What Will I Learn?

In this course you will learn the 10 principles of attracting, developing, and multiplying leaders according to the teaching of John C. Maxwell, identified as “the most influential leadership expert in the world” by Business Insider and Inc.magazines.  

  1. IDENTIFYING LEADERS: Find them so you can develop them
  2. ATTRACTING LEADERS: Invite them to the leadership table
  3. UNDERSTANDING LEADERS: Connect with them before you lead them
  4. MOTIVATING LEADERS: Encourage them to give their best
  5. EQUIPPING LEADERS: Train them to be great at their job
  6. EMPOWERING LEADERS: Release them to reach their potential
  7. POSITIONING LEADERS: Team them up to multiply their impact
  8. MENTORING LEADERS: Coach them to the next level
  9. REPRODUCING LEADERS: Show them how to develop leaders
  10. COMPOUNDING LEADERS: Receive the highest return of developing leaders


If you agree with the maxim, “Everyone wins when you develop leaders,” this course is for you. I believe we can all agree that there is currently a serious lack of quality leadership in our country, states, and local communities. This, “leadership deficit,” as John Maxwell calls it, has resulted in a lack of quality leaders in businesses, nonprofits, and even our families. As a leader within your organization, you can change that!  In this session, based on Maxwell’s New York Times best selling book, The Leader’s Greatest Return, you will learn the step-by-step process for attracting, developing, and multiplying leaders. Invest in yourself and learn these proven principles for creating your own leadership legacy.

Who Should Attend?

  • Leaders who have effectively led and grown themselves
  • Business owners, Executive team members
  • Leaders who want to attract and retain the most talented people 
  • Leaders who are looking to accomplish their vision  
  • Leaders who want to grow their organizations
  • Leaders who want to create a lasting legacy of success

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Instructor Bio

Julie Underwood

Julie Underwood founded Focus For Leaders to help new to mid-career employees set and achieve personal and professional goals to optimize their leadership trajectory over the course of their careers. Over a decade ago, she discovered her passion for leadership. As a John Maxwell certified trainer she believes that “leadership is influence, nothing more and nothing less.” In November of 2021, Julie was privileged to travel with the John Maxwell Organization to The Dominican Republic to train government and industry leaders. Her passion is training others to achieve their leadership potential. As a Success Coach and Trainer, Julie wants to help leaders build a legacy that will live on long after their tenure in the organization. With over 20 years of teaching experience, Julie brings her content to life in ways that will leave you mulling over her message long after class has ended. Come experience effective training at its best! 

When she isn’t working, Julie enjoys hiking in the South Hills and remodeling her 100-year-old adobe home in Patagonia, Arizona. She and her husband of 32-years consider themselves “construction junkies” who always have a project. When the adobe remodel is complete, they hope to split their days between Idaho and Arizona. 

J.J. Shawver is a passionate and driven leader with a deep commitment to helping others reach their full potential. He founded Always Developing Leader, LLC with the goal of helping individuals and teams grow and achieve success in their personal and professional lives.

J.J. has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from The University of Idaho, where he was very active and played football for the Vandals. After graduation, he pursued his passions for business development, sales, and leadership in various roles. However, it wasn't until he started Always Developing Leader, LLC that he truly found his calling.

Now, J.J. dedicates 100% of his time to working with individuals and teams, both big and small, to develop their leadership skills and reach their goals. He is a skilled speaker and motivator, and enjoys working one-on-one with clients to provide personalized guidance and support.

J.J. is proud to be a part of the fast-growing Twin Falls community, where he was born and raised on his family's farm. He is involved in various community groups and events, and is dedicated to making a positive impact on those around him. J.J. resides in Eden, Idaho, with his wife Erika and their amazing 3-year-old son. When he's not working, J.J. enjoys spending quality time with his family and exploring the great outdoors.