Faculty Profiles


 Marc Bowles

 Associate Faculty

Marc Bowles is a professional certified coach and principal of Marc Bowles Executive Coaching based in Penticton. He is a former educator with more than 25 years’ experience in coaching and leadership development at the corporate, non-profit and international level in sport and business. In 2015 Bowles’ facilitated a coach approach to 152 non-profit leaders in 45 countries and more than 40 non-profit NGO’s. Bowles holds a Professional Certified Coach credential from the International Coach Federation, a Bachelor of Education from the University of Victoria (2000) and a Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching from Royal Roads University (2004). He has also completed the Professional Mentor Coach program at Royal Roads University (2015) and is a graduate of the National Coaching Institute for High Performance Sport (1988). Bowles is licensed to facilitate the Emotions and Behaviours in the Workplace Assessment and 5-5-5 Coaching Out of The Box.

His mantra: When we defy the ordinary, we can challenge ourselves, our assumptions, behaviours and invent new behaviours and ways of thinking.



 Dave Busse

 Associate Faculty

Busse is a founding partner with Essential Impact – Systems for Coaching Cultures. He has experience for 25 years in Emergency Medical Services directing and designing emergency health-care learning systems for national organizations include the Canadian Military, Beijing Olympics and Abu Dhabi. Busse holds an MBA from Royal Roads and a BA in Adult Education from the University of Alberta. He completed the Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching from Royal Roads and is a Professional Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation. Busse holds a Provincial Instructor Diploma from Vancouver Community College, and has completed Emergency Medical Assistant Paramedic Training through the Justice Institute of B.C. He was a team coach for three ICF Prism Awards and the lead coach for a Coaching for Charity Award.


 Marjorie (Marj) Busse

 Associate Faculty

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. Prior to RRU, she has 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). Busse holds a Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching from Royal Roads University (2001), a Certificate in Conflict Resolution from the Justice Institute of British Columbia (1996) and is a Master Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation. Awards that have highlighted Busse’s career include the Global ICF PRISM Coaching Award (2015), the Kelly Award for Excellence in Teaching (Team) from Royal Roads University (2015) and the Gibson Award for Extraordinary Teaching 2014 from the Royal Roads University’s Centre for Coaching.


 Jan Carley

 Associate Faculty

Jan Carley is a Professional Certified Executive Coach and CEO of Creative Coaching Group based in Vancouver, B.C. She has more than 25 years’ experience working in senior management in the professional non-profit world of the performing arts. She has established an important niche globally as the “Inner Coach of Barbershop”, where she has coached dozens of internationally competitive a cappella choruses, their leadership teams and thousands of singers worldwide to shift and expand their operating cultures and mindsets to ones of positivity, possibility and excellence as they prepare for the pressured demands of international singing competitions. Carley holds a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credential from the International Coach Federation. She completed the Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching at Royal Roads University in 2006 and also holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theatre from Queen’s University. She is a certified facilitator of the Strength Deployment Inventory ®, a tool for improving communication and relationship effectiveness and managing and reducing the costs of conflict.


 Carollyne Conlinn

 Associate Faculty

With two master’s degrees and more than 20 years’ experience as a corporate executive Carollyne Conlinn is considered a leader among corporate trainers and coaches. She inspires others with her personal story of transition from executive to executive coach, published in the anthology, Roadmap to Success. Conlinn is a founding partner with Essential Impact, a coaching firm which integrates business savvy with tools for organizational excellence. She is the original designer of the Excelerator Coaching Program which she presents this unique training program within organizations jointly with her Essential Impact partners, and as part of the core curriculum for RRU’s Certificate in Executive Coaching. Her coaching clients include leaders and their teams from a wide range of industries including financial services, public service, telecommunications, manufacturing and retail. Conlinn holds an MBA from Simon Fraser University and a Master in Public Health from Loma Linda University. She is a certified business coach and master certified coach (MCC) by the International Coach Federation. She was awarded Canadian Coach of the Year in 2008-09, and won the 2005 Vancouver ICF PRISM Award supporter of University of British Columbia and with her partners, won the 2011 Global ICF PRISM Award as the Company supporter of JOEY Restaurant Group.


