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Margie Warrell steps out of her comfort zone


Margie WarrellMargie Warrell is a bestselling author, Forbes columnist, business coach*, Founder of Global Courage and regular contributor on Channel Seven’s Sunrise morning show.

She recently sat down to talk to Deborah about her personal journey, the challenges women face in their careers and her latest book, Stop Playing It Safe.

Margie is a mother of four school-aged children and the eldest of seven. She grew up on on a farm in rural Victoria.

At the age of 21, Margie travelled around the world for a year on her own. Since then she has travelled to over 65 countries, venturing to places most people only read about – from the Sahara Desert to the remote highlands of Papua New Guinea; from refugee camps of the Palestinian West Bank to the primitive tribes of the Amazon rainforest. In recent years she has taken her four children along with her through Nepal, Ecuador, Borneo, Vietnam and Cambodia.

From 2001 to 2012 Margie was based in the USA, where she founded the organisation Global Courage and ran leadership programs for organisations including NASA and the UN Foundation.

Global Courage  focuses on supporting women in expanding their vision, and building their capacity, confidence and competence for courageous leadership. Margie has been a keynote speaker at the UN Foundation’s Women Leading the Future Conference, Accenture’s International Women’s Day, Westpac Bank’s International Women’s Day event in Melbourne, the Womenetics Global Women’s Initiative, AOL’s Women’s Leadership Symposium and numerous other leading women’s events globally.

In 2009 Margie wrote Find Your Courage (McGraw-Hill) and has also co-authored two other books with internationally renowned experts Stephen Covey, Jack Canfield, Ken Blanchard and John Gray.

Stop Playing It SafeHer latest book Stop Playing Safe (Wiley 2013) is focused on helping people be more courageous in their work, business and career and has become a bestselling business book in both the USA and Australia.

*Margie is a certified coach with the International Coaching Federation and the International Association of Certified Coaches. See more at: http://margiewarrell.com/about/coaching/

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