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Margarita Gurri, PhD, CSP—Misbehavior Expert who solves people problems so leaders can bring out the best in their teams through conflict, crisis, and ethical challenges to increase productivity and profit. She’s a global speaker, seasoned consulting clinical psychologist, and new blacksmith with a dusty black belt. Leaders and teams in business, healthcare, government, and military organizations rely on her wit and wisdom.

Affectionately known as  Dr. Red Shoe, she offers executive advising, keynotes, MCing, meeting facilitation, and training. A Certified Speaking Professional and Certified Virtual Presenter, she is sought-after for her discretion and content-rich, fun approach to change.

Credentials. Dr. Gurri is a licensed psychologist, Certified Virtual Presenter, Certified Virtual Event Professional, Community Emergency Response Team member, and a Certified Speaking Professional™, a designation earned by seventeen percent of speakers globally.

Why the Red Shoes? When the Gurri family left Cuba for the USA, mother Beba wore fashionable 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.

Author of True North for Military Moms, True North for Military Couples, Color Me Difficult, 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 The Rabbi & The Shrink: Unscripted Ethics.


Speaker One-Sheet


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

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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

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