Wagner noel performing arts center | 9am-5pm

march 8th

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An Annual event

by west texans for west texans

The Sewell Leadership Event is one of a kind event which brings together over 1,600 of the Permian Basin's top business owners, professionals, students, and other individuals as they listen to some of the most prominent minds in leadership.

Hosted by the Sewell Family of Companies, the event is tailored each year to address the current climate of West Texas. Due to growth in attendance, the location of the conference has recently relocated to the Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center to accommodate even more West Texans from Midland, Odessa, and the surrounding cities.

The goal of leadership is not to eradicate uncertainty, but rather to navigate it.
— Andy Stanley
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our guest speakers

john maxwell
andy stanley

For over the past decade we have gathered to grow as leaders within the Permian Basin. This year we will continue to evolve as we learn from John Maxwell, Andy Stanley and local leaders within our community. Throughout the event, we will dive into the latest thoughts and lessons from two of the nation's top leadership coaches. Our hope for the Sewell Leadership Event is to provide an annual platform for growth and development for leaders within the Permian Basin. 

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john maxwell
author, speaker, and pastor

John C. Maxwell is an internationally renowned leadership expert, coach, and author who has sold over 21 million books. Dr. Maxwell founded EQUIP and the John Maxwell Company, organizations that have trained more than 5 million leaders in 174 countries. Every year he speaks to Fortune 100 companies, international government leaders, and organizations such as the United States Military Academy at West Point, the National Football League, and the United Nations. A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Business Week best-selling author, Maxwell’s The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership has sold more than 2 million copies.  Developing the Leader Within You and The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader have each sold more than 1 million copies.


andy stanley
pastor, leader and Author

Leader, communicator, author, and pastor, Andy Stanley founded Atlanta-based North Point Ministries in 1995. Today, North Point Ministries is comprised of six churches in the Atlanta area and a network of 30 churches around the globe, collectively serving nearly 70,000 people weekly. A survey of U.S. pastors in Outreach Magazine identified Andy Stanley as one of the top 10 most influential living pastors in America. Andy’s writings include Ask It, How to Be Rich; Deep & Wide; Enemies of the Heart; When Work & Family Collide; Visioneering; and Next Generation Leader. Andy can also be found teaching tangible leadership lessons through his monthly podcast, The Andy Stanley Leadership Podcast.




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session six