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Dr Joel Martin

Dr. Martin, Ph.D., is a recognized entrepreneur, international coach, trainer, speaker, and author. She is considered one of the premiere transformational trainers and training designers internationally and a thought leader in this industry. Dr. Martin is the founder of Triad West Inc., a more than 15-year-old global company headquartered in Scottsdale, AZ. Her company has served corporations across the US, and in Malaysia, Taiwan, China, South Africa, France, the United Kingdom, and Latvia.

Previously, Dr. Martin was the owner, operator and creative director of a full-service New York City advertising agency. Then she took a series of transformational training so impactful that she closed her agency, became an international trainer and founder of Triad West Inc.

A firm believer in giving back to her community, diversity, and inclusion, 11 years ago she created the Triad West Positively Powerful Programs to provide training and development to the general public. The Positively Powerful Woman Awards annually acknowledges diverse women leaders who are role models in various industries. The mission of the Awards is to acknowledge the accomplishments of women in ways that empower all people to live their dreams. Thus far, more than 50 women business leaders have been honored for their accomplishments in media, corporate, philanthropic, educational, international, visionary and social justice.

Dr. Martin has received numerous awards for her business and community contributions including the world’s premier business award, the Stevie Award. She is the recipient of the FraserNet PowerNetworker of the Year Phenomenal Woman Award, NAACP Business Leadership Award – East Valley, AZ, The Ohio State University Citation for Distinguished Achievement, YWCA Tribute to Leadership Social Justice Award – Metro Phoenix, ABHOW Corporate Governance Award, National Alliance of Market Developers Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Greater Phoenix Black Chamber Community Advocate of the Year Award, and the Faithpreneur Legacy Leadership Award.

Dr. Martin is the author of How To Be A Positively Powerful Person and Me Brand Awareness on personal branding. She has been featured on The Today Show and ABC Sonoran Living and in publications that include the New York Times, US News and World Report, Black Enterprise, Arizona Informant, and Essence. Before opening Triad West, she was the owner, operator and creative director of a full-service advertising agency. For this reason, she is featured in Pioneering African-American Women in the Advertising Business: Biographies of MAD Black WOMEN, authored by Dr. Judy Foster Davis.

She has earned an MA in Psychology and a Ph.D. in Communications, as well as being admitted to the Society of Wharton Fellows of the Wharton Business School.

Born in New York City and raised in Toledo, Ohio, Dr. Martin is a proud member of the African American Woman Giving and Empowerment Circle, a Community Initiative of the Arizona Community Foundation, a founding member of the Coalition of Blacks Against Breast Cancer, and member, Tanner Chapel AME Church.

She resides in Scottsdale, AZ with her husband Bob, who is a fine artist. They are the proud parents of their daughter Cybel, a member of the Cinematographers Union and an award-winning Director of Photography for feature films, commercials, and television programs.