Marilyn Orr, MA, CEC, PCC

Marilyn Orr is a Leadership and Mentor Coach with Capacity Building Coaching, and Training Partner on EQi 2.0 with MHS. 

She provides professional coaching for executives and business leaders, mentor coaching for coaches, and leadership development support in the form of coaching skills training, soft-skills development, facilitation of key discussions and team coaching. 

With a professional counseling background and a passion for seeing people free to be their best, Marilyn became convinced that the philosophy and tools of coaching were the best fit for her core values. In addition to a Masters’ degree in Counseling, Marilyn obtained a Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching from Royal Roads University in 2005. Most recently she completed an advanced coaching graduate course in Mentor Coaching. 

For the past twelve years Marilyn has supported the growth and transformation of thousands of individuals and a large number of organizations across the United States and Canada. Marilyn has a strategic partnership with Vision Coaching Inc. giving Capacity Building Coaching, LLC clients access to a large network of professional coaches and industry experts.

Shortly after beginning her coaching career, Marilyn's need to build community led her to found a local International Coaching Federation chapter where she was living at the time in Eastern Canada. This new space provided coaches with mutual and beneficial support that had been absent. This chapter has gone on to become the dynamic community that it is today, spanning four Canadian provinces. In addition, Marilyn recently completed a 2-year presidency of the International Coach Federation of Austin, Texas.

Learning and facilitating learning are life-long passions for her. An expression of her gained wisdom comes in the form of her book “How Absorbent Are Your Shocks?”, an everyday resiliency workbook. 

Marilyn is a contributor to the Coaching World Blog, and also publishes on her own blog entitled "Marilyn's Musings" monthly. Subscribe to her growing blog community.


Marilyn is an energetic and engaging speaker, and is hosting an intimate Resiliency Weekend Retreat in June at The Cedars Ranch for women who want to increase their capacity for living life well. She recently led morning workshops on "Developing Resiliency" at The Cedars Ranch's inaugural wellness event, "Fierce Self-Compassion", with keynote Dr. Kristin Neff.

Marilyn's commitment to building capacity through coaching has been very personal. With the support of coaching she has transformed her own life, business and future. At her core, Marilyn Orr believes in the power of coaching. She has her own coach. She hires specific coaches for her own personal and professional growth needs. 

Drawing from all of her experiences, Marilyn is enjoying pursuing her current inspirational vision with the same dedication that has been recognized by her peers as her signature approach. Engaging her strong entrepreneurial spirit and ability to think big, Marilyn and partner Bill are pursuing their shared dream with new venture The Cedars Ranch; developing an eco-conscious wedding venue and wellness retreat in the Texan Hill Country. To compliment their work with engaged and newlywed couples, Marilyn has developed sister coaching company Luv Life Coaching, with a mission to equip couples with tools for lasting intimacy.

As a highly intuitive extrovert Marilyn brings a lightness and freedom to the work she is doing - be that one-on-one coaching, facilitating learning, training or team capacity building. Although Marilyn is yet to follow in her son’s steps and get on stage as a stand-up comic, audiences do enjoy her humor and ability to incorporate fun and laughter!

Are you interested in seeking professional coaching? Reach out to Marilyn today 



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