“The journey of personal transformation naturally expands our innate desire for social change—which has become the foundation of my work. I get to work with movers, shakers and changemakers who have visions that rock! I love supporting social entrepreneurs to make their visions real.”
As a founder of Leadership that Works, Martha has developed world-class programs and has taught coaching and facilitation to leaders across Europe, Asia and the Americas. She has supported more than 5,000 change agents who in turn facilitate groups to discover personal and organization transformation. Martha also mentors leaders of organizations to develop a culture where people share power.
She authored three books: Coaching for Transformation; Facilitating with Heart; and Courageous Visions. Martha has an MBA from Syracuse University, is a certified trainer in Nonviolent Communication and is a professional member of the Indian Society for Applied Behavioral Science. She served on the faculty and coached MBA students at Capella University for 10 years.
Martha advocates for the coaching profession to go beyond the personal conversations for the privileged few, and contribute to the evolution of humanity. She facilitates groups that act as a springboard for people to address the social, economic, environmental, and political challenges of our times. Leadership that Works is a trailblazer in taking coaching and facilitation skills into arenas where they are needed most: developing nations, under-resourced communities, marginalized groups, and more.
An innovative leader in the Organization Development field, Martha has a deep passion for continuously learning more about social justice, decolonization, facing privilege, and ending white supremacy. She is a humble member of Showing up for Racial Justice where she works on campaigns to end oppression.
Martha identifies as a wounded healer, and has deep respect for Internal Family Systems. One of her favorite things to do is facilitate Authentic Communication Groups where folks practice Nonviolent Communication, Internal Family Systems, and develop interpersonal skills.
Martha takes great pleasure in organic gardening, healing soil, cooking, and hanging out with family, friends and activists.