Meet the Team

Connect with the energetic team behind the Red Shoe success.

Dr. Margarita Gurri, CSP

Founder, CEO

Margarita Gurri, PhD, CSP is trusted by leaders and teams around the world to foster peak performance and solve people problems in business. With insight and experience, she redirects and transforms conflict into growth, promoting productivity, innovation, and profit within an ethical framework. 

Affectionately referred to  as  Dr. Red Shoes, Dr. Gurri has been inspiring global audiences for over thirty years. A seasoned consulting psychologist, she skillfully plays with therapeutic humor in interactive keynotes, coaching, and training to heal and energize military families, government officials, entrepreneurs, and corporate teams. Audiences embrace her humorous, interactive approach to serious topics as she facilitates workable solutions for everyday challenges. Even the toughest audiences melt in her presence.

A naturalized American citizen, Dr. Gurri is honored to support our military leaders and families.


  • Certified Speaking Professional designation, National Speakers Association  
  • Fluent in English and Spanish  
  • Licensed Psychologist, PY 6626 
  • PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of Kansas  


  • The Ethical Speaker
  • Happiness Recipe (co-author)
  • Trilogy of Anger
  • La Trilogia de la Ira
  • Anglican Prayer Beads
  • Military Kids Book (to be published Spring 2018)

Professional Membership Highlights

  • Vice-Chair, CSP Committee, National Speakers Association  
  • Past Speaker University Dean & 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  
  • Past President, National Council of Hispanic Women  
  • Founder, GraceWorks, Inc.,  now closed  501(c)3 for violence prevention and victim advocacy  

Client Highlights

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, Student Loans Receivable Collections, Women in Business Organizations, Ultimate Software, UPS Stores, US Department of Defense, US Department of Homeland Security, Xerox Dubai

Ms. Jess Ennis, MBA


Jess Ennis is our Business Phoenix with a magical touch for finance, infrastructure, and process. Her instincts and keen sense of humor are a hit with our clients, sponsors, and team. With an MBA and expertise with business start-ups and franchise development, she has created an extensive network of partners and clients. 

A young mother, Jess is in tune with the current needs and resources for children, parents, and families everywhere. She has steadfastly contributed to our community programs for more than 15 years. 


  • MBA, NOVA Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL 
  • BA, Goucher College, Psychology, Baltimore, MD 

Professional Membership Highlights  

  • South East Florida Apartment Association 

Mrs. Hannah Nottingham

Director, Community Partners

Hannah Nottingham has a keen eye for detail and the big picture. As Director of Community Partners, she rallies our national and international clients and sponsors to work together to educate and empower military families as she plans our military programs.  

Wife of a US Navy Flight Surgeon and treasurer of the Officer Spouses Club, Hannah has the heart, experience, and practical understanding of the needs of military service members, veterans, and their families. With her sharp mind and BS in Finance, Hannah finds new ways to frame problems and craft solutions. She is instrumental to the success of our Military Family Boot Camp events.    


  • BS, University of Florida, Business Administration, Finance, Gainesville, FL 
  • Conversational Spanish and French 

Professional Membership Highlights  

  • Treasurer, Officer Spouses Club Board, Jacksonville, FL