Build Authority with a Book with Korey Van Wyk

In today’s episode we sit down with Korey Van Wyk, a seasoned expert whose career has spanned from being a strength and conditioning coach to an acquisitions editor in the publishing world. Korey shares his unique journey from the field of exercise science and nutrition to the intricacies of academia and finally into the publishing industry, where he now shapes the future of educational resources. We delve into the transition points of his career, the challenges of moving from teaching to publishing, and his current role at Cognella. Korey also gives invaluable advice for anyone considering writing a book, whether it’s academic or aimed at a broader audience. Tune in to gain insights from Korey’s diverse experiences and learn how versatility can be your greatest asset in navigating career changes.  





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About the Guest


Korey Van Wyk is an experienced educator and sports performance coach who has dedicated a significant portion of his career to bridging the gap between science and practical application. He holds a master's degree in nutrition and a bachelor's degree in exercise science. Korey's professional background includes roles as a professor of kinesiology, a collegiate strength coach, and an acquisitions editor for educational publishers like Human Kinetics and Cognella Academic Publishing. He specializes in nutrition and exercise, editing books that cater to professionals and students in these fields.

In addition to his educational and coaching responsibilities, Korey has contributed significantly to sports performance through personal training and public speaking, focusing on practical applications of nutritional science for athletic performance and health. He is also recognized for his insights into dietary supplements and has a podcast named "The Performance Connection," where he discusses various aspects of sports science and nutrition.


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