A large part of John Maxwell’s Legacy is based on the concept of Developing the Leaders Around You. The John Maxwell Team is certainly an integral part of the legacy and in the spirit of “Developing the Leaders Around You” the teaching team has been expanded to include some of your peers. Team members that started just like you!
Based on their commitment and loyalty to the Team, applied knowledge of the course curriculum and evaluated experience of that knowledge, twelve team members have been added to the teaching team. These twelve “Peer Teaching Partners” have added value to the team with course content and will be hosting live calls at both the certification and mentorship levels.
During their live calls and Q&A sessions, you are encouraged to ask questions related to the teaching or their journey as part of the John Maxwell Team. Many of you have the dream to do what they are doing and at the level they are doing it. They have, and continue to navigate their unique path of adding value with integrity and offer to include you in their journey of significance.
Deb is a founding partner on the John Maxwell team, coaching, speaking, training and facilitating mastermind groups. Deb serves on the President’s Advisory Council.
As CEO of Strength Leader Development she works with leadership teams and utilizes her deep experience in leadership development, discovering and maximizing strengths, strategy, high performance team building, global operations, development and training.
Mike plays a key role in “A” player candidate identification, leadership development, succession planning and retention strategies for healthcare companies and banks. As a founding John Maxwell team member, Mike has done extensive keynote and leadership training in many different industries and settings.
Mike has served as a Scrum Team Member for the John Maxwell Leadership Awards, an L2L Simulcast Leader, and past servant on the President’s Advisory Council.
Mike and his family live in Bryant, Arkansas.
Barbara has done extensive keynote and leadership training and has taught transformational leadership in the United States, Guatemala, and Africa.
Barbara’s sweet spot is the faith based community. She helps church’s around the country build leadership institutes with a focus on “Leading Beyond the Four Walls.” She is a founding member of the John Maxwell team and a member of the Presidents Advisory Council.
She and her husband of 31 years live in Saginaw, Michigan. They have two adult daughters, Jessica and Elena.
John Griffin is a highly accomplished international coach, speaker, and facilitator. He has worked in various leadership roles in fortune 100 companies, owned three companies, and is a founding partner with the John Maxwell Team. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Concordia University Texas teaching Leadership: Theory & Practice.
John has served on the President’s Advisory Council since its creation in 2013 and currently serves as President. He lives out his tag line, “YOU Matter,” by empowering others to discover, embrace, and boldly live to their fullest potential.
John along with his wife and fellow JMT’er, Antoinette, reside in Austin, TX.
Melissa Albers is founder of The Authentic Leader, a 15-year leadership development consulting company. Using a variety of assessments and systems, she and her team focus exclusively on four primary areas: Leadership and People Development, Teambuilding, Strategic Planning, and Hiring and Selection.
Based out of Minneapolis, Melissa works with clients around the country ranging from large retail organizations, financial institutions, healthcare, and manufacturing. She adds value to those she serves through speaking, seminars, coaching and consulting project work.
Melissa is a family girl, loud laugher, people lover and yoga fanatic. She spends her downtime with her husband of 23 years, and their 2 teenage children.
Tony lives in England and has been married for 32 years and has 2 children and 3 grandchildren. He has enormous experience in helping leaders and sales professionals to create a competitive advantage in a crowded marketplace.
Over the past 15 years, Tony has spoken in multiple countries. He has been feature in INC for the “100 Great Leadership Speakers For Your Next Conference” as well as being a recognized TEDx speaker, where he spoke about Transformation.
Tony also serves on the President’s Advisory Council as well as on the Simulcast Advisory Council for Live2Lead.
Lynn Wicker is an Educational Leadership expert, with 30 years of experience including teacher, principal, university Educational Leadership faculty, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Superintendent.
Lynn holds a doctorate in Educational Leadership and is a graduate of the Leadership Institute from Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Her company, Center for Innovative Educational Solutions, provides leadership consulting, coaching and mentoring.
Lynn has been a member of the John Maxwell Team since 2013 and has served as a team leader for the John Maxwell Leadership Awards, a 90 Day Success Roadmap Leader and currently serves on the President’s Advisory Council.
Njeru Nthigah is a speaker, trainer and mentor to entrepreneurs. He is the founder of The Leaders University, an organization dedicated to helping entrepreneur experts define and align their passions with creative ideas, so that they can build successful businesses that lead to greater opportunity, income and impact.
As a serial entrepreneur who has lived and started successful businesses in 5 countries, Njeru brings a global understanding and a personal experience to the challenges and opportunities of entrepreneurship. He strongly believes and is passionate about leadership and entrepreneurship as vehicles for global transformation.
Njeru is a founder member of the John Maxwell team, has served on the John Maxwell Leadership Awards team, has led successful 90 Day Roadmap groups and is honored to serve on the President’s Advisory Council.
Bridgett Krause is an International Trainer and Executive Coach with The John Maxwell Team and the founder and CEO of the Dream Big Facility. She graduated from San Diego State University and owned a successful million-dollar business in Texas for 8 years. She now builds her speaking business with her husband Ryan, full-time.
Bridgett has trained internationally in Guatemala, Vancouver, and Paraguay. She has shared the stage with John Maxwell, Les Brown and Joel Osteen and has trained thousands in the U.S.
She currently serves on the President’s Advisory Council and her passion is helping individuals find their purpose.
Chris Robinson is an international speaker and executive coach. Chris is a Founding partner and Presidents Advisory Council Member. He has dedicated his life to enhancing others, by speaking/teaching on leadership, personal and professional development
Chris has been recognized as one of the Top 100 people to know to help you in business in St. Louis as well as Small business of the year from the Small Business Administration.
Most importantly Chris has been married for 13 years and is the father of 6 with 3 being triplets and identical twins.
Gloria Burgess is a highly-acclaimed Speaker, Thought Partner, and Executive Coach. She has spoken on six continents and enjoys bringing real-world, in-the-seat experience to her speaking, consulting, coaching, advising, and facilitation.
Prior to launching Jazz International, she served as an executive in IT, education, and human services. A founding partner of the John Maxwell Team, Gloria serves on the President’s Advisory Council.
Her focus is singular—to equip, inspire, and serve leaders to be intentional about their legacy. She loves working with leaders to develop vision, strategy, high-performing teams, and innovative, life-giving organizations.
Gloria lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband John.
After 30 successful years in the construction industry, Barry Smith made the decision to stop trading time for dollars and follow his dream to add value to others in a way that was much more meaningful and fulfilling.
Becoming a founding member of the John Maxwell Team over 5 years ago has allowed him to do just that. Now he builds what really matters and that is people.
Barry is a member of the President’s Advisory Council, Success Roadmap Leader, part of the Leadership Award SCRUM team and as an international speaker, coach and trainer, Barry has spoken and trained in Guatemala, Fiji and Paraguay.