Martin Fisher was born in 1940, during the second year of the Second World War.
He grew up on West Rand of what is today Gauteng Province. He was educated at the local schools, serving those communities within the area. He was married in 1966, and had three wonderful children. He qualified as a teacher and went on to teach for some 16 years. His teaching experience ranged from the upper primary school level to Standard 10 (grade 12). During those years of teaching he continued to study, eventually earning an M.Ed (Cum Laude) and a Ph.D. in Social Psychology. The latter part of his teaching career was spent lecturing at a Teachers’ College in Cape Town.
In 1992, he resigned his position at the College, and created for himself a consultancy role, focusing mostly on personal development for senior management within organizations. He later became involved in assisting different Provincial Government Departments establish themselves. He created a number of development and analytical products (The Organization Scan & ALOE – Action Learning for Organisation Effectiveness) which were used successfully in profiling departments and organizations.
He was also later involved in assisting with the structuring the Department of Public Service Administration in Pretoria, a position that was funded by the European Union. He recently spent two years working in Scotland, Ireland and Canada. He continues his consultancy work as well as assisting non-government organizations working within different communities in rural areas.
On behalf of the Department of Health, he recently undertook a research project into the present status of the prevalence and treatment of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome in South Africa. The paper included : The Literature & Research; Interventions to reduce FAS in SA related Incidence; Prevalence, Prevention along with Policy Recommendations.
At present he works with a community radio station, Whale Coast 98Fm, as an announcer, where he features a daily magazine program called ‘Doc Martin’s Noon ‘till Two.”
He is also a practicing Kinesiologist combining these insights and techniques within his counseling practice. (www.intentoheal.co.za)