Maria A. Stevens, M.A.  

Maria began her professional career over 20 years ago in corporate America in business-to-business sales and was quickly promoted to various roles in post-sale implementation, training and consulting. Spending ten years working for Dun & Bradstreet and calling on businesses in a variety of industries and across multiple functional units provided her with invaluable experience and perspective. Ultimately, Maria desired to make a greater impact with her clients; one that reflected her passion for overcoming challenges and inspiring others to achieve the highest levels of success possible. She sought the guidance of a coach, and two years later became a coach herself. Since 2008, she has been guiding and advising her clients toward greater levels of success in their businesses and in their lives.

Maria is the founder and owner of Stevens Coaching & Consulting, LLC; a company dedicated to helping leaders achieve their personal and business growth goals through training classes, coaching programs and specialized consulting engagements. Maria’s clients have included Fortune 1000 companies, startups, solo-entrepreneurs and hundreds of business professionals and executives.

As Chair of a Vistage Peer Advisory Group in Youngstown, Ohio, Maria helps business owners grow personally and professionally.  A 2015 Dun & Bradstreet study found that businesses whose CEO/Owner participated in Vistage grew at three times the rate of average U.S. companies.

As a certified John Maxwell coach and trainer, Maria provides onsite leadership classes for employees and leaders in a group setting. Maria is also a Certified StratOp Facilitator specializing in strategic planning that focuses on organizational growth, business development and company culture.

Maria received her Bachelor’s degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and a Master of Arts in Organizational Communication from Kent State University. She is an active member and supporter of her local business community and is regularly featured on radio programs, podcasts and local TV news programs sharing her advice, expertise and tips.