Marsha Acker is a leadership and team coach whose passion and expertise is helping leaders and teams identify and break through stuck patterns that get in the way of their desired performance. Marsha founded TeamCatapult, a coaching and change leadership firm, in 2005. She has over 20 years of experience designing and facilitating organizational change initiatives and believes that facilitation and coaching skills are core 21st century leadership skills. She served as the track chair for defining the ICAgile Coaching and Enterprise Coaching learning objectives.
Marsha is a Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF), Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC), Professional Certified Coach (PCC), Organizational and Relationship Systems Coach (Center for Right Relationship), and Dialogix - Certified Structural Dynamics Interventionist.
Research shows that the number one contributor to team effectiveness is psychological safety. According to research by individuals like Amy Edmondson and the Project Aristotle study by Google, this means that it is critical to create a space where team members feel safe to take risks and be vulnerable in front of each other.