Marcy Strong

Associate faculty

Leadership Studies

Marcy Strong is co-founder and vice-president with VisionWorks Consulting Group as well as an organizational development consultant with MacEwan University. Her work and research interests focus on values-based leadership, organizational culture change, engagement, team development and effectiveness, and leadership development to foster the thriving of the organizational or community system. Her passion is creating spaces for meaning-making dialogues that enable learning, connection and growth.



With more than 25 years’ experience in large national, multinational and public sector institutions, Strong has led large-scale organizational change, developed and coached leaders, and facilitated strategic engagements that shift individuals, teams and systems. She is a qualified values practitioner, coach and trainer of the Hall-Tonna Values methodology. Strong is also a qualified emotional intelligence practitioner with the BarOn EQ-i as well as a qualified practitioner of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (Step I and II).



Master of Arts in Leadership

Royal Roads University

Chartered Professional in Human Resources designation



Cavanaugh-Simmons, C. Strong, M. & Shewchuk, V. (2020). Crossing the threshold of presencing using values and narrative coaching. In O. Gunnlaugson & W. Brendel. (Eds.), Advances in presencing volume II: Individual approaches in theory U (pp. 331–358). Vancouver, CA: Trifoss Business Press.

Shewchuk, V., Cavanaugh-Simmons, C., & Strong, M. (2017). Words for Worlds: Developing Leaders through Values and Narrative Processes at the University of Alberta. In R. Koonce, P. Robinson, & B. Vogel (Eds.), Developing Leaders for Positive Organizing: A 21st century repertoire for leading in extraordinary times (pp.389 – 401). Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing.