Our Leadership Team

Mark Cole

Chief Executive Officer
Mark Cole

With over 25 years of experience in leadership and team development, no one is better positioned than Mark Cole to champion the brand and secure the legacy of John Maxwell. An intentional and passionate student of growth and leadership, Mark lives to inspire and motivate people to reach their full potential. His journey with John began with INJOY and INJOY Stewardship Services, where his servant’s heart and strategic mind became crucial assets.  

In 2011, Mark was called as CEO of all of John Maxwell’s enterprises (The John Maxwell Company, The John Maxwell Team, EQUIP, The John Maxwell Leadership Foundation and Maxwell Motivation), where it is his privilege and responsibility to lead each facet of the enterprise on the execution of John’s vision to add value to leaders who multiply value to others. With extensive knowledge of organizations in both the non-profit and for-profit sectors, Mark brings a capacity for vision and execution to every opportunity. Additionally, in 2008, Mark launched his consulting firm The IRON League to provide leadership advice to high-achieving organizations.  

Mark and his incredible wife, Stephanie, have two daughters, Tori and Maci, as well as two handsome grandsons, Ryder and Robert. They reside in Atlanta, Georgia.