Dr. John Townsend is a world-renowned leadership coach, psychologist, organizational consultant and best-selling author. He has written more than 27 books, totaling 6 million copies, including the 2 million best-seller “Boundaries” series as well as “Boundaries with Teens,” “Raising Great Kids” and “Leadership Beyond Reason.”

Dr. Townsend co-founded and operated a multi-state inpatient and outpatient counseling system for 10 years. It is through that work that he researched and developed the principles of growth, success and healing that he teaches and consults from today.

He is co-host of the nationally syndicated “New Life Live” radio program, which airs on 180 stations with an audience of 3 million. He conducts his leadership coaching and counselor training programs in Indianapolis and other cities around the country. Other sessions include the Ultimate Leadership Workshop and the One Week Intensive for Counselors.

Dr. Townsend is married and resides in Newport Beach, Calif., with his wife and children.

The Entitlement Cure

Today we live in a culture that says, “Life should be easy and work well.” This attitude, called entitlement, influences our most important institutions: family, business, church, and government. Its devastating effects contribute to relational problems, work ethic issues, and emotional struggles. It comes down to this: People are not getting to where they want to go, because they don’t know how to do life the hard way. Entitlement keeps them from tackling challenges and finding success…



Having clear boundaries is essential to a healthy, balanced lifestyle. A boundary is a personal property line that marks those things for which we are responsible. In other words, boundaries define who we are and who we are not. Boundaries impact all areas of our lives. Physical boundaries help us determine who may touch us and under what circumstances. Mental boundaries give us the freedom to have our own thoughts and opinions. Emotional boundaries help us to deal with our own emotions and disengage from the harmful, manipulative emotions of others. Spiritual boundaries help us to distinguish God’s will from our own and give us renewed awe for our Creator…


How to be a Best Friend Forever

Our world has diluted the meaning of friendship, but the reality is, there’s nothing like the sustaining strength of true-blue, forever friends. Still, many people are convinced that they’ll never find such lifelong connections—or that they don’t need them.
In this encouraging book, best-selling author and psychologist John Townsend delivers hope and help for making these relationships a reality—and for making them even better if you’ve already got a “bestie.” His eight principles…


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