Margie Warrell is the author of best-selling books including “Make Your Mark”, “Brave”, “Stop Playing Safe” and “Find Your Courage”. The titles of her books reflect her passion for helping people make braver decisions and lead bigger lives. Margie draws on her background in Fortune 500 business coaching and psychology to equip people with the mindset and strategies to lead themselves and others to achieve stronger outcomes. Her diverse client list includes NASA, Accenture, Deloitte, British Telecom, Johnson & Johnson, Australian Institute of Sport, Facebook, Mars, Shell Oil, Microsoft, Oracle, and the United Nations Foundation. Margie’s insights have also been shaped by her work and interviews with leaders and luminaries such as Sir Richard Branson, former Australian Prime Minister John Howard and hotelier Bill Marriott. An acclaimed keynote speaker and guest lecturer at Columbia and Georgetown Universities, Margie is a sought after commentator with leading media including the Wall Street Journal, Sky News, CNN, Fox News, Today Show, Al Jazeera. Her Forbes ‘Courage Works’ column has been read by millions. She was named as one of The Top 100 Women to Watch in the USA in 2010. In 2015, Margie was appointed Australia’s first Ambassador for Women in Global Business and made a Women’s Economic Forum honoree.
Opening Keynote Session:
Reframe Risk, Unlock Potential and Expand Possibilities: How Exceptional Leaders Harness the Potential in Themselves and Other
At the conclusion of this keynote session, you will feel empowered to lead yourself and others with greater purpose, passion, courage and confidence. Drawing on the latest research in leadership and neuro-science, plus interviews with some of the world’s top change makers – past and present – Margie will get to the heart of what undermines leadership effectiveness, sharing science-based strategies to:
- Engage people around a big “Why” that taps ingenuity and counters anxiety and complacency
- Act decisively amid uncertainty and ambiguity Identify blind spots and foster a risk-ready mindset that is driven by purpose over pride
- Engage in the tough conversations that are too often avoided
- Create rituals that build resilience to stay ‘on purpose,’ thrive under pressure and fail forward faster