Marilyn Orr

Marilyn Orr

“The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.”        Carl Jung

For Marilyn, Executive Coaching is a natural extension of her formal education and people-focused career. She has studied Psychology, Counseling and Executive Coaching. She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Toronto in 1988, and her Masters of Arts in Counseling in 2003 from Providence Seminary in Manitoba. Most recently, she completed her graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching from Royal Roads University in Victoria, BC.
Marilyn began her counseling career with a small, private practice, where she was primarily focused on marital therapy, assertiveness training and childhood abuse. She then broadened her focus to include training in the non-profit sector. There she focused on such topics as volunteer management, board development and organizational wellness.
Since 2004, Marilyn has provided executive leadership to a human resource consulting and training firm. In this position, Marilyn has promoted leaders’ self-awareness and an appreciation of the unique strengths of team members. Organizations have benefited through improved team dynamics, communication and productivity.
Marilyn views Executive Coaching as an extension of the values to which she is deeply committed. Through her work with Vision, Marilyn is committed to work with clients on their own unique path to success.
When you work with Marilyn, she will be fully present during your session, emotionally and cognitively. You will feel both supported and challenged. Marilyn loves life and loves to laugh. She is a life-long learner and will partner with you in your commitment to excellence in personal development.


And you can add “published author” to Marilyn’s credentials, with the recent release of  How Absorbent Are Your Shocks? – A Practical Workbook on Everyday Resiliency. Read more.


Marilyn also wrote about the journey of writing this book recently in Fresh Ideas.  Read On Becoming an Author.


Any Group would be lucky to have her!

As a coach educator for the past 15 years I have worked with many co-facilitators. Marilyn Orr stands out as one of the best I’ve worked with. The list is long of Marilyn’s attributes as a trainer, but her key strengths are her ability to effectively teach multiple levels of understanding, make the materials come alive through powerful storytelling and her ability to be flexible and meet any group where they are at and address their learning needs.

It is Marilyn’s nature to position herself as a learning partner with groups and that very thing invites exploration and inquisitiveness. She brings levity and a special brand of lightness to the learning atmosphere which catalyses participation and encourages learning in a creative and successful way. Any group would be lucky to have her!

Amy Ruppert MCC
Master Certified Coach
Chief Learning Officer – Coaching Out of the Box