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Empowering people to lead the change they want to see
Categories: Change Management, Leadership, Motivational Speakers
Full Presenter Profile & Bio
‘You’ve Got This!’, ‘Train the Brave’, ‘Make Your Mark’, ‘Stop Playing Safe’ and ‘Find Your Courage’. The titles of Margie Warrell’s books reflect her passion for emboldening people to lead braver and more purposeful lives. Margie has needed to find her courage many times since growing up one of seven children on a dairy farm in rural Australia.
Personal adversity, backpacking solo around the world, starting a business with four children under five: all have taught her valuable lessons in building resilience, challenging norms and embracing change.
Today, Margie draws on her background in Fortune 500 business, coaching and psychology to equip people with the mindset, strategies and skills to lead themselves and others to better outcomes. Margie's international experience has found her working with diverse organizations from NASA and the United Nations Foundation to British Telecom, Berkshire Hathaway and the Australian Federal Police.
A member of the Advisory Board of Forbes School of Business & Technology, Margie is also adjunct faculty at Duke Executive Education and has guest lectured at Columbia, Georgetown and her alma mater, Monash University in Australia.
A Forbes contributor and host of the Live Brave Podcast, Margie has been described as an ‘international authority on brave leadership’ by the Wall Street Journal. Her insights have also been shaped by her work and interviews with leaders such as Richard Branson, Steve Forbes, Bill Marriott, Australian Prime Minister John Howard and Oliver Stone.
Margie has also co-authored two other books with Stephen Covey, Jack Canfield and Ken Blanchard.
Currently completing her PhD in the interplay of gender, power and leadership, Margie’s work draws on the latest research in positive and behavioral psychology, neuro-leadership and organizational change. A passionate advocate for gender equality and inclusive leadership, in 2010 Margie founded Global Courage to embolden braver leadership and advance more women to decision-making tables. She is a Women’s Economic Forum honoree and Ambassador for Women in Global Business and Google’s Womenwill.
An adventurous spirit at heart, Margie has lived around the world - from the wilds of Papua New Guinea to Washington D.C. - and travelled widely. She has crossed the Sahara Desert, stayed in Palestinian refugee camps, hiked the Inca trail and Himalayas, swam with piranhas in the Amazon and, perhaps bravest of all, cycled across Beijing.
It was a pleasure meeting Margie. She was extremely entertaining, inspirational and right in point for our company event. The feedback was universally positive.
As a keynote speaker, Margie’s presentation was engaging, heartfelt and thought-provoking. Margie is a wonderfully inspiring and energetic presenter and I recommend her very highly.
University of Tasmania
If you are looking for a powerful yet practical message to inspire your team to take action, Margie is the speaker for you! The audience feels the positive and personal message she delivers with credibility as a best-selling author and global leadership authority
Margie left the leaders at our national conference re-energised, refocused and emboldened to build a bigger and better business
The Body Shop