Co-founder of Southwestern Consulting
With over 100 team members and well into 8 figures of annual revenue, Southwestern Consulting is one of the fastest growing consultancies in the world today. Our mission is to help people achieve their goals in life. As the company’s Co-founder, Rory is a real life business leader who understands the very same challenges that most of his audiences face on a daily basis. All of Rory’s insights are backed by Southwestern Consulting’s front line research and work with over 8,000 different teams in more than 40 countries.
New York Times bestselling Author
Rory’s first book, Take the Stairs is a #1 Wall St Journal, #1 USA Today, #1 Amazon, and #2 New York times bestseller that has been translated into 11 languages. His other book Procrastinate on Purpose: 5 Permissions to Multiply Your Time was also an instant national bestseller. Rory writes and speaks on how to apply self-discipline to help you overcome procrastination and take action on doing the things you know you should be doing even when you don’t feel like doing them. This powerful and ubiquitous message makes him the perfect keynote speaker on sales, customer service, productivity, teamwork, or leadership.
World Renowned Keynote Speaker
Out of more than 25,000 contestants from 90 different countries, Rory literally became the World Champion of Public Speaking First Runner Up. He’s also a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) which is the highest ranking certification bestowed by the National Speakers Association. Rory’s Tedx talk on multiplying time has over 1,000,000 views and is rapidly climbing. Perhaps most important of all, Rory is regularly the Top-Rated Keynote Speaker for organizations around the world.
Thought-Leader and Expert
Appearing regularly in the national media, Rory has become a trusted source of trends and insights in the areas of productivity, personal performance, sales and leadership. Every week Rory writes articles for his blog, The Action Catalyst, which was recently ranked as one of the top 30 leadership blogs in the world. Additionally, he is the host of The Action Catalyst Podcast which Inc. Magazine listed as the #1 best business podcast. Through both traditional media and social media, approximately 4 million people every month are impacted in some way through Rory’s inspiring and uplifting messages.
Do you want your audience to take action? A recent study of 10,000 people reported that the average employee wastes over 2 hours each day at work on non-job related tasks. The average US employee makes an annual salary of $39,795.
That means procrastination costs employers, on average, $10,396 per year PER EMPLOYEE.
Every day we make a choice: use the escalator or take the stairs. Not just literally, but also metaphorically speaking, the majority of the population generally chooses the easy way out. Rory’s message of “success means doing things we don’t want to do” is as relevant as ever before. With a humorous delivery style that both entertains and challenges, Rory motivates his audience to reevaluate their work performances in and out of the office, and ultimately ask: what if we lived in a world where more people chose effort over ease?
How can more discipline transform your organization, employees or you as an individual?
Rory’s presentation is uniquely tailored to acknowledge and analyze specific challenges like procrastination, creative avoidance, and daily distractions that occur in your company workplace. You and your audience will walk away with a surge of new motivation and an empowered mindset to make a real and effective change.
When you have a powerful reputation customers flock to you, those around you are loyal to you, and your brand has enough trust to withstand scrutiny and setbacks.
But, if you have a weak reputation, then it’s hard to stand out from the crowd, you’ll struggle to attract and keep great people and even the smallest hint or suggestion of a mistake can bring you or your business crashing down.
The real brand of any business is simply the sum of the reputations of the people inside that business.
Yet most people and most companies have virtually no strategy, intention or process to shape their personal reputation. Because of that they lose relationships, they lose revenue and they lose trust with the general population.
It doesn’t have to be that way.
New York Times bestselling author and Inc Magazine Top 100 Leadership Speaker, Rory Vaden and his team at Brand Builders Group, have studied, researched and developed what they call “The Reputation Formula.” Rory can share with you a seemingly simple but powerful step by step process to give you the kind of indestructible reputation that will make you and your company legendary.
Learn how to build a great reputation and watch how it becomes the ultimate competitive advantage for you and your business.
So if you want a speaker who delivers fresh, actionable and innovative content, powerful and compelling inspiration, and entertaining humor all customized to your unique audience, invite Rory to speak now.
Imagine never having to “sell” in your business.
What if instead of outbound prospecting, your phone rang, emails came into your inbox, and people contacted you to do business with them?
That is the power of becoming a celebrity expert in your space and it’s more possible today than ever before. But the amount of information, techniques and tactics related to personal branding is daunting and overwhelming. There are so many books to read, so many tools to learn, and never enough time to get them all implemented.
In this empowering and enlightening session, New York Times bestselling author and Inc Magazine Top 100 Leadership Speaker Rory Vaden, has compiled and condensed all of the knowledge he’s learned from spending countless hours and investing tens of thousands of dollars learning from the top personal branding experts in the world.
You will learn simple and straightforward strategies that you can use to immediately build your personal brand, monetize your message, and increase your influence.
Motivated, reliable, engaged, consistent, trustworthy and effective team members are what every leader wants. But how do you find those people? Or how do you create them? Too often managers struggle to get their people to show up every day and produce at the height of their potential.
And there are all too many reasons to cite or places to point as blame for why that happens. Yet, the best leaders know that there are a few simple and critical traits that they must exhibit personally that predominantly determine the performance of their team.
During this inspiring and pragmatic presentation, New York Times bestselling author and Inc Magazine Top 100 Leadership Speaker Rory Vaden, will share the 5 core attributes that create top teams. Once you know the fundamental formula about what creates great leadership you will have the secret sauce to growing any business or advancing any cause. Come discover the actionable practices that you can implement immediately to get more out of the people who are following you.
“Rory was delightfully entertaining and poignantly powerful. He is one of the few speakers I’ve ever heard where I actually remembered his message long after he was gone.”
“You have truly inspired our whole delegation to get disciplined and to ‘take the stairs’ in all aspects of their lives.”
“We have searched long and hard to find someone with a message that is impactful, well-communicated, and actionable. Rory hit the mark. Rory will share some advice that will inspire, motivate, and educate you on how to become your very best. Discipline never felt so clear, welcome and important.”
“Because of your program I’m taking all the power and knowledge that I already had but never used, and am finally DOING what I know how to do. I’m overcoming motivation issues, credibility issues, price issues, and other objections in my business as a result of seeing you speak!”
“For ninety minutes, Rory delivered a high energy, entertaining presentation, packed full of meaningful content that our members can immediately apply to their business and personal lives. You rocked it, Rory!”
“By far, Rory was the best speaker at the three day conference. Rory was fantastic. It was absolutely clear that Rory wanted to deliver the exact message we needed and deliver is exactly what he did.”
“Rory Vaden was a super star! Exceeded all expectations! Down to earth, charming, exciting, accessible. More than a mere performer, Rory is sensitive to the needs of his audience, highly intelligent and one class act! We will remember Rory Vaden for a good long while!”
“Rory delivered! Throughout his presentation, he combined fresh insights with practical application. He’s the best speaker I’ve ever seen. AMAZING! His training was not only useful and challenging for my business, but also for my life in general.”
“His presentation exceeded my expectations. Rory has a unique perspective on presenting the common in an uncommon and enlightening way. Have Rory speak for your company. His personable, fun, high energy, skills packed presentation will change your people and your business.”