Build a career that gives you the life you want!

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  • Can you imagine looking forward to Monday mornings because you love your job?

  • Wouldn’t it feel great to be respected, appreciated, and compensated appropriately for the work you do?

  • Are you interested in figuring out what you want to do with your life, finding your ideal employer, or doing your own thing someday?

  • What if you could create a career path that made it all possible?

My newsletter can help you achieve your most important professional goals. I share unconventional strategies, advice, and wisdom to help you build the career and life you deserve!

Invincible Career® is a reader-supported publication. To receive new posts and support my work, consider becoming a free or paid subscriber.

I’m Dr. Larry Cornett, a leadership & career coach and business advisor at Invincible Career® in Northern California. I spent decades in Silicon Valley tech working my way up from entry-level designer to manager to VP to founder and CEO. I’ve been there and done that (and have the scars to prove it 😂), so I know how you feel and I’m here to help.

Larry Cornett
  • Have you ever wished you had a supportive mentor at work who could guide you through challenging situations?

  • Have you ever felt frustrated by slow progress or even felt completely stalled in your career advancement?

  • Are you feeling unhappy, stressed, or burned out at work?

  • Have you ever quit a job to get away from a bad boss, terrible coworkers, or a toxic work environment?

  • Don’t you deserve to be appreciated and compensated appropriately for your talent, knowledge, skills, and experience?

  • Do you dream about making a living doing more of what you love and less of the work you hate?

My goal with this newsletter is to help you claim your power, regain your freedom, and become invincible in your work and life!

When you have an invincible career, you’re in control of how you make a living and spend your days.

The ambitious readers of this newsletter learn how to create a lifestyle they will love. Find out how to succeed in your current job, make more money, find an even better job, and explore different career paths.

You will have access to my decades of industry experience as a tech professional, hiring manager, corporate executive, and business owner. I’ve written over 558 articles that help you learn how to:

Why subscribe?

Regular subscribers receive a monthly email with my latest professional advice (premium subscribers receive a weekly professional exercise and challenge). You can read some of my most popular newsletter articles from the past year. I also produce a podcast that you can listen to in your favorite podcast player.

If you choose to become a premium subscriber, you will receive a group coaching experience with a fresh prompt delivered to your inbox every Monday.

You also get an invitation to my exclusive career community, weekly office hours, and an AI coaching service in a private channel there. Get the advice, feedback, and support you need to get ahead in your career!

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What readers have said

“I love, love, love the content and read/listen to them when I can (podcasts are more helpful for me recently while I drive to Oakland once a week and I've been shifting to more of those).”
— Dayna Wu

“Honestly the content is outstanding — I am starting to have the New Yorker problem! So much good stuff but not enough time to devote to it weekly.”
— Melissa Cullens

“I love your content, especially when you share your memories from corporate work. Both the bad & good.”
— Michelle

“I firmly believe this is some of the best advice any of us will ever hear.”
— Kit Fitzpatrick

"I look forward to hearing your podcast episodes each Wednesday and they are truly the highlight of my week."
— Benjamin Carvalho

“Larry is a man who puts his heart where his work is. He deeply understands how to transform dreams into reality no matter how bumpy the terrain.”
— Ryan Hoffmann

“Larry is a fantastic career coach and brings a wealth of experience in the technology industry and understands the hiring landscape well.”
— Anish Bharadwaj

“Larry brings deep expertise in career development and management, as well as the corporate business arena. He is perceptive, insightful, and focused on making a difference in his client’s careers. Larry is one of the most sincere and genuine career coaches anyone could be so fortunate to have.”
— Cristina Rutgers-Astolfi

“Larry is well connected in the product and design world, and can provide an accurate pulse of the current needs (and quirks) of employers.”
— Kavita Jiandani

“I have personally seen many of his team members follow him when he moved from one company to another. Larry brings the same sagacity and wisdom in his advice to other leaders. Larry brings his corporate leadership experience to his coaching. His governing principle in coaching is to lead with compassion and purpose.”
— Seema Swamy

“I love this article so much. Exactly the kind of honest conversation that needs to happen.”
— Rishi Bhilawadikar

“After a year of receiving poor advice from recruiters and design professionals, it wasn't until I joined Larry's group where my career started to head in the right direction. The advice I received from Larry and other professionals in his community was instrumental in improving my resume, portfolio, increased my results in interviews, and even got me into writing. I have been very fortunate to have Larry as a mentor, and I can't recommend joining his Invincible Career community enough.”
— Christopher Schutt

