About John Addison
Hi everybody, I’m John Addison.
On this website, I really want to build a community of leaders—of people who want to plant the seed of leadership in their lives and in the lives of other people. For 33 years, I had the blessing of being with the same company, Primerica, and for the last 15 years as co-CEO with my dear friend Rick Williams, it was an amazing journey.
I think the thing that I am personally the proudest of is in the height of the great recession—the financial collapse in our country—Rick and I led our team, our business, our family to freedom, to a place where the company was safe and preserved for future generations. That was the honor of my business life, and now I am totally passionate about leadership.
What I want to do with the rest of my time is to plant new leaders to help take the world forward. I’m telling you, our world is such a mess right now. We need leadership more than ever. So, this website is going to be a place where we’re going to have fun. We’re going to have videos, blogs, all the information that you need to help become a better leader—for you, for your family, for your community and for your business.
Leadership is the scarcest resource in the world. We need leaders. We need unifiers. We need people who make positive things happen for other people, and I hope that you’ll be a member of this site and you’ll come back again and again, and that we’re able, together, to establish a new generation of leaders.
See you at the top!
John Addison is renowned for his insight and wisdom on leadership, personal development and success. He is a sought-after, world-class speaker and motivator, as well as a business author.
Addison, former co-chief executive officer of Primerica from 1999-2015, emerged as a leader shortly after joining the company in the early 1980’s. During his more than 25-year tenure at Primerica, John rose in management and was critical to helping the company transition after the departure of its founder. Following the financial crisis of 2008, he spearheaded the process of separating from Citigroup. These efforts culminated with a successful IPO in 2010 that was 22 times oversubscribed.
Guiding the organization through these monumental changes while also working to keep morale high, Addison developed a passion and talent for motivating others that allowed him to inspire and empower over a million people during his career. He is continuing his quest to build and shape the next generation of leaders.
Addison, the newly appointed Leadership Editor of Success Magazine and CEO of Addison Leadership Group, currently serves on the Board of Directors for Primerica and LegalShield, and has previously served on the boards of the Direct Selling Association, the Georgia Conservancy, the Gwinnett County Chamber of Commerce and the Gwinnett Children’s Shelter. He holds a B.A. in economics from the University of Georgia and an MBA from Georgia State University. Addison currently resides in Clermont, GA, with his wife, Loveanne. He is the proud father of two sons and has a passion for gardening.