Mary Garden & Associates

Mary Garden

With over 30 years of executive leadership and management experience in business, Mary’s career has included engagements with private entrepreneurial groups, multi-national corporations, advisory consulting firms and crown corporations in Canada and the USA. From 2008 – 2015, Mary led investment teams for the British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (bcIMC), managing Canadian and international, multi-billion dollar, private equity real estate portfolios for institutional pension plan clients. Mary has been a visiting professor in Business Administration at Ryerson University (Toronto) and she is currently a director on the boards of Habitat for Humanity Canada, Horizon North Logistics Inc. (TSX:HNL) and the University of Victoria Foundation. As a passionate advocate for development and placement of women board directors, Mary is a regional ambassador with the national organization, Women Get On Board (WGOB) and is the fall 2017 Corporate Director in Residence for the ‘How to Get Yourself On A Board Workshop” hosted by WGOB in Toronto, Ontario.

Mary is a graduate of the University of British Columbia (UBC) completing a BA , MBA and certificate in Organizational Coaching. She attended the Directors Education Program – Rotman School of Management and holds the ICD.D. designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors in Toronto, Ontario. In terms of further professional training, she has studied with the Barrett Values Centre (UK) and is certified to work with Cultural Transformation Tools for change and holds the Associate Certified Coach (ACC) designation with the International Coaching Federation (ICF). Mary has studied extensively with Dr. Deepak Chopra (USA) and is a certified teacher of Meditation, Ayurveda & Yoga earning the Vedic Master Educator designation. She has also completed the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program (MBSR) training through the Center for Mindfulness at the UMass Medical School.
Today Mary leads a boutique advisory firm, Mary Garden & Associates, working with select global clients and CSuite leaders in Leadership Coaching & Advisory, Workplace Well Being and Strategic Facilitation.
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