Marsha Acker

Marsha Acker

executive and leadership team coach | agilist | author | catamaran skipper | lover of travel | wife to a renaissance man | mom to a daughter, dog, chickens, and guinea pigs | seeker of blue water and sand | avid book collector

Current: Helps leaders and teams grow communicative competence so that they can change the nature of their discourse. Coaches executives and leadership teams in becoming more aware of the patterns that get in the way of the business outcomes they desire. Offers observations and inquiries about the undiscussable topics in the room in a non-judgmental and supportive manner. Believes in the power of transforming the way people speak with one another as the doorway to creating the change they desire for themselves and their organizations. Develops others to lead powerful and productive conversations by learning the skills of facilitation and team coaching.

Past: Trained in software engineering and decision support systems, held management and leadership roles in a .dot-com startup, learned the power of understanding group dynamics and facilitation, and found my way to the human side of leadership and change which changed my life and career path. Developed an insatiable need to collect books (it’s still a serious problem).

Future: Will continue to check off bucket-list items while living near a body of blue water—and if my husband has his choice it will be “off-grid” and near the mountains.