MARLA TURNER, MA
LEADERSHIP COACH + STRENGTHS-BASED DEVELOPMENT
Strategic * Learner * Relator * Self-Assurance * Activator
Marla Turner is a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach who has helped hundreds of people embrace and leverage their unique talents through CliftonStrengths. She uses her 20+ years of experience in facilitation and instructional design to create impactful one-on-one coaching experiences and highly interactive workshops (virtually and in-person).
Marla’s career spans several industries, including banking, government, monitored security, public utilities, real estate, healthcare, and higher education. She has spent more than 15 years developing leaders and has created and managed a variety of leadership development programs.
Workshop participants have shared that Marla has “a unique talent for creating a safe environment that allows participants to take professional and emotional risks” and that she “delivers feedback in a constructive, funny, and sensitive way.” A banking professional who received CliftonStrengths coaching sums up the experience this way: “Applying what I learned from Marla’s coaching gave me a deeper understanding of the value I bring to an organization and made it easier for me to find work I continue to be passionate about.”
Marla has an M.A. in English literature and has taught writing and literature at the university level. She is a fierce defender of the Oxford comma and applauds those brave souls who dare to use the semicolon.
Areas of Specialization
CliftonStrengths Team Workshops
CliftonStrengths Leadership Coaching
One-on-One CliftonStrengths Coaching
Customized Teambuilding Workshops
Customized Leadership Workshops
Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach
Master of Arts, English Literature with Emphasis in Rhetoric and Composition
BEST Personality Profile
What Marla's Clients Say...
Taking Marla’s CliftonStrengths workshop changed my life. For the first time I understood my true leadership style and how my strengths support the work I do - personally and professionally. Marla is an amazing coach who helps you recognize that choosing opportunities that play to your strengths allows you to do what you’re truly passionate about while adding value to any organization you work for.
-- Diversity & Inclusion Senior Manager for a major metropolitan port
Marla’s work coaching me through my CliftonStrengths exercise completely changed how I think about myself and my work habits. I’m now proud of what I once considered a weakness.
-- VP and Regulatory Affairs Coordinator for a financial institution