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Women inspire me every single day. Their tenacity, wit, enthusiasm, power and grace have provided the world with amazing businesses that have transformed industries. Her Success Story is a podcast that allows these impactful and fascinating women to share their success journey with the world. Their triumphs, along with their failures. Their lessons, along with their leadership. And their determination to follow their dreams. Listen in each week as we talk to women in fashion, coaching, corporate, legal and so much more.

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Jan 13, 2020

Rita Burgett-Martell






Rita Burgett-Martell is the author of Change Ready!  How to Transform Change Resistance into Change Readiness, a professor of Business Transformation and Innovation for Cambridge Corporate University and a business transformation thought leader to Fortune 500 C-level and senior executives.  

Before establishing her own consulting firm, Strategic Transformations Inc., in 2001, she was the Senior Managing Director, and one of the founding leaders, of the Organizational Change Practice at KPMG Consulting and Oracle Corporation in San Francisco. She played a key role in developing both Oracle and KPMG’s organizational change management methodology and hiring and training change management consultants to build an international practice.

She has led enterprise-wide global technology, process, organizational redesign, and post-merger integration change initiatives for the world’s largest corporations. Her clients include Cisco Systems, Chevron, Gap, Symantec, Astra-Zeneca, Genentech, MedImmune, McKesson, Teague Design, Bank of America, California State Automobile Association, Kaiser Permanente, Southern California Edison, Pacific Gas & Electric, Detroit Edison, Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools, Chicago Public Schools, Infonet, Quantum, Nissan, the City of Detroit and American Institute for Research. She has worked internationally with clients in Australia, Manila, Bali, UK, Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, France, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Switzerland, Singapore, Pakistan and the Middle East. 

She is a summa cum laude graduate of Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee; and, divides her time between her home in Sausalito, California and Nashville, Tennessee.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • How women can create security
  • How to create opportunity
  • Family values, business, and personal growth
  • Knowledge and skills needed for change
  • Remaining relevant
  • Just say yes to move forward