Chris Brady: Executive Publisher
Chris Brady is a New York Times bestselling author, speaker, humorist, and businessman. He has sold over a million copies of his books, which include Launching a Leadership Revolution (coauthored with Orrin Woodward), Rascal, A Month of Italy, PAiLS, and several other titles on leadership and success.
Chris is the CEO and Creative Director of LIFE Leadership. He is also the Executive Publisher of Obstaclés Press and cofounder and Vice President of All Grace Outreach, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.
Chris received a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering at Kettering University and a master of science in manufacturing engineering at Carnegie Mellon University as a General Motors Fellow. He completed his master’s thesis work at Toyohashi University in Japan.
Chris is an avid motorized adventurer, world traveler, private pilot, soccer fan, dad, and Christian. He has one of the world’s most unique résumés, 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 the third grade, losing a spelling bee on the word use, jackhammering his foot, and more recently, sinking his snowmobile in a lake.
If you can’t find Chris speaking to a live audience, in his office writing his books, perusing through a bookstore, playing with his children, on the sideline of a soccer pitch, in the hills of Tuscany, or out on the lake, try looking in the following online locations:
Chris is listed among the Top 100 Authors to Follow on Twitter. His blog received a Masters Award in Leadership from Online Masters Degree Programs, was selected as a Top Management Resource for 2012, and is listed as one of the Top 150 Management and Leadership Blogs. In 2010, Chris was awarded the Kettering/GMI Alumni Association Entrepreneurial Achievement Award. And in May of 2014, he was listed as number 39 on Inc. magazine’s Top 50 Leadership and Management Experts list.
Chris and his wife, Terri, have four children and live in North Carolina.
Orrin Woorward: Chairman of the Board
New York Times bestselling coauthor of LeaderShift and Launching a Leadership Revolution Orrin Woodward has sold over a million copies of his various books on leadership and personal development. His book RESOLVED: 13 Resolutions for LIFE was named as an All-Time Top 100 Leadership Book and is used as an educational tool by many schools and businesses across North America.
As a cofounder and Chairman of the Board of LIFE Leadership and Obstaclés Press, Orrin speaks to enormous audiences around the globe on leadership, success, mentoring, personal development, history, economics, and freedom. He is also a cofounder of All Grace Outreach, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, and serves as the President of its Board of Directors. His blog (orrinwoodwardblog.com) was named an All-Top Leadership Blog Selection and one of HR’s Top 100 Blogs for Management and Leadership.
Orrin earned a bachelor of science degree from GMI-EMI (now Kettering University) in manufacturing systems engineering. He holds four US patents and won an exclusive National Technical Benchmarking Award while employed as an engineer.
Orrin and his wife Laurie have four children and follow the sun between residences in Michigan and Florida. He loves boating, fishing, sports, reading, and traveling. Look for him online at the following sites:
Rob Hallstrand: Chief Operations Officer
Rob Hallstrand earned a bachelor of business administration degree in accounting from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo and has extensive experience in business operations and process engineering.
He is a cofounder of LIFE Leadership and serves as the company’s President and Chief Operating Officer for both the North American Market (the United States and Canada) and the Pacific Market (Australia and New Zealand).
In addition, Rob is the Chief Operating Officer of Obstaclés Press. And he serves as the Treasurer on the Board of Directors for All Grace Outreach, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that focuses on helping abused, abandoned, and distressed women and children and spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the world.
Rob and his wife, Susie, have three children and live in North Carolina. He is an avid sports fan who enjoys playing golf and tennis in his spare time. And he travels around the country actively supporting his children in their soccer, gymnastics, and diving endeavors.