About Martha Borst
Martha Borst, President and Senior Partner with Avista Consulting Group, is a Senior Organizational Consultant and Coach with over 28 years experience in Personal and Professional Leadership Development. During this time, she has conducted consulting projects and development programs for close to 20,000 executives, managers and corporate employees nationwide.
Martha’s extensive background is grounded in personal experience. As the Founder and President of four successful start-up companies, she has had first hand experience with the human dynamics and organizational challenges that every senior executive faces. Her well-developed (and somewhat infamous) “street savvy” makes her able to very quickly get to the root of any human issue. Having worked with Fortune 100 companies as well as start-up organizations, she is familiar with the requirements, differences and demands of a wide variety of corporate cultures. Her clients have included Alticor, Amway, Apple Computer, AstraZeneca, Avon, Backroads, Balke-Brown Associates, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Edward Jones Investments, Everest Biomedical Instruments, IBM, In-Q-Tel, PeopleSoft, Pacific Bell, Quest, Quixtar, Ralston Purina, SAP, the St. Louis Community Foundation and many others.
Working in partnership with her clients, Martha builds strong, effective leadership teams to have an aligned organizational vision, and designs dynamic cultures that thrive with a clear sense of purpose and personal responsibility. She specializes in cultural design and transformation, change management, conflict resolution, leadership development, team building, self-mastery, and peak performance. She provides on-going support to senior executives with one-to-one leadership coaching, which is both innovative and awakening.
Although Martha is a no-nonsense, results oriented consultant who doesn’t like to waste time on the unnecessary, she can be entertaining and fun and she enjoys having a good time while working hard. Her exceptional human interaction skills, as well as her humor, can lighten up any tense moment and move difficult discussions into effective conclusions. Martha is pragmatic and results-focused and expects nothing less than the best from herself as well as from the clients she coaches. Her approach, has earned a deep respect from the thousands who have worked with her.
As a CEO of a multi-hundred-million dollar company recently said of her, “Martha’s insights are at times astounding! I have met many consultants and facilitators over the years and she is, without a doubt, one of the best I have ever seen. As a result of her coaching, we were able to move our executive team out of a stalemate situation into alignment and enthusiastic action!”