ViSalus Honors John C. Maxwell with 2014 Global Leadership Award at Vitality

Vi Founders Present Distinguished Award to Renowned Leadership Expert

Los Angeles, CA September 25, 2014 – The ViSalus Founders -- Ryan Blair, Nick Sarnicola and Blake Mallen -- presented the 2014 Global Leadership Award to John C. Maxwell following his keynote speech at Vitality, Vi’s global celebration event held September 12–13 in Houston, Texas.

Listed as #1 in the list of Top Leadership and Management Experts in the world, and a celebrated speaker and best-selling author, Maxwell spoke to the thousands of Vi Promoters in attendance about the company’s leadership vision and values that will help ViSalus create long-term success. 


Vi’s Global Leadership Award recognizes exemplary leaders who are shining examples of those who demonstrate the core values of authentic and transformational leadership. Throughout the years, ViSalus has recognized exceptional leaders who have profoundly shaped organizational culture and management practice. Past Vi Global Leadership Award recipients include: legendary basketball coach and player and author John Wooden; Vi Ambassador and the very first Challenge Champion James Cordova; basketball coach and bestselling author, Dale Brown; and Hip Hop mogul Master P.


After Maxwell gave his speech about leadership and the Vi values to the thousands in attendance, the ViSalus Founders surprised him with the award.


“I am very humbled and grateful to you three for thinking of me as worthy of this [award] because the greatness of an award is who gives it to you,” said Maxwell. “I just want to say to Ryan, Blake and Nick, I fell in love with you guys because I saw three young men who wanted to make their mark on life and do it with people—giving a 100% effort everyday… I feel like a father to you three and you make me a happy dad!”


“Maxwell’s legacy of leadership has influenced millions and spanned generations,” said Blake Mallen, ViSalus Co-Founder and CMO. “He has already greatly impacted the leadership of our company and embodies the values that enable leaders to inspire, teach and challenge others to continually pursue their best. It’s one of the many reasons why we are so proud to honor him with this year’s Global Leadership Award.”


About ViSalus

ViSalus, Inc. is a healthy lifestyle company that is dedicated to Challenging the World… 10 lbs. at a Time. Founded in 2005, ViSalus develops high-quality weight-management products and nutritional supplements that it markets and sells direct-to-consumers through an international sales force of independent promoters. ViSalus markets its products in North America under the ViSalus® brand and in Europe under the Vi brand, through the Body by Vi Challenge®. ViSalus is headquartered in Los Angeles, California and Troy, Michigan. For more information about ViSalus, please visit and follow the Vi-Community on Facebook ( and Twitter (@ViSalus).