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.

Major Accomplishments

Major Publications

Launching a Leadership Revolution book cover

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

16Feb

Chris Brady Named Richtopia’s Top 200 Most Influential Authors in the World

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In February of 2017, Chris Brady was listed at #132 on Richtopia’s Top 200 list of most influential authors in the world, next to his business partner and friend, Orrin Woodward, who was listed at #92. According to Richtopia, the list is comprised of authors who are influential and effective at having soft-power and the ability to be proactive, particularly in the digital sphere. The Richtopia authors list is compiled using a number of metrics combining to produce rank order. Two of the main influencers on a person’s ranking are their social media profiles and standard media coverage.

30Jan

Chris Brady Speaks at the Life Launch Event in Paris, France

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For most companies and entrepreneurs, building and maintaining a local customer base is one of the first steps on the road to success. Once companies have achieved this goal, they often feel they are ready to take on the next step: expanding internationally.

Becoming a global company is an impressive feat, and not every business that sets out to do it actually accomplishes the goal. However, Life continues to be the exception. Currently, Life operates in the following countries: Australia, Bahamas, Canada, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Saint Lucia, Trinidad, Tobago, United States, US Virgin Islands, Guadeloupe, Guiana, Martinique, Mayotte, Réunion and now FRANCE!

In an effort to welcome the French citizens into the Life community, an official launch event was held in Paris, the beautiful capital city of France, on Saturday, January 7th, 2017 with Life Founder and CEO, Chris Brady! Many people traveled from far and wide to attend the 8 hour seminar, including Life Members and guest speakers from Canada: Joce and Cynthia Dionne and Charles and Manon McIntyre. Brady had this to say about his experience at the launch event:

“The opening of the market in France was a smashing success! Already there are individuals who are embracing our mission of ‘Setting People Free’ and embodying our motto of ‘Having Fun, Making Money, and Making a Difference!’ Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to make this a reality! We look forward to serving the people of France with our life changing products.”


Additional Information

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.

Also, because of Chris Brady's passion for literacy, and his personal involvement in the advancement of literacy initiatives, he was selected 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