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Bill Goodwin

Founder and CEO of Priority Living Consulting Group/Maxwell Leadership
Apple Valley, MN

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About Bill Goodwin

Bill Goodwin has over 30 years of leadership experience in growing and building individuals and teams with proven leadership training and dynamic speaking for growth. Bill is a speaker, executive coach, and trainer with on the Executive Team of Maxwell Leadership with his mentor, John C. Maxwell, and a member of the National Speakers Association (NSA). Speaking for years, to groups of all sizes, he brings messages of hope through personal stories with practical application with enthusiasm!
A former lead pastor for 18 years after years of serving as a Youth Pastor, Bill is passionate about equipping the Body of Christ. He founded Priority Living Consulting Group in 2021 and serves as CEO. Bill also serves part-time as Pastor of Strategic Partnerships with International Ministerial Fellowship (IMF) serving those who serve others in front-line ministries.

On November 23, 1999, Bill experienced respiratory failure and died. His spirit entered heaven and he saw Jesus! Being given a second chance has changed his life and the full testimony is so inspiring.

Bill and Karla were married in 1993 and have two adult children and two grandsons. He enjoys reading leadership books, listening to podcasts, working out, being on a boat on any Minnesota lake, traveling the globe, and In-N-Out Burger!

Speaking Topics

Business & Finance, Communication, Faith & Encouragement, Personal Growth & Motivation, Servant Leadership

Specialized Topics

Lessons in How to Live Abundantly from a Guy Who Died: November 23, 1999, should have been on my tombstone as it was the day I died…literally. The cause was a severe asthma attack that led to respiratory failure and then… I coded. Waking up 9 hours later, intubated in the ICU, I couldn’t wait to share that I went to heaven and saw Jesus. What did I experience? What is heaven like? What did Jesus say to me? I am here today to encourage others of the hope of heaven by sharing what I experienced, how to irradicate fear from your life, and live the abundant life Jesus offers us. Audiences lean as they listen to this testimony and leave inspired to live daily the abundant life in Jesus Christ.

Jump-start Your Growth: In this talk, we explore the benefits and differences between GOALS and GROWTH which leads us to the truth that we grow older naturally, but we don’t grow better unless we are intentional. Most people accept their life and few people lead their lives by being intentional. There are 8 growth gaps we will address that prevent us from being our best and how to overcome those gaps. This inspirational talk is filled with stories and principles for application.

Developing the Leader Within YOU! When you develop the leader within you will add to your effectiveness, subtract from your weaknesses, divide your workload, and multiply your impact! This keynote is a professional and personal development talk illed with his personal stories and key principles from a book by his mentor John C Maxwell with the same title. In this 60-minute high-energy and engaging keynote, the event organizer may select one of the following topics below to be covered along with… INCLUDED: The expansion of leadership is Personal Growth The only guarantee that tomorrow will be better is if you are growing today! 8 growth gaps and how to overcome these growth gaps

SELECT ONE: 1. The key to leadership is Priorities Leaders are always busy, so we focus on who and what fills your calendar. 3 – R’s of Priorities Importance of Margin

2. The greatest gain in leadership is Problem-Solving Your plate will always be filled with problems – this is why you are a leader. Recognize there is always an answer to problem-solving. Problems that became steppingstones for success Problems – expedite opportunities for change.