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My purpose

is to help you create change that matters.
 

While growing up in Alaska, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to be when I grew up, but I knew I wanted to make a difference in some way. And like many people, it took a journey to figure out what that meant.

 

I moved to Chicago for college and then began a career that was full of reinventions – from corporate public relations in Chicago, to nonprofits and philanthropy in Seattle, to entrepreneurship and leadership consulting nationally.

 

While my career hasn’t been conventional, there’s been a consistent theme: I’m good at helping people navigate change and it’s what clients value most about my work with them: I help them find clarity in the chaos and create what matters most to them.

 

Our world today is rapidly changing with significant challenges AND there are opportunities to create something better if we see the reality in front of us and the future possibilities. But we can’t do that on our own – we see and perform better when we seek out different perspectives.

 

Because I’ve worked and consulted in so many industries and sectors, I can see common patterns and creative connections. These provide me with a unique approach to leadership coaching, team development training and organizational change consulting. As one client has said, “it’s magic.”

Jen Martin, MPA, CPCC


Looking for a more formal bio? Here you go!

Jen Martin works with organizations and leaders across the country who are pursuing big visions. With more than 15 years’ experience, Jen focuses on team development, leadership coaching and organizational strategy consulting. She has worked with organizations across diverse sectors and industries, including BNY Mellon, Costco, Child Care Resources, Google, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, Kaiser Permanente, Seattle Foundation, Leadership Tomorrow, Microsoft, Museum of Flight, Outreach, Pacific Science Center and WA Women’s Foundation.

 

Prior to starting her own business, Jen was Vice President of Organizational Development at Seattle Foundation, one of the country’s largest community foundations. In that role, she worked with the CEO and Leadership Team to launch and guide a significant organizational transformation to increase its impact in the community. Jen also worked with YWCA to redesign their leadership programming and support their youth services evolution. Jen began her career in public relations consulting in Chicago and Seattle working with national and global companies across a variety of industries, including financial services, healthcare, telecommunications, and consumer products. Clients included American Express, Kraft Foods, Mastercard, Merck & Co. and T-Mobile.

 

Jen has a B.A. from Northwestern University and an M.P.A. from University of Washington with a focus on organization development and management. She is a certified coach through the International Coach Federation (ICF) and trained through Coaches Training Institute (CTI). She is also certified in The Leadership Circle® and a certified trainer and facilitator for Insights®. Jen lives with her family in Seattle.

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