John Couret is the Co-Founder, President, and CEO of Write Hook Media, LLC, a start-up social entrepreneurial publishing and consulting company. He is the author of Breaking Barriers: How to Knock Out Adversity and Live Life as a Champion and the Captain Deadeye anti-bully children’s chapter book series co-authored with Dianne de Las Casas, a public speaker, a success coach, and the radio show host of “Breaking Barriers” on community radio station 102.3 FM WHIV in New Orleans (“We Honor Independent Voices”). He has acted in feature films as well as on television. His new personal growth book, Breaking Barriers, released in June 2016. The first book in the anti-bully chapter book series, Captain Deadeye: The Bully Shark, releases in September 2016. His followers look forward to his daily quotes, which are posted to his social media platforms. His weekly motivational blog posts every Monday and he hosts a weekly video series on YouTube called “Championship Minute,” which features a 60 second motivational message every Wednesday.
Raised in Brooklyn, New York, John lived his childhood as a troubled youth, making poor choices and traveling down a self-destructive path. He left New York in his early twenties, renouncing the power and temptations that a life of crime offered. He moved to Florida and, during one of the lowest moments in his life, spent a year living homeless on the streets, eating out of garbage cans.
John’s indomitable spirit prevailed and he eventually landed on his feet, creating a successful career in the auto industry. In 2015, he had an accident that left him legally blind. Through the healing process, John learned that although he lost his sight, he never lost his vision. Now, his attention has shifted to empowering youth and people with his personal message of being “constructive, not destructive,” and living a life of integrity, purpose, and passion. His publishing company co-founded with his partner, Dianne de Las Casas, publishes books that better the mind, body, and spirit.