Chris Brady's Full Biography

"20 Years From Now, What Will You Wish You Had Done Today?"

Chris Brady is a NY Times best-selling author, speaker, humorist, and businessman. His books include Launching a Leadership Revolution (co-authored with Orrin Woodward), PAiLS, Rascal, A Month of Italy, and several other titles on leadership and success.

Chris is the CEO and Creative Director of Life. He is also the executive publisher of Obstacles Press, and one of the Founders of All Grace Outreach, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

Originally educated as an engineer, Chris received his BA in Mechanical Engineering at Kettering University and his Master of Science in Manufacturing Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University as a General Motors Fellow, with Master’s Thesis work completed at Toyohashi University in Japan.

Chris is an avid motorized adventurer, world traveler, private pilot, community builder, soccer fan, Christian, and dad.

He also has one of the world's most unique resumes; 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," jack-hammering his foot, and more recently - sinking his snowmobile in a lake.

Chris is listed on the Inc. Magazine Top 50 Leadership and Management Experts. He is also listed among the Top 100 Authors to Follow on Twitter, and was recently named as one of the Top 20 Most Followed Leadership Gurus on Twitter! Online Masters Degree Programs chose his blog for a Masters Award in Leadership, which was also selected as a Top Management Resource for 2012, as well as being listed in the Top 150 Management and Leadership Blogs. In 2017, Chris was listed on Richtopia's Top 200 list of most influential authors in the world. Also, in 2010 he was awarded the Kettering/GMI Alumni Association Entrepreneurial Achievement Award.

Also, Chris was listed on Modern Servant Leader’s Top Leadership Experts to Follow in 2015 and made Likeable Local's 150 Great Marketers to Follow in 2015

Chris and his wife Terri have four children and live in North Carolina.

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Launching a Leadership Revolution

Everyone will be called upon to lead at some point in his or her life. The only question is, will YOU be ready?

Get the book that started the revolution! Sooner or later, all of us will be called upon to lead in some capacity. Leadership skills are vital in corporate settings, small businesses, church, community organizations, and even at home. Chris Brady and Orrin Woodward have recognized this need and have jointly created an in-depth, step-by-step guide for developing leadership skills.

Launching a Leadership Revolution will teach you about leadership as both a science and an art. Utilizing an abundance of historical examples, the authors have developed a unique 5-step plan that charts a course for creating and maintaining strong leadership in any organization. The plan guides the reader through the “Five Levels of Influence”:

- Learning: a leader must be able to learn from anyone
- Performing: persevere through failure to find success
- Leading: extend your ability by expanding your team
- Developing Leaders: learn to trust your people
- Develop Leaders Who Develop Leaders: create a legacy

This book is full of prescriptive advice, as well as quotes and anecdotes that illustrate the authors’ principles.

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There is a reason this book is a #1 best seller. It very neatly and succinctly lays out an explanation of what it means to be a leader and what it takes to become one. This book is used by the University system in my state as a business and leadership textbook. It’s phenomenal.
- Kevin Swedberg
Well written and easy to understand leadership principles with historical examples. Defines a clear progression of characteristics and instruction from Foundational Qualities to level 5 leadership skills. Points to the critical need for Leadership in our world today. Excellent guide to leadership development that can be built upon for a lifetime.
- Gene Higgins

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Latest News

22Nov

Chris Brady Speaks at Mastermind ‘19 in Orlando, Florida

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The Mastermind Event is the one conference that top direct-sales entrepreneurs attend every year. Why? For the priceless relationships, best-practice teachings, business building insights, and more! Chris Brady has been a Senior Faculty Member and top speaker draw at this event for many years. Art Jonak, Founder of the Mastermind Event, had this to say about Brady, “Chris is quite possibly one of the most entertaining platform speakers in the world. He’s simply a Mastermind Faculty Member you won’t find on the usually speaking circuit.” With more than 2,500 attendees, over 25 of the world’s top direct sales leaders and speakers, and more than 100 direct selling companies represented, the Mastermind Event is the longest-running, most trusted, well respected and relevant direct selling events in the world.

14Nov

Chris Brady Speaks at Università Federico II Leadership Event in Naples, Italy

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In November of 2019, Chris Brady was asked to speak at a leadership event hosted by Guy Leadership Academy at a University in Naples, Italy where all honors students were invited to attend an event themed “Make Your American Dream Come True”. Thanks to decades of experience in the field of leadership and numerous international partnerships, the Guy Leadership Academy (GLA) offers the possibility to expand leadership and life skills with the complete support of those wanting to pursue a career abroad. Brady regularly partners with GLA in order to elevate the field of leadership all over the world.

29June

Chris Brady Speaks in Oslo, Norway at Leader School 2018

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In June of 2018, Chris Brady was chosen as the keynote speaker for the Zinzino Ignite Leader School event in Oslo, Norway. At Leader School, business partners come together to learn from top leadership experts all around the world some of the best practices in business and sales in order to become successful in their industry. At the Leader School event in Norway, Brady delivered inspiring and entertaining talks to a sold out crowd.

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Chris 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 third grade, losing a spelling bee on the word use, jackhammering his foot, and more recently, sinking his snowmobile in a lake.

Chris earned his Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering at Kettering University and his Master of Science degree in manufacturing engineering from Carnegie Mellon University as a General Motors Fellow. Chris also completed his Master’s Thesis work at Toyohashi University in Japan.

Chris and his wife Terri have four children and live in North Carolina.

Chris is a Founder and Vice President of All Grace Outreach, the 501(c )(3) charitable nonprofit organization, which focuses on spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the world and helping abused, abandoned, and distressed women and children.

Chris also serves as a Board Member for the charitable organization, Italy for Christ, whose mission is to present the Gospel of Jesus Christ to every Italian in this generation.

Additionally, because of his passion for literacy and his personal involvement in the advancement of literacy initiatives, Chris serves as a Board Member for the Triangle Literacy Council in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Chris is an avid motorized adventurer, world traveler, private pilot, community builder, soccer fan, Christian, historian, and dad. 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, cheering on the sideline of a soccer pitch, roaming the hills of Tuscany, or having fun out on the lake, try looking in the following online locations:

www.chrisbrady.com
www.chrisbrady.typepad.com
www.chrisbradylife.com
www.twitter.com/rascaltweets
www.facebook.com/RascalNation
www.linkedin.com/in/cjbrady
www.amonthofitaly.com
www.launchingaleadershiprevolution.com
www.rascalbook.com
www.instagram.com/cbrascal
plus.google.com/u/0/+ChrisBrady/posts
medium.com/@RascalTweets