New York Times (NYT) bestselling author, coach, and speaker, who has sold more than 26 million books in 50 languages, is expected to speak at the 2018 Influence to Inspire Conference billed to  hold in Lagos from July 19 to 20.

Over 2,000 professionals and individuals are expected at the conference.

Influence to Inspire Leadership Empowerment Initiative is to build an army of leaders across the country from different walks of life.

The principal host of the conference, Jane Ivhurie, noted that the conference will host over 2,000 corporate attendees across Nigeria to reach their highest leadership potential to adopt the ‘influence-based leadership’ lifestyle for professional growth.

“I am one of those that will be learning from this because there is no limit to learning. From the corporate world, I have been opportuned to lead a team, to lead organisation businesses. It goes beyond the word leader.

“What defines our success about leader is when those we have helped or those whom we had led can actually testify to say they were positively impacted or they have really grown from a certain level to a certain level,” she said..

Speaking on the benefits of the attendees, Ivhurie said: “Society recognition for CSR contribution, team growth and empowerment, improved clients relationships, experiencing one-on-one individual insight from the business leader and industry game changer, John Maxwell, as well as premium brand and exposure of brand to over 2,000 high net-worth attendees.”

In 2014, Maxwell was identified as the #1 leader in business by the American Management Association and the most influential leadership expert in the world by Business Insider and Inc. magazine.

As the founder of The John Maxwell Company, The John Maxwell Team, EQUIP, and the John Maxwell Leadership Foundation, he has trained more than six million leaders.

In 2015, he reached the milestone of having trained leaders from every country of the world. The recipient of the Mother Teresa Prize for Global Peace and Leadership from the Luminary Leadership Network, Maxwell speaks each year to Fortune 500 companies, presidents of nations, and many of the world’s top business leaders.