Dr. John Townsend is a psychologist, business consultant and leadership coach. He has written or co-written 25 books, selling 5 million copies, including the 2 million best-seller Boundaries; Leadership Beyond Reason; andHandling Difficult People. For more than twenty years John has engaged with leaders, organizations and individuals around the globe, offering them life-changing solutions to their problems. He is co-host of the nationally-syndicated talk show “New Life Live” which is heard in 180 markets with 3 million listeners. He has been interviewed on venues such as Fox News television, and published in magazines such as Personal Excellence and Leadership Journal.
John works with leaders and organizations by providing team and executive coaching, corporate consulting, and by giving conference presentations. He conducts his own Leadership Coaching Program for executives, managers and small business owners with settings in Newport Beach, CA, Dallas, TX, and Indianapolis, IN. 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 recently joined the New Canaan Society (NCS) Advisory Board. He is also active on the board of Mustard Seed Ranch, a residential program for abused children. A resident of Newport Beach, California, Dr. Townsend and his wife Barbi have two sons. One of John’s passions is playing in a band which performs at southern California lounges and venues!