Meet Dr. Gurri

The woman behind the Red Shoes.


Dr. Margarita Gurri, CSP

Founder, CEO

Step up! Make a difference with a Red Shoe Attitude.

Dr. Margarita Gurri, CSP is trusted by business leaders around the world to fire up teams and military families with motivational keynotes. Audiences embrace her humorous, interactive approach to serious topics as she teaches them workable solutions for everyday challenges. Coaching and training provide a deeper dive into the mindsets and skills essential for excellence.

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  


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

Call me!

855-Dr-Gurri, (855-374-8774)

Her energy and joie de vivre are infectious…

“Margarita is an excellent clinician who practices her craft with expertise, caring and integrity. She is an extremely ethical professional, valuing diversity and facilitating positive change in her clients. In addition to her psychotherapy skills she is an extremely effective consultant and presenter. Her expertise allows her to teach and consult on a wide variety of topics related to both children and adults. Finally, Dr. Gurri is an author who writes for the lay public. Her goals are always the betterment of her community and her readership. In addition to all of these skills, Dr. Gurri is an energetic, playful and extremely loving human being. Her energy and joie de vivre is infectious and I have no hesitation in giving her my highest recommendation.”

—Ed Dunkelblau, Ph.D. Director,
The Institute for Emotionally Intelligent Learning