The John Maxwell Team


John Maxwell and his international team personally trained me to design and deliver the perfect time tested leadership curriculum. This enables me to ignite your team and cultivate your leadership acumen. I will work one-on-one, in group settings, through mastermind groups, lunch-n-learn meetings, and/or coaching; to help build your perfect team. The end result will lead to a new customized leadership strategy for you and your organization.

It is an understatement to say I am very passionate about administrators understanding the importance of building strong relationships with their employees. Planning monthly team builders plays a major role in the process of helping the staff make connections with each other. It’s exciting to know that YOU can be the catalyst to make this happen. ~Mark Lukert


The Speaker

As a John Maxwell Certified Coach, Teacher, Trainer and Speaker, I can offer you workshops, seminars, keynote speaking, and coaching, aiding your personal and professional growth through study and practical application of John’s proven leadership methods. Working together, I will move you and/or your team or organization in the desired direction to reach your goals.
I offer customized presentations to fit your individual or team’s needs and budget such as:
• 10 minute briefing
• “Lunch and Learn”
• Keynote speech for your company sponsored event
• Half day and full day workshop/seminar
• In-house corporate training
• Executive and personal retreat
• Partnership Summit
I will provide effective team communication and structure that is important for forging relationships equipping your team with the proper attitudes to develop leaders within. We will work through goal setting and communication exercises that will bring cohesiveness to your group ultimately increasing productivity due to the positive influences each member will have on the group as a whole.
In addition, I will at your request, incorporate your organization’s meeting theme, mission / vision statement or build on your existing training schedule to best fit the needs of your group.

“Working Together: Harnessing Energy to Make an Immediate Impact” 
This number one requested keynote focuses on the importance of building relationships within the organization. Humor and very poignant stories make this keynote interesting and entertaining. This will be a keynote that will be remembered and discussed for a long time after the session

“Perceptions – Don’t Get Caught in the Trap”
A person’s perception is their reality! Perspective is everything. Some things in life may surprise you – your perception may be way off. Stories will be shared that touch your heart, make you laugh and make you cry.

“A Cup of Christmas Tea” 
This keynote takes a close look at traditions and what is really important at Christmas time. The speech is based on the book, “A Cup of Christmas Tea” by Tom Hegg. It is amazing how an organization can be transformed by getting to know each other better.

“No Rest in Greatness” 
Organizations that are GREAT can’t live in the past. This keynote takes a look at what made them great and what it will take to continue. Learn from others who have succeeded at maintaining greatness. Strengthening the team and working more cohesively is an important part of this talk. 

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The Coach

Mark is a dynamic and engaging leader and can come work with your team to help you grow together and build relationships that will solidify your mission and vision (and you’ll have a whole lot of fun in the process!)

Mark has a collection of fun and successful workshops…or he can work with your specific needs and come up with a custom experience just for your school. Contact Mark for additional information.


“Common T-Shirts Don’t Make a Team” 
A conscious effort to building the organization’s team pays huge dividends. If you can build a strong team, your organization will be more cohesive, creative, and collaborative. Research on team building is reviewed. This workshop can be easily adapted to schools and organizations. Fun, interactive activities that show the impact of negativity, poor communication, and the importance of a sense of humor are a few of the topics covered in this workshop. In today’s organizations, IT TAKES A TEAM! This workshop will help get everyone rolling in the same direction. This is our most popular, and highly sought after workshop.

“Success – It Takes Teamwork” 
Many of the same activities used in “Common T-Shirts Don’t Make a Team” are covered in this workshop. In addition to the interactive activities, monthly team building activities will be demonstrated. The team that plays together grows together. Learn how to embrace and empower your team. Your organization will never be the same. This is another popular workshop – participants continue to come back for more.

“As Often as You Have Done it to the Least of These . . .” 
This workshop focuses on some of the most important people in your organization – the custodians, cafeteria workers and bus drivers. Many times these important people are often forgotten and left out of in-service sessions. This workshop offers ideas and strategies to make them feel important and valued members of the school team. Or, host the workshop just for them to help them realize how important these key players are to your organization.

“Appreciating Your Front Office Team” 
This workshop takes a look at the importance of an effective, customer friendly front office team. The workshop helps these key players realize that the front office is where the school climate begins and first impressions are made. Activities are incorporated that will strengthen this team and help them feel appreciated and valued. Think WIN-WIN and have fun doing it!

“Communication – It Can Make or Break an Organization” 
This workshop takes a look at the importance all types of communication are to the organization. Verbal, non-verbal, written (notes, email, text, etc), and telephone calls are discussed. Fun, interactive activities make this workshop a hit. Participants will examine their own communication style and learn strategies to enhance their skills so they can enlarge and enrich the organization.

“Bullying – Strategies for Coping with this Organization Killer” 
Students will understand the importance of respect, acceptance and taking care of each other. The presenter’s book, “Prince Buddy of Lakeside” will be used to teach the session. Bullying is a hot topic all across the country. This workshop delineates the problem of bullying, examines the myths and causes, and offers practical solutions on what to do about bullies.

“Bullying – Working with the Faculty to Establish a Bully Free Environment” 
This workshop forces the faculty to take a close look at what is going on at their school. YouTube clips and personal stories make discussing this tough topic more enjoyable. Bringing the bullying problem closer to home, talking about what is being done on the campus to prevent bullying, and what more can be done to help the problem makes this workshop extremely useful.

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The Story

Mark has been a successful educator for 40+ years. He spent 21 years as a principal and now he spends much of his time supervising student teachers for three universities. He also enjoys traveling the United States speaking, consulting and conducting workshops. Mark married his childhood sweetheart, Debbie in 1976 and together they have 4 wonderful children: Kris, Kolter, Kaleb and Katy.

Some of Marks accomplishments include: John Maxwell Certified Trainer (2017), State President of Texas Elementary Principal’s, Supervisor’s Association (2003), TEPSA Executive Committee (10 years), Texas Representative for the National Association of Elementary School Principals (6 years), State President for Texas Association for the Improvement of Reading (2 years), District IX TEPSA President, President of Wichita Falls Elementary Principals Organization, Special Education Advisory Board, Wichita Falls ISD, Protégé Advisory Board, Wichita Falls ISD, Total Quality School District Trainer, Wichita Falls ISD, Extra Mile Award, Coppell ISD, PTA Life Member, Wichita Falls Family of the Year (1993)


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