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Dr. John Townsend's Full Bio
John hosts his own online live video call-in program, “Dr. Townsend Live”, where he provides answers to caller’s challenges. His podcast, “Dr. Townsend Podcast” gives practical solutions to complex issues. He is also a co-host of the “New Life Live” program. And 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.
Dr. Townsend is the founder of the TOWNSEND INSTITUTE FOR LEADERSHIP AND COUNSELING, which offers fully accredited online Masters degrees and certificates in three areas: Organizational Leadership, Executive Coaching and Consulting, and Counseling. The Institute also offers Bachelor’s Degrees, and in early 2021, will offer a Ph.D. Program in Counselor Education and Supervision.
John and his team work with leaders and organizations by providing a wide array of services. He conducts the TOWNSEND LEADERSHIP PROGRAM and has developed high-performing leaders across the nation to lead teams with his highly effective growth model. These leaders, personally trained by John, equip other leaders to grow holistically and to experience personal and professional success.
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 keeps a private “concierge” coaching portfolio of select clients, with whom he directly engages, for their own personal and professional lives.
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.
John is active on the board of MUSTARD SEED RANCH, an equine program for disadvantaged youth.
A resident of Newport Beach, California, Dr. Townsend and his wife Barbi have two sons, Ricky and Benny. One of his passions is playing in “The Bandits”, a band with his sons, at southern California venues!
For press inquiries, contact Dr. Townsend’s assistant, Christine.
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Recent Podcast Interviews
Dean Hawk Leadership Podcast
Be sure and check out this month's podcast as Dean interviews legendary life coach, and author Dr. John Townsend as they discuss a unique way to raise the bar on your emotional health as a leader. You can find the original episode here.
Craig Kautsch “True Grit” podcast
Ever wonder what the meaning of emotional intelligence really is? My next guest is Dr. John Townsend has written over 30 books on the topic. He has sold over 10 million copies, including the New York Times bestselling Boundaries series. John is a nationally-known...
Dr. John Townsend On Structure, Connection, & Boundaries In A Pandemic with Jen Hatmaker
On the best days, people are, well, a lot. They have feelings, they have opinions, they have needs—and as “responsible adults,” we have so many people relying on us at one time that sometimes it can feel like we cannot crumble, because who on earth knows what would...
Setting Boundaries When Young Adults Return Home With John Fuller
As a result of the Coronavirus, many adult children are moving back home with their parents, creating a new set of challenges. On this broadcast, Dr. John Townsend helps families navigate expectations and responsibilities to set healthy boundaries and show mutual...
Boundaries with Melissa Monte
We’re talking about boundaries. Creating clear boundaries can help you become happier, get more done, understand yourself better, and even garner more respect. We all deal with boundary issues though, especially empaths. We Will Learn: The 3 skills needed to create...
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Building Healthy Relationships With Ed Stetzer
We all need more energy to stay focused.... and not just healthy food and exercise for our bodies. To remain positive and productive, we also need emotional energy. Ed Stetzer talks with Dr. John on how to surround yourself with the right kinds of relationships that...