 Lesley-Ann Marriott

 Associate Faculty

Lesley-Ann Marriott is a Certified Executive Coach who holds the advanced credential of Professional Certified Coach.  Marriott has more than 25 years of leadership and management experience of working with executive directors, board leaders, vice-presidents, CEO/CFOs and business owners. As principal with Marriott Management Group, Marriott has facilitated hundreds of corporate partnerships at the most senior levels of the world’s largest food companies – Coca-Cola, Procter & Gamble, and Nestle. She is also a faculty member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of BC’s premium Executive Leadership Program for Controllers & CFO’s, and provides leadership development for APEG-BC’s Professional Engineers. Marriott holds a diploma in marketing from the British Columbia Institute of Technology and a CEC Master’s Certificate in Executive Coaching from Royal Roads University. She is a certified SDI®- Strength Deployment Inventory facilitator and has completed advanced training in the Professional Mentor Coaching program.


 Dianne McCoy

 Associate Faculty

McCoy has more than three decades of experience in the public sector that includes leadership and management roles in the areas of administration, human resources and change management. She has been involved in working on international projects in Eastern Europe and in the Middle East. Her client list includes working with leaders in the provincial and federal governments, the not-for-profit sector, telecommunications, electricity, oil and gas and airline sectors. McCoy has a Certificate in Management Studies and a BA in Conflict Resolution from the University of Winnipeg. She has a Certificate in Human Resource Management from the University of Manitoba and she holds a Master of Arts in Leadership and Training and a Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching from Royal Roads University. She has received the designation Professional Certified Coach (PCC) from the International Coach Federation and she is also a certified facilitator for Coaching Out-of-The-Box Coaching Program. She is also trained in using the Strength Deployment Inventory Assessment tool and the Prevue HR Assessment tool.


 Bruce McLeod

 Associate Faculty

McLeod is president of Live Big Coaching where he offers coaching services, and employs a “coach approach” to leadership development and facilitation. He has led sales, operations, strategic planning and human resources functions in regional, national and multinational corporations. He sits as vice chair of the Board of Governors at Loyalist College. McLeod holds a Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching from Royal Roads University. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in law from Carleton University and a Certificate in Adult Education from St. Francis Xavier University. He holds his Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credentials from the International Coach Federation.

His mantra is “Know your purpose. Make it your practice.”


 Scott Richardson

 Associate Faculty

As an executive coaching educator, Richardson’s is one of the founding faculty team that first launched the Executive Coaching Certificate at Royal Roads in 2001. Richardson worked for approximately two decades with the National Energy Board, the vast majority of which was in a leadership or executive capacity. Since then he has accumulated 14 years of experience running his own coaching and consulting business working with emerging, strategic and C-level leaders. His volunteer experience includes four years as CEO of The Alberta TrailNet Society, while they were principally engaged in building the TransCanda Trail, and another six years as chair of The Highlands District Community Association. Richardson holds a BA Sc. in mechanical engineering from the University of Ottawa and a MA in Leadership and Training (now the MA Leadership) from Royal Roads. He also studied coaching for one year with James Flaherty of the New Ventures West School of Coaching in San Francisco.  In 2007, Richardson received that Master Certified Coach designation from the International Coach Federation.


 Martha Sales

 Associate Faculty

Martha Sales is an executive and leadership coach and founder of Achieve Your Mark. Sales’ 20 years as a senior operations leader gives her knowledge of organizational and interpersonal dynamics. Sales holds a Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching from Royal Roads University (CEC), Professional Certified Coach (PCC) designation from the International Coaching Federation, a Certificate in Human Resources from Ryerson University, and a B.A. from Queen’s University. She is a Certified Facilitator of Relationship Awareness Theory (Strength Deployment Inventory) and Legacy Leadership.