Margie Warrell

Global Thought Leader in Human Potential and Brave Leadership

Margie Warrell is a top business keynote speaker and a global thought leader in human potential and brave leadership. 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.

 

  • Margie Warrell`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Margie Warrell`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $20,001 - $30,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    California, USA

  • Margie Warrell`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Margie Warrell`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $20,001 - $30,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    California, USA

Suggested Keynote Speaker Programs

FIND COURAGE IN CRISIS TO TRANSFORM UNCERTAINTY INTO OPPORTUNITY

Unlock the potential of remote teams to use disruption to do business better No one is immune to fear. Yet in the midst of change and uncertainty, only those who’ve learned to lead with courage can harness ...

Unlock the potential of remote teams to use disruption to do business better

No one is immune to fear. Yet in the midst of change and uncertainty, only those who’ve learned to lead with courage can harness the potential in themselves and others to turn uncertainty into opportunity, gain competitive edge and do business better.

Drawing on 25 years working with organizations globally plus the latest research, Margie will embolden your people to step up to the leadership plate, in more wholehearted ways, to lead through change with greater clarity, confidence and courage.

  • Engage remote teams around a big Why that fosters shared purpose, unlocks ingenuity and dismantles change resistance
  • Reframe ambiguity to make better decisions, faster amid VUCA
  • Identify blind spots and foster a risk-ready mindset
  • Harness ‘emotional contagion’ to build psychological safety, nurture diversity and expand collective change-agility
  • Create resilience rituals that expand bandwidth and behavioral agility to thrive under pressure

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BUILD HIGH TRUST TEAMS THAT EMBOLDEN EVERYONE TO LEAN IN & LEAD

Exceptional leaders liberate the boldest thinking to produce the strongest outcomes The greatest threat to any organization is the fear that stifles ingenuity, fuels risk aversion and drives highly capable, ...

Exceptional leaders liberate the boldest thinking to produce the strongest outcomes

The greatest threat to any organization is the fear that stifles ingenuity, fuels risk aversion and drives highly capable, creative people to play it safe and make short-sighted, over-cautious decisions.

Harnessing the human capital in your organization has never been more critical. Embedding the value of courage within an organizational culture sets it up for competitive edge, greater agility, stronger engagement and improved performance in today’s VUCA global marketplace.

Only leaders who have found their courage to embrace vulnerability and show up authentically can build the psychological safety net required to harness the potential in others, grow high-trust teams that collaborate across silos and tap the full value of diversity in their ranks.

Drawing on the latest ideas in leadership and neuroscience, Margie will share a powerful research-backed framework to equip leaders to foster a culture of courage that emboldens disruptive thinking to ensure organizations remain competitive in an increasingly uncertain, globalized and accelerated world.

  • Create unconscious inclusion that harnesses the full value of diversity
  • Build the loyal cohesion needed to challenge outdated paradigms that stifle innovation
  • Engage people around a compelling Why that unlocks a deep sense of shared purpose
  • Identify blind spots and foster a risk-ready growth mindset
  • Role model decisiveness amid uncertainty and ambiguity
  • Counter the unconscious forces that undermine change initiatives, inhibit crucial conversations and stifle bold disruptive thinking

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COMMUNICATE TO AMPLIFY IMPACT

Harness the power of conversations to grow, learn and thrive The hardest conversations are often the most critical yet too often the issues that most need to be addressed aren’t. Research shows that over 80...

Harness the power of conversations to grow, learn and thrive

The hardest conversations are often the most critical yet too often the issues that most need to be addressed aren’t. Research shows that over 80% of workers are avoiding at least one uncomfortable conversation at work — a conversation they know they need to hold but are dreading.

In this insightful, interactive and powerful program, Margie deep dives into the DNA of communication, sharing a framework of how to engage in the crucial and courageous conversations needed for individuals, teams and organizations to learn, grow and thrive.

Attendees will learn practical frameworks and skills they can apply immediately to:

  • Bridge organizational silos and get everyone pulling behind the same mission
  • Address conflict and build collaboration
  • Provide constructive feedback in ways that produce optimal outcomes
  • Speak with greater authority, presence and impact
  • Listen beyond what is being said to get to the heart of issues that derail
  • Text or talk: discern the right mode for communication and avoid the pitfalls of hiding behind technology
  • Express anger without insult and disagree without being disagreeable
  • Build a culture of accountability and manage conflicting commitments with integrity

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EXPAND ‘BANDWIDTH’ TO THRIVE UNDER PRESSURE & AMID UNCERTAINTY

Resilience isn’t we have, it’s what we do. Responding to challenges with greater resiliency in ways that foster creativity, maintain optimism and promote self-efficacy is vital to mental wellbeing and securing competitive edge. ...

Resilience isn’t we have, it’s what we do. Responding to challenges with greater resiliency in ways that foster creativity, maintain optimism and promote self-efficacy is vital to mental wellbeing and securing competitive edge.

  • Disrupt default ‘fight or flight’ response to keep anxiety at bay and
  • Embed ‘resilience rituals’ into daily routines to bring their ‘best selves’ to work
  • Harness emotional contagion to spread calm and ‘can-do’ optimism
  • Play from strengths to build self-trust, beat self-doubt and thrive under pressure
  • Harness neuro-linguistics to re-channel stress in positive ways

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Brave Leadership: Rethink Risk, Embrace Discomfort & Lead from Possibility

How exceptional leaders harness the potential in themselves and others Empower your leaders with a deeper sense of purpose, passion, courage and confidence. Drawing on the latest research in leadership and neuroscience, plus interviews with some of the world’...

