Orrin Woodward $3 Million Secret Deal Exposed!

Orrin Woodward’s Three Million Dollar Secret deal exposed!

Orrin Woodward claims he does not like special deals or signing bonuses and yet he allegedly signed a 3 million dollar signing bonus with Monavie after he left Quixtar. I did some research to discover the facts, facts that I’m sure many would find shocking to say the least.

Orrin has never written or discussed publicly what he did with the signing bonus… to respect the wishes of the MonaVie owners

I have been business partners with Orrin Woodward for over 10 years now and have been in the Direct Sales industry for 23 years. I have seen and experienced a lot, but one of the most surprising and actually refreshingly honourable things I have seen is how Orrin handled a difficult and complex situation. In Quixtar, Orrin and Laurie had built a massive fast growing organization. Along with Chris and Terri Brady, they pioneered the “Team Approach” to building depth and perfected a duplicatable system. Nonetheless, the thing they did, that had the greatest impact and attracted the most people was the equitable compensation programs they developed.

One of the biggest components of joining with Monavie was a 3 million dollar signing bonus…

I know this because I was one of the people who was attracted to the system they created. Not just because it paid a lot of money and was efficient, but mainly because it was fair! Unlike every other training organization, I didn’t need a special deal or a backroom bargain to succeed. I just wanted to be on an even playing field and have transparency and that’s what Orrin and Chris provided.

I feel it’s time to reveal the secret because it explains why so many people follow Orrin, namely, his character

In late 2008, after sitting out of the industry for almost a year, Orrin and Chris worked out an agreement for Orrin’s large organization to work with Monavie. They did so because Quixtar refused to settle the numerous lawsuits against Orrin’s leaders, thus starting their own company was put on hold and helping the community survive was the number one priority. This included not only the large group Orrin had built, but also the people like me, who had built large organizations and wanted to be a part of what Orrin’s community. Without Orrin’s leadership I would never have been interested in joining Monavie, but realized without MonaVie’s support, Quixtar would bankrupt Orrin and Chris like they had other leaders in the past. I followed Orrin and Chris because of all the things I liked about them and how they conducted their lives and business.

…without MonaVie’s support, Quixtar would bankrupt Orrin and Chris like they had other leaders in the past…

One of the biggest components of joining with Monavie was a 3 million dollar signing bonus that Orrin received as a result of the large amount of business following him into Monavie, volume that Monavie would never have received without Orrin. This number is so big, it sounds like a pro sports signing bonus!! MonaVie originally asked Orrin to keep the signing bonus secret, but Orrin said he must tell his Policy Council, as they are involved in the policy decisions. The real question is: What did he do with the money? Orrin didn’t go buy a new boat or take a trip around the world vacation, which is something I probably would have probably done!! He put it into an account that he literally had no signing authority on to make it available to pay other’s legal bills.

At the time, “The Team” was incurring massive legal bills in their battle with Quixtar, and Orrin’s focus was on maintaining the community’s financial solvency. This signing bonus would make the difference between survival or bankruptcy for many on his team. I personally have friends in the business, some in my own team that had their legal bills paid for just because they were part of Orrin’s organization. And when the 3 million ran out, and the leadership of the team had smaller incomes because the legal bills needed to get paid, the office tracked those contributions and payed them back fully! I know this because I saw it with my own eyes. Also I asked the one person who did have signing authority for that account and he confirmed what I had heard was true!

My main point in all this is that Orrin has never written or discussed publicly what he did with the signing bonus. He has kept this information private to respect the wishes of the MonaVie owners. Now that MonaVie is no longer operating, however, I feel it’s time to reveal the secret because it explains why so many people follow Orrin, namely, his character.

Orrin’s success in business earned him a bonus, that many people would have used for their own pleasure and I wouldn’t blame them; instead Orrin used that bonus to make sure we survived our legal battles and had a business to build in the future. I know what I write is true, because I was one of those Policy Council members that Orrin notified when he signed for the 3 million dollar bonus. Now, the reader knows the rest of the story.

Today as I sit here and write this blog post I look around and know I am amazingly blessed in so many ways, one of them is having a friend and business partner that is selfless and has priorities higher then just padding his bank account.

…because it paid a lot of money and was efficient, but mainly because it was fair!

