Meet Dr. Robin Martin

Dr. Robin Martin is CEO/Founder of Leading Beyond the Post, Inc., a full-service leadership development and executive coaching consulting company helping leaders and organizations get “unstuck” by translating corporate strategy into individualized leadership development.


Dr. Robin Martin is a master-level certified executive coach with a distinct background in higher education, intercollegiate athletics, and diversity and inclusion. Her strategic design-thinking approach infuses research and real-life practical experiences that drive clients toward a strategic path of clarity, balance, and achievement.


Dr. Martin has over 20+ years of experience leading and managing large-scale change as an associate provost for diversity and inclusion, tenure-track faculty in educational leadership, athletics director, and women's basketball coach. A sought-after speaker and valued strategic partner, Dr. Martin’s expertise includes strategic planning, leadership development, recruitment and retention, and diversity and inclusion. Using a design-thinking approach, Dr. Martin specializes in individual and small group coaching, nonprofit and corporate leadership training, and team-building workshops. Her research focuses on inclusive leadership, organizational change, and an African-humanist philosophy called Ubuntu, meaning “I am because you are.”


Dr. Martin just completed her first book titled, Navigating Courage: A Black Woman's Journey in Athletics and Academia. In the book, Dr. Martin bears powerful witness to the professional trials faced by women of color and minorities in the workplace. More than that, she illuminates a path for academics and professionals to build true equity in and around institutions where it is both seriously lacking and essential.


Gallup Strenths

Strategic: People who can quickly spot the relevant patterns, issues, and theme and create alternative ways to proceed.

Command: People who can take control of a situation, make decisions, and has presence.

Self-Assurance: People who are confident in their abilities and their decisions.

Activator: People who can make things happen by turning thoughts into action.

Relator: People who enjoy close relationships with others and find deep satisfaction in working hard to achieve a go