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Find Your Courage and Stop Playing Safe. Be Brave and Make Your Mark.

As an international professional keynote speaker, Margie Warrell gets to the heart of what holds people back. She unpacks the latest science and research to explain why smart people make poor decisions, and shows how everyone can make better ones. She helps people to take smarter risks, be more effective leaders and achieve better outcomes for themselves, others and their organization.

Margie combines a unique mix of international business experience, personal insight and research-backed evidence, and has an outstanding ability to connect with diverse audiences, having worked with organizations as diverse as NASA to Facebook, and interviewing global leaders from Richard Branson to (former) Prime Minister John Howard.

Margie was appointed by the Australian government as the first Ambassador for Women in Global Business in 2016, and is also a Women's Economic Forum honoree, a member of UN Women National Committee in Australia and on the advisory board of Ladies America. <

She is the author of four books bestselling books; Find Your Courage (McGraw-Hill 2009), Stop Playing Safe (Wiley 2013), Brave (Wiley 2015) and Make Your Mark (Wiley 2017). Margie is a sought-after commentator with leading media including the Wall Street Journal, Sky News, CNN, Fox News, Today Show, Al Jazeera. Her Forbes 'Courage Works' column has been read by millions, and has also written columns for the Huffington Post and The Guardian

She is a professional speaker having delivered high impact speeches and interactive sessions all over the world, including the USA, Australia and Asia. Margie is regularly hired as a keynote speaker at conferences and business association conventions, as an inspirational speaker for internal company offsite meetings and as a presenter and workshop leader for in house leadership programmes. Her client list includes NASA, Accenture, Deloitte, British Telecom, Johnson & Johnson, Australian Institute of Sport, Australian Federal Police, Facebook, Mars, Shell, Microsoft, Oracle, and the United Nations Foundation

Her presentation topics include:

  • Brave Leadership: Great leaders are great decision makers.
  • Thrive Through Change: Build resilience to harness stress, adapt faster and bounce back better off.
  • Women Rising: Unlocking the force of feminine leadership.
  • Next Gen Leaders: Harness the passion in millennials to change the world.
  • Building the Currency of Trust: Build loyalty & grow influence one conversation at a time.
  • Make Your Mark: Ignite new possibilities with from a compelling 'Why'.

"Margie sets herself apart with a powerful and inspiring message. Her insights helped me bolster my personal vision for a candid, collaborative, and forward-leaning workplace. "
Kathy Calvin, President, United Nations Foundation

"Margie's keynote on creating a culture of courage was dynamic, passionate and thought provoking. The feedback from our top 100 leaders was overwhelmingly positive. We will all go forward a little bolder and braver than before! "
Rachael Powell, Chief People Officer, XERO

"Margie is energetic, professional, easy-going and quite a breath of fresh air. Her powerful program got to the heart of what holds us back from achieving our potential. I can recommend her highly. "
Deanna McRae King, Finance Director, British Telecom


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