About Marty Martin

Internationally Acclaimed Speaker, Author, Researcher, & In-demand Coach

Speaking of Excellence

An internationally acclaimed speaker, author, researcher, and in-demand coach, Dr. Marty Martin has coached high-level executives in business, education, and medicine. His reputation for delivering high-energy, content-rich, memorable presentations has led to repeat appearances for clients like the American College of Physician Executives, the American College of Healthcare Executives, and the Financial Planning Association.


Since 1982, Dr. Martin has given over 2,500 presentations all over the world to clients in the fields of health care, financial planning, and higher education. He addresses topics including managing performance, taming disruptive behavior, hiring the best the first time, the psychology of money, and recession-proofing your life. Marty is also called upon to facilitate many boards and strategic planning sessions for his clients.


Formerly a practicing clinical psychologist and human resources executive, Marty has worked for the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Tulane University, Xavier University of Louisiana, and the National Institutes for Health.

The Author

Dr. Marty Martin is the author of two books – Taming Disruptive Behavior (2013) and The Inner World of Money: Taking Control of Financial Decisions and Behavior (2012). These books have been featured in USA Today, the Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal.

The Scholar/Educator

He has written more than 100 scholarly articles in leading publications like the Physician Executive, Journal of Health Care Finance, and the Journal of Business Ethics. His work has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and the Chicago Tribune. He is a director and associate professor in the College of Commerce at DePaul University, where his classes combine cutting-edge research with his own practical experiences working with his clients as a financial advisor and psychologist at Aequus Wealth Management.

The Consultant/Speaker/Trainer

Dr. Martin has consulted with numerous organizations on projects ranging from the redesign of the medical staff to the implementation of performance management system. Participants in his training program express gratitude for Marty being able to present complex topic in a way that is simple, practical, and enjoyable.

The Trusted Advisor

Marty serves as a coach or trusted advisor to executives and entrepreneurs. His area of expertise focuses on optimizing the decision making of his clients, enhancing the health and vitality of his clients, and serving as a sounding board to assist his clients in making tough decisions such as strategizing about the future of the organization, positioning arguments with the board of directors, terminating a member of the leadership team and dealing with a disruptive board member or executive.


Curriculum Vitae