Marjorie (Marj) Busse

Associate faculty

Executive Education

With many decades of business experience and 18 years as an executive business coach, Marjorie Busse has expertise in developing successful leaders. For the last 16 years, she has been a lead faculty member in the ICF-accredited Certified Executive Coaching program at Royal Roads University. She is a master facilitator of the Essential Impact’s Excelerator Coaching™ program, Legacy Leadership® program and the Strength Deployment Inventory® program. Busse creates a highly interactive and engaging learning environment getting clients involved from the get-go. It has been said that she can be "wildly entertaining," she connects easily with people and creates a safe space to explore the world(s) of coaching.


As one of Essential Impact’s three principal partners, Busse has shared her coaching skills and unique flair with individuals, teams and organizations throughout North America, Asia, the Middle East and the UK. Building trust, building relationships and building coaching communities resonates with her.  

Busse teaches in the Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching at Royals Roads; taught at the Justice Institute of BC’s Centre for Conflict Resolution (1996-2010); the Justice Institute of BC’s Health Science Centre (1986-2002) and worked for the Canadian Red Cross, Heart and Stroke Foundation (1987-2007).


Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching

Royal Roads University

Certificate in Conflict Resolution

Justice Institute of British Columbia


Global ICF PRISM Coaching Award


Kelly Award for Excellence in Teaching (Team)

Royal Roads University

Gibson Award for Extraordinary Teaching

Royal Roads University’s Centre for Coaching