Martha is a speechwriter, editor, communications coach and workshop leader. After a degree in English Literature she qualified as a teacher and taught English and Communication for some years before moving into educational writing and editing. What really makes her tick is helping people work out what they think, what they want to say, and how best to put their ideas into words that will make things happen. 

Along with Martin Shovel, she set up CreativityWorks in 2002, and together they have developed a busy practice as leadership communications coaches and speechwriters. They work with a wide variety of clients across a range of sectors, including business, government, academia, professional bodies, trade unions and the third sector. As well as working with individual leaders, Martin and Martha also train speechwriters and other communications professionals, both in the UK and internationally.