Active on the social media and lecture circuit as a TEDx and Fortune 500 keynote speaker followed by thousands on Instagram and LinkedIn, Martha is a retired captain in the US Coast Guard and author of five books including the award-winning So Others May Live: Coast Guard Rescue Swimmers Saving Lives, Defying Death (The Lyons Press/ Roman & Littlefield) used by Kevin Costner and Ashton Kutcher for their roles in the movie The Guardian. Her bold leadership style empowered Martha to be one of the first female officers to serve aboard two Coast Guard cutters with all male crews and lead teams through numerous disasters during her 29-year career and promotion to senior officer. She earned a master’s in journalism from Harvard University, delivered a TEDx and has accepted invitations and continue to speak about her journey and books on podcasts, for audiences around the world and for Fortune 500 companies. Martha’s part-time work includes freelance writing for magazines and driving Zodiacs for Seabourn cruise ship guests as an expedition specialist and lecturer. She continues to build her influence and inspirational message to make a difference: Be Bold, Be First and Be Yourself to Achieve your Bigger Dream. Martha has appeared as a guest on Fox & Friends, FOX/CBS/ABC/NBC/CNN & affiliates.