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Marika Escaravage

Marika Escaravage is a facilitator, trainer and advisor to changemakers. Her passion for connecting people and ideas for a cause has led her to work in international cooperation, corporate social responsibility, marketing communications, corporate training, and as a facilitator and adaptive change coach. It is in the same spirit that she completed an Executive Certificate in Social Impact Strategy at the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Social Impact Strategy in 2016.

Marika was part of the team leading Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation’s transition to a Results-Only Work Environment (ROWE), a core pillar of the corporation’s Future of Work transformation, for which she and her peers won the President’s Excellence Award for Innovation in 2019. She most recently worked in the corporation’s Innovation division where she focused on identifying and framing complex problems, unearthing insights and designing and scaling novel solutions to housing problems. In 2021 she began work towards a Masters of Science in Creativity and Change Leadership at the International Center for Studies in Creativity.

With curiosity as a guiding value, Marika has supported a wide variety of clients as a facilitator, trainer, public speaker, consultant and writer. These include: The National Research Council of Canada, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Employment and Skills Development Canada, the City of Ottawa, the National Capital Commission and the Expert Panel for the Modernization of the National Energy Board.

Marika is fluently bilingual in Canada’s official languages and masters Spanish at an intermediate level.  She lives in Ottawa with her husband, temperamental cat and shy dog. She enjoys long walks by the Rideau River and is a recovering sugar addict.

Skills:

  • Facilitation
  • Instructor-led training
  • Coaching
  • Leadership
  • Innovation
  • Creative problem-solving
  • Change management
  • Design research
  • Sense-making and analysis
  • Problem framing
  • Idea generation
  • Storytelling
  • Strategic planning
  • Social Impact strategy
  • Multilingual (FR/EN/ES)
  • Mural, Miro, MS Office proficient

Certifications & Memberships:

  • FourSight Mindset Certified
  • 4MAT Instructional Design

Member:

  • International Association of Facilitators
  • Creative Education Foundation