About Dr. Townsend
Dr.¬† John Townsend, a clinical psychologist and leadership consultant, has been helping leaders, organizations and individuals make changes and exceed their goals for more than two decades.¬†¬† His expertise in psychology, leadership and spirituality help him connect with, and provide solutions for, people in many venues.¬† He has written or co-written 20 books, totaling 5 million in sales, including the 2 million copy Boundaries,¬† Who‚Äôs Pushing Your Buttons?,¬† It‚Äôs Not My Fault, and, most recently, Leadership Beyond Reason: How Great Leaders Succeed by Harnessing the Power of Their Values, Feelings and Intuition.¬† His award-winning books have earned three Gold Medallions and the Retailers Choice award for a book and television venture with Time-Life and Integrity Publishers. He is a sought-after conference speaker.¬† His engaging, insightful and humorous style has kept him in demand nationally, and on six continents.
Dr. Townsend is highly experienced in a variety of media, including both television appearances and radio, including cohosting the nationally-syndicated talk show New Life Live, heard in 180 markets.¬† He has been interviewed on Fox News television, and his advice has been published in magazines such as Cosmopolitan.
Dr. Townsend founded and built a health care company which operated inpatient and outpatient treatment centers for ten years in the western part of the U.S., totaling 35 cities.¬† He was also Clinical Director during that period.¬† The clinical program was researched and the results published in the professional world.¬† He sold the company in 1996.¬† During the company‚Äôs tenure, he learned and produced the principles and strategies of success and change that he now uses in his writing, speaking, consulting and media.
As a partner in Cloud-Townsend Resources, Dr. Townsend has produced and spoken at many public seminars and conferences nationally on a variety of topics, ranging from leadership and success to personal growth, relationships and spirituality.¬† His talks are often linked down by satellite to thousands of live venues.
Dr. Townsend works with leaders and organizations in a number of ways, including¬† team and key executive coaching, corporate consulting,¬† training workshops, and speaking at conferences.¬†¬†¬† He personally conducts his own Leadership Coaching Program in southern California.
A graduate of North Carolina State University, earning a B.A. in psychology with honors, Dr. Townsend also earned a master of theology degree at Dallas Theological Seminary with honors, and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Biola University.¬† He completed his clinical internship at the University of Tennessee, and holds three clinical licenses:¬† clinical psychology and marriage and family therapist in California, and clinical psychology in Tennessee. He is active on the board of Mustard Seed Ranch, a ranch program for abused children, does training for leaders in third world countries, and is on the board of Mariners Impact, a nonprofit entity devoted to providing¬† quality media to the culture.¬† Residing in Newport Beach, California, Dr. Townsend and his wife Barbi have two sons, Ricky, a university student,¬† and Benny, a high school student.¬†¬† His hobbies include scuba diving, reading of all sorts, and he is also a member of a dance band which plays locally in Southern California!