Often times I get asked why LIFE doesn’t pay big bonuses to leaders bringing large organizations in from other businesses. The reason is LIFE isn’t looking for a quick buck or quick fix. We want to spread truth and impact lives thru our “Green Box” revolution. Everyone gets the same deal. They start just like everyone else does. I have never seen someone enroll and get offered a better deal from LIFE than anyone else. I always tell people to do whats best for the newest person, and in the long term, its what will be best for the team and your own personal success.

This is why as the LIFE grows around the world, serving tens of thousands of people.

When someone says something petty to me about Orrin Woodward, I can always reflect back upon the many examples of him doing the right thing because it was the right thing, doing what was best for the team instead of himself repeatedly. It’s never difficult to discover where Orrin will fall land on any topic because he focuses on what is the principle at stake and follows the principle, every time.

Orrin Woodward’s 3 million dollar secret has been revealed and, not surprisingly, the secret confirms, yet again, why I follow Orrin Woodward. I follow Orrin not because of the many accolades he has received, but because he lives a principle-centered life and inspires me to do the same.


Feel free to comment below if you have similar thoughts, history or experiences.

Related Links:

What was the 2007-2010 legal dispute between some of the LIFE leaders, Quixtar and MonaVie about?

Orrin Woodward’s Blog

Orrin Woodward’s Bio Page

41 thoughts on “Orrin Woodward $3 Million Secret Deal Exposed!

  1. Great article, Claude!!! I knew some of this but not all. Thanks you for shining the light on the Truth of our leadership’s honor & integrity!!!

  2. This is exactly the type of information that should be put into the news for the masses to see and hear about rather than the garbage that is making headlines! Thank you Claude for posting this blog because those of us who aren’t as close to Orrin, but follow his leadership (me), are being modeled what true leadership looks like! I am blessed through thin threads to be a part of this movement called LIFE Leadership and am learning more of what it means to be a man of integrity in pursuit of God’s heart!

  3. Thank you, Claude. It is because of the character of the leadership of Life Leadership, that I don’t even worry about the gosip people spread (like I’m sure there was talk of the deal on the internet somewhere).

  4. Claude, thanks for sharing the truth about Orrin! It feels so good and right to follow men like you and Orrin.

    God bless

  5. Thank you Claude for sharing……..we are so blessed to have such amazing true leaders as Orrin & Laurie and the whole policy council leading us thru such turbulent times in history……..g-d is definitely watching over this awesome organization called LIFE and blessing it. On to 1 million changed lives!

  6. Thank you Claude for sharing this post
    It shows what we have known and felt about Orrin Woodward and the Policy Council. Honour Character and Integrity
    We are proud to be part of the Life organization . Marianne Keller

  7. Claude, thanks so much for posting this! It confirms AGAIN the character & honesty of Orrin Woodward and the teams he has developed. We are very fortunate to have him as a friend and mentor!

  8. Great blog Claude and shows that men of integrity allow time to prove them right. Orrin is just one of those who time after time just does what’s right and allows time to prove him right.

  9. Such a man of incredible integrity, and service to to others. It’s an honor and privilege to be in a business with such incredible people. Thank you Claude

  10. Awesome article, Claude. Super well-written and amazingly transparent. I believe 100% that you can always tell the character of a leader, by the leaders that follow him. Because of the loyalty that people like yourself and Lana (as well as countless others) model with Orrin and Laurie I knew from the first time we met that I was in the right place, with the right people.
    Orrin, Chris, You and the rest of the policy council and the entire organization have made such an incredible impact in my family’s life that we will be forever grateful and will constantly seek to pay it forward into as many others’ lives as possible. I can say without a shadow of a doubt here, today, that my very life, my salvation and the assured future of my family were found because of your leadership, and that of the Woodward’s.
    This is why we are going to a million, brother.
    Stay strong and lead courageously, Claude.

  11. Thanks a lot Claude sharing this store and showing us what integrity is. Looking forward to meeting Orrin next month and you too soon. You re showing us the way to success and how we are lucky in following such great leaders.

  12. People of Integrity expect to be believed….
    and when they are not, then allow time to prove them right!
    One of my favorite quote Orrin Woodward shares often….and once again, it has been validated to be the truth! Thank you Orrin, Chris, Bill and the rest of the amazing PC leaders for creating a culture of honesty & integrity.

  13. Thanks for Sharing Claude! An awesome read about a great person and leader. Looking forward to doing great things with Life Leadership in the future.