How exceptional leaders harness the potential in themselves and others

Empower your leaders with a deeper sense of purpose, passion, courage and confidence. Drawing on the latest research in leadership and neuroscience, plus interviews with some of the world’s most respected change makers, Margie will get to the heart of what undermines leadership effectiveness, sharing science-based strategies to:

  • Engage people around a compelling ‘Why’ that taps ingenuity and counters anxiety
  • Foster a ‘risk-ready’ growth mindset to thrive under pressure and fail forward faster
  • Identify blind spots that undermine effective decision making
  • Embrace vulnerability to engage in the crucial conversations too often avoided

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Culture of Courage: Harness the Full Force of Ingenuity and Collaboration to Make Change Stick

Build psychological safety to foster engagement, loyal disruption and bold thinking The greatest threat to organizational growth and change is the fear that stifles ingenuity, fuels risk aversion and drives highly capable ...

Build psychological safety to foster engagement, loyal disruption and bold thinking

The greatest threat to organizational growth and change is the fear that stifles ingenuity, fuels risk aversion and drives highly capable people to make short-sighted decisions. Margie will share powerful research-backed frameworks to equip leaders with strategies for cultivating a ‘culture of courage’ that harnesses human capital, encourages the disruptive thinking needed to find opportunity amid change and uncertainty.

  • Counter the unconscious biases that derail most change initiatives
  • Build the ‘loyal disruption’ needed to challenge outdated paradigms that stifle innovation
  • Create unconscious inclusion that harnesses the full value of diversity
  • Foster the growth mindset to ‘fail forward’ and innovate faster

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Make Your Mark: Dare to Make the Difference Your Difference Makes

Finding the courage to pursue the boldest vision for your life One of the key regrets of the dying is that they lived too safe and risked too little. In this inspiring keynote, Margie will draw on her diverse life experiences and hard won wisdom to inspire your...

Finding the courage to pursue the boldest vision for your life

One of the key regrets of the dying is that they lived too safe and risked too little. In this inspiring keynote, Margie will draw on her diverse life experiences and hard won wisdom to inspire your audience to take action to live bigger, braver and more meaningful lives.

  • Power and presence: Align your language, focus and physiology to bring your best self to your biggest challenges
  • Three questions to discover your ‘Why’ and live on purpose
  • Quiet your inner critic and get comfortable being uncomfortable
  • Upgrade your mental maps to get back ‘on course’
  • Forget perfect: How to get off your own back and begin anew

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Brave Women Rising: Unleashing the Force of Feminine Leadership

For women who want to do more & be more but too often doubt they can Despite the compelling case to have more women seated at decision-making tables, too few still are. The reasons for the ‘leaky pipeline’ are many and the solutions complex, yet one ...

For women who want to do more & be more but too often doubt they can

Despite the compelling case to have more women seated at decision-making tables, too few still are. The reasons for the ‘leaky pipeline’ are many and the solutions complex, yet one thing is certain: empowering women to challenge gender norms and step into their power as change makers is not just the right thing to do, it’s commercially smart. Margie will draw on her PhD research and personal experiences of challenging gender norms to provide strategies to:

  • Align the three fundamentals of power to speak with impact, power and presence
  • Embrace authentic leadership to counter gender bias and double-binds
  • Identify your blind spots that fuel imposter syndrome and perpetuate self-doubt
  • Sponsors and mentors: diversifying your network to open crucial doors
  • Elevate the sisterhood: amplify the collective female voice

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About Keynote Speaker Margie Warrell

Find Your Courage. Stop Playing Safe. Brave. Make Your Mark. The titles of Margie’s bestselling 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 essential 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 undertaking her PhD in leading change, Margie’s work draws on the latest research in positive and behavioural 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. Last but not least, Margie is also the mother of four intrepid teenage children and enjoys sharing adventures with them and her husband Andrew of 25 years—most recently, summiting Mt Kilimanjaro

Testimonials

“If you want to embolden your teams and leaders to raise their sights and take more courageous action, Margie is the perfect adrenaline-like shot of inspiration you need.”

Sarah McKensey

Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Johnson & Johnson

Margie’s opening keynote at our annual conference was nothing short of spectacular! She has my highest recommendation for any event – in fact, her message is one that everyone should hear in their lifetime!

Mike Morini

CEO, WorkForce Software

Margie’s ideas, perspective and ability to deliver highly engaging and empowering sessions for leaders of all levels from diverse backgrounds is impressive!

Edweena Stratton

VP Employee Success, Salesforce

Margie left the leaders at our national conference re-energised, refocused and emboldened to build a bigger and better business.

The Body Shop

 

Margie’s interactive style and sharp humour paired with her powerful insights helped our conference attendees see the world new a whole new lens. We received nothing but outstanding feedback. I cannot recommend her highly enough.

The Body Shop

 

Margie sets herself apart with a powerful message paired with disarming delivery. Her insights helped me bolster my personal vision for a candid, collaborative and forward leaning workplace. Feedback was overwhelmingly positive. The UN Foundation welcomes Margie back anytime.

President & CEO United Nations Foundation

 

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