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. This will be an interactive learning community. Please come prepared to share your organization's most effective practices for leadership development as part of our discussions. Invest in yourself and the future of your organization by learning 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.