Meet Marc Grandbois, CEO Advisor & Coach at Stratford

As managers and executives at Stratford, we’ve led departments, divisions and whole organizations through growth and change. We have the ‘stars and scars’ to offer meaningful, practical guidance or serve hands-on if that’s required.

Beyond our credentials, what sets us apart are the values we share and the ways we work. Every member of our team has a passion for giving back and helping organizations reach their goals. It’s why clients often tell us that when they met our people, they knew they wanted to do business with us.

To help you get to know us a little better, we sat down with some of our team members and interviewed them on everything from professional experience and obstacles to extracurricular activities and playlist recommendations. We thought you may appreciate seeing the personal side of our team through their shared personal insights, recommendations and hobbies.

The next team member we’d like to introduce you to is Marc Grandbois, CEO Advisor and Coach at Stratford.


Marc Grandbois


Marc Grandbois

CEO Advisor & Coach

Area of Expertise:

Scotia Bank, Napoleon Products, Ecometrix, Fidus, Versature, Whitewater Brewery, Coradix, Opin, Positive Venture Group, Lamarche Electric, Lar-Mex, Smart Living Properties, M. Sullivan, Bloomex, Walker Industries, Vet Strategies


🎵 What do you like to listen to while working?

Complete silence.

📚 What are your favourite business books, podcasts, and blogs?

Favourite books would be:

    • CEO Tools
    • Traction
    • Catalytic Coaching
    • The Five Dysfunctions of a Team
    • Co-Active Coaching
    • Effective Group Coaching
    • The Inner Game of Work

🌟 Who are you most influenced by?

The instructors from the Adler Coaching School.

💡What is one piece of advice you find yourself constantly sharing with your clients?

Make decisions compatible with your values, and always work from your strengths.

🤝 How do you add value to your clients?

I add value by:

  • Leveraging extensive knowledge of work situations to help clients gain insight into their issues and opportunities. 
  • Leveraging my ability to have a close relation with people to build a high level of trust with my clients. 
  • Building on my ability to think of new ways to do things  by asking creative questions. 
  • Using my management ability to hold my clients accountable for their commitments. 
  • Helping clients discover how to bring their choices and actions more in line with their unique “best selfâ€. 

🦄 What do you think makes Stratford unique?

Stratford is a full-service consulting firm built by managers that possess extensive hands on business experience.

😍 What is your favourite type of client engagement?

I don’t have just one favourite! I enjoy any client engagement involving:

    • Interim CXO
    • Executive Coaching
    • Leadership Development
    • Team Coaching
    • Strategic Planning and Execution

🚴 What are some of your favourite past times?

Some of my favourite past times include:

    • Scuba diving
    • Horse riding
    • Dog walking
    • Travelling

📺 Any recommended movies or TV programs?

    • The Black List
    • Game of Thrones
    • Kelly’s Heroes
    • BBC Nature Series
    • Hill Street Blues
    • North of Sixty
    • Sopranos
    • Winds of War 

🧑‍💻 Any recommendations on people to follow on their LinkedIn or Twitter accounts? 

Brian Beaulieu, from ITR Economics.

ITR’s business and economic forecasts have been accurate 95% of the time during the past two decades. 

⛔️ What’s one of the biggest obstacles you’ve had to overcome as it relates to your career?

Finding great people, particularly in sales.

📣 Do you have any favourite quotes?

“The fish stinks from the head.”

🧐 If there is one thing you hope your clients gain from working with you, what would you want it to be?

After working with me, I would hope my clients gain confidence in themselves that propels them to become better leaders.


We look forward to introducing you to others here at Stratford and we’d love the chance to get to know you better too. If you’d like to connect with Marc or other members of the Stratford team, please reach out. We’d love to hear from you.