About the Authors


New York Timesbestselling author of Launching a Leadership Revolution Chris Brady has sold over a million books. Some of his other acclaimed works on leadershipand personal development include Edge, A Month of Italy: Rediscovering the Art of Vacation, and the 2013 Living Now EvergreenBook Awards Gold Medal Winner Rascal: Making a Difference by Becoming an Original Character. Chris is a founder of LIFE Leadership and speaks toaudiences of thousands around the world about leadership, freedom, and success. He has been named one the Top 100 Authors to Follow on Twitter, and OnlineMasters Degree Programs chose his highly popular blog (www.chrisbrady.com) for a Masters Award in Leadership.

Originally educated as an engineer, Chris received his bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering at Kettering University and his master ofscience in manufacturing engineering at Carnegie-Mellon University as a General Motors Fellow. He completed his master’s thesis work at ToyohashiUniversity in Japan.

Chris is an avid motorized adventurer, world traveler, humorist, community builder, soccer fan, and dad. He also has one of the world’s most uniqueresumes, including experience with a live bug in his ear, walking through a paned-glass window, chickening out from the high dive in elementary school,destroying the class ant farm in third grade, losing a spelling bee on the word use, jackhammering his foot, and, more recently, sinking hissnowmobile in a lake. Chris and his wife Terri have four children and live in North Carolina.


Two-time New York Times bestselling author of Launching a Leadership Revolution and LeaderShift Orrin Woodward has sold over amillion books. He has written or cowritten several acclaimed books on leadership and personal development, including LIFE, Edge and the RESOLVED Primer. His first solo book RESOLVED: 13 Resolutions for LIFE was named as an All-Time Top 100 Leadership Book. It’s also thecore component of LIFE Leadership’s flagship product the Mental Fitness Challenge, and numerous schools and businesses across North America use the textfor leadership training purposes.

As the cofounder of two multimillion-dollar leadership companies and the Chairman of the Board of the LIFE Leadership business, Orrin is a highlysought-after public speaker who teaches around the globe on leadership, success coaching, and personal development.

He earned his bachelor of science degree from GMI-EMI (now Kettering University) in manufacturing systems engineering. He holds four US patents and alsowon an exclusive National Technical Benchmarking Award while he was employed as an engineer.

Orrin follows the sun between residences in Michigan and Florida with his lovely wife Laurie and their children. He loves boating, fishing, sports,reading, traveling, and mentoring. His leadership thoughts are shared on his blog (orrinwoodwardblog.com), which is an All-Top Leadership Blog Selectionand one of HR’s Top 100 Blogs for Management and Leadership.