  14. There have been many times since I first started associating with what was then “The Team” and no LIFE, that I have spoken of my respect and admiration of Orrin and received the response that I shouldn’t put such blind faith in someone. However, it is exactly the opposite. It is because I have seen his character on so many occasions that I continue to follow his leadership and that of the Policy Council. I agree that blind faith in people is not necessarily a good thing. Thankfully, we have so many examples of Orrin’s integrity and character.

    Thanks, Claude

  15. Great article Claude. I’ve known Orrin Woodward for almost 10 years now, been to his house a dozen times, and can call him a close friend. The craziest thing about Orrin Woodward is that the more you get to know him, the more you get to see how amazing his character & integrity is…he is a great example to follow. Usually, the more you get to know people, the more you see their holes, but with Orrin it’s the opposite. He lives the truth! Thanks for sharing this Claude.

  16. Character based principles and decisions always win in the long term, i am blessed to be part of an organization whose leaders live character based lives. Thanks Claude for these insights into the character of Orrin Woodward, they confirm what I always believed.

  17. Love this post! This is the reason we are extremely proud to be a part of this amazing family! Orrin, Chris, Claude and the other policy council members are the most amazing leaders there could be. Nice to see examples of their integrity to show the haters out there!

  18. I’ll never forget when I first heard from my best friend Manase And Lisa, how all of this went down for them. As they were part of that transition through Monavie and quixtar and as a result the outcome was shocking. Orrin Woodward’s character blows me away. The more stories I hear, the more impressed I am.
    So grateful to follow such amazing leaders.

  19. Thank you, Claude, for your courage and integrity to bring forth this truth into the light at last. I’d heard about the bonus but I knew from my own experiences with PC members I’d interacted with and their leaders there had to be more to the story. The “more” makes the whole story worthwhile and is a glowing testament to the sterling character of a gentleman and a great leader of leaders.

  20. Wow!! Thanks for sharing Claude. Orrin has won my heart over many times but this helps confirm that. He is a man strength, character and drive that is unbelievable to follow. He has made a huge difference in our family’s life and I look forward to following him and learning for years to come.

  21. Not one bit surprised. Orrin is a true example of character and integrity. I truly inspiring person to follow. We are blessed to be led by such an honorable leader! Thanks for the insight Claude.

  22. So proud and blessed to be part of an organisation that values integrity. That pays the best returns in the end and is the type of leadership I wish to emulate. Thank you Orrin and Chris for fighting that battle for us.

  23. I’m so grateful that I got to live through the legal battle and witness character in action. The loyalty that my family has to the Woodward’s and the Brady’s can be tracked back to the choices they made in the middle of that war. Tough times reveal true character and this article is just one example of many that I witnessed. Thanks for an amazing article Claude!

  24. Loyalty and Respect can only be earned and this is yet another reason why I will follow you and the policy council anywhere.

  25. Thanks for this great article!

    When I first was introduced to LIFE I felt a huge relief because it’s exactly what I was looking for – an organization on a mission to truly change lives, led by people with character, integrity, morals and ethics, and I have heard and seen nothing but this in all of my time being part of the community. This article is another example of that.

    We are truly blessed to have all of you as our leaders!

  26. BOOM!!!!! I love when people actually get an inside look at what goes on at the Policy Council Level and you are always impressed!!!!! Thanks so much for sharing this article and letting the truth come out!!!

  27. I personally watched Orrin deal with situations dealing with people and never have I heard a negative about anyone, even those whose character or actions would warrant a negative comment. This is one of the reasons I follow Orrin and have so much respect for him as a man and a leader.

    His actions are his character revealed.
    Thank You Orrin Woodward!

  28. Great article. I think everyone should read this. I was skeptical when first introduced to Life Leadership however, upon serious research and finally deciding to give the Marketing System a “try” it became clear to me how transparent the LIFE leaders are and that they truly care about the new person. The company is a reflection of its leaders and it was clear to me that they represented the same values, morals, and ethics that I believed in and I knew I wanted to be a part of the The Green Box Revolution and spread the information of becoming debt free to as many people as possible. Honored to be among men such as Orrin Woodward.

  29. Thank you for writing this article Claude. It reaffirms what I’ve always felt in the LIFE community. That we are following a leadership team with integrity and character. Lead on to a million families!!

  30. Thanks for the post Claude. So proud to be part of an organization lead with such character and integrity.

  31. Wow what an amazing story. Thanks so much for sharing Claude. So proud to be part of this organization.

  32. Thanks for the post Claude. We are so blessed to be following men of character like you and Orrin.





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