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Jeanne Martinson


Leadership and Diversity Expert


About Jeanne Martinson

Jeanne Martinson is a best-selling author and award winning presenter in the areas of leadership and diversity. Since starting her own firm in 1993, Jeanne Martinson has inspired thousands of participants in her workshops and keynote presentations with her humour, insight and real-world examples. Jeanne Martinson is a Certified Practitioner of NLP (Neuro Linguisitic Programming) and has completing her graduate degree in Leadership and Management.

Jeanne is past president of Saskatchewan Training and Development Association (Regina), Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan and was also founder of the Saskatchewan chapter of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (CAPS). As a leader in the community, Jeanne has been recognized with the Canada 125 Medal, the YWCA Woman of Distinction Award, the Saskatchewan Centennial Leadership Award, the Athena Award, and most recently the 2008 EMCY Diversity Award.

Jeanne’s two most recent books are War and Peace in the Workplace and Escape from Oz ‘ Leadership for the 21st Century”.


Topics

  • Escaping the Curse of Oz – Leadership for the 21st Century
  • The Four Cornerstones of Leadership: Insight, Courage, Self-Discipline and Influence
  • Diversity: How To Move from Conflict to Synergy
  • Understanding Generational Knowledge for Organizational Success

Awards & Designations

  • Saskatchewan Leadership Award
  • Athena Award
  • 2008 EMCY Diversity Award
  • Canada 125 Medal of Honour – 1992
  • YWCA Women of Distinction Award (category ‘Business, Labour and Professions’) – 1999

Books

War and Peace In the Workplace: Diversity, Conflict, Understanding, Synergy
Lies And Fairy Tales – That Deny Women Happiness

Career Highlights

Jeanne is past president of Saskatchewan Training and Development Association (Regina), Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan and was also founder of the Saskatchewan chapter of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (CAPS).

Testimonials

D. Fischl Fleet Services Manager/ Workplace Diversity Coordinator, Saskatchewan Highways and Transportation)

When I first heard Jeanne’s presentation I knew that she not only had diversity figured out but that she was able to explain it to a group of employees in a way that wasn’t threatening. One of her presentations to a group of employees who I would have felt would have been a hard sell went over so well that there was a particular time during the presentation you could have heard a pin drop. They were so interested in her understanding on the subject and her ability to explain their feelings that they were totally engrossed in her presentation. When you see a group as tough as some she has presented too, you understand her incredible ability to get the message across. The fact that she has a best seller book on the subject, allowed our employees to not only obtain what they learned from the presentations but reflect on some of the new learnings by following up with her book. She is a dynamic speaker and has the gift of knowing her audience. She has the ability to present in a way that captivates and motivates others. Over the past number of years she has presented to well over 400 people in our department and has made a significant difference.

Saskatchewan Wheat Pool

Jeanne, I appreciated your professionalism, solid experience and boundless enthusiasm. You did a good job of getting to know your audience and the organization, and your effort to use pertinent examples and situations were exemplary.

Sask Power

Jeanne’s hour long presentation was informative, upbeat and humourous. The cartoons she presented during her talk were an excellent method of delivering her message in a comedic and focused way. Jeanne also had a very comfortable presentation style that could only be acquired from her years of experience.

Saskatchewan Home Based Business Association

The participants scored you 4 out of 4! Noted were your personality, truthfulness, knowledge, clarity and everyday language. Great eye contact, humour, approachable . . . it goes on and on. Thanks! You’re great!