Rory’s 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, USA Today, The Wall St Journal and in SUCCESS™ Magazine.

Rory is a regular contributor for The Huffington Post, American Express Open Forum and he is also the weekly radio host of Take the Stairs Talk on the Lifestyle radio network. His book Take the Stairs is a #1 USA Today, #1 Wall St Journal, #1 Amazon, #1 Barnes and Noble and #2 New York Times bestseller.

In addition to his academic credentials and personal work experience, Rory Vaden’s methodology is grounded in the 150-year-old principles and practices of one of the nation’s largest privately held companies, The Southwestern Company. Southwestern Consulting works with organizations, companies, and individuals on leveraging self-discipline to create extraordinary performance and as Co-Founder of this multi-million dollar company Rory and his colleagues have had the opportunity to work on site at over 5,000 offices nationwide in the past 5 years.

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.