About Us

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 with courage, humor, and grace.

Dr. Red Shoe

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

Dr. Gurri is a Certified Speaking Professional™, a designation earned by twelve percent of speakers globally. An author, podcaster, DoD Yellow Ribbon Speaker, and seasoned psychology consultant for nearly forty years, Dr. Red Shoe is honored to support business leaders, speakers, and our military and their families through keynotes, emceeing, training, and consulting programs.

Author of 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 Ask Dr. Red Shoe, Touch Base Tuesdays for military families, and Step Up! for business leaders.

Red Shoe Team

Jess Ennis, MBA

Jess has built an extensive network of Red Shoe partners, sponsor, and clients with her business savvy, people skills, and sense of humor. Financial growth and staff development are her key strengths.

David Wolf
Media Producer

David extends our global reach. He is a creative director, music composer and produces content for radio, TV, film, podcasts, audiobooks, and multimedia.

Hannah Nottingham
Community Partners

Hannah plans Red Shoe events for our global clients and sponsors. With her eye for detail, she ensures successful programs for business leaders, speakers, and military service members, veterans and their families.

Sarah Best
Continuing Education

Sarah understands continuing education. She is known for her behind-the-scenes strategies that help business leaders and professional speakers gain the confidence and skills needed to make a difference.


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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