John C. Maxwell is an internationally respected leadership expert, speaker, trainer, coach and author, whose philosophy is: “Everything rises and falls on leadership.”

For over 40 years, Maxwell has been teaching people to answer their call to lead, to add value and make a difference in the lives of others. He has devoted himself to developing and training leaders at all levels. His globally acclaimed Maxwell Leadership Certified Team (MLCT) is an elite group of over 4,000 certified coaches, teachers, speakers and professionals who have helped people worldwide create a leadership legacy within their spheres of influence. MLCT members inspire positive life transformation and help others achieve their highest vision and goals, both personally and professionally.

John is also the founder of the John Maxwell Company and EQUIP®, a non-profit organization training leaders in 185 countries worldwide. Each year he speaks to the leaders of diverse organizations, such as Fortune 500 companies, foreign governments, the National Football League, the United States Military Academy at West Point, and the United Nations.

He is a #1 New York Times best-selling author of over 77 books, with more than 24 million volumes sold in fifty languages. 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. As #6 on’s all-time best-sellers list, John became one of 25 authors named to Amazon’s 10th Anniversary Hall of Fame.

Often called America’s #1 leadership authority, Maxwell was identified as the most popular leadership expert in the world by Inc. magazine in 2014. He was also voted the top leadership professional six years in a row on

John completed a Bachelor’s degree at Ohio Christian University in 1969, received 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.

Mark Cole, Maxwell Method of Leadership Mentor

Mark serves as the CEO of the Maxwell Leadership Enterprise, comprised of The John Maxwell Company, EQUIP, Maxwell Leadership Certified Team, The John Maxwell Leadership Foundation, and Maxwell Motivation. Mark Cole has more than 25 years of leadership and team development experience, which uniquely qualifies him to be the champion of the John C. Maxwell brand.

With a passion for leadership development and organizational growth, he is committed to adding value to individual leaders and leadership teams. Mark has experience in both the non-profit and for-profit sectors, and he has led companies through economic challenges, growth barriers, and disconnected team dynamics. These skills have led to Mark’s integral role with the John C. Maxwell brand. Mark and his incredible wife, Stephanie, have two daughters, Tori and Maci, and a handsome grandson, Ryder. They reside in Atlanta, Georgia. When Mark is not leading, he spends his time golfing and snow skiing.

Chris Robinson, Maxwell Method of Selling Mentor

Chris is an international speaker and executive coach. Chris’s leadership beginnings started while he was a sales representative for one the largest vehicle services contract service providers in the U.S. Within a five-year period, he quickly advanced four positions to Senior Sales Manager. He continued to develop his leadership strengths while overcoming his weaknesses, helping the company grow from a staff of 18 to more than 700. Chris has the ability to assess a situation, recognize the problem, and lay a solid workable plan of action that empowers the businesses or individuals to create life-altering success.

Chris is a founding partner of the Maxwell Leadership Certified Team and as the Executive Vice President of Maxwell Entrepreneur Solutions, also known as Maxwell Leadership Certified Team, he a product of the product leading a global team of over 37,000 speakers, coaches, and trainers. His impact and ability to grow people and companies led to the birth of his own coaching practice, R3 Coaching, where he has dedicated his life to equipping, inspiring, and leading others to achieve their personal and professional goals.

Roddy Galbraith, Maxwell Method of Speaking Mentor

Roddy Galbraith is an international speaker, trainer, mentor and coach with a passion for helping people find their voice, craft their message and hone their delivery. Over the years, he has worked with thousands of people from over 40 different countries. His expertise in hypnosis and cognitive behavioral hypnotherapy influences his structured approach to helping his clients overcome their fears of speaking, while nurturing a confidence that comes from being thoroughly prepared. He speaks around the world and has shared the stage with masters such as Les Brown, Bob Proctor, Mary Morrissey, Wayne Dyer, Paul Martinelli and John C. Maxwell.