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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!
- What’s the big idea of your new book?
- Why did you decide to write it, and how does it apply to today’s leaders?
- Tell us about your concept of Relational Nutrients, and how leaders can use them to catalyze and energize their own teams and directs?
- You have made a simple model of 7 types of relationships, some of which are “gains” and some of which are “drains.” How can the leader identify their own “gains” and drains” in order to optimize their effectiveness, professionally and personally?
- You have a unique term here, “Life Teams.” What is a Life Team, and how can that benefit a leader?
- What practical application can we make in the next 24 hours of this material that can make our careers, life mission, relationships, marriages and families work better?
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Recent Podcast Interviews
Studies have shown that people who lack good friends and mentors in their life tend to struggle more both emotionally and physically. But if you don’t have anyone on your side, how can you bring people in? Dr. John Townsend shares with Dr Daniel and Tana Amen a...
In some ways, people are like the foods you eat. Some of them are rich in nutrients, while others simply drain you of your health. In this episode author, Dr. John Townsend and the Amens discuss how the people around you affect your life, and how you can use Dr....
Dr. John Townsend discusses how to build the relationships that keep you motivated and productive with Pete Mockaitis. You’ll Learn: The one need leaders often ignore How to engage in nourishing conversations The five relationships you need in your life—and the two to...
God created people to need each other – relationships are necessary for our health. Dr. John Townsend shares with Susie Larson helpful steps to building stronger and deeper relationships from his book People Fuel: Fill Your Tank for Life, Love, and Leadership. You can...
Dr. Townsend talks about why high performing leaders experience more negative self-talk than others, why it eventually becomes conter-productive and how you rewire your brain to silence your inner critic. He also shares why most leaders have the wrong kind of...
Do you have a strong support system in your life with friends, family, and co-workers? Many people don’t, but Dr. John Townsend’s share with Susie Larson his research which shows the importance of these relationships and gives tips for how to build them from his book...
Relationships are critical to our growth, development, soul-nourishment, and even our success in life. Yet, why do we so often get it wrong? Susie Larson and Dr John Townsend have a conversation about people-drainers and people-gainers. He challenges us to seek a...