All Grace Outreach – LIFE Founders

All Grace Outreach - LIFE Founders

All Grace Outreach – LIFE Founders

I know everyone is frantically getting ready for the holidays! It seems like this time of year is busier then any other time even tho it supposed to sloooooow down for at least a few days.  I did an open meeting in Halifax a few days ago and it was packed and had such a great feel. Its been such a great year for Kaizen and for the LIFE business overall but I will save that for another post!

I was reading Wayne Macnamara’s blog which always has great stuff on it and he did a great article on the All Grace Outreach charity and I am proud to serve as a board member. Its been great to be involved with some of the great causes the AGO supports and I hope when you have the opportunity that you donate a bit to this charity. Here is a repost of Wayne’s blog post.

Merry Christmas


Life Founders and All Grace Outreach

by Wayne MacNamara

The founders of LIFE support this amazing cause of helping children. Their support and generosity is incredible. Check it out.

All Grace Outreach originally began in 1993 in Maine as “Christian Mission Services”. In March of 2007, the charity organization was transferred to Michigan and the name was changed to All Grace Outreach. All Grace Outreach is committed to providing assistance to those in need. Our main focus is spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the world and helping abused, abandoned and distressed children and widows.

Mission and Vision – To impact and improve the lives of children both locally and globally and to fund Christian outreach efforts throughout the world.

AGO Board of Directors

Orrin Woodward serves as the President of All Grace Outreach (AGO). Orrin is a Top Ten Leadership Guru and New York Times best-selling author, husband to wife Laurie, and father to four wonderful children. He is the founder of Signature Management Team and a co-founder of LIFE. His professional history has focused on engineering, international business consulting and public speaking, community building, authoring several books on leadership and self-development, and last, but not least, serving as a wrestling coach. Orrin is committed to spreading the good news of Jesus Christ, to instilling biblical values in homes around the globe, and to assisting less fortunate youth, and he is involved in efforts to build churches and orphanages in India. Orrin possesses a selfless, heartfelt desire to improve and enhance the lives of others, and AGO is blessed to operate under his wise yet humble guidance as President.

Chris Brady serves as the Vice President of AGO. Chris is a co-founder of LIFE and a New York Times best-selling author who has spoken all over the world teaching success principles to hundreds of thousands. He pursues excellence in being a husband, father, and follower of Jesus Christ and is an avid motorized adventurer, world traveller  humorist, community builder, business owner, reader, and lifetime student. The biggest joy for Chris comes in spending time with his wife Terri and their four children, attending soccer games, and dancing with his daughter. Chris is deeply committed to spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ and is a strong supporter of charitable donations for mission trips and assistance for less fortunate children and widows. In keeping with this passion and purpose, Chris Brady and Orrin Woodward donate 100% of the advances and royalties they receive for the first edition of their best seller Launching a Leadership Revolution to All Grace Outreach. AGO is honoured to have Chris serving as its Vice-President.

Rob Hallstrand serves as the Treasurer of AGO. Rob is the Chief Operating Officer of Signature Management Team and a co-founder of the LIFE business. He is a devoted husband to Susie Hallstrand and the proud father of three children. Despite the demands of his work schedule, Rob shares the duties of soccer and gymnastics dad and can be found most weekends cheering on his children. A long-term friend and trusted business partner to the Woodward family, Rob works hard to support and advance the mission and vision of AGO to impact and improve the lives of children both locally and globally and to fund Christian outreach efforts throughout the world, and he is a welcome addition to the AGO Board of Directors.

Tim Marks serves as the Secretary of AGO. Tim is a co-founder of the LIFE business and the author of the book Voyage of a Viking. He studied engineering for three and a half years at Mott Community College and completed an Electrical Apprenticeship Program. Tim speaks on stages across North America to tens of thousands of people every year. He is a recognized expert in building successful leadership communities and a sought-after business mentor and life coach. A consummate overcomer, Tim fought against dyslexia and major challenges in school to become a voracious reader who today personally oversees a Christian book-of-the-month program for leaders across North America. Tim encourages others to challenge their beliefs and seek the truth about why they are here and what their greater purpose in life could be with his cherished mantra: “Know why you believe what you believe.” AGO is proud to have such a strong business leader and dedicated Christian, husband, and father serving as its Secretary.

Claude Hamilton serves as a Director of AGO. Claude grew up in a small town in northern Ontario, Canada, and served eight years in the Canadian Armed Forces, travelling and spending time overseas. Afterwards he changed his focus, realizing that the life of an entrepreneur was the only life for him. He became a dedicated student of leadership principles and went on to build a highly successful leadership business with thousands of followers. Then, with his devoted friends, he co-founded the company LIFE. He is a passionate promoter of the principles of success and has helped many business partners duplicate his results. Claude is a dedicated husband, and he and his wife Lana welcomed a son into their family in 2011. Known for his adventurous spirit and exceptional gift for bringing lasting personal change to the lives of others, Claude works hard to be the best example he can be to his business partners, friends, and loved ones and benefits AGO in many ways with his service on the Board of Directors.

George Guzzardo serves as a Director of AGO. Before building his own prosperous leadership company and co-founding the company LIFE, George completed eight years toward a pre-med degree and then joined a physical therapy practice in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. He also pioneered a state-of-the-art industrial wellness program for the mining and forestry industries. George’s leadership skills and love for helping others are evidenced by his enormous and faithful following. As a highly successful entrepreneur and leader, George has become a nationally acclaimed speaker and life mentor to thousands. He has spent the last decade living his passion for helping families across North America to achieve healthier lifestyles and financial freedom while enjoying his love for travelling  meeting new people, and being outdoors. AGO is appreciative of the blessings George brings through his service on the Board of Directors.

