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We are excited to announce this year’s winner for the John C. Maxwell Transformational Leadership Awards. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Daniel Amen! Dr. Amen has been a high impact leader impacting the lives of hundreds of thousands.

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2019 Leadership Awards


Each year the John Maxwell Team looks to discover standout leaders making an impact in the lives of others on a transformational scale. This year John Maxwell and his team once again identified an amazing group of leaders who are making a difference.

According to John, “A Transformational Leader is someone who influence people to think, to speak and to act in such a way that it makes a positive impact in their lives AND the lives of others.”

Here are a few pictures from our live event held on Aug 24th. We hope to post a few more soon!

Paul Gustavson and Mark Cole sharing what it takes to be a transformational leader.

Dr. Daniel Amen and Mark Cole, talking about mission.

Dr. Daniel Amen sharing about his passion to help people develop brain envy!

Ms. Barb Stegemann sharing about the importance of mission with Mark Cole

Quint Studer and Mark Cole sharing their thoughts on transformational leadership.

Rhona Bennett doing a little impromptu, serenading John Maxwell with the vocal track to his walk up music.

John Maxwell enjoying the connection with our Final 4 candidates.

Last year’s winner, Mr. Casey Crawford, sharing the stage with John Maxwell.

Last year’s winner with this year’s Final Four in the background!

Casey Crawford preparing to crown this year’s winner.

Dr. Daniel Amen receiving the award from Casey Crawford.

John Maxwell congratulating Dr. Daniel Amen.

John Maxwell expressing his appreciation for Dr. Daniel Amen

John Maxwell valuing Dr. Daniel Amen (black and white)

Dr. Daniel Amen preparing to share his remarks.

Dr. Daniel Amen reflecting on his joy for receiving the award.

Dr. Daniel Amen and John Maxwell doing a Minute with Maxwell.

Dr. Daniel Amen with his wife Tana Amen and John Maxwell

Our Final Four Candidates with John Maxwell, Mark Cole, Team members nominating our Final Four, and our Leadership Awards Committee

2019 Winner


Dr. Daniel Amen
Health and Wellness
Costa Mesa, California
USA

Dr. Daniel Amen is a world renown physician, board-certified psychiatrist, award-winning researcher, and a 10-time New York Times bestselling author. He is the Founder and CEO of Amen Clinics. Dr Amen believes that brain health is central to all health and success. “When your brain works right”, he says, “you work right”.

To date Dr. Amen has helped thousands with anxiety, depression, addictions, weight control, anger-management, memory issues, and learning challenges. He offers real hope to others helping people have better brains and better lives!

Twitter: @DocAmen
Instagram: @doc_amen
Facebook: drdanielamen
LinkedIn: drdanielamen
Website: www.amenclinics.com

2019 Final 4 Leaders


We are excited to announce this year’s Final 4 nominees for the John C. Maxwell Transformational Leadership Awards. Please join us in congratulating these great leaders!

 
Dr. Daniel Amen
Health and Wellness
Costa Mesa, California
USA
Twitter: @DocAmen
Instagram: @doc_amen
Facebook: drdanielamen
LinkedIn: drdanielamen
Website: www.amenclinics.com
 
Barb Stegemann
Business / Social Enterprise
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Canada
Twitter: @BarbStegemann
Instagram: @BarbStegemann
Facebook: barb.stegemann
LinkedIn: barb-stegemann-7418855
Website: www.The7Virtues.com
 
Quint Studer
Business / Social Enterprise
Pensacola, Florida
USA
Twitter: @quint_studer
Instagram: @qdstuder
Facebook: QuintStuder
LinkedIn: quint-studer-6b073214a
Website: www.vibrantcommunityblueprint.com
 
Rhona Bennett
Arts and Entertainment
North Hollywood, California
USA
Twitter: @missrnb
Instagram: @officialmissrnb
Facebook: rhonabennett7
Website: www.rhonabennett.com

2019 Top 10 Leaders


We are excited to announce this year’s Top 10 nominees for the John C. Maxwell Transformational Leadership Awards. Please join us in congratulating these great leaders identified below! Each of these candidates are worthy of this award. We will find who wins this year’s award on August 24th, when John picks the winner at our live event!



