Dr. Marta Wilson is an industrial-organizational psychologist and the CEO of Transformation Systems Inc. (TSI), an executive strategies and management systems engineering firm that helps customers work leaner, faster, and smarter. Marta and TSI’s multi-disciplinary experts help clients in the public and private sectors boost efficiency, effectiveness, productivity, quality, and savings. Marta has dedicated her career to leadership consultancy while serving as board member, author, catalyst, coach, mentor, researcher, speaker, trainer, volunteer, and fundraiser.
With a passion to share proven strategies that drive client results, Marta has authored several business books including LEAP, Energized Enterprise, Everybody’s Business, Leaders in Motion, and the Transformation Desktop Guide.
An internationally acclaimed speaker, Marta energizes leaders and fuels change with her dynamic programs. She delivers powerful content, actively engages her audience, and brings real world business savvy and credibility. From Washington DC to Scotland to South Africa to Singapore, program attendees leave feeling empowered with clear intention and laser focus on the actions needed to achieve new peaks of performance. Marta makes her impact by catalyzing organizational transformation with her messages on transformational leadership, employee engagement, total systems thinking, achieving new peaks of performance, and more.
With Marta at the helm, TSI has received numerous accolades from clients for helping set historic records in speed of DoD acquisition processes and for facilitating large scale technology transitions. TSI has ranked on the Inc. 5000 list for five consecutive years as one of the fastest growing private companies in America. In addition, TSI has received recognition as one of the Washington Business Journal’s Best Places to Work, the National Jefferson Award for Public Service, Society for Human Resource Management’s Employer All-Star Award for Best Recruitment, Engagement, and Retention Practices, and Virginia’s Fantastic 50 Award. Marta has been named as a Heroine of Washington by Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association and the March of Dimes and as one of the Washington Business Journal’s Top 25 Women Business Leaders in DC.
Marta currently serves as the Board Secretary of the Northern Virginia Technology Council, is the Immediate Past Board Chairman of Easterseals DC MD VA, and previously served as a Board member of the Association for Corporate Growth National Capital Region. She is also active in professional organizations such as the Professional Services Council, the National Defense Industrial Association, and the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association. She is a member of the American Red Cross Tiffany Circle and a former board member of the Virginia Network of Nonprofit Organizations and Virginia’s US Senate Productivity and Quality Award.
To give back to the community, Marta created and steers TSI’s award-winning Feed to Lead Program. Feed to Lead puts corporate social responsibility in motion by providing funding and volunteer hours to charities and nourishing leadership potential in those who need a helping hand.
Specializing in leadership effectiveness, Marta holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in industrial and organizational psychology from Virginia Tech and a B.A. in academic psychology from the University of Tennessee.