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Co-Founder of Brand Builders Group

Brand Builders Group is the world’s leader in Personal Brand Strategy. They help mission-driven messengers to expand their reach, grow their income and make a more positive impact in the world by teaching them how to build and monetize their personal brand. They work with recognizable clients such as Lewis Howes, Ed Mylett, Amy Porterfield, Eric “ET Hip Hop Preacher” Thomas, Jasmine Star, Peter Diamandis, Erwin McManus, Luvvie Ajayi Jones, Tom and Lisa Bilyeu and Jon Gordon all the way to brand new aspiring experts and entrepreneurs. Co-founded with his wife AJ Vaden, Brand Builders Group helps people turn their reputation into revenue.

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. Rory Vaden writes and speaks about how the key to becoming wealthy and well-known starts with doing the right thing even when you don’t feel like doing it. His powerful and emotional message makes him the perfect choice to keynote your next meeting. His programs are regularly tailored for leadership, sales, customer service, productivity and teams.

World Renowned Keynote Speaker

Every year more than 25,000 contestants from 90 different countries compete for a chance to make it to the top 10 to compete for the World Championship of Public Speaking. Rory made it there twice and became the World Champion First Runner Up in 2007. Additionally, he has earned the highest ranking designation from the National Speakers Association as a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) and became the youngest American in history to be inducted into the professional speaking hall of fame when he earned his CPAE at age 37. Additionally, his TEDx talk on “How to Multiply Time” has been viewed over 4 million times. Rory is rare in his ability to deliver inspiration, humor, and fresh insights that create an unforgettable experience.

Expert in the Psychology of Influence

Rory frequently appears in the national media for his insights on overcoming procrastination, increasing focus, and creating more influential leadership. He has been listed as one of the top 30 leadership bloggers in the world by Alexa and formerly hosted a podcast listed by Inc Magazine as the #1 best business podcast. His uplifting and thought provoking content reaches millions of people around the world.