Margie Warrell is passionate about helping people live more courageously. Since her childhood growing up as one of seven kids on a dairy farm in rural Australia, Margie has stepped out of her comfort zone many times. Along the way she discovered just how much is possible when we choose to live boldly and dare bravely.
“Margie’s clarity, commitment, and energy are truly inspirational!”
~Marta Wilson, PhD
President of Capital Express Network, Washington DC
Today, Margie draws on her background in psychology, business, coaching, adventure travel, and as a mother of four, to help people be more courageous… in work, love and life.
Margie’s journey hasn’t been easy, but it has taught her a lot about courage – in work, love and life. She has been in an armed robbery (no, she wasn’t the robber!), lost her youngest brother Peter after a long battle with mental illness, and supported her oldest brother Frank through an injury that left him a paraplegic. Margie also lost five unborn babies while living in seven homes across three countries.
Needless to say, Margie has a wealth of personal experience when it comes to meeting challenges, taking chances, and handling change. With four busy children and a husband (of twenty years) who often travels, mastering her daily juggling act is an ongoing work in progress. Some days she drops more balls than she catches, and her kids have become quite talented at picking them up and throwing them at each other.
Margie has shared her expertise on leading media outlets such as the TODAY Show, FOX News, CNBC, and Al Jazeera, Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, and Women’s Health. She is also a regular on Australia’s Sunrise morning show and is a columnist for Huffington Post and Forbes magazine.
Keynote Speaker/Author/Master Coach:
Margie’s passion, humour, stories and practical advice have led to her becoming a highly in demand speaker around the globe. A certified master coach and popular keynote speaker, Margie has also run ‘courage-building’ programs with organizations worldwide like NASA, Ernst & Young, AOL and the United Nations Foundation. Margie has also been a guest lecturer to MBS students at the Georgetown McDonough School of Business in Washington D.C. and at SMU in Dallas, Texas. Margie is the author of two bestselling books – Find Your Courage (McGraw-Hill 2009) and Stop Playing Safe (Wiley 2013). She’s also co-authored of two other books with Stephen Covey, Jack Canfield, Ken Blanchard and John Gray.
Since first donning a backpack to travel around the world at twenty-one, Margie has travelled to over 70 countries. She has crossed the Sahara Desert and traversed the remote highlands of Papua New Guinea; she has spent time in refugee camps of the Palestinian West Bank and with the primitive tribes of the Amazon rainforest. In recent years she has taken her four children on intrepid adventures in Nepal, Ecuador, Borneo, Vietnam, Philippines, Cambodia and through outback Australia.
Advocate for Women in Leadership:
In 2010 Margie founded Global Courage, an organization focused on supporting women in building their capacity, confidence and courage for leadership and becoming more powerful catalysts for change in their organizations, community and society. She’s been a guest keynote speaker at global women’s leadership events from the UN Foundation Women Leading the Future Conference in Washington D.C. to Oracle sponsored Women’s Leadership Symposium in Shanghai.
Pay It Forward:
Margie is a big believer in giving back and actively supports numerous charities and not-for-profit organizations with book donations and pro bono presentations. She is also an Ambassador for Beyond Blue and mentor to women in India through the UN Foundation’s global women’s initiative. Margie also serves on the advisory board of Ladies America.