Martha Lasley, MBA, PCC
"I work with movers, shakers and changemakers who are stuck in back-to-back meetings, but have visions that rock! I help people make their visions real. Once they connect with their personal power, they unleash the magic of individuals, teams, and organizations.” Martha is passionate about mentoring leaders to develop a coaching culture that shifts the dynamics from power-over to power-with. “My vision is to develop transformational coaches and facilitators all over the world so that social change organizations can thrive.”
A founder of Coaching for Transformation and ChangeMakers, Martha and her partners create results-oriented programs that inspire, motivate, and transform. “I surround myself with people who take risks and look for new ways of doing things; we explore both the solid ground and the edges of transformation.”
“Blending coaching with Nonviolent Communication supports organization transformation. These practices liberate leaders so that together we can awaken people to new possibilities.”
Martha discovered the transformative power of coaching by creating safe space for people to push their boundaries. “People get in touch with their deepest desires, give voice to their dreams, and find the support they need to make them real.” Martha is especially keen on bringing coaching to progressive organizations, where people are serious about change but need the clear vision and leadership skills to ignite the team. “For me, there’s nothing more enriching than seeing team members challenge each other and support each other’s growth and development.”
Martha earned her MBA from Syracuse University, is a certified trainer in Nonviolent Communication and is a professional member of the Indian Society for Applied Behavioral Science. She has written three books: Courageous Visions; Facilitating with Heart; and Coaching for Transformation. She served on the faculty and coached MBA students at Capella University for ten years.
A life-long learner, Martha explores different cultures and continously seeks out new methodologies and modalities. Multicultural awareness and Appreciative Inquiry fuel her desire to make change irresistible. “My work amazes me – I get to facilitate and witness profound evolution and growth – both in myself and others.”
Outside of work, Martha shifts her energy to cooking and enjoying the outdoors. An avid gardener, she grows strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries. Martha lives with her husband Dave in Troy, Pennsylvania and says, "I love hanging out with my children--my favorite teachers."