Leadership Forum 2015
April 8, 2015 - 6:00pm
Dr. John C. Maxwell
OCU Alumnus, Renowned Leadership Expert, and Bestselling Author » more
Gov. Mike Huckabee
Former Arkansas Governor, Presidential Candidate, and FOX News Host » more
The Benham Brothers
Former Pro Baseball Players, Nationally Acclaimed Authors, and Entrepreneurs » more
Ohio State Buckeye Linebacker, Linebacker for the Cincinnati Bengals » more
OCU Alumnus Dr. John Maxwell is an internationally recognized leadership expert, speaker, coach, and author who has sold over 19 million books. Dr. Maxwell is the founder of EQUIP and the John Maxwell Company, organizations that have trained more than 5 million leaders worldwide. A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Business Week best-selling author, Maxwell has written three books which have each sold more than one million copies: The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, Developing the Leader Within You, and The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader.
Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee is currently the host of the number one rated weekend show HUCKABEE on the Fox News Channel. He’s also heard three times daily across the nation on The Huckabee Report syndicated on almost 600 stations. He is a New York Times Bestselling author of 11 books, and his 12th is set for release in January of 2015. In his campaign for the Republican nomination for President in 2008, he finished second to John McCain. His political action committee, HuckPac has amassed a volunteer team with thousands of activists in all 50 states.
The Benham Brothers, twins and serial entrepreneurs, have a combined 20 years of marketplace experience and have created several sustained and profitable companies throughout the US and internationally. The brothers were originally drafted by Major League Baseball in 1998, yet after four seasons in the pros they retired and began building businesses in 2002. The same timing, skill, and determination that once benefited them on the baseball field catapulted them to the top of business world in just five short years. Their accomplishments have been recognized by dozens of publications, including Inc Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine, Ernst & Young, Wall Street Journal, and Business Leader Media.
Aaron James Hawk (born January 6, 1984) was an American football linebacker for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). He just recently accepted a position with the Cincinnati Bengals. He was drafted by the Packers fifth overall in the 2006 NFL Draft. He played college football at Ohio State, where he earned All-American honors twice and was recognized as the top college linebacker. As of December 2013, Hawk has either led the team or finished second in tackles in six of his seven seasons in Green Bay.
Mayor Michael Coleman
( *Mayor Coleman will be honored at event)
Since taking office in 2000, Mayor Michael B. Coleman has built Columbus’ reputation as one of the best cities in the nation by building stronger, safer neighborhoods, creating jobs and maintaining a high quality of life. Columbus is the 15th largest city in the nation, the largest city in Ohio and the fastest growing city in the Midwest. Mayor Coleman is the longest-serving mayor in Columbus history and the longest-serving incumbent African-American mayor among major U.S. cities.
Stan Toler is a dynamic international speaker, bestselling author, and compassionate teacher. His approachable and interactive leadership style fosters a high-energy, collaborative environment where growth and change occur. Stan is committed to the idea that everyone with even a small amount of leadership talent can become a good—even great—leader. Zig Ziglar said of Toler’s expertise, “Stan teaches principles and procedures that will build a business, a church, a home, a community, or a nation.” A prolific writer, Toler has authored more than ninety books.
Pastor Gerald Brooks is a gifted leadership speaker who travels with Dr. John Maxwell teaching organizational leadership. As an inductee of the International Leadership Hall of Fame, he is a mentor for numerous high profile pastors. He has authored eight signature books and co-authored the highly acclaimed Ladder Focus.
Ohio Christian University, Maxwell Center
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