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John Maxwell

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John Maxwell Biography

An inspirational pastor whose expertise in leadership saw him inspire leaders from all walks of life.

An inspirational pastor and a leadership guru, Maxwell informs, educates and motivates listeners to achieve their potential.

John C. Maxwell is an evangelical Christian pastor, leadership expert, author and speaker.

Maxwell has founded several organisations; INJOY, ISS, EQUIP, and Maximum Impact. These aim to help leaders achieve their best. More than five million leaders around the world have been trained by these successful organisations.

The Indiana Wesleyan University has named their Maxwell Centre for Business and Leadership in Maxwells honour; he is a member of their board of trustees.
Maxwell currently lives with his wife Margaret in South Florida.


John Calvin Maxwell was born in 1947 in Garden City, Michigan. Inspired by his father, he decided to join the ministry. After graduating from Ohio Christian University in 1969 with a bachelors degree, he went on to Azusa Pacific University, one of the USAs best known Christian universities, where he achieved his Master of Divinity degree. A talented and passionate student, Maxwell continued his studies at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, becoming a Doctor of Ministry.

Current/Past Roles and Positions

  • Leadership expert
  • Evangelical Christian
  • Bestselling author

Speaking Style

Amusing, enthusiastic, passionate, story-telling and thought-provoking

John Maxwell Videos



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Conference & Keynote Themes:


North America


John Maxwell‘s Topics

Failing Forward (Personal Growth)

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Developing the Leaders Around You (Leadership)

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The 21 Qualities of a Leader (Leadership)

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There is No Such Thing as Business Ethics (Leadership)

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Your Roadmap to Success (Personal Growth)

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The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork (Teamwork)

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Thinking for a Change (Personal Growth)

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Becoming a Person of Influence (Personal Growth)

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The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership (Leadership)

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Developing the Leader Within You (Leadership)

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Books by John Maxwell

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