Martha has more than 20 years in human resources and human capital solutions. Examples of the work she has delivered include: Executive Coaching; Change Management; Leadership Development; Employee Communications, Use of Social/Multi-Media in Communications & Learning Environments, Transition Management for Outsourcing arrangements; HR Transformation – development of new HR roles and processes; Employee Communications; Talent Management initiatives; Project Management; Communication Skills Training; Team Building workshops; Recruiting Process Design; Interviewing Skills Training & Customer Service Training.
Prior to founding her own company and then joining People Results, Martha was affiliated with Accenture for 11 years. There, she fulfilled various leadership roles in consulting, operational, and strategic human resource positions. Her scope of responsibilities included design and implementation work in the following areas: Change Management projects, Career Management Models, Performance Evaluation Processes, Recruiting, Orientation, Recognition Programs, Salary Administration, and Employee Relations. Martha Duesterhoft was the second employee in Accenture’s start-up human resource outsourcing company, Accenture HR Services, as the Director of Transition Management. Martha leveraged her strong project management skills to implement successful transitions.
Martha began her career with a strong foundation as a generalist in training and human resources in the retail and restaurant industries, working first for a division of Federated Department Stores, which owns Foley’s, and then with Unigate Restaurants. Martha has achieved Executive Coach Certification & SPHR. She has written or contributed to articles related to coaching and performance management in HR Magazine and the Ft. Worth Business Press and has served as a speaker at the HR Southwest Conference and TCU’s SHRM Association. She holds her Executive Coaching certification from Texas Christian University and the Center for Creative Leadership and a B.A. in Marketing from Texas A&M University.
Outside work, Martha’s other passions are her husband, Paul, and two sons, Nick and Jake. The entire family loves outdoor activities, and the mountains and sunny destinations are a favorite spots for vacations.