Worldwide leadership experts John C. Maxwell and Rob Hoskins launched the “Change Your World” movement from Palm Beach Atlantic this week.
The global movement — which focuses on putting values into action to change your world — began with a 5K Transform-a-thon Saturday morning at the Rinker Athletic Campus. It continued Monday afternoon with a discussion and book-signing hosted by the Change Your World co-authors in the DeSantis Family Chapel.
Maxwell, the founder of Equip and the John Maxwell Leadership Foundation, is a #1 New York Times best-selling author, speaker, coach and leader. He has sold more than 33 million books in 50 languages.
Hoskins has served as president of OneHope, Inc. since 2004. OneHope is an international ministry working to change lives by sharing Scripture with children and youth around the world.
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Hoskins – a master of data and metrics – recently completed a doctoral dissertation on how people are transformed. On a sunny South Florida day out on the water, he casually told Maxwell that he wanted to write a book on the same topic. When Maxwell asked if he could partner with Hoskins, he readily agreed.
Their new movement goes beyond corporate training or a specific skill set – it speaks to the internal values of the heart, Maxwell said.
“We have lost our way. We have a values deficit, not only in this country, but all around the world,” he said. “Values help us become better on the inside before we become better on the outside.”
The pair built a process and a platform for measuring the success of the Change Your World movement, which is built on small groups gathered around “transformation tables” to discuss core values.
The men shared several vignettes of transformed lives. To that end, they invited Charlotte Tchividjian-Sherry to the stage to share how she changed from “a rebel without a cause” to the founder of Ema, a ministry to empower urban moms in crisis. After finding her passion for helping others, she started the nonprofit out of her college dorm room. A decade later, she’s still going strong.
“It truly is that consistency and passion,” Tchividjian-Sherry said. “You have to love what you do to stick it out.”
Hoskins emphasized the importance of accountability, as well as consistency, in true transformation.
“Consistency is all about accountability,” Hoskins said. “Young people are dying for community. There is no community without accountability.”
Photo 1: Leadership guru John C. Maxwell shares leadership principles during a Q & A and book-signing with "Change Your World" co-author Rob Hoskins in the DeSantis Family Chapel on Monday, Jan. 25, 2021.
Photo 2: Rob Hoskins, president of OneHope and co-author of "Change Your World," speaks about measuring transformation during a Q & A and book-signing in the DeSantis Family Chapel on Monday, Jan. 25, 2021.