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.