Daren Martin, PHD - THE CULTURE ARCHITECT
Dr. Daren Martin was born in Louisiana but spent most of his growing up years in Bangkok, Thailand. He started an and ran his own company while working on his Master's degree and eventually his PhD in Psychology. After 20 years of running his own business he sold his company and began consulting Fortune 500 companies on Leadership, Company Culture, Sales Psychology and other topics.
Dr. Daren Martin is the author of the bestselling A Company of Owners: Maximizing Employee Engagement and the hand drawn/written Whiteboard: Business Models That Inspire Action, as well as Beached Whale: Learning to Swim in the New Ocean and The Sink. A Company of Owners has been called, "The best book I have read since Good to Great" by several C Level Executives. Whiteboard is being published in Thailand and was a favorite of the late great Leonard Cohen.
Dr. Martin's thought leadership and change strategies in transforming companies earned him the title The Culture Architect. He acts as a Trusted Advisor to business leaders at companies ranging from Fortune 500 to small businesses to create Owner Cultures.
The employee engagement is 29% at a typical company. That means most companies are producing a third of the results that they could be if they had a highly engaged workforce. It does not have to be like this.
Dr. Martin uses his experience building his own company as well as consulting with a wide range of organizations and companies in a myriad of sectors and industries to outline why the engagement is so low and what needs to happen to dramatically increase it.
Dr. Martin will spell out specific strategies including creating a BAM, assessing management style, getting the right people on board, and creating a working environment and culture that attracts and retains high performers.
As these strategies are adopted the company will see an increase in overall employee engagement leading to better business outcomes.