Margie Warrell

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Dr. Margie Warrell is a global authority on courage and unlocking the potential that fear holds dormant - in individuals and organizations. A 5x bestselling author, Senior Partner at Korn Ferry, and keynote speaker, Margie combines her diverse international business experience, doctoral research and contagious passion to deliver transformative programs that ignite purpose and accelerate growth. 

Since growing up in rural Australia, Margie has walked her ‘live brave’ talk countless times, living in multiple countries around the world from PNG to Singapore.  Now based in Washington D.C., Margie is a Women’s Economic Forum honoree, Forbes columnist, media commentator (CNN, WSJ, TODAY Show) and sits on the Forbes School of Business and Technology advisory board. Her clients include Salesforce, Google, Amazon, NASA, Dell, Oracle, United Nations Foundation.

An avid hiker, amateur barista and advocate for women in leadership, Margie recently summited Mt Kilimanjaro with her husband and four children. Her insights on embracing uncertainty and de-risking failure have never been more relevant or required.

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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!

A Sample of the Groups That Have Hosted Margie Warrell
  • WorkForce Software
  • Salesforce.com
  • National Instruments
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • ProQuest
  • Oracle APAC
  • Twitter
  • PaulDavis
  • Illumina
  • United Nations Foundation
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LEAD BRAVELY

RISK BOLD THINKING AND BUILD A ‘CULTURE OF COURAGE’ 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, cu ...

RISK BOLD THINKING AND BUILD A ‘CULTURE OF COURAGE’

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

YOU'VE GOT THIS

DARE TO MAKE THE ULTIMATE BET… ON YOURSELF 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 ...

DARE TO MAKE THE ULTIMATE BET… ON YOURSELF

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’

BRAVE WOMEN RISING

OWN YOUR WORTH AND MAKE THE DIFFERENCE YOUR DIFFERENCE MAKES! 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 ...

OWN YOUR WORTH AND MAKE THE DIFFERENCE YOUR DIFFERENCE MAKES!

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

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Biography

MARGIE WARRELL has gained deep insights into human behavior, cultivating courage and nurturing resilience since her childhood growing up on a farm in rural Australia.

As Senior Partner in Korn Ferry’s Board, CEO & Leadership advisory practice, Margie draws on her diverse experience in Fortune 500 business, psychology, and coaching to provide sharp cross-cultural insights that address the complex challenges facing leaders and organizations today.

Enterprises such as NASA, Oracle, Shell, Morgan Stanley, Dell, SAP, Novartis, PPG, Mondelez and Johnson & Johnson have trusted Margie to embolden braver leadership, accelerate growth and foster more agile, collaborative and innovative ‘cultures of courage.’

A sought-after keynote speaker who has lectured at Georgetown, Columbia, USC, and SMU, the titles of her five books - Stop Playing Safe, You’ve Got This!, Brave, Make Your Mark, and Find Your Courage – reflect her passion for empowering people to embrace a ‘risk-ready mindset’ that fosters innovation and unlocks potential – in individuals and enterprises.

A Forbes columnist and co-author of two other books with Stephen Covey, Ken Blanchard and Jack Canfield, Margie was recently recognized as a Top 200 Leadership Voice globally and LinkedIn Top Voice. She’s also a Women’s Economic Forum honoree and sits on the board of Women’s Democracy Network and Forbes School of Business & Technology.

Margie’s doctoral research informs her work in cultivating more inclusive work cultures that unleash the value of diversity and advance more women to top tables. Her expertise in human behavior, leadership, and workplace issues is regularly sought by leading media such as CNN, Bloomberg, TODAY and the Wall Street Journal.

In 2020 Margie relocated back to the Washington DC area after ten years in Asia-Pacific. Outside work, Margie enjoys adventure travel, including climbing Mt Kilimanjaro with her husband and their four teenage children.