Years ago, I was asked to develop leadership training for a bank I was working at the time. I knew what was involved with being a manager, but wasn’t sure how that differed from being a leader. I began my research, which started by purchasing and reading John Maxwell’s 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership. Over the past 15 years, John’s books and teachings have continued to be an influence on me, and I would frequently quote his words during my classes. Whether it's the importance of building rapport in sales,“people don't care how much you know until they know how much you care”, personal development “you must give up to go up”, or leadership “everything rises and falls on leadership” Papa John’s words pack a punch.

In Sopring 2017,  I had the privilege of starting to train with John and his world-class team of trainers. August 2017, I was officially certified as a John Maxwell Team trainer and coach. In addition to being authorized to train material designed by John and his team, John's teachings continue to be an influence in the classes and presentations I deliver.