Dr. Townsend is a business consultant, leadership coach and psychologist. He has written or co-written 25 books, selling 5 million copies – including the 2 million best-seller Boundaries, Leadership Beyond Reason, Handling Difficult People, and his newest book Beyond Boundaries. 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 co-host of the nationally-syndicated talk show “New Life Live” which is heard in 180 markets with 3 million listeners. He has been interviewed on Fox News television, and has been published in Personal Excellence and Leadership Journal magazines.

Dr. Townsend works with leaders and organizations by providing team and executive coaching and corporate consulting, and by giving conference presentations. He conducts his own Leadership Coaching Program for executives, managers and small business owners with settings in Newport Beach, CA, Dallas, TX, and Indianapolis, IN. John co-founded and directed a healthcare company for ten years, with operations in 35 cities in the western U.S. It was here that he learned the strategies for change and success that he now employs in his coaching and consulting.

As cofounder of Cloud-Townsend Resources, John works with the organization in providing content for growth in many areas of life. He also codirects the Ultimate Leadership Workshop, the One Week Intensive for counselors, and the Life Coaching Experience.

John is on the Board of Advisors of the New Canaan Society. He is also Clinical Director of the American Association of Christian Counselors, and is a visiting professor at Dallas Seminary. He 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!