Body Language

Years in Practice

25 years +


Penticton BC V2A 1C9 - Canada



Additional Expertise

Business Coach, Career Counselor, Confidence Coach, Personal Development Coach

I Practice in

Multiple states/provinces, please inquire



I Believe

I help career changers and entrepreneurs break down barriers and make their next move with confidence. Favourite Quote: "Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning" William Ward.

About Martina Payette

One of my favourite quotes is, “Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning” - William Ward.  And I do delight in helping people light the wick!

My specialty is personalized 1-1 career strategy and entrepreneurship coaching and creating and delivering work-life satisfaction, career transition learning, and coaching programs for individuals, entrepreneurs, and emerging leaders.  Helping people succeed in their search for meaningful, satisfying work and workplaces brings me joy. 

Today's workplaces have so many options and complexities. We are fortunate to have the opportunity to choose.  With choices, figuring out what the "best" or "right" choice is can be very challenging.  Bring more ease to those decisions and supporting people through that transition is what I love to do, mostly because it requires listening with curiosity to and creating conversation about a human being's work and life stories!

I'm proud to have grown up on the prairie and discovered Sociology, Career Development, and Coaching. My big sky, wide open prairie optimism, pragmatic nature, love of people, words, and conversations have been an integral part of my interest in how humans develop, learn, and create 100% work-life satisfaction.  

My work life journey has been full of wonderful people, conversations and continuous learning.  My 26 years in the career development space has included 20 years as part of the UCalgary Career Services teams, 7 years as an entrepreneur & career strategy coach, and an Associate Consultant/Career Transition Coach with LHH Knightsbridge in Calgary.

I continuously study how we humans navigate life and the conversations that help us be our best each day, while navigating the challenges of living life and working well. I am a certified coach with NCC Ontological Coach & PCC Certifications with a BA in Sociology, 2 years of Integrative Body Psychotherapy (IBP) learning, and Body and Movement coach training,  My skills as an active listener, coach, and confidential thinking partner have been cultivated growing up in a large family and motherhood, along side coaching and supporting hundreds of clients through their career transition, job search, and personal change challenges. 

My curiosity keeps me reading and learning as a continuous activity in my life.  I create learning gatherings for my own development (coach and voice professional development workshops, as well as entrepreneur support groups) and actively engage in ICF WBECS Coach training workshops. I have also worked personally with MCC Certified and IBP personal and business coaches and counselors to develop my personal well-being and hone my coaching skills as a result of my own personal experience of being coached. 

Let's start a conversation today.  BE U and find the work life satisfaction you are longing for!