Dr. Daniel Amen
Health and Wellness
Costa Mesa, California
USA
Twitter: @DocAmen
Instagram: @doc_amen
Facebook: drdanielamen
LinkedIn: drdanielamen
Website: www.amenclinics.com

 

Jason & David Benham
Business / Social Enterprise
Concord, North Carolina
USA
Twitter: @BenhamBrothers
Instagram: @benhambrothers
Facebook: BenhamBrothers
LinkedIn: hjasonbenham1
Website: www.BenhamBrothers.com

 

Rhona Bennett
Arts and Entertainment
North Hollywood, California
USA
Twitter: @missrnb
Instagram: @officialmissrnb
Facebook: rhonabennett7
Website: www.rhonabennett.com

 

Daniel Floyd
Faith-Based
Fredericksburg, Virginia
USA
Twitter: @psdanielfloyd
Instagram: @psdanielfloyd
Facebook: psdanielfloyd
Website: www.danielfloyd.tv

 

Sam Horn
Business / Social Enterprise
Los Osos, California
USA
Twitter: @SamHornIntrigue
Instagram: @samhornintrigue
Facebook: SamHornPOP
LinkedIn: samhorn
Website: www.intrigueagency.com

 

Jeff Kemp
Faith Based / Family
Little Rock, Arkansas
USA
Twitter: @JeffKempTeam
Instagram: @JeffKempTeam
Facebook: jeff.kemp.7796
LinkedIn: jeff-kemp-1400129
Website: www.facingtheblitz.com

 

“Mama Jan” Smith
Arts and Entertainment
Atlanta, Georgia
USA
Twitter: @MamaJanMusic
Instagram: @MamaJanMusic
Facebook: MamaJanMusic
Website: www.jansmith.com

 

Barb Stegemann
Business / Social Enterprise
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Canada
Twitter: @BarbStegemann
Instagram: @BarbStegemann
Facebook: barb.stegemann
LinkedIn: barb-stegemann-7418855
Website: www.The7Virtues.com

 

Quint Studer
Business / Social Enterprise
Pensacola, Florida
USA
Twitter: @quint_studer
Instagram: @qdstuder
Facebook: QuintStuder
LinkedIn: quint-studer-6b073214a
Website: www.vibrantcommunityblueprint.com

 

JJ Virgin
Health and Wellness
Tampa, Florida
USA
Twitter: @jjvirgin
Instagram: @jj.virgin
Facebook: jjvirgin
Website: www.jjvirgin.com

 

2019 Top 30 Leaders


It keeps getting bigger and better. Our top 30 nominees for the John C. Maxwell Awards is now posted. Please join us in congratulating these great leaders. Check back soon to see who makes this year’s top 10. It could be anyone of them.

Dr. Daniel Amen
California
USA
Mark Batterson
Washington D.C.
USA
Scott Beale
Washington D.C.
USA
Jason & David Benham
North Carolina
USA
Rhona Bennett
California
USA
Liz Bohannon
Oregon
USA
Dr. Brené Brown
Texas
USA
Derek Coburn
Washington D.C.
USA
Lee Cockerell
Florida
USA
Dr. Omekongo Dibinga
Washinton D.C.
USA
Stephen Finn
West Virginia
USA
Carly Fiorina
Washington D.C.
USA
Daniel Floyd
Virginia
USA
Bob Goff
California
USA
Jeff Goins
Tennessee
USA
Chris Hodges
Alabama
USA
Rachel Hollis
Texas
USA
Sam Horn
California
USA
Jeff Kemp
Arkansas
USA
Marcus Lemonis
Illinois
USA
Mike Linch
Georgia
USA
Jannell MacAulay
New Mexico
USA
Gretchen Rubin
New York
USA
“Mama Jan” Smith
Georgia
USA
Barb Stegemann
Nova Scotia
Canada
Quint Studer
Florida
USA
Chris Van Gorder
California
USA
Dave Vance
Ohio
USA
Alex Villa
Texas
USA
JJ Virgin
Floria
USA

 

2019 Top 100 Leaders


Top-100

We are so excited. Here our top 100 nominees for the John C. Maxwell Awards. We value the impact that each of them are making as transformational leaders,