“I reached out to Larry for leadership and executive coaching and he has been such a great partner to work with. He has also been immensely helpful when I needed guidance on how to think about my career path, vetting potential leadership roles, as well as their considerations, pros and cons. Most importantly, he helped me re-focus on what I truly wanted in both career and life by providing helpful exercises that made me think and prioritize what I wanted.”
— Shannyn Timrott

“I credit Larry with supporting me on multiple levels: from big strategic questions to day-to-day tactics, to emotional support (more important than it sounds). My time with Larry was an investment that set the stage for securing offers from Facebook and others - even as the COVID pandemic tore through the economy! As with the best coaches, he pulls out the best in others and that's certainly been true in my case. If you're looking for a coach/mentor/guide I can't recommend him more highly.”
— Ari Akerstein

Love your two latest newsletters. Thanks for writing such amazing work and compiling this list together!
— Anna Codina

“More recently I worked with Larry as a career coach and mentor to find my next career opportunity. Larry is extremely knowledgeable about the various aspects of job hunting and guided me through the complex steps of deciding what I want, finding/choosing the right opportunities, interviewing and offers! I highly recommend Larry's coaching to anyone who is looking to transform their career.”
— Paresh Vakhariya

Larry has been the person that I’ve routinely turned to throughout the past decade, for frank, forthright, and illuminating conversations about where to take my career. He’s been an insightful resource that’s been through it all before me, with no other agenda than to help me get to the best place I can for myself.”
— Andrew Sandler

Larry is what I used to call in my recruiting days’ top drawer’ - a true professional; credible, ethical and with a track record of expertise to boot. Larry ticks all the boxes! If you are looking to change or develop your career then Larry should be your first point of call.”
— Jade Gemma

“Larry’s advice, guidance, and support has been instrumental to my transition from my Corporate career to my Digital transition. I am extremely grateful for Larry’s support and knowledge. Not only does Larry have extensive industry knowledge and experience, he was able to translate this for me and my audience.”
— Katrina Young

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Who is Larry Cornett?

I’m Dr. Larry Cornett, a psychologist turned personal coach for ambitious professionals seeking to level up their career, business, and life. I’m currently living in Northern California.

I have a decades-long background in Silicon Valley tech, leadership, startups, and entrepreneurship. I’m the creator of the Invincible Career newsletter, podcast, and coaching service. You can also find me on Twitter @cornett.

I work with people confidentially to help them create a personalized career plan that removes any vulnerabilities which may be holding them back at work. The goal is to help you transition to a bigger and better career and life with my guidance, support, and accountability.

I spent over two decades launching new businesses, products, and services as a designer, Design leader, and Product leader (check out my LinkedIn profile). Over 12 years ago, I redefined my corporate career to reclaim my freedom, health, and life. I want to help other ambitious people do the same!

You can also check out my testimonials.

How much is the paid subscription?

The full membership is only $15 per month or an even better deal at $150 per year — you save $30! Your subscription gives you access to a group coaching service for your career development.

NOTE: If you join my Career Accelerator, you’ll be gifted a premium paid subscription to this newsletter for free!

What do I get when I become a paid subscriber?

  • group coaching experience with a professional exercise and challenge delivered to your inbox every Monday.

  • An invitation to my exclusive career community and weekly office hours in a private channel there. Get the advice, feedback, and support you need to get ahead in your career!

  • Access to my AI coaching service in a channel in my community.

  • Discounts on career courses throughout the year with me and the other premium subscribers to discuss the exercises, discuss current topics of interest, and answer your questions.

  • There are weekly questions, topics, and recommendations that help you plan what you want next for your career.

  • Engage with me in the subscriber-only chats and the private office hours so we can discuss your answers and thoughts. This also allows me to give you additional feedback and recommendations.

  • Immediate access to the full archive of issues and podcasts (over 547 issues).

  • Listen to my exclusive podcast episodes on the website every week or listen in your favorite podcast app.

  • If you purchase the Premium Membership, you’ll also receive a private 1-hour career coaching call every year!

Paid subscribers are invited to my private career community and have access to weekly challenges and exercises.

Do you have an affiliate program?

Yes, I do! You can apply for my Invincible Career Affiliate program and make money when you successfully promote my products and community memberships.

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Yes! If you are a subscriber, you can read all newsletters right here on and access all the content in the archives.

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