Topaz Sales Coach

Rich Maynard

Greenwood, South Carolina

Rich started with Topaz in 2020 and is a sales trainer through and through. With over 25 years of sales, sales management, and operations experience, he understands the challenges of both large enterprises as well as small entrepreneurial companies. His definition of a successful engagement is giving a client many “aha” moments. His roles include sales training and coaching, new business development, and speaking engagements.

His DISC profile is Yellow and Green

Rich Maynard Sales Coach portrait

"Don’t be afraid to take your future into your own hands. Trust the gifts you have been given and put them to good use."

Rich Maynard, Topaz Sales Coach

About Rich Maynard

Rich grew up in the Detroit area and spent six years in the Navy before getting his BA from Southern Wesleyan University. He also has an MBA from the University of South Carolina with a focus on International Business. Rich has been married for 25 years to a nice Southern belle, has a daughter who graduated from Wofford College and is currently working in the cancer diagnostics industry as a marketing product manager. His 20-year-old son is currently attending college at his sister’s alma mater. A family cat named Cleopatra and a dog named Rivers rounds out the Maynard home.

Sales Background

Before working with us here at Topaz Sales Consulting, Rich was the North American Sales Manager for a technical textile manufacturer, where he learned the ins and outs of managing sales processes and developing client relationships. He chose to become a sales consultant because teaching is something he has always wanted to do, and Topaz has allowed him to teach a subject he loves. His favorite part about sales consulting is when his clients have the “aha” moments when they realize their potential to be great at sales without being accused of being “salesy.”


Rich’s three most important values are faith, honesty, and truth, which, paired with his passion for helping people and businesses grow, explain why Rich is such a fantastic fit for our organization. Rich’s DISC profile is Yellow and Green, where his great sense of humor, love of people, and matter-of-fact optimism show up.

Personal Time

Rich loves to spend time in nature and out on the water, which includes hunting, hiking, and spending time with his family.

To his younger self, he would say: Don’t be afraid to take your future into your own hands – Trust the gifts you have been given and put them to good use. In business, this self-assuredness and belief in his abilities enables Rich to take risks, seize opportunities, and maximize his potential, leading to personal growth and success.