It matters who you learn from!

Many people ask me -Who is Dr John C Maxwell and why did i become friends with him, and the list of questions continue form there….. Dr John C Maxwell has written more than 100 leadership books – and very early in my leadership career -I got a hold of one – or should i say one book got a hold of my head 🙂 …..and ruined me for the management journey that was ahead of me. I am not a manager – I am a Leader – I love people, I love seeing people come alive in their work!!! None of this would have been possible without Dr John C Maxwell in my life -through his books. Most of the managers I was surrounded with violated the people element in appalling ways, These managers had no idea how to lead people. They would belittle people, they were rude, mean spirited and I was young and was already enlighten about the difference it makes when you have someone with leadership abilities as your leader.

Becoming a partner with Dr John C Maxwell for more than 5 years now, has been the game changer in my life. I spend 2 weeks per year with him and every month – Imam on a global call with hime where i can pose my questions and thoughts. Dr Maxwell loves and because he loves -he shares, he has shared his life with me, his faith journey, his wisdom, and his friends. John has gone further than anyone I know personally and John’s wisdom and mentorship in my life has radically changed the way I do life, His genuine interest in me has allowed me to share my dreams, aspirations and fears with him – that I never verbalised to anyone. And because he has gone further than I ever have -his wisdom is sound and and he has become my sounding board for all things leadership. His life will echo in mine forever or should I say, my life will echo his!!!

It matters who you learn from:

Ask yourself today, who do you have in your life that Up-Levels you, Up-Levels your thinking, stretches your play in the World!!! Challenges your small picture mindset!!! Flying solo is lonely and keep you small. PERIOD.

When you find them stick with them. And Become MORE!!!

I love the organisation I founded through my partnership with Dr John C Maxwell. The Leadership Academy SA is a Community of Coaches that partner with people’s and organisations potential. Find out more about our work by visiting our site.

Lots of love

Ella’