Dr. Margie Warrell, member of APCO’s International Advisory Council, is a bestselling author, leadership advisor and international authority on human potential. The titles of Dr. Warrell’s five books – Find Your Courage, Stop Playing Safe, You’ve Got This! and Brave – reflect her commitment to helping people lead braver lives with greater impact.
Recently relocated back to Washington, D.C. after a decade in Singapore and Australia, Dr. Warrell pairs over 25 years international experience with her background in business, psychology, coaching and leadership development to bring globally grounded insights to the complex challenges of individuals, leaders, and organizations today.
Dr. Warrell is trusted by forward leaning enterprises–such as NASA, Salesforce, Dell, Google, UN Foundation, Johnson & Johnson and Amazon–to run transformative programs which foster ‘cultures of courage’ to embolden leadership, improve decision-making and strengthen outcomes.
As a member of the advisory board of Forbes School of Business & Technology, Dr. Warrell has lectured at Columbia, Georgetown and Southern Methodist University and regularly shares her insights and interviews with global leaders (Sir Richard Branson, Bill Marriott, Kathy Calvin) in her Forbes ’Courage Works’ column.
Dr. Warrell is recognized as a LinkedIn Top Voice and is a sought-after speaker and media commentator (CNN, CNBC, Today & Bloomberg) whose expertise has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and others. Nominated as Australia’s first Ambassador for Women in Global Business and a Women’s Economic Forum Honoree, her Ph.D. in leadership informs her work with Global Courage in creating more inclusive environments that nurture diversity for more sustainable and equitable outcomes.
Since her childhood in rural Australia, Dr. Warrell has developed a passion for adventure travel, most recently climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro with her husband and their four children.