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Margot Ross Graham

“Experienced senior executive with extensive background in leadership, change management, and organizational development.”


Margot is the founder and owner of Sandbar Coaching and Consulting based in Edmonton, Alberta. Through Sandbar, Margot is a highly experienced business coach, strategic planning facilitator and most notably, a business ethnographer. In her role as a business ethnographer, Margot is an objective outsider who immerses herself into the heart of an organization. Using job shadowing, in-person interviews, conversations and coaching, Margot checks the pulse of an organization, finds out what makes it tick, and helps it overcome its own sandbars or obstacles that get in the way of progress.


Margot provides consulting and facilitation services in areas such as:

  • strategic planning

  • leadership development

  • succession planning

  • change and transition 

  • team effectiveness

Margot Ross Graham’s unique ability to harness potential and talent in people and organizations, along with her keen business sense and connection to the community, make her a sought-after speaker, board director, media personality and consultant.You can catch Margot alternating Tuesdays as the Workplace Columnist on CBC Radio Edmonton’s morning show.


Margot immerses herself in her community in the same way she immerses herself into a client’s business. Margot is a Governor of the University of Alberta Board of Governors, a member of the University of Alberta Senate and a Board Director for the Rover Valley Alliance (RVA) and Fort Edmonton Park (FEMCo)


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