Dr. Brenda Marshall is full-time faculty with Georgian’s Bachelor of Business degree in Management and Leadership (BBML) and an established speaker and executive coach. Brenda’s passion for helping leaders grow and develop comes from 18+ years in the talent development field where she’s led large scale leadership programs, facilitated intricate team interventions, and coached scores of emerging and established executives.
Brenda’s eclectic background includes roles 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 and sibling loss. She’s spoken at more than 40 conferences and events across Canada and the U.S. since 2010.
At Georgian, Brenda is leading two exciting initiatives to build leadership capability in the local business community and amongst students. Within the BBML degree, graduating students complete an action learning experience which sees them partner with a business to solve a current issue. Students gain real-time exposure to accomplished business leaders and businesses benefit from a fresh perspective on their issue. Brenda is also lead faculty in the development of Georgian’s new postgraduate certificate in Leadership.
Brenda holds a Ph.D. in Adult Education from the University of Toronto, an M.Ed. in Teaching and Learning from Brock University, and a B.Sc. in Psychology and Criminology. In addition, she has advanced training in Solution Focused and Narrative approaches to coaching and counselling and is certified in Thanatology (the study of death, dying and bereavement). She is also accredited to interpret a wide variety of assessment tools.