An Independent Certified Coach, Teacher, Trainer and Speaker with The John Maxwell Team

About John Alston

I am a 34-year veteran of Emergency Management.  I come to the John Maxwell Team with over 25 years of experience as a trainer. As a First Responder to the World Trade Center, on September 11, 2001, I witnessed leadership and courage on a grand scale which impacted my life forever.

I am a retired member of the Jersey City Fire Department, with over 31 years there. As a former Master Instructor for the International Association of Fire Fighters,  I taught firefighters and fire officers around the nation. I am a certified Instructor-Trainer through the National Fire Academy and the American Red Cross.  I am the former Operations Director and Chair of Curriculum for the Carl Holmes Executive Development Institute where I trained and coached hundreds of Emergency Management Officers to become Executive Officers.  I have been blessed to travel and train all over the world.

I am, currently, the Executive Director of the Fire Officer Trust where I coach First Responder / Law Enforcement Officers and Emergency Management Leaders in their command roles and responsibilities during large-scale emergencies.

I am a frequent keynote speaker and panelist on a variety of topics, from Leadership and Emergency Management to the current Opioid Crisis.  I seek to share and grow together as leaders and managers.

I joined the John Maxwell Team because of the body of work and impact John Maxwell's teaching and lectures have had on my life. I am a certified D.I.S.C. Behaviorial Personality Trainer, in the John Maxwell Method. I am here to combine the tried and true principles of John Maxwell and my leadership training to add value to other people's lives.

Contact Me. I am looking forward to assisting you on your journey to becoming a successful leader.