by Margarita Gurri, PhD, CSP


"Dr. Margarita Gurri is an irresistible speaker and trainer—supremely knowledgeable, funny, and able to work a crowd like no one else I know. I have watched even the toughest audiences melt in her presence. I highly recommend Margarita to anyone who wants to experience a top-notch speaking pro."                                                              

—Achim Nowak, Brilliant Best 

Margarita was amazing! She created a safe, fun place to look at our office drama without shame or blame. Our team is working much better now that we understand the five communication styles, seven communication competencies, and the three levels of anger. 

—Michael Mullane, Finance

Raise the bar! Dr. Gurri is one of my favorite people in the professional speaking business! She is a bright, funny, compassionate, extremely creative, and gifted communicator. Margarita truly has a heart for making a difference in people's lives. I highly recommend Margarita to any organization that wants to grow, be energized, or "raise the bar!" She will hit a home run!!

—David Anderson, PhD, Impacting People, LLC

Her energy and joie de vivre is infectious… She is an excellent clinician who speaks with expertise, caring and integrity. She is an extremely ethical professional, valuing diversity and facilitating positive change in her clients on a wide variety of topics related to children and adults. Dr. Gurri is an author who writes for the lay public for the betterment of her community. She is an energetic, playful and extremely loving human being. Her energy and joie de vivre is infectious.

—Ed Dunkelblau, PhD, The Institute for Emotionally Intelligent Learning

The Ethical Speaker is a great resource for CSP applicants... and anyone hoping to add professionalism to their speaking business. And you'll be surprised to find it's also an enjoyable read. Sprinkled with quotes from people you know, ranging from Zig Ziglar to Warren Buffet, each page pulls you along ... enjoyably.

—George Walther, CSP, CPAE

No one wants to take an ethics course, but everyone will be glad they participated in an Ethics course from Dr. Margarita Gurri, CSP. Fun, funny, and on-point!

—Caroline de Posada, Author, Speaker, Entrepreneur

Best advice! Your words of wisdom related to my business. I love that we continued our conversation with consultation.

—Yaimy Chavez, Capablanca Chess Academy

Dr. Margarita Gurri is a global consultant, speaker and author who delights in renewing professionals with her own brand of humor and wisdom.

—Program Participant

The Patient Experience program was just what I needed and presented in a fun, refreshing manner. Learned about empathy and the patient experience. Was great. It was amazing, she kept me engaged the whole time and answered all our questions. We all look forward to our next training with Dr Red Shoe.

—Program Participant

Simply the best! I learned how to maintain composure in stressful situations, treat patients, and create procedures that serve our patients well. Awesome attitude, very funny, and just plain fun.

—Program Participant

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, PhD, City of Miami Beach, Organizational Development

Dr. Gurri’s workshop provided me and my team the “bridge” we needed to better communicate among ourselves.  She taught us about the different types of followers and leaders in groups and how they interact with each other. In her easy-to-follow and energetic way, she revealed a lot of truths and dispelled a lot of perceptions about ourselves that have built up over time. Once we realized we were all leaders, this allowed us to take ownership our individual “pieces” of both the problem and solution “pies,” which gave us not only a sense of relief that we were all good people, trying to do the right thing, with no nefarious intentions, but also the power to make change and be part of the solution.

The workplace has transformed into a positive, open, and most importantly, safe place that encourages communication and sharing of ideas.

—Anonymous high-ranking leader, National Guard

Margarita, thank you so much for helping make CMSA Detroit’s first virtual conference a huge success. We received rave revues about you from our members and participants, and you were the perfect moderator. You kept things fun, lively, and engaging throughout the entire day, and then to top it all off, your presentation on “ handling difficult people” was timely and enlightening. Thank you for sharing your story about your Mom and those beautiful “Red Shoes”! You helped CMSA Detroit Soar during our virtual learning adventure, so again we say thank you.

Michelle Horton, Education Committee, CMSA Detroit


There are just not enough available words to describe how wonderful you are and how much you added to our conference last week. Your time, talent, personality, and abilities were crucial to our success.  It just wouldn't have been as much fun or professional without you.  CMSA loves you!
I am one grateful committee chair!  I hope we can work together again in the future.
Margo Beauregard, MS, OTRL, CCM
CMSA Conference Chair 2020

Thanks for all you do and offer!!! Couldn't have picked a more perfect time to pell out BAD BEHAVIOR!!!!! Love what you have to say and all you do!!!

Susan Cline, CMSA

I thoroughly enjoyed hearing your conversation as MC "behind the curtain" talking with other presenters today and learning how a case manager saved your cousin. I'm sure your mama would be happy to know that you share that story with others. 

Lynn Czech

Margarita is a brilliant genuine warm coach who just "gets it" breaks it down and simplifies it so that everyone is at ease and relieved by the stressors that they came in with and left with tools to work with to cope on their own !!!! We adore her professionally and as a superb person

—Elyse Fried, Licensed Real Estate Professional at Ocean Insiders


Margarita was very informative speaking to parents on the subject of "How to speak to your children about sex" Margarita was able to put the audience at ease and discuss this difficult subject in a very professional manner that was well-received by all. She's is a real jewel!!

—Diane Grant, Author-Speaker, Brave, Strong, and Beautiful