Marion Garber, Ph.D., Leadership Coach and Development Facilitator

“As leaders, our behaviours and our spirit impact those who work with us. If we want different results from others, we need to embody the change that we want to see.”

Working with RTC

As a coach, Marion brings many years of experience focused on leadership, change, and career development concerns. She has a significant interest in helping people resolve intractable problems by developing their own capacity to “do differently.” At RTC, she has been a coach with the Women as Leaders programme over the last several years.

Background and Industry Experience

The unifying theme of Marion’s work has been the creative evolution of ideas, people, and organizations. Before establishing her consulting practice, she ran a financial and real estate holding company, managed organization development and training in industry, and was a professor and academic advisor on college faculty. She has often worked interculturally, recognizing that differing cultural orientations must be treated with respect. This has been particularly important in her service on the boards of several non-profit organizations.

Clients have encompassed Fortune-listed companies in varied areas:

  • Pharma, biotech, and medical device companies
  • Hi-tech and communications
  • Financial organizations
  • Manufacturing
  • Fashion
  • Global consulting

Qualifications and Training

Marion holds a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies of Creativity from The Union Institute and University. She coached in Career Transition programmes for Lee Hecht Harrison, and was certified in leadership assessment by Psychological Consultants, Inc. She holds certification from the Center for Creative Leadership in the Benchmarks 360 Suite, is an MBTI practitioner, an Interpersonal Style practitioner, and an Officially Certified Narrative Coach.  Currently, she is completing certification with Coach Master Toolkit. A Certified Coach with Corporate Coach International, Marion is a member of the International Coach Federation.

Life Outside RTC

A lifelong devotee of the arts, Marion has maintained a parallel career creating paintings, collages, and mixed media works. She has participated in numerous one-person and group shows, and her art is included in private and corporate collections from Connecticut to California and Minnesota to Scandinavia.