BiographyDr. Brenda Marshall is an engaging and sought after speaker, coach and facilitator
with a strong track record of success in the Talent Development field. She’s led large scale leadership development initiatives, coached scores of emerging and established executives and supported teams through tough transitions. Certified in a variety of assessment tools and methodologies, she's great at using data as a springboard to create innovative learning experiences.
Her eclectic background includes stints in corporate, consulting and academic environments as well as time off to play and write. She is a published author, frequent conference speaker and noted expert in the field of grief and bereavement in the workplace.
Prior to beginning her consulting career, Brenda held several management positions with a fortune 500 company. She has worked with organizations in both the public and private sectors across multiple disciplines, and consistently achieved stellar feedback and results. As lead faculty for Georgian College’s new Bachelor of Business in Management and Leadership, Brenda’s extensive consulting experience is helping to shape the emerging curriculum.
Passionate about personal growth and development – Brenda loves to ignite the spark for change in others. Audiences relate to and remember Brenda for her authenticity, humor and ability to bring ideas to life with powerful real life stories.
Brenda holds a Ph.D. in Adult Education, an M.Ed. in Teaching and Learning, a B.Sc. in Psychology and Criminology and has advanced training in Solution Focused and Narrative approaches to coaching and counselling. In addition, she is accredited to interpret MRG’s Strategic Leadership Development Process, LEA and IDI, the McQuaig Word Survey, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, the FIRO B and other tools.
PhD, University of Toronto, Canada
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Grief in the workplace
Positive Psychology at Work