About Dr. Red Shoe

Margarita Gurri, PhD, CSP
—aka Dr. Red Shoe

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Margarita Gurri, PhD, CSP, is a global speaker, seasoned consulting psychologist, and sassy grandmother. Business leaders, military teams, healthcare professionals, and families rely on her humor and wisdom as she teaches the mindsets and skills needed for them to grow business, manage each crisis, and lead ethically. An expert in misbehavior, Dr. Red Shoe is sought-after for her content-rich fun approach to civility, conflict, ethics, and crisis.

Dr. Gurri is a Certified Speaking Professional™, a designation earned by fifteen percent of speakers globally. An author, podcaster, and seasoned psychology consultant for nearly forty years, Dr. Red Shoe is honored to support business leaders, speakers, and our military and their families her keynotes, training, after action debriefs, consultation., and coaching programs.

Author of  Color Me Difficult, True North Reflections for Military Couples, True North Reflections for Military Moms, The Ethical Speaker, Trilogy of Anger, La Trilogia de la Ira, Anglican Prayer Beads, and co-author of The Happiness Recipe.

Broadcasts and Podcasts include What now?, Ask Dr. Red Shoe, Touch Base Tuesdays for military families, and Step Up! for business leaders.


Certified Speaking Professional | Certified Virtual Presenter | Licensed Psychologist |

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What is a Red Shoe Attitude?

Try it! Put on your red shoes.
Face life's challenges and joys with accountability and grace.

Red Shoe Story

When the Gurri family left Cuba for the USA with one suitcase and $5 per person, mother Beba wore impractical red shoes as a sign of strength. For four-year-old Margarita, those red shoes magically transformed the power of conflict into leadership with courage, humor, and grace.

Why Red Shoe?

To honor her parents, Dr. Gurri wore red shoes when she spoke. Soon, audiences were calling her Dr. Red Shoe. The name stuck.

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Highly practical and interactive… 'Ethics and Sexual Harassment programs perfectly matched the needs of the City of Miami Beach. This custom-designed program was presented in a highly practical and interactive format, making Ethics instantly relevant for every participant. Dr. Gurri's dynamic training style kept our staff riveted and wanting for more!

—Leslie Rosenfeld, Ph.D.,City of Miami Beach, Organizational Development

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