Marta Wilson

Founder and CEO, Transformation Systems Inc.

Dr. Marta Wilson is an industrial-organizational psychologist and the CEO of Transformation Systems Inc. (TSI), an award-winning consulting firm that helps leaders be their best, do great things, and have meaningful success. Marta has dedicated her career to helping people and communities expand potential and boost effectiveness through her work as a leadership consultant, business author, keynote speaker, board member, and charity fundraiser.

Marta is the creator of LEAP which stands for Leadership Effectiveness and Potential. LEAP is a framework and a program that includes assessments, workshops, coaching, mentoring, and a groundbreaking mobile app. This innovative program is implemented by organizations to lift entire workforces to new heights. With LEAP, thousands of people are discovering their unique superpowers and unleashing their inner superheroes.

As a speaker, Marta fuels change with her dynamic message and energizes her audiences to focus like a laser on achieving new peaks of performance. With a passion to share proven strategies that drive client results, Marta is the author of several books including Energized Enterprise, Everybody’s Business, Leaders in Motion, and the Transformation Desktop Guide.

With Marta at the helm, TSI has received numerous accolades for helping set historic records in federal acquisition processes and for facilitating large scale technology transitions. In addition, TSI is recognized as one of the Washington Business Journal’s Best Places to Work, and has received the National Jefferson Award for Public Service, Society for Human Resource Management’s Employer All-Star Award, and Virginia’s Fantastic 50 Award. TSI also ranked on the Inc. 5,000 list for five consecutive years as one of the fastest growing private companies in America.

Recognized for leadership and service, Marta is named as one of the Washington Business Journal’s Top 25 Women Business Leaders in DC and by the March of Dimes as a Heroine of Washington. She serves as the Board Secretary of the Northern Virginia Technology Council and as a Board member of the Association for Corporate Growth National Capital Region. She is a Board member and the former Board Chair of Easterseals DC MD VA and a member of the American Red Cross Tiffany Circle.

Specializing in leadership effectiveness, Marta holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in industrial-organizational psychology from Virginia Tech and a B.A. in academic psychology from the University of Tennessee.

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LEAP: Master Your Superpowers, Soar to the Leading Edge

Publication Date: December 2019

Why do some people advance to the leading edge of performance, while others with similar experience and ability do not?  High performers exhibit mastery of four critical areas of life:


In LEAP: Master Your Superpowers, Soar to the Leading Edge, leadership expert and CEO Marta Wilson teaches what she and her team have learned through a career of applied research: individuals with four types of mastery become superstars, and those who don’t tend to stall out without achieving their full potential.  Mastery of the four areas separate top performers from the crowd.

LEAP, or Leadership Effectiveness and Potential, is a framework that guides individuals and organizations to the leading edge of success.  Part action plan, part real-life case study, LEAP is packed with tools to help you unleash your potential.

Marta Wilson demonstrates that these areas of mastery can be developed and honed by anyone ready to take the leap.

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