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Margie Warrell, PhD

Top Authority on Leadership and Resilience; Forbes Columnist and Renowned Peak Performance Coach; Bestselling Author, Find Your Courage

Margie Warrell is a bestselling author whose mission is to embolden braver leadership around the globe; empowering people to lead the change they want to see, beginning within and extending outward.

Margie draws on her background in business, psychology, and coaching to get to the heart of what holds people (and organizations) back. Her Live Brave podcast and bestselling books — You’ve Got This!, Train the Brave, Make Your Mark, Stop Playing Safe, and Find Your Courage — reflect her passion to unlock the potential people have and to overcome the fears and false beliefs that keep them from making their biggest mark.

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Travels From: Washington, D.C. | Fee Range: $15,000 - $25,000

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Embedding the value of courage in your organization’s culture is critical to unleashing the ingenuity and diverse potential in your enterprise. This keynote will embolden your leaders to show up with more authenticity, empathy and vulnerability, cultivating a ‘culture of courage’.  Drawing on research and insights from Stop Playing Safe, equip your leaders to:

  • Get ‘on purpose’, leading with the passion essential to rally teams behind a ‘Big Why’ and overcome the gravitational pull of the status quo
  • Foster psychological safety across hybrid teams that fuels disruptive thinking and crucial conversations
  • Activate ‘emotional contagion’ to normalize courage and build collective resilience and change-agility
  • Adopt inclusive leadership practices that harness the full value of diversity
  • Unlearn to relearn, identifying blind spots to counter rigidity and confirmation bias
  • Reframe risk to counter short-sighted decision-making and ensure peripheral risk-taking that protects the core

No one is immune to fear or self-doubt but everyone can learn to reclaim the power we too often give it.  Drawing on her bestselling book, You’ve Got This! The Life-Changing Power of Trusting Yourself, Margie provides science-backed strategies to bring your bravest self to your boldest dreams and biggest challenges. Learn to:

  • Quiet your inner critic and defy the doubts that have been holding you back
  • Activate post-traumatic growth, nurturing your innate resilience to turn bounce forward stronger, braver, better
  • Operationalize ‘self-compassion to become your greatest champion, not loudest critic
  • Identify blind spots and play from your strengths
  • Use language to elevate your perspective and thrive under pressure

Prioritize what empowers, practicing ‘self-fulness.’

Harnessing the human capital in your organization has never been more critical. Yet, its greatest threat is the fear that stifles ingenuity and drives capable, creative people to play it safe and make short-sighted decisions. Embedding the value of courage in your organization’s culture leads to competitive edge, greater agility, and stronger outcomes. Drawing on the latest research and fresh insights, Margie will equip your leaders with practical strategies to:

  • Nurture psychological safety to unleash disruptive thinking & fail forward, faster.
  • Create unconscious inclusion that harnesses the full value of diversity.
  • Foster ‘loyal dissent’ to upgrade outdated paradigms that stifle innovation.
  • Activate the ‘rally effect’ toward a shared mission critical.
  • Unlearn to relearn, embracing a ‘risk ready’ mindset.
  • Counter the unconscious forces that sabotage change and undermine crucial conversations and quality decision-making.

Empowering women to ‘own their power’ and embrace their feminine leadership strengths is a vital lever to unleashing the vast potential in women and advancing more to decision-making tables. Drawing on her doctoral research and 20+ years emboldening women globally, Margie will share her personal stories as a ball-dropping mother of four coupled with proven approaches to:

  • Conquer the imposter syndrome and close the confidence gap
  • Speak powerfully, using your authentic voice to grow authority & impact
  • Counter ‘think male, think manager’ bias & ‘backlash effect’
  • Enlist allies and get the right champions in your corner
  • Lower the ‘perfection’ high bar, ditch the guilt & get off your own back
  • Build micro-habits that expand your capacity to thrive under pressure
  • Lift as you climb, amplifying the voice of other women


Dr. Margie Warrell brings sharp insights from her diverse global experience to inspire bolder thinking and braver action.

The bestselling author of five books, Margie’s ability to distill grounded research into actionable advice sets her apart on the global stage. A leading authority on courageous leadership, she has learned a lot about overcoming fear and embracing change since her childhood growing up on a small farm in rural Australia. She has spent the last 25 years working around the world–in Australia, Asia, Papua New Guinea, and the USA–while raising her four children.

An honoree of the Women’s Economic Forum and CEO of Global Courage, Margie sits on the advisory board of Forbes School of Business & Technology and is trusted by global brands like NASA, Google, Deloitte, Dell, Abbot, UN Foundation, and Salesforce to deliver life-changing programs that accelerate growth, and inspire braver action for better outcomes. Her latest book, “You’ve Got This!: The Life-Changing Power of Trusting Yourself” has been hailed as a “transformative” book for modern times!


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