Martha C. Kesler
Martha earned her Master of Science in OD from American University/NTL Institute for Applied Behavioral Science; she also holds a Master’s in the Management of Change from The Johns Hopkins University. For more than 25 years, Martha has led organization development initiatives for a broad range of customers across all market segments. She brings deep experience and expertise integrating strategy, leadership and team development, organization design and performance management, paving the pathway to high performing, sustainable, organizations.
Martha operates from the fundamental belief that most people genuinely want to do the best job they can and deliver the greatest value possible. Her work is focused on removing the barriers that impede potential and creating organization environments in which success can thrive.
Martha has held senior level positions including Director of Customer Value for Nortel Networks, an international telecommunications juggernaut.
While at Nortel, she developed the methodology she used to lead the Customer Value Organization in shifting the business model and culture to one of proactive engagement with a customer-centric focus. Martha served as Chief Engineer for The Strategy and Enterprise Transformation Technical Center at The MITRE Corporation where she also consulted with senior leaders in more than a dozen federal agencies. She has also worked extensively for not-for profit organizations, particularly in board development and the establishment of corporate governance.
Martha and her husband moved to Montana four years ago and live with their dog, Rooster, who loves to swim in Buffalo Creek which runs through their property. Martha enjoys family time in the outdoors, particularly raft trips, taking in and participating in the fine arts, and enjoys creating culinary delights.