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2018

Casey Crawford

Announcing this year’s Transformational Leader

Mr. Casey Crawford


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!

Note: Several photos of these Top 30 candidates will be updated and refreshed soon!


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,

JOIN US IN CONGRATULATING
THIS YEAR’S WINNER – DR. IVAN MISNER

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