Martin is passionate about helping organisations to unlock the potential of their employees and examine their culture to increase productivity, engage their staff and improve profitability. Martin has a relational consulting style that enhances the work by building rapport and focusing on personal relationships. A multidisciplinary professional, Martin’s approach combines commercial experience with psychotherapy and organisational consulting. He has held senior roles at leading global consultancies that specialise in developing leadership and management to give their organisations a competitive advantage.
Martin specialises in applying business insight to the business requirements and the personalities and skills of teams and individuals. He was the lead developer of evidence-based culture measurement tools at a global culture-management organisation.
By using a blend of practical, pragmatic and searching conversations and activities, Martin helps individuals to develop the ‘muscle’ they need to be more productive and effective – both for themselves and for their organisation.
Originally a scientist – he has a PhD in Analytical Chemistry – Martin gained an MA in psychotherapy and then trained in systemic and group psychology. This combination of analytical astuteness and interpersonal perception results in personable, relational, evidence-based and scientifically robust approaches to organisational psychology, performance and business.
As a consultant, Martin has a special interest in understanding the often unconscious dynamics that exist within organisations and how these influence the behaviour of individuals and groups and affect corporate culture. He is also qualified to work with individuals at deeper levels to address underlying issues that may prevent them from giving their best at work.
Martin’s professional contribution to the literature on leadership coaching was published in Leadership Coaching: Working with Leaders to Develop Elite Performance (2010, Kogan, London). His approach is to increase our understanding of what drives and sustains us and to enhance our understanding of how we think, feel and act in all situations.
He is recognised, through Mentis International Ltd, as a certification trainer for Hogan Inc psychometric tools. Martin has also worked extensively with tools such as Human Synergistics’ Life Styles Inventory 360 and Organisational Culture Inventory, Barrett Values Centre’s Culture Transformation Tools, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, the FIRO-B assessment, TEIQue (the Trait Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire) and Patrick Lencioni’s Five Dysfunctions of a Team.