About Sandbar Coaching and Consulting

"When you change the way you look at things the things you look at will  change."
Max Planck

Margot Ross Graham

Margot Ross Graham, is the Principal of Sandbar Coaching and Consulting. She is an experienced senior executive with extensive background in leadership, change management, and organizational development.


Margot provides consulting and facilitation services in areas such as:

  • strategic planning

  • leadership development

  • succession planning

  • change and transition 

  • team effectiveness


She has led numerous acquisition initiatives from the people aspect of the transaction and is known for big picture thinking while never losing sight of important details. She is recognized for providing fully customized, practical solutions for and in partnership with her clients.


Margot  is  an  instructor with the Alberta School of Business Executive Education and is featured every Tuesday as the Workplace Columnist for CBC Radio’s Edmonton morning show.


Margot holds her Chartered Professional in  Human Resource designation (CPHR), is a Certified Professional Coach (CPCC) and is a Meyers Briggs facilitator.


Why Sandbar?

Offshore waves can build a partly-exposed ridge of sand, which is called a sandbar. But to me, a sandbar symbolizes much more.

When my children were growing up, we made the cross-country journey every summer to our tranquil second home on Lake Huron. We spent our days on the lake’s sandy beaches, building sand castles and learning to swim. My children could always see a sandbar far out in the distance of the lake. Every summer, they worked tirelessly to reach the sandbar and came up with creative methods to get closer and closer to that elusive sandbar. Once they finally made it to the sandbar, they saw an even further sandbar … and started making plans to conquer it. But when they returned the next summer, they would discover that the sandbar had moved — and a new challenge began.

The ever-changing sandbars symbolize the challenges that inspired the name and philosophy for my business. In workplaces, sandbars are those unexpected obstacles that seem to get in the way of your progress. Yet, once reached, they expose you to many other possibilities.




Helping organizations become creative, resourceful and whole.

Sandbar Coaching and Consulting , Edmonton, AB  780-278-3121