Orrin Woodward “A person either hates losing enough to change or he hates changing enough to lose.”

Who is Orrin Woodward?

Originally a systems engineer with a degree from Kettering University, four patents, and a national benchmarking award, Woodward became a cofounder and Chairman of Life, and a New York Times bestselling author with over 1 million books sold in nine languages. He also held a GUINNESS WORLD RECORD for the Largest Book Signing, is one of the Top 20 Most Followed Leadership Influencers on Twitter, is ranked on Inc. Magazine’s Top 50 Leadership and Management Experts, and its Top 100 Speakers list.

“You must be willing to give up what you are, to become what you want to be.” ― Orrin Woodward

Major Accomplishments

  • Founder and Chairman of the Board of Life
  • New York Times bestselling author (over one million copies sold in nine different languages)
  • 2014's Guinness World Record | Largest Book Signing with 6,786 copies of his book And Justice for All signed in just six hours and thirty-three minutes
  • Ranked #20 on Inc. Magazine’s Top 50 Leadership and Management Experts
  • Received international acclaim for his leadership blog as one of HR’s Top 100 Blogs for management and leadership and as a universities online Top 100 Leadership Blog
  • 2017's Richtopia's Top 200 Most Influential Authors in the World
  • Kettering GMI University's 2010 Entrepreneur of the Year (along with Chris Brady)
  • Modern Servant Leader’s Top Leadership Experts to Follow in 2015
  • Listed on Inc. Magazine’s Top 100 Speakers
  • RESOLVED: 13 Resolutions for Life, made the Top 100 All-Time Best Leadership Books List
  • Awarded four U.S.A. patents and won an exclusive National Technical Benchmarking Award as an engineer in the automotive industry

Major Publications

  • And Justice for All: The Quest for Concord
  • EDGE (co-authored with Chris Brady)
  • Launching a Leadership Revolution (co-authored with Chris Brady)
  • LeaderShift (co-authored with Oliver DeMille)
  • Leadership and Liberty (co-authored with Chris Brady)
  • Leadership: Tidbits and Treasures (co-authored with Chris Brady)
  • Life (co-authored with Chris Brady, 2011 Gold ADDY® winner)
  • RESOLVED: 13 Resolutions for LIFE
  • The Leadership Train
  • Financial Fitness (co-authored with Chris Brady)
  • Beyond Financial Fitness (co-authored with Chris Brady)
  • Exposed: The Financial Matrix

NEW book RELEASE |Exposed: The Financial Matrix

Have you ever felt the financial system is rigged against you? It is. Have you ever felt the financial system is taking advantage of you? It is. Exposed: The Financial Matrix pulls back the curtain, uncovers the truth, and documents systemic plunder and rampant unfairness in the global banking system.

In this new publication, New York Times bestselling author, Orrin Woodward, will take you deeper and deeper with one stunning reveal after another. You will view money and the economy, and especially your own particular financial situation, in an entirely new and unexpected way.

By the end, you’ll not only know the truth, but will have the information it takes to escape the Financial Matrix and live the life you’ve always wanted!

“If you have ever suspected that the financial system is rigged, this book is for you!” —Chris Brady

Additional Information


Orrin achieved his Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Kettering University (formerly GMI Engineering & Management Institute) and received business administration training from the University of Michigan.

Work Experience

Manufacturing Engineer, Product Engineer, Business Consultant, Entrepreneur, Public Speaker, Author, Publisher, Board Member


Orrin and his wife Laurie (married in 1991) have four adult children (Jordan, Christina, Lance, Jeremy) and follow the sun between residences in Michigan and Florida.

Charitable Focus

Orrin is a Founder and Chairman of the Board of All Grace Outreach, a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organization, which focuses on spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the world and helping abused, abandoned, and distressed women and children.

Hobbies and Interests

Orrin enjoys yachting, boating, fishing, reading, writing, traveling, playing basketball, running, and bodybuilding.

“More powerful than the will to win is the courage to begin.” ― Orrin Woodward