Senior Director, Assessment Services

Kendra Marion is a leader within the North American Search Assessment practice. In this role, she assesses executives and consults with clients to identify the most qualified candidates for the key roles that drive the success of their organizations.

In addition to selection, Ms. Marion leverages her psychology and assessment expertise to coach executives, offering insight and feedback, and helping them to accelerate into new positions.

Ms. Marion is a specialist in understanding the way talent management supports organizations.  She has diverse career experience, working in the public sector as well as the private resource sector in talent management and leadership development.

Prior to joining Korn Ferry, Ms. Marion worked for a mining organization where she created and managed leadership development initiatives globally.  In addition, Ms. Marion worked for a public sector organization in talent management program development and implementation. Beyond Canada, Ms. Marion has collaborated with colleagues in the United States, Africa, Australia, and South America to produce locally relevant programs.

With over 17 years’ experience in talent management, executive assessment and career placement, Ms. Marion approaches assessment and coaching with a strong sense of the skills required for leaders to succeed. 

She has assessed or coached in numerous industries:  financial services, professional services, mining, oil & gas, consumer goods, retail, technology and the public sector.

Ms. Marion holds a Master of Applied Science degree in Industrial/Organizational psychology from the University of Waterloo and an Honours B.A. in Psychology from Wilfrid Laurier University. 

Ms. Marion is an ICF credentialed coach.

She is fluent in English and Portuguese, and has lived in countries on 3 continents.