John C. Maxwell started his career as a pastor in the suburbs of San Diego, California. Christian universities granted him all three of his religious degrees, all the way up to his doctorate. He went on to hone his leadership abilities in churches across the United States.
Eventually, Maxwell’s qualities attracted attention beyond the religious setting when he published a book in the early 1990s titled “Developing the Leader Within You.” His ideas caught on so well that the book and two subsequent releases featured on multiple best-sellers’ lists. This resounding success has landed him speaking gigs at just about all levels of society.
Today, he enjoys teaching his skills to Fortune 500 companies, government officials, and even professional football players. The John Maxwell Company, which he founded in 2011, has expanded his reach in where and whom he can teach. Maxwell and his wife, Margaret, now live in West Palm Beach, Florida.