Rory Vaden BIO

Self-Discipline Strategist Rory Vaden’s book Take the Stairs is a #1 Wall St Journal, #1 USA Today, and #2 New York Times bestseller. As an award-winning entrepreneur and business leader, Rory Co-Founded Southwestern Consulting™, a multi-million dollar global consulting practice that helps clients in more than 27 countries drive educated decisions with relevant data. 

Additionally, as the founder of the Center for the Study of Self-Discipline (CSSD), his insights on improving self-discipline, overcoming procrastination and enhancing productivity have been featured on Fox and Friends, Oprah radio, CNN and in Fast Company, Forbes, Inc and Success Magazine. 

His blog articles and insights average more than 4 million views every month. Additionally, he hosts The Rory Vaden Show which is a top 25 business news podcast designed for “movers and shakers in the world of business™”. Connect with him on social media, listen to his podcast, and get free insights and inspiration all at his blog .

Take the Stairs: Success Means Doing Things You Don’t Want to Do


An insidious problem. A pervasive condition. A preventable crisis. PROCRASTINATION, as it turns out, is one of the most expensive, yet invisible costs to both individuals and companies worldwide. A recent study of 10,000 people reported the average employee wastes 2.09 hours each day at work on non-related job tasks. The Average salaried employee in the US makes $39,795 per year which translates to costing a company approximately $10,396 per year per employee. Is it possible that this imperceptible problem is taking money out of your pocket, preventing your company from growing, or holding you back from promotion?


Self-discipline strategist and business speaker Rory Vaden shares key insights and erases common misconceptions about how to overcome procrastination, creative avoidance, distraction, fatigue and other common day success saboteurs by building lasting self-discipline.


After hearing Rory’s hilarious and compelling speech, your audience will:

-       Disregard their fear and take immediate action.

-       Develop an awareness of their creative avoidance.

-       Stop making excuses and stop procrastinating.

-       Engage in happier, healthier, more productive lifestyles.

-       Quit looking for shortcuts and get back to work.

-       Adopt an overall results-oriented attitude of discipline.

-       Be more disciplined and Take the Stairs more often in the mall, the airport, and in life situations.

Presentation will include graphically displayed frameworks, critical introspective questions, live audience interaction, and humorous real life anecdotes.