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Margarita Gurri, PhD, CSP—Misbehavior Expert who solves people problems as a global speaker, licensed psychologist-consultant, and trainer. Known affectionately as Dr. Red Shoe, leaders and teams rely on Dr. Gurri’s insight, humor, and wisdom to update the communication skills needed to de-escalate crises, deal with difficult people, and lead ethically. Programs, books such as Color Me Difficult, and The Rabbi and The Shrink: Everyday Ethics Unscripted podcast offer field-tested strategies for productive, profitable, ethical work; and happy, healthy relationships.

Credentials. Dr. Gurri is a licensed psychologist, Certified Speaking Professional™, a designation earned by 17% of speakers globally & CERT Detroit Operational Coordinator. An author, award-winning podcaster, & seasoned psychologist-consultant, Dr. Gurri supports leaders & teams in business, govenment, healthcare, education, faith communities, police, fire, EMS, military, responders, & nurses via keynotes, training, coaching, after action reviews, hotwashes, debriefs, facilitated discussions, & program hosting in virtual & onsite formats.

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.

Podcast Host of The Rabbi and The Shrink: Everyday Ethics Unscripted with Rabbi Yonason Goldson to deal with people in a civil, gracious, kind manner & recipient of the Davey Silver Award 2022 for best co-hosts.

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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