John Townsend is a leadership coach, organizational consultant, psychologist and best-selling author. He consults with corporations, family-owned businesses and small businesses. He operates his own Leadership Coaching Program, which he personally conducts in Newport Beach, CA, Dallas, TX and Indianapolis, IN . Townsend has authored or co-authored 25 books, selling over 5 million copies. His 2 million-selling Boundaries was coauthored with Dr. Henry Cloud. His most recent book is How to Be a Best Friend Forever: Making and Keeping Lifetime Relationships.