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 about courage and daring boldly.
An internationally recognized leader in human potential – Margie is passionate about empowering people to think bigger about what is possible for them, engage in braver conversations and lead more purposeful lives.
“Margie’s clarity, commitment, and energy are truly inspirational!”
~Marta Wilson, PhD
President of Capital Express Network
Margie draws on her background in Fortune 500 Business and Psychology as a keynote speaker, coach, media contributor, bestselling author and women’s leadership advocate. Her programs have helped thousands of people achieve greater success, including organizations such as the UN Foundation, NASA, British Telecom, Hitachi, Body Shop, Accenture and American Airlines.
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 three bestselling books – Find Your Courage (McGraw-Hill 2009), Stop Playing Safe (Wiley 2013) and Brave (Wiley 2015). She’s also the co-author 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:
As a mother of four, Margie is passionate about helping other women to pursue their passions and aspirations outside the home, and to own their power to make a mark on the world. 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. Margie is a regular panelist at women’s leadership symposiums and has been a guest keynote speaker at numerous 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. Margie is a member of UN Women National Committee in Australia and a member of the advisory board of Ladies America.
Paying It Forward:
Margie is a big believer in giving back and actively supports numerous charities and not-for-profit organizations whose work aligns with causes she feels passionate about. Margie is an Ambassador for Beyond Blue and committed to helping promote mental health and removing the stigma surrounding mental illness. She is also a mentor to women entrepreneurs in India through the UN Foundation’s global women’s initiative, serves on the advisory board of MINDSHIFT, a national self-esteem initiative and on the advisory board of Ladies America.