Rory Vaden is a Self-Discipline Strategist, Author, and Business Motivational Speaker
whose insights have been shared on Oprah radio, in Businessweek, and in SUCCESS™
Magazine. Rory has degrees in Business Management, Leadership, and an MBA.
He is also the Co-Founder of a multi-million dollar international training company, Southwestern Consulting®.

As a two time world champion of public speaking finalist for Toastmasters International, Rory has shared his compelling "Take the Stairs" message on the same stage as John Maxwell, David Allen, Bill Clinton, Keith Ferrazzi and he's done special programs for both Zig Ziglar, and for Dave Ramsey's companies. His speaking and consulting client list includes: Bank of America, Trane, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, Shaw Worldwide, The Direct Selling Association, United Healthcare, Mary Kay and dozens of others from all over the world.

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 Taipei 101 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, Take the Stairs: 7 Steps to Achieving True Success, will be published by Penguin and hits airports and all major retailers in February of 2012.

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