Courses You May Choose 

Maria Lyons our founder has aligned herself with John C. Maxwell, one of the #1 Leadership Authorities in the world. He is her friend and business partner. Maria is a certified speaker, trainer, and coach for the John Maxwell Team. She has traveled nationally and internationally and has been asked to speak in places like Australia, Germany, Ghana, and Costa Rica, to name a few.

Put Your Dream to the Test

Make Your Dreams Come True

Most people fail to realize their potential because their dream remains hypothetical. Put Your Dream to the Test takes your dream from ethereal to achievable. Learn how to crystallize your vision and galvanize your commitment through this Course.

This Course helps you transform your dream from a vague notion of an ideal future into a clear picture of where you’re headed in life. The course serves as a tool to diagnose your odds of achieving your dream. Each lesson, presents a single, incisive question prompting you to refine your dream and to solidify your plan for achieving it.

Leadership Gold

Course Overview

If you are an emerging leader you will love the foundation this training kit provides. Experienced leaders will enjoy the insights and examples and will want to use the materials to develop the next generation of leaders on their team.

In Leadership Gold, John C. Maxwell condenses a lifelong journey of studying and practicing leadership into 26 simple lessons. The underlying message within each chapter is simple: leadership matters. Growing as a leader maximizes your talents, leverages your relationships, and magnifies your successes. In this essential book, John introduces you to the biggest, most important principles he’s uncovered about influence. Leadership Gold wastes no time wading through peripheral issues. Instead, the course cuts to the heart of what it takes to attain influence and to lead with excellence.

John Maxwell Team and Maria Lyons

Becoming a Person of Influence

How to Positively Impact the Lives of Others

Whatever your vocation or aspiration, you can increase your impact on others by Becoming a Person of Influence. Learn simple, insightful ways to interact more positively with others, and watch your personal and organizational success go off the charts.

• Managers will see their employees respond with new enthusiasm
• Parents will connect with their children on a deeper level
• Coaches will see their clients blossom
• Speakers will reach more people
• Salespeople will break records

With influence, you can achieve success at home, at work, and in every other area of life. John C. Maxwell has spent his life raising up influencers. With humor, heart, and unique insight, he shares what he has gleaned from decades of experience in both business and nonprofit arenas. Best of all, its insights are practical and easy to apply to everyday life.

The 15 Laws of Invaluable Growth

Course Overview

In order to reach your potential, you must be intentional about personal growth. This training curriculum will help you understand how personal growth really works, and how you can develop yourself to become a more effective and fulfilled individual. You will learn how to build up your sense of purpose and become more successful in every area of your life. Come alongside Maria in your growth journey to become the person you are destined to be!

How to be R.E.A.L

Course Overview

Success is not a destination. It is a process – a lifelong strategy of building on strengths, minimizing weaknesses, and focusing on the people and points of life that are most important. In How to be a REAL Success, John Maxwell will help you understand the keys you need to succeed in life. Whether you are a civil servant or a corporate executive, you will achieve great things by understanding four very important success building areas: Relationships, Equipping, Attitude, and Leadership.

Everyone Communicates, Few Connect

Course Overview

“Only One Thing Stands Between You and Success. It Isn’t Experience. It Isn’t Talent.”
World-renowned leadership expert John C. Maxwell says, "If you want to succeed, you must learn how to connect with people". And while it may seem like some folks are just born with it, the fact is anyone can learn how to make every communication an opportunity for a powerful connection. In Everyone Communicates, Few Connect, Maxwell shares the Five Principles and Five Practices to develop the crucial skill of connecting, including:

• Finding Common Ground
• Keeping Your Communication Simple
• Capturing People’s Interest
• Inspiring People
• Staying Authentic in all Your Relationships

The ability to connect with others is a major determining factor in reaching your full potential. It’s no secret! Connecting is a skill you can learn and apply in your personal, professional, and family relationships- and you can start now by taking this course!

Courses for Teens and Young Adults


Course Overview

A youth leadership event designed to give today’s young people practical tools and ideas to help them navigate life.

YouthMAX is focused on four key topics: Stand Up & Be Counted (Stop Bullying), Learning to Fail Forward to Success, Developing a Positive Self-Image and Developing a Strong Personal Character. John Maxwell Team speakers will be talking with youth organizations around the world.


Youth Program, Youthmax, and Maria Lyons

(828) 508-6963

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