The Author

Mari D. Martin is the founding partner of Performance Strategies Group, Inc. (PSG) now in its 31st year. In 1990 she became one of the first consultants worldwide to be trained as a Kolbe Certified™ Consultant. She is also among a few select consultants who have been named as a Kolbe Certified™ Master Team Consultant. Mari and her team at PSG have touched the lives of over 26,000 people helping them to accelerate communication, work together, collaborate, and build strong teams.

Mari is the first recipient of the Mari Martin Award presented annually by the Lakeshore Alliance Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, as well as the first recipient of the Kolbe Professional Award presented by Kolbe Corp in 2013. She has served on several non-profit and faith-based Boards of Directors in the Holland, MI community where she has lived since 1983.

Mari has a passion for long distance running and has trained for and run in eight marathons since 2006. She enjoys spending time with her retired husband Chris, who brags about his improved golf game. They have a son and daughter-in-law living in Minneapolis, and two sons and a daughter-in-law living in Chicago. They welcome all opportunities to spend time with their seven-year-old granddaughter.