Orrin Woodward

"Vision is
as an
idea today."

Orrin Woodward is founder and Chairman of the Board of Life Leadership.  He is also a New York Times bestselling author with over a million books sold in six languages.

Major Accomplishments:

Orrin is the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® Official Record Holder for the Largest Book Signing with 6,786 copies of his book And Justice for All signed in just six hours and thirty-three minutes.

Orrin is ranked number 20 on Inc. magazine’s Top 50 Leadership and Management Experts.

Orrin’s leadership blog has received international acclaim as one of HR’s Top 100 Blogs for Management and Leadership and as a Universities Online Top 100 Leadership Blog. (Visit Orrin Woodward’s leadership blog here.)

Orrin was recently named as one of the Top 20 Most Followed Leadership Gurus on Twitter! 

Orrin was honored by Kettering/GMI University in as the 2010 Entrepreneur of the Year (along with Chris Brady).

Also, Orrin was listed on Modern Servant Leader’s Top Leadership Experts to Follow in 2015.

Further, Orrin was listed on Inc. Magazine’s Top 100 Speakers 

His first solo book RESOLVED: 13 Resolutions for LIFE made the Top 100 All-Time Best Leadership Books List and the 13 Resolutions are the framework for the top selling Mental Fitness Challenge personal development program.

As an engineer in the automotive industry, Orrin was awarded four U.S.A. patents and won an exclusive National Technical Benchmarking Award.  


Major Publications:

And Justice for All: The Quest for Concord

EDGE (co-authored with Chris Brady)

Launching a Leadership Revolution (co-authored with Chris Brady)

LeaderShift (co-authored with Oliver DeMille)

Leadership and Liberty (co-authored with Chris Brady)

Leadership: Tidbits and Treasures (co-authored with Chris Brady)

LIFE (co-authored with Chris Brady)


The Leadership Train


Other Writings:

Orrin Woodward Leadership Blog (www.orrinwoodwardblog.com)

Linkedin Blogger (click here)

Contributor to Networking Times Magazine


Education: Orrin achieved 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: Manufacturing Engineer, Product Engineer, Business Consultant, Entrepreneur, Public Speaker, Author, Publisher, Board Member.


Family: Orrin and his wife Laurie (married in 1991) have four children (Jordan, Christina, Lance, Jeremy) and a golden retriever with a bad hip named Socrates (goes by “Socks”).


Charitable Focus: Orrin is a founder and Chairman of the Board of All Grace Outreach, a 503© charitable nonprofit organization, which focuses on spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the world and helping abused, abandoned, and distressed women and children.


Hobbies and Interests: Orrin enjoys yachting, boating, fishing, reading, writing, traveling, playing basketball, running, and bodybuilding.

Social Media:


The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one. - Elbert Hubbard #TLYAW
#TLYAW Calling Light Darkness - The Power of Words @RascalTweets https://t.co/7KWPSr2isX https://t.co/ADQ9fYXv6H
Vacations: Play, Plans, and Preparation https://t.co/fHs6nv5GcK
Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering. - Yoda #TLYAW
Any powerful idea is absolutely fascinating and absolutely useless until we choose to use it.~ R Bach #TLYAW
We are not as much the architect of our own fortunes as we are architects of our own character. - Paraphrased from G. D. Boardman #TLYAW
Winners gather together to fuel hope; losers gossip together to fuel hate.
If your principles run out when your $ does, then your understanding of truth is $ centered & not principle centered. #TLYAW
Learn to make the most of what comes and the least of what goes. - Ruth Graham #TLYAW

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Launching A Leadership Revolution