Dr. Steve Marks

TEC Canada KEY Chair
Vancouver, BC

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Dr. Steve Marks is a dedicated leader who has earned a reputation for creating outstanding learning experiences. He is recognized as a skilled strategic planner and shares his expertise in organizational development.

Steve has an MA and PhD in Counselling Psychology and Personnel and Industrial Management from the University of Oregon. In his 23 years of university teaching, Steve has advocated relationship building and strong communication of corporate values within an organization. He believes that commitment in these two areas bring out the best in teams. He had led organizational development of a number of companies including Morningstar Homes Limited, Evergro Canada Limited, Eagle West Truck & Crane Inc., Cartel Communications, the Yukon Public Service Commission and K-Tec Earthmovers Ltd.

In 1987, Steve founded the first TEC Vancouver group. In 1992, he spearheaded the TEC KEY Executive program. Today, Steve is a committed and sought-after leader in the TEC organization, leading four KEY Executive groups. Steve is highly regarded as a great listener and superb storyteller. He delivers relevant lessons in a manner that is humorous, thoughtful and genuine.

TEC Group Vision

“The best learning environment is one that first provides foundational ideas and then encourages the opinions and perspectives of the group. It is important to challenge individuals to ask, ‘what’s right, right now?’”


  • Associate Professor Emeritus, UBC
  • Past President, BC Psychological Association
  • Recipient of the TEC Red Shoe Award in 2012