Ken Martlage

Ken Martlage


Ken Martlage’s expertise centers on focusing high-profile leadership talent around trust, communication, relationship development, conflict resolution and alignment to provide a competitive advantage to core business.  Ken is well-known as a seasoned executive coach and team facilitator with extensive international experience.  In addition to Ken’s proprietary material, he has Master Practitioner certifications and extensive international experience with Myers Briggs Type Indicator, FIRO-B, CPI260, and Asherman Negotiator models.

Ken has experience working with collaborative groups and leadership in a wide variety of business environments, including sales, agri-business, automotive, pharmaceutical and general manufacturing, education, federal & local government, commodities, oil & gas discovery and production, human resources, discovery research, product development, engineering, quality assurance, and analytical development.  He has worked with administrative, technical, mid and upper-level managers, top leadership, and board members.  Ken has developed leaders in the U.S., Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Qatar, Europe and Canada with multiple cultures and nationalities.

Ken also continues his work with transition management and leadership development as a trusted advisor in local Midwestern businesses and not-for-profit organizations.

He has done extensive business and leadership focused post-graduate work at the Cleveland Gestalt Institute and the Gestalt International Study Center (Cape Cod).

Ken was a past member of the National Skill Standards Board as well as a governor-appointed member of the Indiana Workplace Skill Standards working committee for 3 years.

At the time of his retirement from Eli Lilly and Company in 2000, Ken had completed 28 years in a variety of management roles in Human Resources, Research and Development, Product Development, Manufacturing, Clinical Trials, Industrial Health and Safety, and Training and Development.  Ken also developed a department focused on coaching individuals, teams and Executives within Lilly.