Warren Carlson
Executive Director with The John Maxwell Team

Warren Carlson Understands Leadership and people development.  

Warren grew up in the custom manufacturing world. Since he was about 5 years old, manufacturing, metal fabrication, and machining have been part of his life. The first job he remembers, he was paid $.25/week to keep oil in machines in his father’s machine shop. He was taught at an early age to take care of the equipment so it can produce a quality product.

John Maxwell and Warren Carlson of the John Maxwell Team

Warren Carlson is a true entrepreneur. He is CEO Of Carlson Manufacturing, Inc., and Great! Manufacturing, LLC., an Executive Director with The John Maxwell Team, and a principal in a consulting group, Excel Business Associates, LLC.. Warren is known for his expert knowledge of manufacturing processes and engineering, big picture thinking, leadership development, and strategic thinking.

Warren Carlson, Executive Director of the John Maxwell Team

Warren enjoys working with Leadership teams to develop a culture that drives innovation and profitability.

He is results oriented and effective in communicating the driving forces in a culture that help organizations grow and thrive.

Warren has a strong history of Leadership development and Strategic planning. with many years of experience in collaborating with Fortune 500 businesses, such as CNH & World Class Manufacturing, Deere, Cat, Bobcat, AGCO, Chrysler, Polaris, US government, US Defense, and NASA.

Carlson Manufacturing, Inc., is a custom manufacturer that produces products to its customer’s specifications. Great! Manufacturing, LLC, develops innovative products and brings them to the marketplace.

Excel Business Advisors works with leadership teams to ACHIEVE MORE by bringing clarity and alignment to their organizations.

The John Maxwell Team is the World’s Number 1 Leadership Training  and People Development Team with recognized results around the globe.

If you could use help in developing your team, in reaching your goals, or in creating a culture that works for your organization, we would love to help guide you.

Warren Carlson, Executive Coach of the John Maxwell Team

Warren and his wife, Rita reside in Kerkhoven, Minnesota. They have two daughters. When Warren has free time, he enjoys traveling, fishing, and working with their Arabian horses and Dobermans.


leadership, self-development, & teamwork