Beverly Stewart semi-finalist for Maxwell Transformational Leadership Award


Beverly Stewart, M.Ed. was recently named a Top 100 Semi-Finalist for the John Maxwell Transformational Leadership Award.

The award was created by New York Times bestselling author, coach, and speaker John Maxwell to identify exceptional leaders across the nation and throughout Canada. Nominees are leaders who stand out in their communities, in their careers, and in their daily lives, going beyond themselves to make a positive impact on the world around them.

From thousands of applicants submitted each year, the Top 100 Semi-Finalist list is selected. These are leaders who represent every sector, from business, to community service, social justice, and education. 

“I was beyond thrilled and honored to be chosen for the Top 100 among applicants in the U.S. and Canada! It is a tremendously humbling and rewarding experience to change lives daily. All of us at Back to Basics feel so blessed that we chose this career to make a difference,” says Stewart.

Judging criteria for the award was rigorous and began with an in-depth exploration of each nominee’s leadership style. The committee also examined each leader’s greatest triumphs and disappointments over the course of their career, as well as the impact of those highs and lows.


Finally, the committee evaluated the evolution of each leader’s style over time, conscious decisions to change and grow, and plans for the future.

Previous winners of the award include Ivan Misner, the Founder / Chairman of business networking organization BNI, called the “Father of Modern Networking” by CNN and the “Networking Guru” by Entrepreneur magazine, as well as Tony Stewart, a former NFL football tight end and Founder / Executive Director of the non-profit Beyond the Locker, which helps youth and athletes.

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