Business & Government Keynotes, Consults, & Training Programs

Life's too short for boring meetings!

Audiences embrace Dr. Red Shoe's high-content humorous, energetic, and interactive approach to the elephant in any room. Understand what holds you back and be ready to craft solutions to give you and your team that winning edge.  

Red Shoe Leader Program
Communication Strategies to Deal with Difficult People,
Manage Conflict, and Resolve Ethical Dilemmas

Anticipated Outcomes

  • Understand Difficult People
  • Identify Temper Tantrum Triggers
  • Manage Five Communication Styles
  • Explore the Three Levels of Anger
  • Practice Polite Shut-up Strategies
  • Master the Seven Communication Competencies
  • Create a Red Shoe Leader Action Plan


  • Consultation, small group work, professional speaking, and writing
  • Live and virtual programs from 45-min to weekend retreats

Conflict: Deal with Bullies, Heroes, and Victims
Master the 5 Communication Styles that Plague Us All

big ear dog and shouting dog

Anticipated Outcomes

  • Understand why people misbehave
  • Learn how to handle the 5 communication styles
  • Identify common anger triggers
  • Master Polite Shut-Ups©
  • Practice communication strategies to deal with difficult people

Everyone can be difficult. Sometimes it’s me, sometimes it’s you! Mindsets, anger triggers, communication skills, and a bit of humor to bring out the best in you and your team.

Communication: Stiletto Leadership™
Cultivate Executive Presence for Women

red hot heel 30

Anticipated Outcomes

  • Speak to be heard
  • Listen to lead
  • Reduce stress and conflict with humor strategies
  • Create an innovative, profitable, and happy workplace culture

Communicate like a woman in charge! Avoid the common communication pitfalls of women leaders.

Conflict: Stress Management and Humor for Leaders
Foster an Innovative, Profitable, and Happy Workplace


Anticipated Outcomes

  • Set the tone for a vibrant, effective workplace
  • Explore humor as a conflict and stress management strategy
  • Create an Action Plan for your workplace

Workplace stress leads to a declining morale, and decreased productivity and performance. Use humor and communication strategies to create happy teams and loyal clients.

Conflict and Communication: Tame the Wedding-Zillas
Essential Conflict Resolutions Skills for
Wedding Professionals

Bride zilla

Anticipated Outcomes

  • Communicate with a Red Shoe Attitude to set a positive tone
  • Manage tears, tempers, and conflict with grace
  • Use humor to manage difficult people and stress

Weddings bring out the best and worst in clients and wedding professionals. Handling the different personalities and stressors is key to your success and sanity.

Ethics: How Ethical is Your Team?
Solutions for Leaders


Anticipated Outcomes

  • Explore ethical foundations by misbehaving
  • Master the art of difficult conversations when it counts the most
  • Learn strategies to manage the 7 common communication styles
  • Prevent or recover from mis-steps
  • Create an Ethics Action Plan

Are you leading an ethical team? We all assume we are ethical, but do your team’s values align with those of the rest of your organization? We can do better. Why wait for disgrace to act? Strengthen your team, performance outcomes, and bottom line. Reach Beyond the Shame, Blame, and Guilt of #MeToo.

Dr. Gurri is exemplifies vision, creativity, integrity, brilliance, compassion and competence in every way. I adore her!

—George Castrataro, JD, Entrepreneur

Sign up to "Crack the Code for Dealing with Difficult People!"