Meet Our People

Martha Willson, BA, BEd, CPCC

Senior Consultant

Call: 403.777.2360

Martha knows the power of meaningful work, first hand. For over thirty years, she has witnessed and lived the transformative energy of finding work that matters and aligns with a person’s values and purpose.

As a certified career coach and transition educator, Martha facilitates group learning sessions in addition to working with clients one-on-one. Through this process, she connects them with the resources and direction they need to be successful in the future.

For the past 12 years, Martha has been a Senior Consultant with Toombs Inc. Her role allows her to help people navigate the turbulent time and space of career transition. With a keen understanding of the local job market, Martha provides insightful direction to clients as they work to identify their best career paths.

Dynamic and compassionate, Martha is always looking for different ways that she can create positive change for her clients and her community. This includes maintaining her private coaching practice, ‘Meaningful Work,’ fulfilling numerous board positions, and teaching at Mount Royal University. During her time at Mount Royal, she co-designed and delivered the Integrative Health Coach Certification program and taught the ‘Coaching in the Workplace’ module.

Her board positions have included Co-founder of the Calgary Women’s Network (serving as the President twice in the organization’s 24-year history), Host of the HR Career Network, President of the YWCA of Calgary, Member of the Board of Directors for Propellus, and most recently, member of the Board of Directors for a feminist theatre company.

Martha has a Bachelor of Arts from The University of British Columbia, a Bachelor of Education from the University of Regina, and an incomplete Masters of Theology from the University of Alberta.

Martha is also an accredited coach through the Coach Training Institute and the International Coach Federation (ICF). She’s currently waiting for her PCC designation to complete her MCC (Master Certified Coach).

Our Success Stories

Toombs Inc. helps clients move into the next phase of their career with insightful assessment to define the right direction to achieve the best-fit opportunity.

How we support you

“This was the first time I had ever worked with a transition agency, so I approached it with some trepidation. However, my apprehensions were quickly dispelled. Toombs was there the day I was laid off, which was a very traumatic day for me. I had never been laid off before. I was very angry and upset, and Toombs immediately helped ease those feelings. Their kindness, patience, and guidance were of great help to me that day, and set the foundation for what developed into a very productive relationship.”

“Martha played a critical role in helping me discover myself and define my path forward. She may be the best active listener I have ever encountered. Her patience, encouragement, guidance, listening, and ability to help me uncover my new career direction were invaluable to me, and I cannot thank her enough.”

“My engagement with Toombs was extremely valuable and very helpful. The “It’s Your Move” book is a tool I expect I will use throughout my working life. I have already passed it on to others (including my son)! The courses offered were without exception of great value; well researched and well delivered.”

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Over the last 30 years we have supported thousands of organizations in successfully transitioning employees to a better, more fulfilling future

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