Bio

Speaker

An internationally recognized speaker, Marta energizes leaders and fuels change in the public and private sectors with her dynamic keynotes. Marta delivers powerful content, actively engages her audiences, and brings business savvy along with credibility. From the United States to Canada to Mexico as well as Europe, Asia, and Africa, attendees leave feeling empowered with clear intention and laser focus on the action needed to achieve their biggest, boldest goals. Marta makes her impact by helping transform organizations around the world with her leadership message.

Author

Marta’s books have been endorsed as an “outstanding primer on what really matters in complex organizations,” a “must read for everyone in business” and full of “startlingly clear insights and a wealth of knowledge that demonstrates how organizations large and small, public and private, can ignite their corporate imaginative moxie.”

A prolific writer, Marta is the author of multiple books that maximize every leader’s impact and influence on their own enterprise and beyond. Her works provides fresh insights, pioneering research, questions for reflection, and step-by step guidance to take leaders to new peaks of performance.

Marta’s books include:

  • Energized Enterprise
  • Everybody’s Business
  • Leaders in Motion

She is also co-author of:

  • Transformation Desktop Guide
  • Live A Difference
  • Work Miracles

CEO

Marta is the founder and CEO of Transformation Systems Inc. (TSI), an award-winning executive strategies and management systems engineering firm committed to helping leaders boost efficiency, effectiveness, quality, productivity and savings.

Under Marta’s leadership, TSI has ranked on the Inc. 5000 list as one of the fastest growing companies in America for five consecutive years. In addition, the dynamic culture Marta has established in her organization has led the company to receive recognition as a Best Place to Work, a SHRM Employer All-star, and one of Virginia’s Fantastic 50. TSI has received numerous accolades from defense organizations for helping set historic records in expediting acquisition and for large-scale technology transitions. To learn more about TSI, visit www.transformationsystems.com.

Philanthropist

Marta drives causes that are near to her heart, and her corporate social responsibility (CSR) philosophy is: Nourish leadership potential in those who need a helping hand. Making her philosophy a reality, Marta serves as an advocate, philanthropist, fundraiser, and volunteer. She weaves her CSR philosophy into her daily rhythm and encourages other leaders to do the same.

To give back, Marta created and steers TSI’s award-winning FEED TO LEAD Program which puts CSR in motion providing funding and volunteer hours to charities and nourishing leadership potential in those who need a helping hand. In recent years Marta has organized FEED TO LEAD efforts to support the Equal Footing Foundation, So Others Might Eat, Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, Wounded Warrior Project, Easter Seals, American Red Cross, and March of Dimes. She also donates a portion of proceeds from her books (Leaders in Motion, Everybody’s Business, and Energized Enterprise) to these charities of choice.

With a commitment to service, Marta serves as Chairman of the Board of Easter Seals Serving DC | MD | VA where she is committed to helping all people with special needs, including military families, to thrive. She shares her time and talents through volunteering, fundraising, donating, and advocating for Easter Seals and chairs their Marketing and Development Committee. Marta is a member of the American Red Cross Tiffany Circle and a former member of the National Women’s History Museum Presidents Council and former Board member of the Virginia Network of Nonprofit Organizations. Recognition for Marta’s charitable efforts include: Heroines of Washington Award, National Jefferson Award for Public Service, Brava! Award, and Fairfax Chamber Outstanding Corporate Citizenship Award.

Thought Leader

With a commitment to bringing leaders together, Marta actively participates in the DC Metro area business and philanthropic community. She serves as Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Northern Virginia Technology Association (NVTC) and on the Board of Directors of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) National Capital Chapter.  She is also active in professional associations such as the American Society for Quality, the Society for Industrial Organizational Psychology, the Institute of Industrial Engineers, and the American Psychological Association. She is a recognized expert in leadership effectiveness, organizational improvement, and transformation strategy. Marta is renowned for not only changing ideas about what it means to be a leader, but thriving in her own role as a leader in motion. She holds a PhD in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from Virginia Tech.