Culture and Leadership Connections Podcast

Rayne Martin – Make The World A Better Place

September 02, 2022 Marie Gervais Season 5 Episode 17
Culture and Leadership Connections Podcast
Rayne Martin – Make The World A Better Place
Show Notes

Bio for Rayne Martin 

Rayne Martin is both the founder of and a leadership coach at "It's The Impact." 

Episode highlight

Tune in to learn about Rayne Martin’s journey to make the world a better place as a leadership coach. 






“You aren’t leading if you are not using your leadership to make a more just and equitable world.” 


Childhood Incidents

Growing up impoverished in a small rural town of 200 people in northern Louisiana, Rayne felt as if she was “radically under-educated.” Even though she had been among the top of her class in high school, she found it necessary to take remedial English classes at college. 

She recalls going grocery shopping with her family once a month at a store in town, where each child was allowed to get one item of their choice. She began working at a very early age, which contributed to her feeling that she had to put in extra effort for anything she wanted. 

Influential Groups 

Compared to Rayne’s current home, the liberal city of New Orleans, the town she grew up in feels very conservative. Rayne’s mother asked her to invite her African-American friend and her mom to their house, which was the first time any white person had done so in their town. Rayne’s father held several sexist opinions, some of which hindered Rayne in considering herself a woman leader. However, she has now come into her own leadership style. 

Temperament and Personality Influences

Rayne has always been described as authentic. She is grateful to have recently met her biological father and discovered her Ukrainian heritage, but also grateful for her stepfather, who provided her with a framework on how to parent non-biological kids. Modeling her parental style after her stepfather continues to serve Rayne in her role as a stepmother to two children herself. 

Cultural Epiphanies

Rayne’s husband recently wanted to join a yacht club, and she is uncomfortable being around people of that social class. However, she is working through her own bias against that group. 

Advice to an Employer 

Rayne thrives when she’s working with leaders who want to make a difference by being brave and authentic in the fight for creating a positive impact. 

More Great Insights! 

Rayne’s program, The Changemaker, is a comprehensive support system which includes personal coaching, the “4 Cs of changemaking,” and group work designed to help people be vulnerable and push through their blind spots as they work to change the world! 

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