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Joanne Martens

Joanne MartensJoanne Martens is an executive coach and consultant responsible for implementing leadership development solutions that link individual effectiveness to organizational performance. Joanne brings a broad base of strengths and experience to her clients, with her unusual background of over 25 years working in corporations, Internet start-up, non-profit and academia. She aligns and engages individuals, teams and organizations by designing and implementing practical strategies for development and retention, change and transition, recruitment and selection.

Joanne inspires leaders to achieve excellence by developing their unique leadership
formula. She works with executives to create vision and achieve goals, develop and execute strategy, lead change and develop followership, and maximize potential to increase performance. A professional strategist in creative thinking, problem solving and action planning, Joanne focuses on mindset, self-mastery and capacity building. She advises CEO’s, C-level executives, senior managers, high-potentials and MBA candidates in global and local companies to achieve success and fulfillment through focused and principled leadership, conscious action, authentic communication, and effective decision-making.

Joanne is renowned for pioneering leading-edge concepts, developing best practices and designing innovative programs in leadership and workforce development that have been adopted and practiced by corporations throughout the world. Most recently as a Manager/Senior Leadership Coach for Pacific Gas & Electric Company, Joanne played a principal role in launching an internal coaching organization chartered to build leadership capabilities and facilitate the business and culture transformation efforts. Her previous professional experience includes Business Development Manager for ePredix, a startup; Senior Consultant for the Career Action Center; Vice President for Drake Beam Morin; Sales Executive for Burroughs Corporation and Educator for the Mt. Diablo Unified School District. She is a 5th generation San Franciscan.

She speaks frequently at international conferences and corporate business meetings regarding emerging workforce strategies and trends. She is one of the premier practitioners affiliated with the Work Design Collaborative and the Future of Work Community, and a member of the South Bay Organizational Development Network.