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Martha LaGuardia-Kotite

Award-winning Author, Ghostwriter
& Professional Speaker

A Harvard Trained Writer & Award-Winning Author

Martha has lived in Manhattan, Connecticut, Boston, Seattle, Astoria, Oregon (Homeport for her first ship assignment), San Francisco and Key West (where she spent some time at sea as second in command of a 110' patrol boat.) Martha now resides in Northwest Florida with her family. A retired Captain in the U.S. Coast Guard, she's proud to call this area home.

My books: I’ve authored and co-authored five books, capturing the adventures, wild environments, trials and survival of women and men.

  • What I can do for you: I deliver memoirs and magazine features. I am an empathetic interviewer, discreet – let me help you tell your story. This is my talent and focus.
  • Ready to go:  Achieving a senior officer rank in the U.S. Coast Guard taught me a thing or two about getting along with people from all sorts of places and points of view, managing their different leadership styles and, being always ready to go, even if it meant deploying for a national disaster or shipboard patrol – that said, I can travel to work on your story or speaking event.

Motivational speaker: empowers and inspires students, teams & corporate leaders to dream bigger. Keynote speaker for graduations, national and regional events - let’s fire them up!

  • I can also: bring stories of extraordinary people, coupled with my own life and leadership experiences to your audience, encouraging them to take action.
  • Why we should talk: I deliver life-changing stories. I enjoy getting to know people and crafting a page-turner that sells. I create relatable presentations that shares hard-earned wisdom, teaching the audiences – no matter your age or experience – that we can be bold, we can achieve our daring dreams, having fun along the way.

MARTHA'S BOOKS

FEATURED ARTICLES

The Ocean’s Forests – How We Can Win One for the Corals and Why We Need to Care

The Ocean’s Forests – How We Can Win One for the Corals and Why We Need to Care

BY MARTHA J. LAGUARDIA-KOTITE After graduating from college, Todd Barber and his father nearly died crossing the Atlantic, from Miami to
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Cover Story: Community Groups Take On Human Trafficking Along the Emerald Coast

Cover Story: Community Groups Take On Human Trafficking Along the Emerald Coast

By Martha J. LaGuardia-Kotite The 12-year old girl came from a troubled home where she suffered abuse at the hands of a
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Boston Globe Cover Story – Chatham Lighthouse hitting the big screen

Boston Globe Cover Story – Chatham Lighthouse hitting the big screen

By Martha LaGuardia-Kotite | GLOBE CORRESPONDENT -- OCTOBER 16, 2012 CHATHAM — A few steps from Chatham Lighthouse, on the elbow
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