Martin is a consultant in organisation and leadership development; a coach; designer and facilitator of innovation and organisation change processes; a trainer and author.
Martin serves as Core-Faculty Member of the Presencing Institute. He has been visiting faculty for the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, the London Business School, Copenhagen Business School and the Blekinge Institute of Technology.
Since September 2010, Martin served as a senior adviser and mentor to the Africa Governance Initiative – playing the role of Thinking Partner with Secretaries to Cabinet and Chiefs of Staff to a number of Heads of State in African. He has run leadership programs for and coaches Ministers and Permanent Secretaries in different countries that include Ghana, Rwanda, Namibia, and Zambia.
Between March 2005 and May 2008, Martin served as Special Consultant to the President of Zambia.
He is the author of the bestseller Leading Like Madiba: Leadership Lessons from Nelson Mandela (2006) which has been translated into six languages including Dutch and Hindi; It’s How We End That Matters: Leadership Lessons from an African President (2009) and On the Wings of Others: How to Access Life’s Greatest Opportunities (2015).
Martin holds professional qualifications in Organisation Development and Transformational Narrative Coaching; and academic qualifications in Public Affairs, Philosophy, Development Studies and Anthropology.
“His approach is always to take the time to listen to his clients. His style is always welcoming, inclusive and generative. He knows full well that in stillness, in that place of real presence, new possibilities emerge, and creative, dynamic sustainable options and solutions become manifest.”