Speaker Bios

John Maxwell

John C. Maxwell - International Leadership Expert, Speaker, Coach and Author

John C. Maxwell is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, coach, and speaker who has sold more than 26 million books in fifty languages. In 2014 he was identified as the #1 leader in business by the American Management Association® and the most influential leadership expert in the world by Business Insider and Inc. magazine.

As the founder of The John Maxwell Company, The John Maxwell Team, EQUIP, and the John Maxwell Leadership Foundation, he has trained more than 6 million leaders. In 2015, he reached the milestone of having trained leaders from every country of the world. Dr. Maxwell speaks each year to Fortune 500 companies, presidents of nations, and many of the world’s top business leaders.

For more information about him visit JohnMaxwell.com.



Lawanda J. Holliman - Talent Retention Strategist and High-Performance Culture Expert

Lawanda J. Holliman is a retired Colonel from the United States Army and a talent retention strategist, high-performance culture expert, and brilliant innovator. She helps organizations reach top-tier execution and achieve their highest performance through innovative training, speaking, and leadership development. Lawanda created the 21st Century Supply Chain Management Blueprint for Theater Provided Equipment for the military, accounting for over $780 million dollars of material, and managed teams spread across the Middle East and in the U.S. As CEO of Everything Etiquette and You she helps organizations build high performance teams through experiential leadership development and evidence based cultural analysis. She is the author of the upcoming book, The High Performance Culture Blueprint. She has nearly three decades of experience in effective leadership, team building, and international protocol. For more information about Lawanda visit everythingetiquetteandyou.com


Hans Finzel

Hans Finzel - Author, Mentor, Speaker and Leadership Authority

Hans travels the world speaking and teaching on all things leadership. He is a successful author, mentor, speaker and trusted authority in the field of leadership. Hans has trained leaders internationally on five continents. He and his wife Donna founded HDLeaders in 2012 where he serves as President. Prior to that, Hans completed twenty years as President and CEO of international non-profit WorldVenture. Hans and Donna spent ten years living in Vienna, Austria while training leaders throughout Eastern Europe behind the Iron Curtain before the fall of communism. He has an earned doctorate in the field of leadership from Fuller School of Intercultural Studies. He has served on the Board of Trustees of Columbia International University (CIU.EDU) for twenty years. Hans is host of “The Leadership Answer Man” Podcast. He is the author of ten books, including his bestseller The Top Ten Mistakes Leaders Make(David C Cook) and his newest release is MillennialBOOM! (Top Ten Enterprises) with Patrick Kelly. His books have been published in over twenty foreign languages. For more information about Hans visit hansfinzel.com