About The Author

On January 12, 1964, Marilyn Garshowitz was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and still resides there.

Marilyn had various careers prior to her commitment to the Brutal Truth project. She was a security officer during her full-time attendance at Toronto’s York University. After graduating with her three-year degree focused in psychology, she worked with troubled youths in group homes and detention centres. Much of her work was as a correctional officer with young offenders at York Detention Centre. During these years, Marilyn continued various career-oriented courses and returned to York University to complete her Honours degree. A couple of her courses were independent studies which were at a significantly advanced level. One of the research studies led to a co-authored publication in a psychology journal (Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science Volume 29:1 January 1997). The other research study was conducted at Syl Aps, a correctional facility for young offenders in Oakville, Ontario and was also a paid research assistant position.

Incidents occurred which necessitated retraining for a career in the financial sector. Marilyn completed various courses for the insurance, mutual funds and securities industries, such as the Canadian Securities Course and the Branch Managers exam. She obtained the required licenses and advanced to various positions, even that of a financial advisor.

It is Marilyn’s vast experience in employment as well as in her personal life and her formal education that all contribute to her extensive knowledge and obvious passion on the subjects of misuse of power and bullying. Marilyn, an inherently kind and compassionate human being, endured numerous setbacks, but managed to persevere in the face of adversity.

Marilyn has had her short story GEM published in the anthology Canadian Voices, Volume 2. Published by Bookland Press. Available in Chapters/Indigo, other book stores and online at www.amazon.ca.

Marilyn writes a column in a new Toronto community paper the Canadian Multicultural Journal. She also sits on its Editorial Board. This new journal is part of Hawarya publications. www.hawarya.net

You can get a copy online by clicking the epaper heading or pick up a hard copy in the community.

Marilyn is a longtime member of Deer Park Toastmasters Club of Toronto, Ontario (Toastmasters International) http://deerpark.freetoasthost.info/

Marilyn is a member of the Writers & Editors Network. This is a fabulous organization that promotes the art and skill of writing and editing with networking, guest speakers, mentorship, support and much more to writers and editors from all disciplines and levels. Ms Garshowitz has a short story published in Canadian Imprints, WEN’s anthology (2011)www.wenetwork.org

Marilyn is also a member of the world’s first Inventors’ Co-op, called Innovation Initiative Co-operative Inc. This not-for-profit organization’s goal is to assist independent inventors in developing their ideas, facilitate and advance innovation in general and boost the Canadian economy. It unites inventors, creative entrepreneurs and related professions and trades to interact under a large, comprehensive, safe and affordable umbrella. Visit www.inventorscircle.org or contact 1-855-875-5111 to find out more about this amazing co-op.

Marilyn Garshowitz considers herself part of what she can only consider a community and as such, has been, and continues to be, significantly influenced through its association. Its name is Klemmer & Associates. This is an international organization that focuses on leadership and character development through experiential exercises. There is a solid introduction provided in a Champions Workshop made available either in person or via a webcast. The initial weekend seminar known as Personal Mastery or PM gives incredible personal insights. There are opportunities for re-auditing or staffing PM for life. To continue with further growth, there are higher level seminars to enroll in thereafter.
You can find Ms Garshowitz saying, “Klemmer & Associates is a phenomenal organization. Even though I am not in agreement with all the concepts presented, there are many that I wholeheartedly find right on the mark, and the exercises are exceptional. More so, I would say it is the people there that make it as remarkable as it is. I have developed some of my best friendships and business relationships with Klemmer people. If for only meeting and developing relationships with these individuals it is reason for checking it out and participating.

  • To register for the Champion’s Webinar


  • To register for the Champion’s Workshop


  • Or to fully participate and experience the exercises and take the Personal Mastery Workshop

call 1-800-577-5447 to sign up

Please use my Referral Code: 879937

visit www.klemmer.com