Gwen Adams
Alaska
USA
Dr. Daniel Amen
California
USA
Cheryl Bachelder
Georgia
USA
Mark Batterson
Washington D.C.
USA
Scott Beale
Washinton D.C.
USA
Scott Becker
Illinois
USA
Jason & David Benham
North Carolina
USA
Rhona Benett
California
USA
Ken Blanchard
California
USA
Liz Bohannon
Oregon
USA
Drew Brees
Lousiana
USA
Brené Brown
Texas
USA
Christine Caine
California
USA
Ismael Cala
Florida
USA
Ed Catmul
California
USA
Derek Coburn
Washington D.C.
USA
Lee Cockerell
Florida
USA
Lois Cormack
Ontario
Canada
John Croyle
Alabama
USA
Mark Cuban
Texas
USA
Des Cummings
Florida
USA
Dr. Omekongo Dibinga
Washinton D.C.
USA
John Doerr
California
USA
Stephen Finn
West Virginia
USA
Carly Fiorina
Washington D.C.
USA
Daniel Floyd
Virginia
USA
Michael Frisina
South Carolina
USA
Tom Furness
Washington
USA
Joe Gibbs
North Carolina
USA
Bob Goff
California
USA
Jeff Goins
Tennessee
USA
Adam Grant
Pennsylvania
USA
Craig Groeschel
Oklahoma
USA
Lori Greiner
Illinois
USA
Verne Harnish
Washington D.C.
USA
Jake Harriman
California
USA
Chris Hodges
Alabama
USA
Rachel Hollis
Texas
USA
Sam Horn
Colorado
USA
Cheryl Hurst
Florida
USA
Daymond John
New York
USA
Jeff Kemp
Arkansas
USA
Marcus Lemonis
Illinois
USA
Patrick Lencioni
California
USA
Derek Lewis
Florida
USA
Mike Linch
Georgia
USA
Angela Loehr-Chrysler
Florida
USA
Jannell MacAulay
New Mexico
USA
Jennifer Maggio
Louisiana
USA
Courtney McBath
Virginia
USA
Matthew McConaughey
Texas
USA
Adm Bill McCraven
Texas
USA
Erwin McManus
California
USA
Sean McVay
California
USA
David Meltzer
California
USA
Mike Michalowicz
Colorado
USA
Mark Miller
Georgia
USA
Donald Miller
Tennessee
USA
Cindy Monroe
Ohio
USA
Roy Moore
Florida
USA
John Norlin
Washington
USA
Victoria Osteen
Texas
USA
Matthew Pegg
Ontario
Canada
Kim Perell
California
USA
Re Perez
Texas
USA
Sundar Pichai
California
USA
Daniel Pink
Washington D.C.
USA
Dave Ramsey
Tennessee
USA
Jim Ravella
Tennessee
USA
Cliff Ravenscraft
Kentucky
USA
Eric Reis
California
USA
Carrie Rich
Washington D.C.
USA
Sadie Robertson
Louisiana
USA
Jimmy Rollins
Maryland
USA
Mike Rowe
California
USA
Gretchen Rubin
New York
USA
Sheryl Sandberg
California
USA
Eric Schmidt
California
USA
Tracy Schmitt
Ontario
Canada
Simon Sinek
New York
USA
“Mama Jan” Smith
Georgia
USA
Kari Smith
Kansas
USA
James Spann
Birmingham
USA
Shawn Springs
Maryland
USA
Barb Stegemann
Nova Scotia
Canada
Priscilla Steinmetz
Illinois
USA
Quint Studer
Florida
USA
Dabo Swinney
South Carolina
USA
Tim Tebow
Florida
USA
Eric Turman
Pennsylvania
USA
Chris Van Gorder
California
USA
Dave Vance
Ohio
USA
Pete Vargas
Colorado
USA
Alexander Villa
Texas
USA
JJ Virgin
Florida
USA
Jon Vroman
Texas
USA
Rick Warren
California
USA
Julie Wells
Indiana
USA
Jocko Willink
California
USA
Susan Wojciki
California
USA

Do You Know a Transformational Leader?

We love leaders – especially leaders making a transformational impact. We’re interested in interviewing them for our Transformational Leader Podcast, and also as potential candidates for our yearly John C. Maxwell Transformational Leadership Award. Let us know who you think is making a difference today.

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Take a look back also at our 2018 Awards.


Casey Crawford

Mr. Casey Crawford Selected as the 2018 Top
Transformational Leader


Each year the John Maxwell Team looks to discover standout leaders making an impact in the lives of others on a transformational scale. This year John Maxwell and his team identified an amazing group of leaders who are making a difference.

The John C. Maxwell Transformational Leadership Awards is about TRANSFORMATIONAL leaders who are making a difference, doing something that makes a difference, with people who make a difference, at a time when it makes a difference. Selected as this year’s recipient of the TRANSFORMATIOnAL LEADERSHIP Award is Mr. Casey Crawford.

