New York Times
bestselling author, speaker, humorist, and businessman Chris Brady has sold over a million copies of his books. His works includeLaunching a Leadership Revolution (coauthored with Orrin Woodward),Leadership Lessons from the Age of Fighting Sail, PAiLS, A Month of Italy (2013 Gold ADDY winner
featured in the movie A Long Way Off), Rascal (Gold Medal winner in the 2013 Living Now
Evergreen Book Awards), and several other titles on leadership and success.
Chris is a cofounder of LIFE Leadership (where he serves as CEO/Creative Director), Obstaclés Press (where he serves as Executive Publisher), and the
501(c)(3) charitable organization All Grace Outreach (where he serves as Vice President).
He 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. And he completed his master’s thesis work at Toyohashi University in Japan.
Chris is an avid motorized adventurer, world traveler, private pilot, community builder, soccer fan, Christian, historian, and dad.
He also 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.
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:
In May of 2014, Chris was ranked number 39 on
magazine’s Top 50 Leadership and Management Experts
. He is also listed among the Top 100 Authors to Follow on Twitter (@RascalTweets). His blog has been chosen by
Online Masters Degree Programs for a Masters Award in Leadership, selected as a Top Management Resource for 2012, and listed in the Top 150 Management and
Leadership Blogs. In 2010, he received the Kettering/GMI Alumni Association Entrepreneurial Achievement Award.
Chris and his wife Terri have four children and live in North Carolina.