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Meet Wanda Martin


It is never too late, and you are never too old to achieve your goals.

Wanda Martin


Over 15 years ago, Wanda Martin left her role as a successful medical administrator to enact the changes she felt were so desperately needed within her community. Stepping out on faith, and alongside her husband, pastor Steve Martin, the two founded Higher Ground Church International, a non-denominational, contemporary, multi-racial ministry, located in Pennsylvania. With two campuses – in Philadelphia and  Pottstown – the couple have gone on to provide life-changing services that enrich the lives of all those who attend, and members of surrounding communities.


It was through serving along side and with her husband that Wanda gained notoriety for her magnetic personality and influential leadership style. Identifying herself as a Goal-etting Strategist, Wanda’s charismatic approach to finding purpose through goal fulfillment eventually became the catalyst for the work she does today as an accomplished pastor, author, speaker, and strategist. As a revered voice in her community and beyond, Wanda has an astute understanding that the way we teach and consume new information is not a one-size fits all approach. This is why she has strategically crafted niche services that cater to every client. Through Wanda Martin TV and her easy-to-use courses, webinars, one-on-one coaching sessions, and self-guided tutorials, all available through her Go For The Goal Academy, countless participants have been positively transformed by the proven practices and techniques that she has spent years personally and professionally perfecting.


Long before the Philadelphia native was a sought-after speaker impacting audiences across the Tri-state area with powerful discussions on goal setting, vision planning, women’s and youth/student empowerment, and more, Wanda grew up watching her mother set and achieve every goal she put her mind to. Wanda’s blueprint was sprouted from her mother’s desire to pour into her children – one that is woven throughout the fabric of her teachings. Once Wanda’s mother retired, she witnessed her take a step back and abandon the  fire that once fueled her dreams. After raising six children and graciously aiding in the achievement of their every goal, she falsely believed that it was now too late for her to do the same. 


This admission jarred Wanda into a new mission to ensure her clients understand just how important and powerful it is to have something to aspire to, no matter our age or stage in life. Soon later, Wanda’s mother fell ill and suddenly passed away, unfortunately leaving an impression on Wanda that she’d been too old to chase her remaining dreams. With Wanda's mother transitioning coupled with learning about University of Scranton's research that indicated 92% of American's who set goals never achieve them while only 8% do, her mission today is teach individuals  how to become a part of that coveted ELITE NUMBER ....the 8%. 

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