Leadership coaching (or what some call self-help or personal development) is one of the fastest growing industries in our economy. Even though it is already a behemoth of an industry with estimates placing it in the multi-billion dollar a year range, it is expected to continue growing at a pace topping 6% annually. People are looking for an edge in these tough economic times and many are finding what they’re looking for in this industry. Who are some of the top producers and leaders in the field? Of course you have your well known contributors like John Maxwell and Steven Covey, but there are many up-and-coming people in the field that are making some radical changes in the way business is done and the fanfare they’re receiving is a testament to their ideas.
Today, I pulled an updated list from the Twitter directory WeFollow that lists out the top people on Twitter in the area of Leadership. Since Twitter grows followers organically, I find it as a great barometer for who’s actually reaching people and making a difference. Here are some screenshots of the results:
There are a lot of great leaders on these lists, but one thing that I noticed is that only one person on both of these lists actually mentored someone else onto the list. That person is Orrin Woodward. He personally mentored Chris Brady (RascalTweets) into the top ranks. If that’s not a sign of great leadership, I don’t know what is. Of course, it’s not the first time Orrin mentored Chris into the top leadership ranks.
I just wanted to post this as a congratulations to Orrin Woodward and Chris Brady for continuing to climb the ranks. Their leadership content both on and off the web is incredible and it is continually getting better.
Here is Orrin Woodward’s bio if you want to know more about him:
Orrin Woodward is celebrated as an international, NY Times best-selling author and ranks among the world’s top ten leadership gurus. As a recognized leader in team leadership, success coaching and executive management training, Mr. Woodward is a much sought after motivational speaker.
Mr. Woodward co-wrote the NY Times, Wall Street Journal, Business Weekly, USA Today, and Money Magazine best seller Launching a Leadership Revolution along with a number of other critically acclaimed leadership books.
As a natural leader, Orrin noticed that communities are suffering and have no longer safely anchored to solid principles. Concerned that our nation’s communities are beginning to drift without clearly defined, principle-based focus, Orrin founded LIFE.
Systematically crafted around life’s eight main categories (the 8 F’s): Faith, Family, Friendship, Freedom, Finances, Fitness Following and Fun, Orrin’s goal is to help communities and individuals grow and achieve.
LIFE fosters the leader led development of businesses by bringing together four financially successful industries: Home Based Businesses, Personal Development, Life Coaching and Community Building.
Orrin and LIFE’s goal is to help 1 million people effectively change their lives forever.
Early in his career, Orrin recognized any business not built on a solid, purpose-focused foundation of true principles is doomed to failure. However, a purpose-driven business can be the vehicle to drive change in people’s lives.
Therefore, Orrin and LIFE’s stated purpose is to change lives by helping individuals grow into purpose-driven leaders as they grow successful community-based businesses.
Co-Founder of LIFE: As the founder of LIFE, Orrin is committed to bringing lasting, personal change into the lives of thousands of families. By providing timeless truth and education in each of the 8F’s of LIFE (Faith, Family, Friends, Freedom, Finances, Fitness, Following and Fun) in entertaining, interesting and personal ways, lives are changing for the better.
The LIFE Business is not only an effective way to rekindle hope and learn to dream again, it’s also an amazing business opportunity that’s experiencing tremendous growth!
Most Impactful Accomplishment: Following the launch of LIFE, Orrin, along with his co-founders, introduced their most popular and admired product yet, The Mental Fitness Challenge (MFC). Designed to help you “Live the Life You’ve Always Wanted,” this enjoyable and stimulating 90-day program is selling off the shelves! Raved about by new and returning customers across North America, the MFC is, by far, Orrin’s most impactful accomplishment to date.
Latest Publication: RESOLVED – 13 Resolutions for LIFE by Orrin Woodward. Orrin Woodward’s first solo project is a book that takes us back in time to recapture the essence of what made America great while at the same time beckons men and women to step up and recapture those principles and begin living them today. It is at once a book of resolutions to assist a person in forging himself a true leader, a textbook of instructions to serve as a guide in tackling life’s toughest challenges, and lastly, fully inspirational in capturing the heart and soul of leaders who have lived and achieved using the principles in this book. Resolved: 13 Resolutions for Life, is a must read for anyone desiring to capture, in one book, the essence of the proven leadership principles of Orrin Woodward.
Publications: Orrin co-wrote the NY Times, Wall Street Journal, Business Weekly, USA Today, and Money Magazine best seller, Launching a Leadership Revolution along with a number of other highly sought after leadership books. (Purchase his books here)
Orrin was honored to be listed as one the ‘Worlds Top 25 Leadership Experts’ at www.topleadershipgurus.com, which highlights the top 25 leaders in the world. Orrin also was named one of the 30 top Leadership Professionals for 2010 at Leadershipgurus.net, and one of the Top 10 leaders by the IAB (Independent Association of Business). In 2011, Orrin was awarded the Top Leadership Award by the Independent Association of Business.
His highly popular leadership blog www.OrrinWoodwardBlog.com has received international acclaim as an Alltop Leadership Selection, HR’s Top 100 Blogs for Management and Leadership, and a Universities Online Top 100 Leadership Blog.
You can visit Orrin Woodward’s Leadership Blog here
Make sure to check out Orrin’s material and follow him on Twitter!