Rory Vaden is a Self-Discipline Strategist, CoFounder of Southwestern Consulting, and New York Times bestselling author of Take the Stairs: 7 Steps to Achieving True Success. His insights on improving self-discipline, overcoming procrastination and enhancing productivity have been shared on Oprah radio, Fox News, CNN, CNBC, CBS, in Businessweek, Entrepreneur, Fast Company, The Wall St Journal and in SUCCESS Magazine. Rory has an MBA and is a two-time world champion of public speaking finalist for Toastmasters International.
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While some motivational speakers may create an immediate spark of inspiration that soon fades away. Rory Vaden's methodology will create a lasting change that produces positive results in an individual's life both personally and professionally.
As a Self Discipline Strategist, Rory relays profound truths coupled with humorous anecdotes and empowers professionals 10 conquer their fears and lake immediate action in all aspects of their lives. Consulting with organizations, companies and individuals all leveraging self-discipline to create extraordinary performance, Rory has shared the stage with John Maxwell and conducted special programs for companies owned by Dave Ramsey and Zig Ziglar.
His unique insights on overcoming procrastination, creative avoidance and personal setbacks have been shared on shows such as Oprah radio with Dr. Oz and featured in print media such as SUCCESS Magazine. As the Co-Founder of the multi-million dollar public training company, Southwestern Consulting, his pragmatic advice has been field tested by thousands of professionals from all different industries. Rory has personally coached numerous clients, including Chad Goldwasser, the former #1Keller Williams Real Estate Agent Worldwide.
His keynote and consulting client list includes companies like; Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, Bank of America, Mary Kay, Trane, Shaw, United Healthcare, Project Management Institute, AFLAC, McGladrey and the Direct Selling Association.
Striving to be a living example of his own principles, Rory's self-discipline has led him from being raised early on by a single mother in a trailer park to attain Magna Cum Laude degrees in Management, Accounting, Leadership and an MBA from the University of Denver. He is also a first degree black belt in Shao-Lin Kung Fu and a former record breaking ultra producer for the world's oldest direct sales network marketing organization The Southwestern Company.
In 2007, Rory became the youngest person ever to be entered in the World Championship of Public Speaking, and he became the first runner-up for Toastmasters International out of 25,000 entries worldwide. He is the author or the book No Laughs to Know Laughs: How to Be Funny to Make More Money and the audio series entitled, The Audience is NOT in their Underwear: How to Craft Truly Compelling Presentations and Deliver Them Like a Champ.
Today in addition to being an author, speaker, consultant and entrepreneur, Rory is leading a rapidly growing international social movement called the Take The Stairs World Tour in which he is raising money for charity by climbing the 10 tallest buildings in the world. He has already climbed the Empire State Building in New York City, The CN Tower in Toronto, Canada, the Majestic Building in Taipei, Taiwan, The Sears Tower in Chicago, IL and The Canton Tower in Guangzhou, China.
Combining a hilarious and compelling delivery with unprecedented expertise, Rory energizes audiences into action with his signature program: Take The Stairs - 7 Steps to Achieving True Success. Rory's new groundbreaking book on the subject, Take The Stairs: the Secrets of Overnight Success, will be published by Penguin and hits airports and all major retailers in February of 2012.