What does it mean to be a John Maxwell Certified Team Member?

Last week I completed my John Maxwell Team Certification in Orlando, Florida.  For the past 6 months I have been asked what it means to be John Maxwell Certified?

After over 20 years of training thousands of sales people and speaking often across the country I decided in January that I wanted to become a full time trainer, coach and consultant.  I retired from the corporate world and began my own consulting company.  In March, after researching different Certification Programs, I signed up for the John Maxwell Certification Program because it is built on the principles of John C. Maxwell, the #1 Rated Author and Speaker on Leadership.  I believe the world needs more true “Leaders” vs. “Bosses”.  In my 24 years in the corporate world and 40 years of adulthood, I have met many great Leaders and many bosses.

After investing my the money and hundreds of hours of studying, listening to Teaching Calls, and attending the 4 day Certification Event in Orlando I am convinced more than ever that being a Certified Member of the John Maxwell Team of Coaches, Trainers and Speakers was the right choice for me.

John Maxwell says: “Leadership is Influence, Nothing More, Nothing Less.” 

True Leaders understand the principles of Leadership.  It isn’t about titles, or raising themselves up, rather it is about lifting others up.  A True Leader adds Value to others.The John Maxwell Philosophy is about adding value to others every day and about personal growth.  The JMT Philosophy is built upon the platform of Intentional Living and Teaching.  As a Certified John Maxwell Team Member I will be Coaching, Training, and Speaking about Influencing Others by adding Value to them.  As a Certified JMT Member I will continue to study the programs provided on the John Maxwell Team University so as to continue my own personal growth while equipping myself with the tools needed to equip others to become great leaders.  I am currently Certified and and Licensed to teach the following curriculum and programs;


  • Becoming a Person of Influence    
  • Everyone Communicates, Few Connect      
  • How to be a REAL Success               
  • Leadership Gold       
  • Put Your Dreams to the Test             
  •  15 Invaluable Laws of Growth    
  • Intentional Living


At the recent 4 Day Certification Training, I was blessed to be taught and coached by some of the greatest Leadership teachers and faculty in the world today.  At this class, the largest ever for JMT, there were over 1500 new Team Members from over 100 different countries.  The John Maxwell Philosophy on Leadership is being taught in nearly every country in the world and I personally look forward to traveling to other countries to equip Leaders all over the world with the tools needed to be True Leaders.



As I go forward in my Sales Consulting Business and add the John Maxwell Leadership Training to the business I will be Coaching and Training one on one and small and large groups the JMT Philosophy of adding value to others.  I will be speaking to small, medium and large groups for 10 minutes, an hour, 4 hours or a day on being a True Leader.  I will be joining other John Maxwell Team Members in the mission of teaching Intentional Living around the world.  

So, what does it mean to be a John Maxwell Certified Team Member?  It means I now have a responsibility to add value to other people, companies and organizations.  I now have the responsibility to lead by Living Intentionally and teaching and coaching others to maximize their True Untapped Potential and to move their Dreams and Hopes from their sub conscience mind to their conscience mind. 

Why did I at the age of 60, invest the money and time to become a John Maxwell Certified Team Member? Because I believe people deserve to be successful and that every person has value and untapped potential and that I can make a difference in the world by Coaching, Teaching and Speaking about the JMT Philosophy.

Click here to find my 1 Year update on becoming a John Maxwell Team Member

Jeff Raver is a John Maxwell Certified Speaker, Coach and Trainer and has been training and coaching Top Performers for over 20 years.

 If you are ready to lift your Leadership Lid and become a Top Performer contact Jeff at Jeff.Raver@BeginToWinNow.com for a FREE Consultation.