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Our Founder

Dr. John G. Igwebuike
Effective Listening Skills
Coach and Consultant

Do you wish that the people around you were better listeners? Do you feel that your organization would be more productive if its members listened more empathetically?

As a practicing attorney and seasoned educator, Dr. John G. Igwebuike is an evangelist of the “gospel of listening.” For more than 20 years, he has coached individuals and groups within companies, start-ups, nonprofits, school districts, colleges, and universities to leverage the positive power of effective listening in order to build interpersonal bridges, cultivate care culture, and foster transformational unity.

According to Dr. Igwebuike, “my seminars are designed to introduce participants to the greatest skill never taught: listening. By learning the proven ways to conduct a conversation, participants will be empowered to listen more authentically to their loved ones, teachers, coworkers, and everyone that they interact with every single day.” To see Dr. Igwebuike in action, please go to

He is the author of the book entitled I Want to Hear You: 22 Tips for Artful Listening before, during, and after a Conversation, a how-to guide offering dozens of proven techniques to improve one’s communication skills through effective listening. He also authored a children’s book on listening, I Listen and So Can You (2022), that has been included within school districts, classrooms, and libraries throughout the United States. 

His unique work on leveraging listening to cultivate cultures of care has been featured in Purpose, Inspire, Toastmasters International, Career Connections, Healthy Living, and National Academic Advising Association magazines.

Dr. Igwebuike is also the founder of the Lead Listening Institute, a nonprofit whose members learn, practice, and utilize the techniques of effective listening to make a positive impact on their own lives as well as the lives of the people around them by tapping the positive power of effective listening so that all voices can feel seen, heard, listened to, and understood. 

He is the founder of the Guanacaste: Transformational Listening Conference (TLC) hosted in Chicago, Illinois. [*Guanacaste, in Náhuatl, the Aztecs' language, means “Listening Tree.”]

Dr. Igwebuike currently offers keynote presentations and one-hour sessions as well as half-day or full-day workshops. For more information, please contact Dr. Igwebuike directly by phone, text, e-mail, or through a message at his website.

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