Martyn joined Collaborative Equity in 2013 and has been an executive coach, trainer, and facilitator since 2008. His recent projects have involved working with companies including Google, Total Produce, Centrica, GE Healthcare, Metro Bank, and Dr Martens.
Martyn regularly delivers CEQ’s ‘Coaching Excellence’ training programme and the follow up ‘Coaching Masterclass’ in addition to their Leadership Development course. He also provides 1:1 exec coaching and is a soughtafter facilitator for board meetings and management team offsites.
One area where Martyn has a particular passion and expertise is ‘group coaching’ via Video Conferencing. He has run more than 1200 of these VC sessions over the last eight years for key clients including Google, where over 2000 of their managers from around the world have attended Active Learning Sessions that Martyn has facilitated. His other fields of expertise include managing change, influencing skills, and creating high performing teams.
Martyn has a critical and unique balance of a hugely successful hands-on commercial operator, with the skills and processes of an expert coach and trainer. Aged 23, he was managing large out of town superstores for a FTSE 100 retailer, going on to become their youngest ever Regional Director at 29, with responsibility for a £250m sales budget and more than 600 employees.
In 2004, Martyn’s corporate career hit the buffers when he suffered a serious illness resulting in several major operations. On reflection, he puts a lot of this down to “burning the candle at both ends” and the constant chasing of promotions, status, and financial reward. During his recovery period, Martyn decided to explore more about human psychology and stress in the workplace and started to research comprehensively into the fields of coaching and leadership.
On return to work, Martyn’s career progressed into group operational roles including leading a team of internal performance coaches to support the delivery of a significant cultural change programme, and where he coached board members and other senior leaders. Martyn was then appointed to the Stores Executive Management Team.
Eventually Martyn left corporate life in 2008 and decided that his purpose was now to help hard pressed corporate managers to become great leaders and coaches for their teams, and to equip them with the skills and self-awareness required to avoid going down the same path of exhaustion and burn-out that he did.
Martyn is now a true role model of a healthy work/life balance. He enjoys playing golf, doing Yoga, running, coaching his sons local junior football team, and taking the family on its yearly vacation to Disney World in Orlando. He has been happily married to Nina since 2001 and they have two teenage children, Georgia, and Max.
Comments from members:
- Martyn’s mixed delivery approach of tell, show, apply and be interactive was great.
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