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TownsendNOW is the next step in Dr. Townsend’s commitment to making the world a better place. TownsendNOW combines amazing content with live experiences to help your personal and professional growth. Your personal coach is ready NOW to start your journey!

A Message from John

Dr. John Townsend

Dr. John Townsend is a business consultant, leadership coach, and psychologist. He has written or co-written 30 books, selling 10 million copies, including the New York Times best-selling "Boundaries" series, "Leadership Beyond Reason," and "Handling Difficult People."

For more than 20 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.

Dr. Townsend works with leaders and organizations by providing a wide array of services to fit their needs. 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 conducts the Townsend Leadership Program and has developed high-performing leaders across the nation to lead teams with his powerful growth model. These leaders, personally trained by John, equip other leaders to grow holistically and to experience personal and professional success.

John is the founder of the Townsend Institute for Leadership and Counseling, which offers online graduate degrees and credentialing in three content areas: Organizational Leadership, Executive Coaching, and Counseling.

John co-founded and directed a healthcare company for 10 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.

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, Ricky and Benny. One of John’s passions is playing in a band, which performs at southern California lounges and venues!

TownsendNOW Certified Coaches

The TownsendNOW Executive Coaching Certificate Program provides engaging and intentional coursework to grow your skill-set. Guided by Dr. John Townsend, Leadership Institute Fellows, and our hand-picked faculty, you will learn how to partner with clients in a thought-provoking, creative, and collaborative process to inspire their personal and professional potential.

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John’s intellect and warmth will keep you engaged, but more importantly, he and his team will leave you equipped.
– Gary Daichendt, former COO, Cisco Systems
You will be challenged to become a more complete person and organization with John and his team, who see  and then help you and your company  reach their potential.
– Greg Campbell, former owner, Coldwell Banker Real Estate
John and his team bring practical and effective solutions to business and leadership challenges of all types.
– Greg Brenneman, former CEO, Continental Airlines, Burger King and Quiznos

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