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Margot Smart

Margot Smart

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Based in Calgary, Margot advises non-profit organizations on how to achieve greater strategic clarity to increase their social impact. She has been an Impact and Strategic Clarity coach since 2012.

Margot advises non-profit organizations and foundations in Canada on how to achieve greater strategic clarity. Based in Calgary, she is the co-founder of Colbeck Strategic Advisors, a firm focused on supporting social sector leaders to make more informed strategic decisions to increase their social impact.

Margot brings more than a decade of experience working as a coach, advisor, facilitator, and strategist with non-profit organizations and foundations ranging from start-ups to large, established entities. She began her career with Oliver Wyman, a strategy and operations consulting firm, where she worked with large international organizations, including UNICEF, WHO and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, in the field of global health. She went on to serve as Manager of the President’s Office for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, where she was responsible for strategic initiatives and evaluation at the national level. Since then, she has worked with and consulted to a variety of Canadian organizations on issues of strategy and performance measurement. Margot has been a coach with the Innoweave Impact and Strategic Clarity module since 2012 and has led more than 15 organizations through the program.

In addition to her professional background in non-profit management, Margot has extensive voluntary experience at home and abroad. She holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Areas of Expertise

Impact and Strategic Clarity

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Innoweave Clients

Vecova Centre for Disability Services and Research, Jewish Family Service Calgary, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Calgary and Area, The Alex, CUPS, FoodShare, The McConnell Foundation, Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic, ArtBridges, Furniture Bank, Family Service Toronto, Centre for Social Innovation, The Counselling Foundation of Canada, LAWS (Law in Action Within Schools), North York Community House, CIFAR

Other Clients

WWF-Canada, Ontario Trillium Foundation, The Lawson Foundation, Earth Day Canada, CNAC (Child and Nature Alliance of Canada), Ophea

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