Speaking

Inspiring your audience is key with any presentation. Moving them beyond inspiration to action is even better. And that's where Margo comes in.

Having Margo as a keynote speaker involves a co-creation process with you, the client. Engaging her strong coaching skills, she'll uncover what you need and explore the themes you want to address. This ensures the presentation meets the needs of both you and your audience.

In speaking to audiences, Margo uses her ability to break complex issues into manageable pieces to give the audience new perspectives on current challenges. She delivers her keynotes with humour and insight, challenging the audience to move from talking about issues, to doing something about them. Her presentations are a good dose of theory backed by practical application all topped off with a call to action the audience will want to take up.

Key Themes

Change; Creating Fertile Ground for Success

Career Leadership Starts with You

Play To Strenghts, Manage Weaknesses

New Perspectives, New Possibilities

Programs

Xeriscape It! Change from the Ground Up

There are many things in our lives and in our world that we would like to see changed. Let’s face it, our world needs some fixing. In this presentation, Margo uses xeriscaping, a low resource, high yield type of landscaping as a metaphor to help audiences embrace and lead change by seeing if you "plant the right stuff it will grow."

Through this program, Margo explores the cycle of change and common barriers that keep us from getting started. She also delves into:

  • "I’ve got a great idea!" – Optimism and Jumping in Too Soon
  • "If it ain’t broke..." – Pushback
  • "I’m just one person." – Overwhelm
  • "At least I know what I get..." – Risks of Changing
  • "...Too bad it’s not what I want." – Risks of Not Changing

Margo uses her ability to break complex issues into manageable pieces to give the audience new perspectives on current challenges. Delivered with humour and insight, she challenges the audience to move from talking about it, to doing something about it. It’s a good dose of theory backed by practical application all topped off with a call to action the audience will want to take up.

LifePath™ Career Leadership Seminars

The LifePath™ Career Leadership Seminars are designed to support individuals and organizations. Individuals benefit by learning new perspectives, strategies, tools and tactics to assist them in attaining career success, health and happiness. Organizations benefit through higher employee performance, engagement and deeper bench strength for succession planning.

Each of the stand alone seminars can be customized and/or combined in a multitude of ways to meet unique client requirements.

Seminars Include:

  • Career Check – Strategies for Career Success
  • Informational Interviewing and Networking
  • Creating Your Targeted Bio and Ideal Future

I had the good fortune of being able to hear the words of Margo Purcell. In a large-group setting, she managed to deliver a message that was intensely personal. Her words inspired me to pay close attention to myself and trust my instincts - in a way that I never would have thought to do so before. I can say, without exaggeration, that it was a life-changing experience.

- Cindy del Rosario Tapan, Editorial Manager, RecycleBank, New York, NY

Margo was the keynote speaker for our first "Moms Making it Happen" event in Ottawa. The event was a charity event which had two objectives: (1) to provide a valuable and entertaining morning for our guests, and (2) to raise funds for SOS Children's Villages, which provides homes for orphaned children in developing and war-torn countries. The event was a tremendous success: it sold-out, we exceeded our fundraising goals, and we received extremely positive feedback from our guests (who have since been repeat supporters). I attribute this success in large part to Margo's attendance and speech. I would not hesitate to recommend Margo: she is diligent, professional, captivating and real.

- Julie Harrison, Principal, Caffeine Communications, Ottawa, ON