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Impact Leadership Conference
A Virtual Experience
December 7, 2022
9:00 AM CST

Conference Details

Presented by Founders Advisors and hosted by Highlands College, the annual Impact Leadership Conference is a half-day, virtual experience bringing you professional and leadership development with practical application to positively impact your life.



Highlands College provides all streaming options at no cost as an investment in leaders everywhere.

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    Dr. John C. Maxwell

    #1 New York Times Best Selling Author and Leadership Expert

    Dr. John C. Maxwell, the #1 New York Times bestselling author, coach, and speaker who has sold more than 30 million books, has been identified as the #1 leader in business by the American Management Association® and the world’s most influential leadership expert by Business Insider and Inc. magazine. Dr. Maxwell has also received the Horatio Alger Award, as well as the Mother Teresa Prize for Global Peace and Leadership from the Luminary Leadership Network. His organizations—The John Maxwell Company, The John Maxwell Team, EQUIP, and the John Maxwell Leadership Foundation—have trained millions of leaders from every nation in the world. For more information, visit Because of his passion for leadership training, John has requested all event proceeds from Impact Leadership Conference benefit Highlands College, a higher education institution where learning, mentoring, relationships, and spiritual growth are top priorities.

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    Chris Hodges

    Highlands College Chancellor and Church of the Highlands Senior Pastor

    Chris Hodges is the founding and senior pastor of Church of the Highlands. Since it began in 2001, Highlands has grown to have campuses across the state of Alabama, and we‚Äôre known for our life-giving culture and focus on leading people to an intimate relationship with God. Pastor Chris has a deep passion for developing leaders and planting life-giving churches. He co-founded ARC (Association of Related Churches) in 2001, which has launched hundreds of churches across the United States. He also founded GrowLeader, specializing in training and resourcing pastors and churches to help them break barriers and reach their growth potential. Chris is also the founder and Chancellor of Highlands College, a ministry training school that trains and launches students into full-time ministry careers. Chris and his wife Tammy have five children and live in Birmingham, Alabama, where Church of the Highlands began. He speaks at conferences worldwide and is the author of “Fresh Air,” “Four Cups,” “The Daniel Dilemma,” “What‚Äôs Next?,” and “Out of The Cave.”

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    Jamie Kern Lima

    New York Times Best Selling Author and Entrepreneur

    Jamie Kern Lima is a New York Times bestselling author and Founder of IT Cosmetics, a company she started in her living room and grew to the largest luxury makeup brand in the country. She sold the company to L’Oréal in a billion-dollar deal and became the first female CEO of a brand in its 100+ year history. Her love of her customers and remarkable authenticity and belief eventually landed her on the Forbes America’s Richest Self-Made Women list. She recently partnered with Oprah to teach the 2022 Life You Want Class, and is the author of the new book “Believe IT: How to Go From Underestimated to Unstoppable,” an instant New York Times bestseller, USA Today bestseller, #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller, #1 Amazon bestseller, #1 Publisher’s Weekly bestseller and #1 Barnes & Noble bestseller. She’s a mother of two and an active investor, speaker, and thought leader who is passionate about inspiring and elevating women. She’s also an active philanthropist who has donated over $40 million in product and funds to help women face the effects of cancer with confidence. She’s also donating 100% of her author proceeds for Believe IT to Feeding America and Together Rising.


Hosted by
Highlands College

Highlands College is a biblical higher education institution that exists to supply the Church with leaders of competence, character, and spiritual maturity, holistically trained to lead lives of eternal impact by fulfilling the Great Commission.

Each year, Highlands College is honored to host the Impact Leadership Conference to enrich leaders from every context and community.


Community Partners

Impact Leadership Conference is made possible by the Community Partners of
Highlands College and their investment in leaders everywhere.

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