"...training was one of the biggest gaps in the company as we were a global organization with siloed processes….Martine changed that by efficiently building out a global Learning and Development department working with each team to fully comprehend their processes and develop training modules to help onboard team members. Going through Martine's training curriculum, myself, and many of my colleagues were able to accelerate our understanding of the business and help provide value much more quickly than we would have without it."
-Herry Pierre-Louis, MBA
“As the visionary and champion of ... global training initiatives, Martine was able to engage employees from all over the globe with programs and training for becoming a new Manager, Mentorship, best practices, and soft skills.”
“She [Martine] shows an amazing willingness to confront hard problems head on and find a workable solution. I am again extremely grateful to have had the opportunity to partner with Martine…”
“Martine is not only an excellent coach, she is also an immense source of inspiration. She is engaging, radiant, giving and has such a vast wealth of knowledge to share with others, that I cannot recall a time when I've not felt energized from my interactions with her. Her teachings are substantial in content and her delivery is well-organized and poised. She is perceptive in her guidance and has inherent skill and intuition in understanding and empowering others to find solutions.”
"Martine came to speak to our employees about her personal journey and on the topic of unconscious bias for Black History Month. Her story was moving, authentic and educational. Our employees were enamored by her talk and lined up to speak with Martine at the end where she gave out signed copies of her book Illegal Among Us. Everyone thanked her for her honesty and sharing her story and were talking about it for the rest of the day."
- Rachel Van Namee, VP, People & Culture, Howard Hughes Corporation
"Martine is one of the rare trainers who is able to synthesize a deeply personal commitment to social justice with strong business and organizational development acumen. As a facilitator during the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs (CIPA) spring professional development series, Martine developed and shared best practices in "Working with Vulnerable Populations" for a graduate student population of 150 across career stages, and representing 20+ countries. This is no easy feat, and Martine was able to deliver an applied, interdisciplinary framework that cut across MPA degree concentrations in Economic and Financial Policy, Environmental Policy, Human Rights and Social Justice, International Development, Public and Nonprofit Management, and Social Policy. Martine's thoughts on mentorship, and investing vs. helping, are essential points to consider for any student in a general management curriculum."
- Tom O'Toole, Executive Director, Cornell University