Dr. Townsend is a New York Times bestselling author, business consultant, leadership coach and psychologist. He has written 30 books, selling 10 million copies, including the Boundaries series; Leadership Beyond Reason; and his newest book, The Entitlement Cure.
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. He is a co-host of the nationally syndicated talk show “New Life Live” which is heard in 180 markets with 3 million listeners.
John is founder of the Townsend Institute for Leadership and Counseling, which offers graduate degrees and credentialing in three content areas: Organizational Leadership, Executive Coaching and Counseling. He is the Clinical Director of the American Association of Christian Counselors.
Dr. Townsend coaches families and family businesses. He also works with leaders and organizations by providing team and executive coaching, corporate consulting, and by giving conference presentations.
John formed the Townsend Leadership Program, which develops leaders nationwide, conducted by a team of Directors who have been personally trained by John.
Dr. Townsend is 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 that performs at southern California lounges and venues!