Rory Vaden is a best-selling author, Hall of Fame speaker, and Co-Founder of Brand Builders Group. Rory Vaden was born in Boulder, Colorado. He is a Magna Cum Laude graduate from the University of Denver (2006), where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Management and an MBA concurrently. After graduating from the university, he was invited to start a speaking and consulting division of the company named Southwestern Consulting. He is the Co-Founder of Brand Builders Group and the host of the Influential Personal Brand podcast.
While attending the University of Denver, Rory was recruited by another student to participate in a sales internship at Southwestern Advantage. As a top producer at Southwestern Advantage, Rory began speaking after being invited by the program to give a presentation. Before earning a fee, he took the stage a total of 304 times and earned enough recognition to receive his first paid speaking appearance. In 2014, Rory received the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation from the National Speakers Association, the highest earned international recognition for professional speakers.
Rory Vaden is the author of Take the Stairs: 7 Steps to Achieving True Success, a New York Times Bestseller. He is the world’s leading expert on overcoming procrastination, increasing productivity, and creating a results-driven reputation and influential personal brand. Rory is a frequent guest on national TV and his insights are featured regularly in media outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Forbes, Fortune, CNN, Inc., and The New York Times. He has been named “One of the world’s top leadership thinkers” by Entrepreneur and Inc. magazine. Rory’s second book, Procrastination on Purpose: 5 Permissions to Multiply Your Time is already a national bestseller, and his Ted Talk has millions of views.
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