As president of Dynamic Dialog, Inc., Marty, has earned the prestigious a Certified Speaking Professional designation, is an author, national speaker, consultant and executive coach on individual and organizational change and effectiveness. She works with organizational leaders to define success and put the plans in place to get there.
Marty’s latest book From Type A to Type T: How to Be a Transformational Leader in a Bottom-Line World, provides an in-depth guide to making changes, both personally and professionally. While there are many books about personal development and even more books about leadership, this book takes a unique approach by bridging the concepts of personal and organizational leadership.
Her first book and signature program are called Get Out of B.E.D. (Blame Excuses and Denial): Change Your Outlook, Alter Your Outcomes. In addition, Marty’s articles have appeared in hundreds of national and international business and trade publications.
As an independent consultant for over 15 years, her guidance and wisdom have helped her clients create new cultures of accountability that are successful, rewarding and profitable. Clients range from associations to for-profit companies and the non-profit sector as well.
Prior to starting her own business, Marty was Vice President of Human Resources for companies that had 3 dramatically different cultures:
- An entrepreneurial organization that grew from 250 people to 1700 by meeting the needs of an underserved market, (Employers Health Insurance, now Humana); created a nationally recognized training department and developed one of the Top 25 Corporate Wellness programs in United States.
- An established, traditional company that had to reinvent ways of doing business, (Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City)
- An international business that transformed their industry, (AMC Entertainment)
She assisted these organizations by planning, leading and managing human resource strategies and organizational culture to meet the changing business needs. These experiences taught her how to lead organizational changes that were aligned with strategic objectives.
Recent Awards and Professional Involvement
2017 Immediate Past Chair, Chapter Leadership Committee – National Speakers Association
2017 Co-Chair Membership Committee – Women in Business San Diego
2016-2017 Chair, Chapter Leadership Committee – National Speakers Association -lead a group of 20 professional speakers to coach, train and mentor chapter presidents in effective board leadership
2015 – Earned the National Speakers Association (NSA) Certified Speaking Professional designation
2015 – Appointed by Board of Directors of NSA to be the Vice-Chair of the Chapter Leadership Committee
2013- 2015 National Speakers Association – Chapter Leadership Committee
2012 President National Speakers Association-Kansas City, a 5-state regional chapter
2010 Woman of the Year Award – Women’s Center for Health and Wellness
2007 Team Builder of the Year Award – NAWBO Kansas City
2001 – 2006 NAWBO Kansas City – Board of Directors; President 2002-2003
2005 Women Who Mean Business Award –Kansas City Business Journal
2005 – 2012 Kansas City Chamber of Commerce Top 100 Small Business Celebration
Member – National Speakers Association
Member – Kansas City Society of Association Executives
Member – Programming Committee Non-Profit Connect