Dr. John Townsend is a business consultant, leadership coach and psychologist. He has written or co-written 30 books, selling 10 million copies, including the New York times best-seller Boundaries series, Leadership Beyond Reason, and Handling Difficult People.
For more than twenty years Dr. Townsend has engaged with leaders, organizations and individuals around the globe, offering them life-changing solutions to their problems. He is a co-host of the nationally-syndicated talk show “New Life Live” which is heard in 180 markets with 3 million listeners.
John is founder of the Townsend Institute for Leadership and Counseling, which offers online graduate degrees and credentialing in three content areas: Organizational Leadership, Coaching and Counseling.
Dr. Townsend works with leaders and organizations by providing a wide array of services to fit their needs. The Townsend Leadership Group offers executive coaching, corporate consulting, strategic planning, team facilitation and conference presentations to help clients achieve their goals and excel in the marketplace.
John also conducts the Townsend Leadership Program and has developed high-performing leaders across the nation to lead teams with his powerful growth model. These leaders, personally trained by John, equip other leaders to grow holistically and to experience personal and professional success.
John co-founded and directed a healthcare company for ten years, with operations in 35 cities in the western U.S. It was here that he learned the strategies for change and success, which he now employs in his coaching and consulting.
Dr. Townsend is active on the board of Mustard Seed Ranch, a residential program for abused children. A resident of Newport Beach, California, Dr. Townsend and his wife Barbi have two sons, Ricky and Benny. One of John’s passions is playing in a band, which performs at southern California lounges and venues!