because time is our most precious resource. Why spend it doing unfulfilling work?

Two years ago, I left an unfulfilling career and started down the path of being a solopreneur and content creator. I struggled with self-doubt, self-sabotaging behaviors, and had no idea how to make my ideal life a reality at first.

But over time, I developed the clarity, strategy, and accountability to make it happen.

Every single day since has felt like I'm living fully, doing work that gives me the satisfaction I'm making the world a better place, and makes great money that helps me support my lifestyle and support my loved ones.

I don't have long commutes anymore.

I don't wear khakis anymore.

I don't have bullshit meetings with bullshit bosses telling me to bend over backward to obey bullshit bureaucratic rules.

I'm free.

I'm living fully every single day.

The systems within Build an Intentional Life have made it possible for me, and they can make it possible for you, too. 

I started using these systems with coaching clients to help them build their own version of a meaningful, purpose-driven life that fulfilled them.

But I ran into a problem: I couldn't have the impact I knew I was capable of having, and helping as many people as I wanted to help, only doing 1:1 coaching.

So I took the best strategies I used to help my 1:1 clients get incredible results and turned them into...

Build an Intentional Life: a 5-step framework designed to help you develop the clarity, strategy, and systems you need to reach your potential and align your life and business with your values, so you can do meaningful, purpose-driven work that fulfills you.

Are you ready to turn "someday" into "today?"

Check out Build an Intentional Life now!

100% Money Back Guarantee

If you complete all the exercises and don’t find the course valuable, let us know within 10 days of purchase for a full refund.

 Ready to Build an Intentional Life?

Access the same strategies that've helped people all over the world reach their potential and build a fulfilling life and thriving business.


Without having to sign up for private coaching!