About Martha

Martha Finney

“I help leaders build dynamic, thriving workplaces where great people can do great work for great organizations that value them.”

Bestselling author Martha I. Finney works with companies and healthcare organizations to achieve their critical objectives by capturing the voices, insights, stories, and advice of their most engaged, high-performing talent. The author of 16 books about HR, employee engagement and career management, her two best-known books are HR From the Heart (co-authored with Libby Sartain, former CHRO of Yahoo and Southwest Airlines) and The Truth About Getting the Best From People.

She is also the creator of the Career Landscapes workshop — a team-building or retreat ice-breaker experience that unifies key groups through authentic storytelling.

Additionally, as a speaker and HR evangelist, Martha offers custom HR celebratory programs and speeches for special internal HR retreats and annual corporate gatherings.

Her work and research, which exclusively focuses on positive workplace experiences and the voice of the employee, has been covered by CNN, NPR, ABC, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Miami Herald, San Jose Mercury News, San Francisco Chronicle, Across the Board magazine (Conference Board).

As a master interviewer specializing in the HR career path, she has interviewed the CHROs of the following companies: Apple; Pixar; Bank of America; Intuit; Yahoo; Jet Blue; The Gap, Inc.; AFLAC; SAS Institute; Wynn Resorts; IBM; Knight Ridder; Safeway; Marriott; Gannett; HP; Starwood Hotels and Resorts.

She has worked with leaders and passionate employees in the following organizations:

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