Positive Change: Simple Steps are a Small Leap of Faith with Toie Martin, Part 1
From nurse to change expert, Toie Martin shares how to make lasting changes.Toie Martin, Positive Change Expert and yep, native Texan.

For ten years, tenderly serving patients matched her deep passion. Going to work each day was a joy. Her employers rewarded her with promotions. Then, she got her first bad boss. Things were about to change for Toie Martin. She can laugh about it now, but at the time change felt scary.

Have you ever felt stuck in your job? What about relationships going off course no matter how hard you try? In my case, what about the weight I lose and then regain? I wanted to know more from Toie about creating lasting change. 


Toie understand how frustrating it is to love what you do but feel stuck. Circumstances can seem beyond your control.

“I loved everything about nursing.” she says, but circumstances pressured her in unhealthy ways. “For the first time it felt more about business than about the patient. About that time I got my first bad boss, something I’d never had before.” 

(In this episode Toie shares about growing up in an entrepreneurial family and about losing her dad to cancer at a young age. Find more interviews at Fireside Talk Radio.)

A Leap of Faith

She was the director of nursing. She looked around for a different position, eager to change anything to make her situation more tolerable, but realized her heart was not leading her that direction. 

Instead, she quit her job.

“I took a huge leap of faith—a mid-life-crisis leap of faith, “ she laughs. “An awakening is what it originally was, followed by a melt down.” She followed her heart, but her head had different ideas. “You realize, ‘Oh my gosh, what have I done?’”

Instead of panicking, she began to ponder what was next for her. What were her possibilities? (For more on finding your passion and purpose, click here.)

“I knew the door had closed behind me,” she recounts, “I knew there was a door in front of me. But I had no idea what it was, where it was. I just knew it was important. That’s where I started.” She got her MBA while giving herself time to contemplate.

Creating Positive Change?

Toie reentered her career with a fresh perspective. Her nursing background and business training allowed her to begin to work with multimillion dollar companies. Her specialty was helping them create positive change. For more about what Toie learned and how she can help you create lasting change, click here.

Cathy Krafve, Columnist, Speaker, Blogger, Podcaster, and Christian Writer, invites your stories, ideas, and questions at CathyKrafve.com. Truth with a Texas Twang.

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