Margie Warrell

Drawing from her background in business, psychology, and coaching, along with her diverse personal experiences, Margie challenges and supports people globally to expand their vision, engage in bigger conversations and live more purposefully.

The best-selling author of Find Your Courage (McGraw-Hill) and Stop Playing Safe (Wiley), Margie has shared her expertise with leading media including The Today Show, FOX News, CNN, Al Jazeera, CNBC and is a regular contributor on Australia’s Sunrise morning show. A columnist for Forbes and The Huffington Post, her advice has also featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Women’s Health, and O Magazine.

Margie is the Founder of Global Courage, a women’s leadership organisation, and is passionate about empowering women to become stronger influencers within their workplace, community and society. An ICF certified master coach and dynamic speaker, Margie has enjoyed the honour of being the keynote speaker at many leading international women’s events around the globe sponsored by organisations such as Acenture, Oracle and the United Nations Foundation. Margie has also provided leadership, communication and ‘courage building’ programs for a diverse range of organisations including Oracle, Hitachi, AOL, NASA, Bechtel, British Telecom, American Airlines, Shell, Best Buy, and Ernst & Young.

A mother of four, Margie does her best to walk her talk when it comes to living boldly. Since her childhood growing up on a dairy farm in rural Australia, Margie has continually stepped outside her comfort zone, working and travelling around the world extensively, often venturing far off the beaten track in countries from Algeria and Bolivia to Papua New Guinea and Nepal. In 2012 Margie and her family relocated back to Australia after a decade in the United States to spend more time on ‘Grandpa’s farm’.


Keynote Speaker


“Leadership Courage”


Every day we make countless decisions that impact our performance, productivity and ability to grow influence and deliver strong results in an increasingly competitive, uncertain and accelerated world. Yet many decisions are driven by fear – fear of failure, rejection,confrontation or change. In this interactive program bestselling author and leadership coach, Margie Warrell will help you to:

    • rethink risk and the cost of ‘playing safe’
    • adapt to change with greater agility and resilience
    • engage in more ‘courageous conversations’ when the stakes are high
    • manage stakeholder expectations more effectively