John C. Maxwell Bestselling Author, Speaker and Leadership Expert

John C. Maxwell is a No. 1 New York Times bestselling author, speaker, coach and leader who has sold more than 33 million books in 50 languages. He has been called the No. 1 leader in business and the most influential leadership expert in the world.

His organizations — The John Maxwell Company, The John Maxwell Team, EQUIP and The John Maxwell Leadership Foundation — have translated his teachings into 70 languages and used them to train millions of leaders from every country in the world.

A recipient of the Horatio Alger Award and the Mother Teresa Prize for Global Peace and Leadership from the Luminary Leadership Network, John influences Fortune 500 CEOs, leaders of nations and entrepreneurs worldwide.

For more information, visit JohnMaxwell.com.

Meet John C. Maxwell


David Horsager, MA, CSP, CPAE CEO of Trust Edge Institute

Inventor of The Enterprise Trust Index™ and national bestselling author of “The Trust Edge,” David is a global authority on helping leaders and organizations become the most trusted in their industry. That designation is important, because trust is the fastest way to increase influence, impact and business results.

At The WSOS, David will share key strategies to help leaders increase engagement and earn the trust of those they lead — learned from firsthand experience working with leaders around the world.


Verne Harnish Founder and CEO of Scaling Up
Founder of Entrepreneurs’ Organization

Known as “The Growth Guy,” Verne has spent the past three decades helping companies around the world scale up. For 15 years, he chaired the “Birthing of Giants,” Entrepreneurs’ Organization’s premier CEO program held at MIT. Today, Verne works with 180 partners on six continents through his global executive education and coaching company. He is the bestselling author of “Mastering the Rockefeller Habits: What You Must Do to Increase the Value of Your Growing Firm,” “The Greatest Business Decisions of All Time” and “Scaling Up: How a Few Companies Make It … and Why the Rest Don’t.”

At The WSOS, Verne is set to share his strategies for helping achieve growth, increased profitability and freedom in your business. You won’t want to miss his road map to helping you free your time to focus on the market-facing activities necessary to grow your business while getting your team aligned to execute your plan.


Inky Johnson Mentor and Inspirational Speaker

In 2006, Inky Johnson was a promising young athlete at the University of Tennessee, with dreams of playing professional sports. But a September football game changed all of that when a routine tackle left Inky with a paralyzed right arm, daily pain and constant physical challenges.

Rather than let adversity defeat him, Inky became determined to open himself to God’s plan. Through that determination, Inky uses his experiences to inspire others to overcome challenges, persevere and succeed in life. Today, he spends much of his time mentoring athletes and underprivileged youth, as well as providing daily “Inkspirations” through a variety of social media channels.