About Dr. Red Shoe 

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.

What is a Red Shoe Attitude?

Try it! Put on your red shoes and face life's challenges and joys with accountability and grace. Know that no one can keep you from your obligations, steal your manners and good mood, or limit your contributions to the greater good.

Dr. Margarita Gurri, CSP uses humor to teach leaders, teams, and organizations the communication strategies needed to
deal with difficult people,turn crisis into opportunity, and lead ethically with a Red Shoe Attitude.

Dr. Red Shoe

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

Author of Color Me Difficult, Color Me Brave, 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 manages contracts and plans Red Shoe events for our global clients and sponsors. With her eye for detail, she ensures successful programs for business and military clients.

Carlos Jimenez
Freelance Cartoonist

Carlos is cherished as the creator of Dr. Red Shoe’s growing cast of characters. His humor and artistic gifts bring Dr. Red Shoe’s characters to life.


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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