Margie has stepped out of her comfort zone many times since her childhood growing up one of seven children on a farm in rural Australia. Along the way she’s learnt a lot of about courage, resilience and perseverance.
She has also become an internationally recognized thought leader in human potential – passionate about empowering people to think bigger about what is possible for them, engage in bigger conversations and lead more purposeful lives.
Margie draws on her background in Fortune 500 Business and Psychology as a keynote speaker, master executive coach, media contributor, bestselling author and facilitator. Her client organizations include Best Buy, United Healthcare, British Telecom, NASA, Hitachi, Ernst & Young, Accenture, and AOL. She is also a guest lecturer to MBA students at Georgetown University.
With her down to earth Australian humor and working mother-of-four efficiency, Margie draws thoughtful insights from events going on in the world to share advice on how we can respond to our own challenges more constructively. She has appeared on many programs including The TODAY Show, FOX News, CNBC, and Al Jazeera. Margie is also a regular contributor to Australia’s leading talk show Sunrise.
Advocate for Women in Leadership:
In 2010 Margie founded Global Courage, an organization focused on supporting women in expanding their vision, and building their capacity, confidence and competence for courageous leadership. Margie has been a keynote speaker at the UN Foundations Women Leading the Future Conference, Accenture’s International Women’s Day, Westpac Bank’s International Women’s Day event in Melbourne Australia, The Womenetics Global Women’s Initiative, AOL’s Women’s Leadership Symposium and numerous other leading women’s events globally.
Margie is also a Board Member of Ladies America, which partners with such organizations as the United Nations Foundation, Womensphere’s Global Summit, Fair Fund against human trafficking, Susan G. Komen Foundation, DC Entrepreneurship Week, StreetWise Partners, and Bisnow’s Women in Business and Journalism to support the success of professional women and advocate on central women’s issues in the media and political sphere.
The best-selling author of Find Your Courage (McGraw-Hill 2009), Margie is also the co-author of two other books with internationally renowned experts Stephen Covey, Jack Canfield, Ken Blanchard and John Gray. Her latest book Stop Playing Safe (Wiley 2013) is focused on helping people be more courageous in their work, business and career and has become a bestselling business book in both the USA and Australia.
Margie also has her own Courage Works column in Forbes Magazine.
Since first donning a backpack at 21 to travel around the world for a year on her own, Margie has travelled to over 65 countries, venturing to places most people only read about – from the Sahara Desert to the remote highlands of Papua New Guinea; from refugee camps of the Palestinian West Bank to the primitive tribes of the Amazon rainforest. In recent years she has taken her four children along with her through Nepal, Ecuador, Borneo, Vietnam and Cambodia.
Pay It Forward:
Margie is a big believer in giving back and actively supports numerous charities and not-for-profit organizations with free books and pro bono presentations. Margie is an Ambassador for Beyond Blue and mentor to women in India through the UN Foundation’s global women’s initiative.
Following is a list of other organizations that Margie has supported: Child Help, UN Foundation for Women, Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship NFTE, St Ann’s Infant & Maternity Home, Streetwise, Doorways for Women, Suited for Change, Metro Teen AIDS, Assistance League, Rotary Clubs, The Women’s Center of Virginia, Junior League, The Wendt Center for Loss and Healing and Calvary Shelter and many others.