John Maxwell Joins HPU as Executive Coach in Residence

HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 24, 2021 – Bestselling author and internationally renowned leadership expert Dr. John C. Maxwell has joined High Point University as Executive Coach in Residence.

Maxwell is a No. 1 New York Times bestselling author, coach, speaker and pastor who has sold more than 31 million books in 50 languages. He joins a team of global leaders and change agents who serve as Faculty In Residence at HPU, including Apple Co-founder Steve Wozniak, HPU’s Innovator in Residence; Netflix Co-founder Marc Randolph, HPU’s Entrepreneur in Residence; Dallas Mavericks CEO Cynt Marshall, HPU’s Sports Executive in Residence; ABC News’ “Nightline” Anchor Byron Pitts, HPU’s Journalist in Residence; famed actor, producer and television presenter Dean Cain, HPU’s Actor in Residence; and many others. Click here to view a full list.

As the founder of The John Maxwell Company, The John Maxwell Team, EQUIP and The John Maxwell Foundation, Maxwell has trained more than five million leaders globally. He speaks each year to Fortune 500 companies, presidents of nations and many of the world’s top business leaders. In 2015, he reached the milestone of having trained leaders from every nation of the world. He is also a recipient of the Mother Teresa Prize for Global Peace and Leadership from the Luminary Leadership Network.

“I admire High Point University, its transformation under the incredible leadership of Dr. Nido Qubein and its commitment to values-based living and learning,” said Maxwell. “Having previously worked with HPU students, I know this is an environment that fosters excellence. I’m excited to return to coach students and share my experiences with the HPU family.”

Maxwell has previously visited HPU’s campus to meet students and participate in a UNC-TV public television interview with HPU President Dr. Nido Qubein.

Five of Maxwell’s books, “The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership,” “The 360-Degree Leader,” “Developing the Leader Within You,” “Developing the Leaders Around You,” and “The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader” have each sold over a million copies.

“Dr. John Maxwell is the authority on values-based leadership, and he is passionate about coaching others to become effective leaders,” says HPU President Dr. Nido Qubein. “We are delighted to once again connect our students with an individual who has made an incredible impact in the world and helped so many others achieve success and significance.”

When Maxwell previously visited HPU in 2015, he joined Qubein, fellow leadership expert, on the stage of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center for a UNC-TV public television interview that aired statewide. Maxwell also met with HPU students that day. He will continue to impart his decades of global experience to HPU students in this new role.

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