You have the potential to transform your world.***
John C Maxwell Award Recognition Plaque
About John C Maxwell
In 2014 John C Maxwell was identified as the #1 leader in business by the American Management Association® and the most influential leadership expert in the world by Business Insider and Inc. magazine. As the founder of The John Maxwell Company, The John Maxwell Team, EQUIP, and the John Maxwell Foundation, he has trained more than 5 million leaders. In 2015, he reached the milestone of having trained leaders from every country of the world. The recipient of the Mother Teresa Prize for Global Peace and Leadership from the Luminary Leadership Network, Dr. Maxwell speaks each year to Fortune 500 companies, presidents of nations, and many of the world’s top business leaders. He can be followed at Twitter.com/JohnCMaxwell.
John C Maxwell was born in Garden City, MI in 1947. An evangelical Christian, he followed his father into the ministry. He completed a bachelor’s degree at Ohio Christian University in 1969, a Master of Divinity degree at Azusa Pacific University, and a Doctor of Ministry degree at Fuller Theological Seminary. He currently resides in South Florida with his wife, Margaret.
More About John C Maxwell
Small town, huge dreams.
Do you have an unstoppable desire to make a difference in the lives of people? Unsure of where to start? That’s a snapshot of where I was 50 years ago. My journey began as a pastor of a small church in Ohio where I learned that leadership started with developing myself and connecting with others. It wasn’t an easy road and I’ve worn a lot of hats since those simpler days.
I’ve always dreamed of impacting the world and changing lives one at a time. I’ve stayed a student of personal growth and development. Why? Because I believe it has the power to change us individually, connect communities, be a catalyst to corporations, and transform countries around the world.
You see, my passion in life is growing and equipping others to do remarkable things and lead significant and fulfilled lives.
There’s no greater mission for me. There’s no higher goal than to help others realize their significance and potential. That’s why I’ve dedicated my life to what I believe I do best: teach. I’ve written more than 100 books that have been translated into fifty languages. I’ve authored several New York Times bestselling books and was named #1 leadership expert in the world by Inc. Magazine in 2014.
I also travel around the world meeting with people of all backgrounds to help them discover significance. I’ve taught what I know to Fortune 500 company leaders, university staff and students, church members and community leaders.
But I don’t go the journey alone. In the last two decades, I’ve developed several organizations to carry out the teaching and wisdom I’ve gained in my lifetime.
Maxwell is a leadership expert, speaker, and author. He is the founder of INJOY, Maximum Impact, The John Maxwell Team, ISS and EQUIP. EQUIP is an international leadership development organization working to help leaders, involved with leaders from more than 80 nations. Its mission is “to see effective Christian leaders fulfill the Great Commission in every nation”.
Maxwell speaks annually to Fortune 500 companies, international government leaders, and organizations as diverse as the United States Military Academy at West Point and the National Football League. A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Business Week best-selling author, he was one of 25 authors named to Amazon.com’s 10th Anniversary Hall of Fame. Three of his books, The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, Developing the Leader Within You, and The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader, have each sold over a million copies.
Maxwell serves on the Board of Trustees at Indiana Wesleyan University and has a building named after him there, the Maxwell Center for Business and Leadership.
Maxwell was a keynote speaker at National Agents Alliance NAA Leadership Conference several times, most recently in 2010. In 2012 he was awarded the Golden Gavel by Toastmasters International.
In July 2013, Maxwell’s organization trained 24,000 leaders in Guatemala. Randy Stroman and other John Maxwell Team members took part in the weeklong leadership training sessions.
In May 2014, Maxwell was named the No. 1 leadership and management expert in the world by Inc. Magazine.