Margie’s ability to get to the heart of what holds people back combined with her engaging stories and down-to-earth delivery style have made her one of the top female speakers in the world today. She has run courage-building programs for diverse organisations such as NASA, Oracle, The Body Shop, American Airlines and the Australian Federal Police.

Margie draws on her professional background in Fortune 500 business (KPMG and BP), psychology, and coaching as well as her diverse personal experience to provide sharp insights and practical advice that inspire change and create better outcomes. Her extensive experience coaching and facilitating groups enable her to create highly engaging programs that equip people to adapt faster to change, be better communicators, braver leaders and raise the bar for themselves and others.

With increased globalisation, new technologies and shifting economic growth, competition is more fierce than ever. Organisations that can adapt quickly and harness the full potential of their people will be those poised to seize the opportunity change always holds.

Margie specialises in helping organisations overcome their biggest barrier to growth – the fear that undermines innovation and drives risk-aversion. In doing so, she helps them harness their most valuable asset, human ingenuity, passion and potential.

On an individual level, she equips people with the strategies, insight and inspiration to overcome unconscious bias and misplaced fears, enabling them to make smarter decisions which build stronger relationships, produce better outcomes, deepened engagement and a heightened sense of wellbeing.


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What People Are Saying

  • Kathy Calvin

    “Margie sets herself apart with a powerful and inspiring message. She helped me craft my own vision for leading a more forward leading workplace. We welcome her back anytime.”

    Kathy Calvin

    President & CEO, United Nations Foundation

  • Sandra Guazzotti

    "Margie led us through an absolutely beyond any expectations two-day workshop. My team members (from 8 countries!) were all thrilled by what we achieved. I have no words to thank her enough. Just amazing!"

    Sandra Guazzotti

    Vice President, Oracle Financing

  • Alissa Janey

    “Engaging, inspiring, and a delight to work with, Margie’s call to courageous action was a perfect fit for our employees. A true gem!”

    Alissa Janey

    Best Buy

  • Leslie G. Sarasin

    “Margie’s interactive style and sharp humour paired with her powerful insights helped our national conference attendees see the world through a whole new lens. We received nothing but outstanding feedback. I cannot recommend her highly enough.”

    Leslie G. Sarasin

    CEO, Food Marketing Institute

  • Ross Stange

    “Our best speaker ever!"

    Ross Stange

    Sage Micropay

  • Georgia Bartholomew

    “Margie left the leaders are our national conference re-energized, refocused and emboldened to build a bigger and better business.”

    Georgia Bartholomew

    Body Shop

  • Robert Gosling

    "Margie’s content was great and her delivery was absolutely awesome. I’ve never had so much positive feedback from an audience - not one negative comment, not one. Everyone just raved about it and believe me, this was a tough crowd."

    Robert Gosling

    Managing Director, Oracle New Zealand

  • Professor Rebecca Heino

    Margie’s ability to engage, educate and embolden people is inspirational. Her nuggets of wisdom are both profound and practical for anyone wanting to be a more confident communicator and enjoy greater success in their workplace and beyond.

    Professor Rebecca Heino

    Columbia University

  • Donna Vitalie

    Margie is a dynamic keynote speaker! Her message really hit home, and set an excellent foundation for the rest of our leadership campaign. We were engaged by her dynamic delivery, entertained by her personal stories, and inspired by her ability to tie it all back to our core personal and organizational values.

    Donna Vitalie


  • Kim Haney, Director, Career Management

    Dear Margie,
    Thank you for your recent Courageous Conversations program here at NASA headquarters. You brought both an impressive depth of knowledge and genuine passion to support our staff. Once again, the feedback we received from those who participated in your program was outstanding.

    Kim Haney, Director, Career Management



(partial list)
  • Accenture
  • American Chamber of Commerce
  • American Airlines
  • American Express
  • AOL
  • Australian Federal Police
  • Australian Unity
  • Australian Dept. Foreign Affairs & Trade (DFAT)
  • Avanade
  • Best Buy
  • British Telecom
  • The Body Shop
  • Colonial Mutual
  • Covidien
  • Dairy Australia
  • Entrepreneurs Organization
  • Ernst & Young
  • Exxon Mobil
  • Freehills Law
  • Georgetown University
  • Hitachi
  • Hewlett Packard
  • MARS Corporation
  • Marsh Insurance
  • Medical Society of Virginia
  • National Association of Women Business Owners
  • Travelocity
  • National Association of School Principals
  • National Association of  Realtors
  • National Australia Bank
  • N.A.S.A.
  • Oracle
  • Pentagon Credit Union
  • Price Waterhouse Coopers
  • Sabre Holdings
  • SHRM
  • Shell Oil
  • Verizon
  • United Healthcare
  • United Nations Foundation
  • Wells Fargo
  • Westpac Bank
  • Young Presidents Organization
  • Zurich Insurance