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. Maxwell 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. Maxwell is a #1 New York Times best-selling author of over 77 books, with more than 24 million volumes sold in fifty languages. Maxwell 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 LeadershipGurus.net. Maxwell 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.