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Orrin Woodward

Orrin Woodward is a New York Times bestselling author with over a million books sold and a recognized leader in team leadership, success coaching, and executive management training.

As a natural leader, Orrin noticed that communities all over were suffering and were no longer safely anchored to solid principles. Concerned that society was beginning to drift without a clearly defined, principles-based focus, he cofounded LIFE Leadership to help turn the tide toward freedom, justice for all, and prosperity.

LIFE Leadership fosters the leader-led development of businesses by bringing together four financially successful industries: Home-Based Businesses, Personal Development, Life Coaching, and Community Building.

Systematically crafted around eight main categories (the 8 Fs: Faith, Family, Finances, Fitness, Following, Freedom, Friends, and Fun), LIFE Leadership aims to help individuals and communities grow and achieve in all areas of life.

Orrin and LIFE Leadership have a goal to help at least one million people permanently and effectively change their lives for the better.

Early in his career, Orrin recognized that any business not built on a solid, purpose-focused foundation of true principles is doomed to failure. However, he knew that a purpose-driven business can be the vehicle to drive change in people’s lives.

Therefore, his stated purpose for himself and LIFE Leadership is to change lives by helping individuals grow into purpose-driven leaders as they develop successful community-based businesses.

Cofounder and Chairman of the Board of LIFE Leadership: As cofounder and Chairman of the Board of LIFE Leadership, Orrin is committed to bringing lasting, personal change into the lives of as many people as possible. By providing timeless truth and education in each of the 8 Fs (Faith, Family, Finances, Fitness, Following, Freedom, Friends, and Fun) in entertaining, interesting, and personal ways, he is helping to change lives for the better. LIFE Leadership is not only an effective catalyst for rekindling hope and learning to dream again; it’s also an amazing business opportunity that’s experiencing tremendous growth!

Most Impactful Accomplishments: Following the launch of LIFE Leadership, Orrin and his cofounders introduced one of their most popular and admired products, The Mental Fitness Challenge (MFC). Customers all across the globe have raved about the impact the MFC has had on their lives. Orrin’s first solo book, RESOLVED: 13 Resolutions for LIFE, is the core component of this enjoyable and stimulating 90-day program designed to help participants improve in thirteen key areas of life and live the lives they’ve always wanted.

A further success followed on the heels of this one with LIFE Leadership’s release of its top-selling product to date: theFinancial Fitness Pack. Comprised of the bestselling Financial Fitness book (winner of an Axiom Business Book Awards Silver Medal and a Living Now Book Awards Bronze Medal) and its accompanying workbook, along with a library of eight audios and an optional twelve-month follow-up subscription program, the Financial Fitness Pack is the only product of its kind to encompass all three areas of personal finance—the “offense” (making money), “defense” (budgeting and discipline), and “playing field” (rules and philosophy of money). The convenience of getting sound financial information in all three of these categories in one pack simplifies the learning process and empowers people to quickly start applying the principles that will free them from the Financial Matrix and its overwhelming debt and struggle.

Most Recent Publications: In October of 2014, Orrin unveiled the mysteries of network marketing, derailing and shattering any myths, fallacies, and misconceptions about its value and validity, with his book The Leadership Train. This fictional narrative about one man’s journey of finding purpose and satisfaction in both his work and personal life after years of struggle keeps readers fully-engaged while revealing important keys to personal and professional success.

In his June 2014 release, And Justice for All: The Quest for Concord, Volume I: The Problem Defined, Orrin combines staggering scholarship and boundless creativity to distill the lessons of two and a half millennia into a concise picture of why humanity’s insatiable quest for concord—that idyllic state of affairs in which neither tyranny nor chaos reigns—has only temporarily been realized in a few locations and for fleeting moments and what factors must be modified in order to achieve lasting peace and justice for all. Using the book’s release as a catalyst, Orrin made history and is now the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® Official Record Holder for the Largest Book Signing with 6,786 copies of And Justice for All signed in just six hours and thirty-three minutes.

Other Publications and Awards: In May of 2014, Orrin was ranked number 20 on Inc. magazine’s Top 50 Leadership and Management Experts . This is revealing of his broad appeal and tremendous influence in the fields of management and leadership. And in December 0f 2014, Inc. also honored Orrin by including him in its list of 100 Great Leadership Speakers for Your Next Conference .

In a demonstration of the profoundness and timeliness of its message, Orrin Woodward and Oliver DeMille’s book LeaderShift quickly won popular acclaim and hit the New York Times bestseller list two weeks in a row. Book signings throughout the United States and Canada sold out rapidly. Readers all over have been enthralled by this powerful narrative and inspired by the ingenious solutions it propounds for these troubled times. The world today is on the verge of a momentous LeaderShift that will reframe the twenty-first century and significantly alter the way people govern, lead, and do business. And this provocative business parable shows readers what they can do to make this shift positive and stop the Five Laws of Decline from eroding their nation’s economy.

Orrin’s RESOLVED: 13 Resolutions for LIFE is not only the core component of LIFE Leadership’s flagship product, the MFC, but within the first year of publication, it was also named as one of the All-Time Top 100 Leadership Books. And numerous schools and businesses use it to help instill Orrin’s powerful, proven, and life-changing leadership principles into the hearts and minds of their students and staff.

And for even greater convenience and implementation of these important principles, Orrin also released hisRESOLVED Primer, a compact, highly accessible companion volume to RESOLVED: 13 Resolutions for LIFE designed by New York Times bestselling author (and Networking Times senior editor) John David Mann to be a quick, easy, and powerful read. Both RESOLVED and the RESOLVED Primer show readers how to live their most successful and fulfilling lives with richer relationships, more personal satisfaction, a compelling sense of purpose, and mastery of their finances and businesses.

In addition to writing these and a number of other leadership books, Orrin cowrote with Chris Brady the New York Times bestseller Launching a Leadership Revolution, which explains the art and science of leadership, demonstrates that leadership is for everyone, and teaches readers how to measure and increase their leadership effectiveness as they progress through the Five Levels of Influence. (Purchase Orrin’s books here.)

Orrin also shares his leadership thoughts on his blog (orrinwoodwardblog.com), which has been selected as one of HR’s Top 100 Blogs for Management and Leadership, as an All-Top Leadership Blog, and as a Universities Online Top 100 Leadership Blog.

Education: Orrin earned his bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from Kettering University (formerly GMI Engineering & Management Institute) and received business administration training from the University of Michigan.

Work Experience: Orrin’s professional history has focused on engineering; international business consulting, public speaking, and community building; book writing; and last, but not least, coaching wrestling.

Family: Orrin is a devoted family man to his wife Laurie (married in 1991), their four children, and their golden retriever, Socks.

Charitable Focus: Orrin is a cofounder and the Chairman of the Board of All Grace Outreach , a nonprofit organization that focuses on spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the world and helping abused, abandoned, and distressed women and children. Orrin donates 100 percent of his profits from the book Launching a Leadership Revolution to AGO. He is also involved in efforts to build churches and orphanages in India and to instill Biblical values in homes around the globe.

Hobbies and Interests: Orrin enjoys yachting, boating, fishing, reading, writing, traveling, wrestling, running, weight lifting, and watching Dallas Cowboys football.

Countries Visited: Orrin has enjoyed traveling to Canada, England, Australia, France, Switzerland, Wales, Germany, Italy, Spain, Mexico, and Holland, among other locations.

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