Dan Hawkins serves as a Director of AGO. As a devoted husband and father of four girls, Dan offers an inspiring story of a humble auto mechanic who, through the application of Christ-centered principles, established his own business and grew to become an incredible leader to thousands. His leadership proficiency is so readily recognizable that he has been asked to speak across North America to groups ranging in size from 25 to over 15,000 people, and he also speaks on live webcasts shown around the world to share practical knowledge in all areas of leadership. He is a co-founder of LIFE and authors multiple blogs on leadership and life. Dan is dedicated to bringing out the best in everyone he meets and is always ready to motivate, encourage, and guide others to develop their leadership principles and then “pay it forward.” His gentle and insightful qualities bring a valuable contribution to the AGO Board of Directors.

Bill Lewis serves as a Director of AGO. He studied mechanical engineering for three years and was working as an engineer, as well as pursuing ventures in real estate investing and the vending machine industry, when he was first introduced to and became an avid student of leadership principles. Through the application of the principles he learned, his relationships have flourished and his various entrepreneurial endeavors have prospered. He has built a thriving leadership business with a vast following and is also a co-founder of the LIFE business. He is driven by his desire to help other people enjoy increased success in their personal and professional relationships and works perpetually toward that end. Bill is an inspiration to all those he meets, and his service on the AGO Board of Directors is greatly appreciated

Thank you to the Life founders and your servant leadership.

God Bless,

9 thoughts on “All Grace Outreach – LIFE Founders

  1. Hi, I’m new to the life material, and i was curious what religious denomination the AGO supports, and if not one particular denomination, what does each board member consider himself to be a part of. I tried asking the question on the life website and the response i received from the customer service rep said she wasn’t sure and i could best get a response from you personally here. If you prefer to email me directly and not respond publicly i understand, my email is


    • Daniel
      Thanks for your interest in the AGO. I will try to answer your questions as best I can. The AGO is a non-denominational Christian charity. I have personally dispersed money to Catholic, Baptist and Pentecostal charities. I focus more on the work that the charity is doing versus their denomination. For example, the Pregnancy Care Center has a Catholic administrator but has many different Christian faiths represented on its board. I care more that they are helping mother’s and children and pay less attention the the particular denomination. I cannot speak for the other board members but myself I am a doctrines of grace Bible believing Christian. Hope that helps and feel free to email the AGO website for anymore questions or if they are for me personally feel free to email me thru my blog. I am including below a recent press release from the AGO that you can also find on the AGO website.
      Always Lead
      January 29, 2013

      AGO 2012 Review

      Throughout 2012, All Grace Outreach continued its mission of impacting and improving the lives of children both locally and globally and funding Christian outreach efforts throughout the world. It was a phenomenal year for AGO. We feel humbled, honored, and blessed to have been able to touch the lives of so many struggling people as we spread the good news of Jesus Christ.

      Our fundraising efforts for 2012 brought in $397,760 (a 95.5% increase over 2011). The operating expenses for the year totaled $6,110, of which $3,968 was used for booklets that are handed out for free, with the remaining for accounting, banking, and office items. Donations totaled $344,850, with the remaining $46,800 designated for donation to various charities in the 1st quarter of 2013. As a result, 98.5% of the funds were, or will soon be, distributed by AGO to organizations that focus on spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ and/or assisting women and children. Following is a list of some of the organizations that AGO supported in 2012. We pray that God will use all donations for His glory and renewed hope and a better quality of life for those in need.

      A New Beginning Pregnancy Center
      Founders Ministries
      GAP Ministries
      Ligonier Ministries
      Pregnancy Care Centre
      Samaritan’s Purse
      Wisdom for the Heart
      Zoie Sky Foundation
      AGO does not employ any paid staff and runs completely on volunteer labor. Words cannot express how grateful we are to all those who have contributed their time, talent, and effort to advance our cause. We look forward to what God has in store for 2013. May His love and grace abound to all those who thirst and hunger for His love.

      God Bless,

      All Grace Outreach

  2. Thank you for re-blogging this from Wayne, Claude – excellent run down of who is being the scenes of AGO guiding the ship of the Faith “F”

    I’d love to see even more of the AGO monthly CDs be available for purchase on the LIFE site post subscription month, since oft-times, the content of that previous month’s CD is so good, it would be beyond worthy to order an extra copy or two. A related suggestion :)

    All the very best to you, Lana, & Wyatt always! – from Terry’s ROK clan :)

    p.s. Thank you so much for thinking of your Kaizen tribe//team mates w the Christmas cards! Very much appreciated & thankful!

  3. Awesome article! thanks Claude!
    What a great living example of outstanding character!
    Gentlemen who live what they believe!
    Leaders who stand for what is the truth!
    Written by a man who has grown into an amazing Leader to thousands!
    about changing lives

  4. Claude it is an honour to be affiliated with such great leadership as you and wayne and all the other Team leaders. Not only are you making awesome money but you are using that money for good things, of which AGO is one of them. I cannot wait until I can write 5 figure cheques to charities such as AGO and others that are close to my heart. This is one of our main goals and probably will be one of the most fulfilling for sure. God Bless you and Lana for all you do.

  5. Claude,

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, Lana and Wyatt. Lisa and I are proud to be a part of the Kaizen team and look forward to what Team/Life has in store for us in 2013.

    Paul and Lisa Elliott

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