Casey has been a high impact leader touching the lives of thousands. He is the co-founder and CEO of Movement Mortgage, the nation’s fastest-growing mortgage lender, and the creator of Movement Foundation. His mission has been to love and value people by leading a movement of change in the financial industry, in corporate cultures, and in communities across America. The result of his work has helped transform how people think of financial services and is inspiring others in the impact they can make.

 

Casey Crawford Casey receiving the 2018 John Maxwell Transformational Leadership Award from last year’s winner Ms. Bonnie St. John


We encourage you to  take a moment to celebrate all of our Top 10 Candidates by exploring these three amazing videos highlighting their impact.

Video highlighting our annual celebration of transformational leaders!

 

Video highlighting our top ten candidates for 2018!

 

Video highlighting our top candidate. Congratulations Casey Crawford!

 

Provided below is a recap of our final 4, top 10, top 30 and top 100 including our favorite quotes!


Final 4

Top-10

We also want to congratulate our Final 4 Candidates. In addition to Casey, they include Mr. Alex Vila, Ms. Tracy Schmitt, and Mr. Jason Benham.


Casey Crawford
Fort Mill, SC
USA

Alexander Villa
Austin, TX
USA

Tracy Schmitt
Toronto, Ontario
CANADA

Jason Benham
Concord, NC
USA

Here are some pictures from our event celebrating these great leaders.


Top 10

Top-10


Mark Batterson
Washington, DC
USA

Jason Benham
Concord, NC
USA

Casey Crawford
Fort Mill, SC
USA

Bob Goff
San Diego, CA
USA

Mark Jobe
Chicago, IL
USA

Jannell MacAulay
Albuquerque, NM
USA
nesloney
Todd Nesloney
Navasota, TX
USA

Tracy Schmitt
Toronto, Ontario
CANADA

Chris Van Gorder
San Diego, CA
USA

Alexander Villa
Austin, TX
USA


These amazing candidates are the ten top leaders selected from our Top 30 listed below. Please click their image or name to learn more about them, and join us in congratulating them!


Top 10 Quotes

We had terrific interviews with each of our candidates. Here are some of favorite quotes from the top 20.


Top 30

Top-100


Carl Armato
Winston-Salem, NC
USA

Mark Batterson
Washington, DC
USA

Scott Beale
Washington, DC
USA

Jason Benham
Concord, NC
USA

Otto Bielss
Savannah, GA
USA

Lois Cormack
Markham, ON
CANADA

Casey Crawford
Fort Mill, SC
USA

Stephen Finn
Morgantown, WV
USA

Daniel Floyd
Fredericksburg, VA
USA

Iris Freemon
Dallas, TX
USA

Michael Frisina
Elgin, SC
USA

Bob Goff
San Diego, CA
USA

Jon “Matt” Hart
Schertz, TX
USA

Chris Hodges
Birmingham, AL
USA

Mark Jobe
Chicago, IL
USA

Derek Lewis
Orlando, FL
USA

Mike Linch
Kennesaw, GA
USA

Jannell MacAulay
Albuquerque, NM
USA

David Meltzer
Irvine, CA
USA

Roy Moore
Boca Raton, FL
USA

Todd Nesloney
Navasota, TX
USA

John Norlin
Puyallup, WA
USA

Matthew Pegg
Toronto, Ontario
CANADA

Kim Perell
San Diego, CA
USA

Jim Ravella
Nashville, TN
USA

Tracy Schmitt
Toronto, Ontario
CANADA

Eric Turman
Reading, PA
USA

Chris Van Gorder
San Diego, CA
USA

Alexander Villa
Austin, TX
USA

Julie Wells
Evansville, IN
USA


These amazing candidates are the thirty top leaders selected from our Top 100 listed below. Please join us in congratulating them!


