2017 SLRC Speakers
Advisory Committee & Faculty
Myriam S Elefant*
Vincent A Simonelli*
Professional Development Group
Oklahoma State University
Ivy Tech Community College
University of Illinois (Retired)
Temple University (Retired)
University of Northern Colorado
University of Wisconsin - Madison
UC Hastings College of the Law
* denotes advisory group
Margarita Gurri, PhD, CSP
Consulting Psychologist and Keynote Speaker
Founder, Red Shoe Institute
Bring out the best in your people!
Harness the power of conflict, enhance communication, and navigate ethical dilemmas with Dr. Margarita Gurri, CSP. A seasoned consulting psychologist, Dr. Gurri is trusted by leaders and teams around the world to educate and motivate them through motivational keynotes, coaching, and training to gain renewed vision, attitude, and skill. Audiences embrace her humorous, interactive approach to serious topics as she facilitates workable solutions for everyday challenges.
Author of The Ethical Speaker, Trilogy of Anger, La Trilogia de la Ira, Anglican Prayer Beads, co-author of The Happiness Recipe.
Credentials: Fluent in English and Spanish, Dr. Gurri is a licensed psychologist with a PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Kansas and has earned the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation from National Speakers Association.
Clients Include: Atkins Global, Dialysis Treatment Teams, Estrella Insurance Franchise, Femwell Health, HHI Canada, HSBC, Latin American Association of Insurance Agencies, LexisNexis Risk Solutions, Maestro Dubai, Montessori Schools, National Kidney Foundation, Professional Athletes, Student Loans Receivable Collections, Women in Business Organizations, Ultimate Software, UPS Stores, US Department of Defense, US Department of Homeland Security, and Xerox Dubai.
The Red Shoe Story started when the Gurri family escaped Cuba. Fleeing with little more than the clothes on her back, mother Beba wore impractical red shoes as a quiet defiance to Castro. Shortly after arriving in the USA, a woman walked up to Beba and declared, "Those shoes make you look loose." Beba stiffened in anger, but quickly relaxed and proudly said, "Jes! I can dance!"
Those red shoes transformed the power of conflict with courage, humor, and grace. With a Red Shoe attitude, Dr. Gurri turns the negativity of life into positive thoughts, feelings, and actions.
Professional Membership Highlights:
- CSP Committee, National Speakers Association
- University Dean and Member BOD, Florida Speakers Association
- Member BOD, Florida Psychoanalytic Center and Foundation
- Member BOD, FIU Communication Arts
- Member, American Psychologist Association
- Member, Association of Applied and Therapeutic Humor