As the thought leader of the Townsend Leadership Group, Dr. John Townsend has built a strong leadership company based on his unique and research based model of Competence and Character. As a business consultant, leadership coach and psychologist, John works with leaders and organizations by providing a wide array of services to fit their needs. He has written or co-written over 30 books, selling 10 million copies, including the New York times best-seller Boundaries series, Leadership Beyond Reason, and Handling Difficult People. John co-hosts the “New Life Live” call-in radio program, which is syndicated on 200 stations with 3 million listeners. He is also a sought-after speaker at events around the country. John and his wife Barbi live in Newport Beach, California. They have two sons, Ricky and Benny.
As President of TLG and a renowned executive coach, Elaine has more than 30 years experience in the field, as well as a corporate consultant and retreat facilitator to upper-level executives in mid-sized companies. Since 2009, Elaine and John have been partners in forming, developing, and expanding the Townsend Leadership Program and its umbrella, the Townsend Leadership Group. Elaine brings a strong background in emotional intelligence and business expertise to the table for TLG and her clients. Elaine and her husband Rod live in Dallas, Texas. They have 2 daughters, a son-in-law, and a 7-year-old grandson.
Scott is the Executive Director of the Townsend Institute for Leadership and Counseling at Concordia University, as well as a Senior Director of the Townsend Leadership Program. He continues to lead his own TLP groups and maintains his licensure as a mental health counselor with twenty-three years of clinical experience and over fifteen years of executive leadership coaching and training. Scott lives in Indiana with his family.
As the TLG Operations Director, Pamela assists in running the day-to-day operations out of the Dallas TLG office. She is a graduate of DTS with a MA in Counseling, and holds a certificate in Advanced Executive Coaching from the Townsend Institute. Pamela is also a Townsend Leadership Coach and Organizational Consultant, and a TLP Director in the DFW Area. Pamela has worked with Elaine Morris since 2013 and supported John and Elaine as they expanded TLP and formed TLG. Pamela and her high school sweetheart husband, Bobby, live in Dallas and love to travel.
Christine is the Operations Services and Support for the Townsend Leadership Group. From the Dallas office, Christine registers TLP team members, onboards new TLP Directors, and gives Directors, Townsend Leadership Coaches, and Organizational Consultants continued support. She graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary with a MA in Counseling and has been with the Townsend team since 2016. Along with her TLG work, Christine is in the process of completing her counseling licensure. She and her fiancé, Brandon, live in Dallas and have dreams of owning a golden retriever.