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Our Mission

We add value to leaders who multiply value to others and the results are growing leaders who produce transformation. The JMLF marries its influence and resources with the desire and engagement of top tier leaders in the key streams of influence and the results are truly transformational.

Values-based roundtables are the key essential used to share leadership values, provide opportunities for self-reflection, and drive commitment to measurable action steps. Steps may be small, but as they are taken weekly, consistency compounds and the results snowball.

As individual lives are changed, the companies where those individuals work are changed, the culture of organizations improve, and the results are real and measurable. Imagine the potential as key streams of influence are collectively impacted and we see lasting, positive change at a personal, community and national level.

The John Maxwell Leadership Foundation grows leaders to transform their world, and we are doing it one community, school and country at a time!

We develop
and inspire
leaders in all
8 streams of
influence for









Country Transformation

Community Transformation

Youth Transformation

Country Transformation

JMLF launched its’ first Country Transformation Initiative (CTI) in Guatemala in 2013 by bringing values-based leadership development to top leaders in the country. These influencers began a systematic deployment of values-based leadership roundtables in their stream of influence and a movement was born.

CTI’s goal is to create a national transformation movement engaging ten percent of the population, which is proven to be a tipping point that will influence the course of an entire country and create a measurable and noticeable change in its culture.

Community Transformation

The John Maxwell Leadership Foundation works in communities to bring together people from all the key streams of influence – business, government, education, healthcare, sports, arts and entertainment, and the faith community to work towards common goals that would make the community better.

Dr. John C. Maxwell provides values-based leadership lessons in the form of roundtables that are done in a peer-to-peer setting. The lessons cover subjects decided by the local community and are applicable both personally and professionally.

Youth Transformation

The iLead curriculum is made up of values-based roundtables designed by Dr. John C. Maxwell to allow the next generation of leaders to develop their values and leadership skills. A value or leadership characteristic is paired with an image to help make the concept memorable.

John Maxwell recognized that if we could help students learn and apply these values and leadership skills, we would be able to provide a foundation that could set them, and their country, up for meaningful and sustainable success. iLead was birthed out of this belief.

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Where are You in the Story?

Influential Leaders

We need influential leaders with relationships and connections to help us engage each stream of influence globally.

Roundtable Facilitators

We need leaders to facilitate John C. Maxwell’s Transformational Roundtables in their sphere of influence.

We need your support

Would you consider partnering with us financially to help us take transformational leadership training to the world?

About Us

Our Leadership


John C. Maxwell


John C. Maxwell, the #1 New York Times bestselling author, coach, and speaker who has sold more than 30 million books, has been identified as the #1 leader in business by the American Management Association® and the world’s most influential leadership expert by Business Insider andInc. magazine. Dr. Maxwell has also received the Horatio Alger Award, as well as the Mother Teresa Prize for Global Peace and Leadership from the Luminary Leadership Network. His organizations—The John Maxwell Company, The John Maxwell Team, EQUIP, and the John Maxwell Leadership Foundation—have trained millions of leaders from every nation in the world. For more information visit JohnMaxwell.com.


Mark Cole

Portraits for The John Maxwell Co. staff and facilitators, as well as coverage of some speakers during the Partner Forum on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016 at The Ritz-Carlton in Atlanta. Photo by Kevin D. Liles/kevindliles.com

Mark Cole serves as CEO of the John Maxwell Leadership Foundation. With over 20 years of leadership and team development experience, Mark has become a champion of the John C. Maxwell brand of leadership. His passion for leadership development and organizational growth makes him uniquely qualified to add value to individual leaders and leadership teams. He has experience in both the non-profit and for-profit sectors, and he has led companies through economic challenges, growth barriers, and disconnected team dynamics.

Main Office

  • 2050 Sugarloaf Circle, Duluth, GA, 30097
  • 470-336-3570
  • info@jmlf.org

Canada Office

  • 607 Liverpool Road Pickering, Ontario Canada L1W 1R1
  • 416-450-0902
  • info@jmlf.org

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