Dr. John C. Maxwell

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Dr, John C. Maxwell is a No. 1 New York Times bestselling author, coach and speaker who has sold more than 26 million books in 50 languages. Often called the country’s No. 1 leadership authority, Maxwell was identified as the most popular leadership expert in the world by Inc. magazine in 2014. And he has been voted the top leadership professional six years in a row on LeadershipGurus.net.

He is the founder of The John Maxwell Company, The John Maxwell Team and EQUIP, a nonprofit organization that has trained more than 6 million leaders in 196 countries. Each year Maxwell speaks to Fortune 500 companies, presidents of nations and many of the world’s top business leaders.

After growing up in Michigan, Maxwell attended Ohio Christian University and then received a Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry. He was a pastor for more than 30 years before devoting himself full time to speaking and writing.

Three of Maxwell’s books — “The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership,” “Developing the Leader Within You” and “The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader” — have each sold over 1 million copies