Stephen D. Black Joins the Maxwell Leadership Certified Team

Colorado, September 20, 2023 — Stephen (Steve) D. Black, a 45-year veteran of the retail grocery industry, has become an independent certified coach, teacher, trainer, and speaker with the Maxwell Leadership Certified Team. This elite group of professionals is united around one common goal: to develop leaders who want to create powerful, positive change in their lives and the lives of others.


Steve has been integral to many businesses over his long career, including Rouses Markets, Lucky’s Farmers Markets, Sprouts Farmers Markets, and Sunflower Farmers Markets. His leadership-focused mindset and hands-on experience have enabled him to contribute valuable insights at every turn – impacting businesses through coaching & training teams dedicated towards personal growth on both individual & organizational levels.

John C. Maxwell and his teaching team created a comprehensive curriculum for the Maxwell Leadership Certified Team that Steve completed in August of 2023. With this certification, he will be able to draw from his extensive experience in the retail grocery sector to help people discover their own unique strengths so they can become better leaders for themselves and those around them.

In addition to his professional accomplishments, Steve enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife Melanie and daughter Taylor on their four wheelers, trout fishing, photography, and traveling to visit their two sons’ families, including six grandchildren. He believes that life should be enjoyed just as much as it should be worked at, something he will surely bring into his role as a Maxwell Leadership Certified Team member.

When asked about joining this elite group of coaches, Stephen said, “I am thrilled to be part of a team that is focused on helping others reach their full potential! I look forward to seeing what amazing things we can all accomplish together!”

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About Stephen (Steve) D. Black

Steve is a coach, speaker, and author of The 5 Rules book, a simple set of five expected behaviors that can transform professional and personal relationships.

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