Top 100

Top-100

Mohd Jamal Alsharif
Ontario
Canada
Carl Armato
North Carolina
USA
Peter Ash
British Columbia
Canada
Don Barden
Georgia
USA
John Bartlett
Tennessee
USA
Mark Batterson
Washington D.C.
USA
Scott Beale
Virginia
USA
Jason Benham
North Carolina
USA
Otto Bielss
Georgia
USA
Adam Boubede
Washington
USA
Jennifer Broach
Arkansas
USA
Laurel D Buckingham
New Brunswick
Canada
Gary Casey
Arkansas
USA
Jackie Castillo
California
USA
Patrick Colbeck
Michigan
USA
Giuseppe Collesano
Michigan
USA
Lois Cormack
Ontario
USA
Casey Crawford
South Carolina
USA
Kevin Dean
Tennessee
USA
Mark Demers
North Carolina
USA
Ronald Duerring
West Virginia
USA
Stephen Finn
West Virginia
USA
Daniel Floyd
Virginia
USA
Ronald Forrester
Texas
USA
Iris Freemon
Texas
USA
Michael Frisina
South Carolina
USA
Dan Gable
Iowa
USA
Tony Gareri
Ontario
Canada
Bob Goff
California
USA
Jon Gordon
Florida
USA
Derwin Gray
South Carolina
USA
Bobby Gruenewald
Oklahoma
USA
Tanisha Hall
California
USA
Jon “Matt” Hart
Texas
USA
Chris Hodges
Alabama
USA
Casey Holcomb-Hawkes
Idaho
USA
Chip Ingram
Georgia
USA
William (Ed) Ivie
Florida
USA
Mark Jobe
Illinois
USA
Angilla Jones
Georgia
USA
Rob Kelly
North Carolina
USA
Johnny Key
Arkansas
USA
Eva Chiorando
New York
USA
Chris Leeuw
Indiana
USA
Derek Lewis
Florida
USA
Mike Linch
Georgia
USA
Mark Long
Pennsylvania
USA
Raphael Louis
Ontario
Candada
Chris & Daisey Lynam
California
USA
Jannell MacAulay
New Mexico
USA
Tamara Mangum
New Jersey
USA
Scott Mann
Florida
USA
Tanis Marquette
Pennsylvania
USA
Ethan Martin
Colorado
USA
Andie McConnell
Virginia
USA
Jerhonda McCray
Wisconsin
USA
Mark McGeever
Maryland
USA
Jon Medin
Minnesota
USA
David Meltzer
California
USA
Nadine Mentor
Florida
USA
Roy Moore
Florida
USA
Jessica Morel
Arizona
USA
Eric Morin
Georgia
USA
Robbie Motter
California
USA
Tim Moye
Georgia
USA
Eric Nelson
Washington
USA
Todd Nesloney
Texas
USA
Augie Nieto
California
USA
John Norlin
Washington
USA
Sandy Nott
Texas
USA
Matthew Pegg
Ontario
Canada
Kim Perell
California
USA
Crystal Perry
Georgia
USA
Daniel Pink
Washington D.C.
USA
Sacha Purciful
Virginia
USA
Bruce Rasmussen
Nebraska
USA
Jim Ravella
Tennessee
USA
Sharon Roberson-Jones
Texas
USA
Sarah Sagredo-Hammond
Texas
USA
Tracy Schmitt
Ontario
Canada
Brian Schubert
Alabama
USA
Jaymes Sime
Nebraska
USA
Jan “Mama Jan” Smith
Georgia
USA
James Spann
Alabama
USA
Terry Spicer
North Carolina
USA
Dr. Matthew Stevenson
Illinois
USA
Daniel Tardy
Tennessee
USA
Trent Tippey
Mississippi
USA
Richard Trevino II
Texas
USA
Forrest Tuff
Georgia
USA
Eric Turman
Pennsylvania
USA
Chris Van Gorder
California
USA
Alexander Villa
Texas
USA
Rev Robert M. Walker, Jr.
Virginia
USA
Mark Webb
New York
USA
Julie Wells
Indiana
USA
Evie West
Tennessee
USA
Rachel Wilson
North Carolina
USA
Kaleth Wright
Washington D.C.
USA
Luke Wright
Indiana
USA

 

Each year my team and I look to recognize a leader who stands out and is making a difference above and beyond, and identifying that leader starts with you! Last year we received thousands of nominations of over the course of this spring and summer and narrowed it down to just a handful. In August 2018 we honored the four finalists who were able to join me at the International Maxwell Training event. They included Mr. Casey Crawford, Ms. Tracy Schmitt, Mr. Alex Villa, and Mr. Jason Benham. These four candidates are all making a huge impact in the lives of others. Joining me on stage to help introduce this year’s candidates was also Mr. Mark Cole, Mr. Mike Harbor and also last year’s winner, Ms. Bonnie St. John. As I often share, a leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way. And these Final Four candidates have modeled that for all of us. At the end of the evening we celebrated with Mr. Casey Crawford, who was chosen as the 2018 winner. Please join me in congratulating not only Casey,  but all of our candidates for the impact they are making! Your friend,

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