Marderé Birkill

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 Marderé has over 20 years of leadership, consulting, and coaching experience. She held various senior administrative roles in both public and private organizations including Vice President Academic to a Community College, Executive Account Director in the IT industry. Marderé also taught various topics in Business Administration at various universities, currently a sessional instructor at McEwan University in Edmonton. Her experience gave her a solid foundation in executive leadership, strategic planning and execution, organizational performance management and evaluation, policy and program development and evaluation; coaching; and facilitation. Marderé is a Chair with TEC Canada and facilitates 2 executive peer advisory boards.

She is known as a strong communicator, transformational leader, and innovative problem-solver. Marderé is also a dynamic, engaging speaker and facilitator that will hold an audience’s attention and participation throughout. She has contributed her skills to internal and external teams, committees, and boards at the local, provincial, and national levels. Her international experience equips her to work with diverse groups and complex human dynamics on multiple levels.

As a coach, Marderé is perceptive and supportive. She develops rapport and trust with her clients with ease. She is committed to challenging her clients to achieve their goals, get out of their own way, and grow on purpose with clarity and confidence. She also coaches teams and their leaders towards becoming synergistic high-performance teams. Marderé specializes in coaching executives in transition (promotion or new company) to step into their roles with confidence, accelerating their effectiveness in their new roles.

Marderé is a Certified Executive Coach (Centre for Executive Coaching), and York University. She also holds a Kaplan & Norton certification in strategic planning and balanced scorecard development (Palladium), as well as certification in administering the Profiles suite of HR & leadership assessments.  She completed Bachelors in Law (University of Stellenbosch), and a Masters in Business Leadership focusing on Corporate Strategy and Change Management (University of South Africa).