“You are a true leader thank you so much for sharing your story. It will make an impact with all our female sales leaders.” — Jeff Hazard Division Vice President of Sales at ADP





“I had the pleasure of partnering with Margarete on a content creation project with the goal of motivating and inspiring caregivers and patients in the cystic fibrosis community. Working with her could not have been more seamless, professional and rewarding. The content that she created exceeded everyone’s expectations – it was beautiful, powerful, emotional and honest. Not only did it resonate with the CF community, it also impacted patients and caregivers in other disease categories. She is a true inspiration and role model to everyone who she comes in contact with.” —Anna Khersonsky, Chandler Chicco Agency.


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“Your words really did inspire a lot of people here, and I continue to hear how you have touched people with your story. Techs now talk about making sure we continue to make high quality medicine for people like your son – on time, every time. I’ve seen a new found energy in them. You did everything I hoped to inspire people and more.”  –Marla J. Pugh, Head of Communications at Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation


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Speaking Requests:

Margarete is an award-winning author, national advocate for The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and is a national motivational public speaker.  Margarete speaks straight-from-the-heart about life. Her passion and high-energy motivates audiences to step beyond their personal limitations with her inspirational message about overcoming loss, finding power from within, redefining success in this adventure called: Life. Margarete is available for book signings and readings, as well as corporate and public speaking engagements on a variety of topics, including:

  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Women in Business: Work/Life Balance
  • Motivation and Perseverance

Margarete has spoken to Fortune 500 Companies such as American Airlines, Novartis, and ADP. She has been interviewed by The New York Times, Hudson Valley Magazine, and Z100 NYC. She has been seen on interviews with PBS’s “One on One with Steve Adubato” and CableVision’s ‘Health View’ and has spoken numerous times on CBS Channel 2 News.


  • Corporate Speaking Fee: $3,500 plus travel expenses
  • Not-for-profit Speaking Fee: $1,750 plus travel expenses
  • For Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Sponsored Events: Speaking fee is waived; request travel expenses for out of (NY) state events.

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