Welcome to Margie's Insights and Interviews
Jul 17, 2018
What Makes You Feel Alive?
Several years ago I decided to run my first Live Brave Weekend for women, and subsequently, other Live Brave programs for women and men. The idea for them came after realizing that many people could benefit from a deeper, more transformative experience than my corporate
Jul 04, 2018
Dare to Wing It
Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, credits Amazon’s explosive growth with his high-velocity decision making; he makes decisions with only 70% of key information. To some, that may seem a little foolhardy. To others, it’s just evidence of the importance of being willing to learn and pivot as
Jul 04, 2018
Reset Your Compass
Wow, it's hard to believe we are over half way through 2018. I realized over the weekend that, amid all my travels this year (five trips across the globe and counting) I've got distracted from some of the commitments I made to myself earlier this
Jun 28, 2018
Ditch Looking Good For Doing Good
Aloha from Hawaii where I’ve just spoken to a fabulous group of leaders from Berkshire Hathaway. If you aren’t familiar with the name, you are probably familiar with their chairman and founder Warren Buffett. One of the things I admire most about Warren is his
Apr 25, 2018
The Deathbed Test
Two weeks ago I got an email from the dean of academics at my daughters’ school notifying me that she was to be inducted into her school’s Cum Laude academic honor society. They looked forward to seeing my husband and me there. Maddy is finishing
Mar 23, 2018
Move From Dreaming To Doing
For seven long years, Brenda Keane sat on her dream of having her own line of activewear. She had a strong feeling that there were many women, with curvy figures like herself, that were desperate to find fun, colorful (and functional!) activewear, but her fear
Mar 05, 2018
Own Your ‘Enoughness'
I arrived back from an incredible few days in Tokyo with Google to kick off their Womenwill program. The mission of Womenwill is to elevate women around the world and leverage the technology to inspire and empower women economically and socially. Of course, there are
Jan 30, 2018
5 Intuitive Ways to Discern Good Advice From Bad
Let’s face it. If you’re looking for advice, you’ll find no shortage of it—on how to invest your money, raise your kids or navigate your next career move. I’ve been given copious amounts of advice over the years. “You should always wear red,” one branding
Dec 26, 2017
7 Keys To Make Changes That Stick In 2018!
"I don’t do resolutions,” Jane told me last week. “What’s the point? I never keep them.” You probably know a few people like Jane yourself. Perhaps you’re one of them! In your heart, you know you want to make changes in your life, but year
Dec 18, 2017
Shelve The Shoulds
This time of year comes with a lot of expectations, social pressures and family traditions - some of which can suck the joy from the festive season and leave us feeling stressed out, burnt out and anything but Merry come December 25th. When you feel
Dec 06, 2017
Quiet Your Inner Critic
You are probably familiar with the words of my friend Marianne Williamson. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world.”
Nov 23, 2017
What Dad Taught Me About Thanksgiving
It’s Thanksgiving week, at least for all Americans, so I thought I’d pen a few thoughts on gratitude to mark this special holiday. My dad, who isn't an American but married my mum who is, taught me the most lessons I've ever learned about Thanksgiving.
Nov 15, 2017
Live From Purpose
If you're reading this, chances are you're someone who wants to do well in your work and be paid well for it. But you also want more than that. You want to feel that it serves some purpose greater than a paycheck or a position.
Oct 29, 2017
Dealing with Emotional Vampires
Over the years I’ve been asked to do interviews on a whole range of topics but it's at Halloween that the topic of emotional vampires tends to come up. It’s a little kitsch but the media love things like that! (I’ve shared an interview from
Oct 19, 2017
Who's In Your Tribe?
Think about the people in your life who you can count on to encourage you to do more and be more than you may otherwise believe. Now just imagine if you had double that amount of people cheering you on and supporting your success? As
Oct 05, 2017
Overcome Negativity Bias
My daughter Maddy has often reminded me of the time I was late for her pre-school dance recital. Admittedly I should have left home sooner and I should have factored in that the car park would be full. But I didn’t. By the time I