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

5Sep

Chris Brady Speaks at the 13th Annual Mastermind Event

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The Mastermind Event is one of the most exclusive, direct selling events available anywhere. That’s why it sells out year after year. It is attended annually by entrepreneurs from over 50 countries representing over 100 Direct Selling companies and is a place where attendees can learn from people who have made it to the top in the industry. The Mastermind Event is total immersion in the world of leadership.

Chris Brady has been one of the Senior Faculty Members and top speaker draws at the event for many years. At the 13th Annual Mastermind Event in Orlando, Florida, Brady delivered entertaining and inspiring insights to a sold out crowd. He is simply a Mastermind Faculty Member you won't find on the usual speaking circuit. Like other presenters, he's agreed to participate in this event in order to elevate the profession for everyone in the industry.

22Aug

Chris Brady Speaks at the Triangle Literacy Council Fundraiser

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For over 45 years, the Triangle Literacy Council (TLC) has been serving individuals and families in the Triangle region (of North Carolina) with literacy and basic skills programming to improve lives through community and individual success.TLC provides literacy programs across a broad spectrum of individuals and families, for all age groups, for families and their pre-school children, for youth involved with the juvenile justice system, incarcerated women, inmates in county jails, and for the unemployed.

In order to fund these efforts, TLC hosts charitable events where the community can get involved and get educated on the importance of literacy. On August 22nd, 2017, TLC held their first-ever silent auction event where they provided free food and drinks to anyone who came to support the cause. Chris Brady, a TLC Board Member, served alongside business associates and other volunteers for the event. Brady, a strong supporter of literacy initiatives, was also the featured speaker for the evening and educated the attendees on the importance of literacy and all of the services that TLC provides to the community. “It was encouraging to listen to the stories of people who have gone through the programs and hear about how TLC has made a difference in their lives. A large crowd showed up to support the cause and overall it appeared to be a tremendous success!”


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.

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