Hilary Martin
Consultant and Coach

My colleagues call me a "spark plug" for teams, partnerships, and programs.


I bring practical insight and creative energy to all of the work that I do.

As a coach and consultant, it's my job to boost your work. Whether you're re-focusing your life or developing a new strategic plan, if my skills fit your challenge, let's talk.

My role is to support your ambition through short-term, solutions-focused coaching, workplans, and active experiments to try out right away.


Drop me a line to explore one-on-one coaching, or to discuss your current project needs. In a Discovery Session we'll tackle a small part of your task to get a feel for how we would work together.

Since 2004 I've co-developed and delivered national and international initiatives to support action on corporate social responsibility, largely through Canadian Business Ethics Research Network hosted at the Schulich School of Business, York University. I am currently Director of Strategic Initiatives at the Ted Rogers Leadership Centre, Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University. 

In 2016 I completed coach training with Tammy Neilson at Creating Realities, consolidating insight gained through the leadership coaching that has been an informal part of my work over the past two decades. I am a member of the Creating Realities Community of Practice. 

I've worked with arts and cultural organizations in Ontario since 1998, including the Hillside Festival, InterAccess Electronic Media Arts Centre, Wavelength Music, and New Adventures in Sound Art. I currently volunteer as:

In my personal art practice, I create interactive sound installations. Current projects include Stone Song at Fieldwork, outside of Perth, ON, re-launching in May 2018, and a Toronto Arts Council grant project through the Animating Historic Sites program to develop a concept for The Evergreen Brick Works in the Don Valley.

I've lived in Ontario for 20 years. My Atlantic roots in my home province of  Newfoundland show through in the photos on this site. Photo credit for the banner image goes to Chris MacKay, fellow Mount Allison University alum. Thanks to Jeremy Petch, former colleague in the Philosophy graduate program at York University, for the headshot.