Margie Warrell

Margie Warrell

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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 CourageMargie sits on the advisory board of Forbes School of Business & Technology and is trusted by global brands –  NASA, Google, Deloitte, Dell, Abbot, UN Foundation and Salesforce – to deliver life-changing programs that accelerate growth, inspire braver action and better outcomes.  Her latest book, You’ve Got This! The Life-Changing Power of Trusting Yourself  has been hailed as a ‘transformative book for these times!’

**Virtual demos available by request. 


No one is immune to fear. Yet in the midst of uncertain times, only those who’ve learned to rise above it and lead with courage can unlock the potential in themselves and others and seize the opportunity adversity always holds.

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


Everyone experiences self-doubt yet successful people have mastered their inner dialogue, and don’t let their doubts call the shots. Drawing on the research from her best-selling book You’ve Got This! The Life-Changing Power of Trusting Yourself  Margie will give you proven strategies to

  • Defy the doubts that are holding your potential and future hostage
  • Build self-confidence in the aftermath of setbacks, enabling you to ‘fail forward’ and succeed faster
  • Beat imposter syndrome and quiet your inner critic
  • Play from your strengths
  • Harness the power of language to harness fear, reframe stress and thrive under pressure
  • Apply the psychology of confidence and ‘train the brave’ to succeed on a whole new levels


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


Despite the compelling case for seating more women at decision-making tables, too few are. Empowering women to embrace their feminine strengths and own their power as change-agents is a vital lever for gender equity. Drawing on her PhD research into the interplay of gender, power and leadership coupled with decades of emboldening women globally, Margie will share her personal stories as a ball-dropping working mother of four while sharing practical strategies to:

  • Conquer the imposter syndrome and close the confidence gap
  • Find your authentic voice to speak with authority & impact
  • Counter ‘think male, think manager’ bias & ‘backlash effect’
  • Get the right career champions in your corner
  • Lower the ‘perfection’ high bar & get off your own back
  • Expand your capacity to thrive under pressure
  • Lift as you climb, amplifying the voice of other women

“Margie was an absolutely instrumental part of enlarging the context for our Asia Pacific leadership team. She inspired us to reach for significant business opportunities, strengthen our collaboration, and embrace the mindset needed to achieve amazing success! Thank you, Margie.”
–Liz Carnabudi, Vice President, BD Medical Technology

“Margie’s keynote on leading with courage was very inspirational, hugely impactful and gave everyone a practical way to lead through change.”
–Renata Gusmon, Talent Development Director, United Health Group

“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, Johnson & Johnson, Asia Pacific

“Margie’s ability to help our team refocus, prioritize and build resilience was extremely well received. Uplifting and motivating, I can highly recommend Margie.”
–Karinne Brannigan, Senior Vice President Marketing, Dell

Margie left the leaders are our national conference re-energized, refocused and emboldened to build a bigger and better business.
–Georgia Bartholomew, Body Shop

“Margie sets herself apart with a powerful and inspiring message, paired with her energetic, down-to-earth, and disarming delivery. She provided practical advice on how to challenge ourselves and others to be more courageous, take more risks, and find more success. Her insights helped me bolster my personal vision for a candid, collaborative, and forward-leaning workplace.”
–Kathy Calvin, President & CEO, United Nations Foundation, Washington D.C

“Energetic. Motivational. Emboldening. Margie is incredibly skilled at connecting her audience to a bolder vision for themselves. Her practical framework combined with her powerful message has a way of banishing our inertia and excuses to unleash our potential.”
–Wennie Wong, Operations Director, L’Oreal

“When it comes to empowering people to be braver, Margie is a master. The wonderful feedback from her virtual session with our top female clients was a testament to her ability to get to the heart of what limits potential, emboldening us to take the brave actions we too often put off.”
–Tracy Beighton, Director. Salesforce UK

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You’ve Got This!: The Life-changing Power of Trusting Yourself

Make Your Mark: A Guidebook for the Brave Hearted

Brave: 50 Everyday Acts of Courage to Thrive in Work, Love and Life