Strategic Communication Workshop: How to Master Difficult Conversations


Apr 19, 2016 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


Columbia University, Faculty House (116th St. bet. Amsterdam and Morningside Dr.)

Ever shied from having a tough conversation for fear of what might happen if you do? Don’t miss this upcoming lecture by Margie Warrell, bestselling author, Forbes columnist and international speaker visiting from Australia. Drawing on her diverse background in international business, psychology and coaching, Warrell has worked with a host of organizations, from NASA to British Telecom, to help bolster resilience, create more purpose driven leaders, engage in bigger conversations, and take smarter risks.

In this interactive workshop-style program, Warrell will focus on how to have “courageous conversations” with those people too often put off because of the discomfort or fallout that may ensue. She will share the DNA of a courageous conversation and provide practical advice to help you speak up about sensitive issues in ways that deepen trust, grow influence, and produce better outcomes. Come armed with your toughest conversational challenges to workshop so you leave with new skills and renewed courage to speak up about the issues weighing you down in work and life. Warrell will also take part in a Q&A following the presentation.

Please RSVP by April 18, 2016.

About the Speaker
Margie Warrell is an international thought leader in human potential who is passionate about empowering people to engage in bigger conversations, take braver risks, and lead more purposeful lives.

Warrell draws on her background in Fortune 500 business, psychology, and coaching to run leadership and “courage-building” programs in organizations worldwide. Her client list includes NASA, British Telecom, American Airlines, Shell Oil, Australian Federal Police, Hewlett-Packard, ANZ Bank, PWC, and The Body Shop. She’s also a guest lecturer for Georgetown University’s MBA program.

Founding CEO of Global Courage, Warrell has interviewed global leaders and trailblazers from Richard Branson to Kathy Calvin, sharing their insights in her popular Forbes column and her own RawCourage.TV. A mother of four children, Warrell is also a passionate advocate for women’s equality, closing the gender gap, and empowering women to expand their leadership influence. She regularly speaks at global women’s conferences mentors emerging women leaders through the United Nation Foundation women’s initiatives.

A bestselling author, Warrell regularly shares her insights and advice on leading global media such as The Today Show, FOX News, CNBC, CNN, Al Jazeera, The Wall Street Journal, and Psychology Today. She is also a regular contributor on Australia’s ABC News Breakfast and Sunrise. Her bestselling books — Find Your Courage, Stop Playing Safe, and Brave —have been published in six languages.

Warrell walks her talk when it comes to living bravely, having travelled widely since growing up on a dairy farm in rural Australia. She’s ventured off the beaten track in over 60 countries through the Middle East, South America, Africa, and Asia. She also worked in Papua New Guinea for three years and over a decade in the USA, relocating back to Australia in 2012. Warrell is also an Ambassador for Beyond Blue and serves on numerous nonprofit boards.