About Us

Marianne Gobeil, APR, CEO

Marianne founded Leading Communicators on the deeply held belief that effective communication is a vital currency of leadership.


Marianne GobeilA  recognized expert in the area of strategic leadership communications, Marianne’s expertise is culled from over 25 years as a professional communicator, from the time-line driven desk of journalism to the boardroom of one of Canada’s largest, independent public relations agencies where her clients included some of the country’s most pre-eminent organizations and charismatic clients, including Former Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau.

In 1996, Marianne formed Media Sage Inc., where for 11 years she provided strategic communications and crisis communications counsel to leaders in both the corporate and political realms. It was here that Marianne began researching and developing Speakcheck®, culminating in the program becoming an intrinsic and proprietary offering of Leading Communicators which she founded in 2007.

It is Marianne’s commitment to her clients that distinguishes her and differentiates Leading Communicators in executive communication today.

Her ability to think and operate strategically combined with her seminal body of knowledge in her field constantly informs Leading Communicator’s premium services.

An accredited public relations practitioner (APR), Marianne is a member of numerous professional associations, including the International Association of Business Communicators and the International Performance Management Institute.

Marianne has tremendous respect for the trailblazing work done by the Heart & Stroke Foundation Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery. Her appointment as a board member is an honour she has held since 2011.

 


Morley Katz, Partner


Morley Katz

Morley’s expertise in the principles of leadership is embedded in all our leadership communications services.

His knowledge and experience in the field is both rare and deep, allowing Morley to bring enormous insight to sometimes complex issues like building trust, fulfilling commitments, influencing others to act and the challenge of communicating across different levels of cognitive capability.

Morley contributes extraordinary substance and rigor to everything we do.

In addition to being a partner at Leading Communicators, Morley runs our sister company Management Matters Inc., a management consulting practice focused on helping CEOs and senior executives solve tough organizational and leadership challenges.

He holds an M.A.Sc. in management sciences (operations research and organizational behavior) from the University of Waterloo, a B.Sc. in electrical engineering from Queen’s University, and a B.Sc. in mathematics and philosophy from the University of Toronto.

He is a licensed professional engineer in the province of Ontario. He is also past Chair of the North York Harvest Food Bank, and a past Vice-Chair of the Toronto Children’s Chorus.

Always looking for more avenues to expand his knowledge, Morley is currently pursuing his PhD in Management Sciences, Faculty of Engineering, at the University of Waterloo, focusing on executive leadership.