by Wes Martin, MAIOP At Strata Leadership we offer various training topics to organizations developing effective leaders and sustaining a healthy organizational culture. Within this offering, there are training titles such as “Communication & Listening Skills,”...
While physical flexibility is important, it is equally important to have mental flexibility. This can be especially true at work. New ideas, new opportunities, and a new direction can all grow when flexibility is part of the culture of your organization. Dr. Nathan...
by Nathan Mellor, Ed. D. In some ways, it is ironic that some of the best people I know struggle with dependability. The reason I consider it ironic is that they struggle with being dependable is because they are often overwhelmed by the amount of work given to them...
by Nathan Mellor, Ed. D. According to the American Psychological Association (apa.org), there are three primary types of stress. They include: 1) Acute, 2) Episodic Acute and 3) Chronic Stress. In the minds of many, the concept of being able to “withstand stress and...
by Nathan Mellor, Ed. D. Through the Institute for Emerging Leaders (IEL), our goal is to partner with organizations to help provide an intensive learning experience for high potential employees. Before we got too far down the road in our planning, we thought it would...
Wes Martin is the Manager of Leadership Development Services for Strata Leadership. In addition to serving as an Executive Coach and Leadership Trainer himself, Wes oversees the team of Coaches, Trainers, and Consultants, empowering them to deliver world-class leadership solutions to Strata’s clientele. Wes is driven by the belief that behind every healthy team, organization and society is a leader or team of leaders who are committed to and actively seeking the wellbeing of others. For this reason, he seeks opportunities to support, celebrate and advocate for leaders at all levels, and in all walks of life.
Prior to Strata Leadership, Wes was with the Oklahoma City Thunder where he oversaw the training, development, and engagement of the team members who contribute to the #1 ranked arena for game experience in the National Basketball Association. Wes has also worked in higher education, construction and ministry, which allows him to connect with leaders from many different backgrounds and industries.
Wes holds a master’s degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Colorado State University, a BS in Multidisciplinary Studies from Southern Nazarene University where he was a collegiate football player, and has received professional coach training through the Co-Active Coach Training Institute. As an Organizational Psychologist, Wes is constantly bringing the latest research in behavioral and social psychology, as well as advances in neuroscience, to help leaders, teams, and organizations create and sustain lasting positive change.
Wes enjoys reading, writing, and taking fantasy football way too seriously. He is married and they have one daughter.
A thought-leader, two-time TEDx speaker, author, and CEO of Strata Leadership, Dr. Mellor is an experienced executive coach who has provided over 3,000 coaching sessions for executive leaders. He serves as a sounding board, thought partner, and a source of encouragement for leaders seeking to maximize their effectiveness.
Since its founding in 2009, Strata Leadership has pursued its mission of “Elevating Life at Work.” Each year, the professionals at Strata Leadership provide character and competence-based talent development services for hundreds of clients (non-profits, for-profits, educational institutions, and governmental agencies) throughout the United States and abroad.
In pursuit of educational, humanitarian, and religious interests, Nathan has studied or taught in Australia, Belize, China, England, Guyana, Israel, Jordan, Mexico, Russia, and Rwanda. He is passionate about developing future leaders and is the co-founder of the Presidential Leadership Institute, hosted on the campus of York College, in collaboration with the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum. He is an adjunct professor for graduate programs at York College and Oklahoma Baptist University. He is the chairperson for the Strata Center for Workplace Coaching and the co-founder of the Institute for Emerging Leaders. He is the past Chairperson of the Oklahoma Business Ethics Consortium.
Dr. Mellor earned the Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership degree from Pepperdine University, where he was a Colleagues Grant recipient. He earned the Master of Dispute Resolution degree from the prestigious Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at the Pepperdine University School of Law, where he was named a Straus Fellow. He earned the Master of Science in Education degree from Harding University while serving as the Graduate Assistant to the University President. He earned the Bachelor of Arts from Harding University, where he was elected Student Association President. Dr. Mellor has pursued postdoctoral studies through the College of Executive Coaching.
Dr. Mellor was recognized as the Executive Pilot Award recipient in 2018, the highest individual honor bestowed by the Oklahoma Ethics Business Consortium. In 2021, he was named by the Oklahoma Journal Record as one of Oklahoma’s Most Admired CEOs. He is a fellow with the Institute of Coaching, McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School Affiliate, and a member of the International Coaching Federation.
His book, “Sleeping Giants: Authentic Stories and Insights For Building A Life That Matters” is available via Monocle Press, Amazon, and Audible. He also hosts the podcast, “The Strata Leadership Show.”
Nathan lives in Edmond, Oklahoma, with his wife and two daughters.
Shared Mental Models-Managing for Success
Everyone has a mental model. It is the lens through which we process the world. As a leader, it is crucial to understand how mental models are shaped and formed to be able to build team unity. In this presentation, we will consider how to build a culture of respect and consistency at work. The program focuses on enhancing communication, positive reinforcement of values and addressing the root of behaviors that undermine unhealthy teams.
A core concept that helped guide and shape the creations of Walt Disney was his belief that “Everything Speaks.” Using this mindset as a source of inspiration, Dr. Mellor explores how the contributions of every person in an organization matter. He also explores how our words and actions speak volumes. Drawing upon real life examples and relevant data, it is the perfect presentation for energizing teams and building morale. (Communication, Ethics, Leadership, Motivation/Inspiration)
Stepping Down to Greatness
The success of a leader is dictated by the success of those they are leading. A leader cannot be successful if the people they are leading are not successful. Through this program, Dr. Mellor provides inspiring stories and research that engages the heart and mind. (Ethics, Leadership, Motivation/Inspiration)
Built to Win
The difference between a winning season and a winning program is consistency. In this positive, insightful and inspiring program, Dr. Mellor provides a practical roadmap for leaders seeking to take their organizations to the next level. (Ethics, Leadership, Motivation/Inspiration)
We live in a world of distractions. Through this program, Dr. Mellor explores how breakthroughs in the world of neuroscience are providing meaningful insights into how to train the brain for focus. The program is a breakthrough event that is extremely engaging and practical. Applicable to all, the content can be applied instantly and is a crowd favorite. (Leadership, Motivation/Inspiration)
Innovate to Accelerate
Do you feel like your organization is headed in the right direction, but needs to change its pace? Through this session, Dr. Nathan Mellor walks leaders through how to increase productivity by enhancing your organization’s ability to accelerate the learning process. If you are looking for inspiration and practical insights gained by working behind the scenes with innovative leaders and companies, this program can help you reach your goals. (Leadership, Motivation/Inspiration)