Sandra M. Martínez is the President and Founder of Fénix Leadership & Development. She is a seasoned executive coach and consulting professional with
more than 20 years of experience working with strategic leaders in the U.S. and abroad. She assists her clients in expanding their understanding of self, growing their awareness of the impact of their behavior on others, and broadening their repertoire of leadership perspectives and strategies. This enables them to lead more effectively in complex situations, turbulence and uncertainty. Formerly an instructor and researcher associated with the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, she also served on the faculty of the U.S. Army War College as the Transformation Chair, with a mandate to prepare national security professionals for leadership in turbulent and complex environments.
Sandra’s work has always been grounded in recognizing the intrinsic value and potential contributions of all cultures, races, and ethnic groups to address the challenges we collectively face. She believes that diversity and inclusion are strategic imperatives for organizations. Thus, it is critical for organizations to create psychologically safe spaces where individuals can grow and thrive equitably. Through her experience coaching leaders of color, her support of women in the U.S. and abroad, and her own life experience, she has learned to leverage the dynamics of conversation as a pathway to the emergence of understanding, empathy, inclusion and constructive change.