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About Marguerite R Orane


Strategy guide . Leadership Coach . Joy Maven

Welcome! I am Marguerite Orane.


My life intention is to change the way you and your people work, so that you do so with joy AND achieve amazing success!

I know this is possible. I did it, and have helped others do it.

My experience growing up in and eventually managing my family’s business (which had more pain than joy) led me to deep introspection during my 2-year MBA at Harvard Business School. “There must be another way,” I thought, “And I am going to find it.”

And I did. Successfully leading, growing and creating three businesses where laughter, fun and joy ruled, I realized that it only takes one person to make the change.  When people are authentically tuned into their inner selves, they are able to act from a place of presence, grace, joy and authenticity, thus enriching the lives of others they encounter.

My experience growing up in and eventually managing my family’s business (which had more pain than joy) led me to deep introspection during my 2-year MBA at Harvard Business School.

“There must be another way,”

I thought,

“And I am going to find it.”

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And I did. Successfully leading, growing and creating three businesses where laughter, fun and joy ruled, I realized that it only takes one person to make the change.  When people are authentically tuned into their inner selves, they are able to act from a place of presence, grace, joy and authenticity, thus enriching the lives of others they encounter.

I have facilitated and coached hundreds of wonderful people in a range of organizations, enabling transformation on two levels:

1. The organization (click for more)

Facilitating teams in developing strategic plans which they own by helping them chart their winning strategy and skillfully supporting them in the minefield that is strategy execution.

2. The individual (click for more)

Where I coach executive leaders in achieving the highest manifestation of their leadership competencies.  I approach this work from a spiritual foundation, knowing that it is my inner spirit that guides my own best work, and the best work of others.

In a nutshell, here’s my professional bio:


Marguerite Orane advises and facilitates leaders of growing firms in getting clarity on the results they want and implementing strategies for success. An insightful and results-focused organizational facilitator and coach, she has an outstanding record of empowering executive leadership teams to envision a compelling future, articulate strategy, implement aligned organizational change and boost profitability. She leverages her family business upbringing, 15 years in general management, over 20 years in consulting and exposure to the greatest business minds during her MBA program at Harvard, to delight her clients. She is recognized as an articulate and inspiring communicator with an engaging personality, a relentless questioner and an ability to simplify complex issues.

Marguerite is an expert in Strategy articulation and Culture alignment, and in particular in the Balanced Scorecard. She has added value to organizations in the private, public, nongovernmental and educational sectors, including Cable and Wireless, TUI Marine, National Commercial Bank, City of Hamilton, Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the World Bank, Inter American Development Bank (IADB) and the Government of the Netherlands.

Marguerite is a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader who knows that laughter releases creativity because she laughs … a lot! She has studied Improvisational Theatre at Second City Toronto and uses it to build teams that have each other’s backs!

Marguerite is the author of “Free and Laughing: Spiritual Insights in Every Day Moments” and is an avid blogger at www.margueriteorane.com and the Huffington Post.

Joyful Results


“Marguerite’s description in her book of the joy of eating a mango resonated with me. Whenever I find myself methodically going about my work day, I stop and think of eating a mango. A business issue can become a delicious mango to be savored and enjoyed. Her insight has made me stop, enjoy the moment, and trust that the decisions I make are from my best self.”

Sarah Susan Owen
Claudia Stern
California, USA