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Dr. Magie Cook

Inspirational keynote speaker, business expert, and author

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Fee Range: 40000-74999
  • CEO and Founder of Maggie’s All Natural Fresh Salsa’s & Dips
  • Author of Mindful Success – How to Use Your Mind to Transform Your Life
  • Doctor of Laws (Honoris Causa) – The University of Charleston, 2022
  • Hall of Fame – National Association of Women Business Owners, 2022
  • Founder of Speaker Mastery™, speaker coaching for women motivational speakers
  • Woman of the Year – Hollywood Dreams International Film Festival, 2019

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Magie, whose birth name is Magdalena De La Cruz Cook Garcia, grew up among 68 other children in an orphanage in Mexico. As a child, she taught herself how to play basketball and was selected to play on the Mexican National Team. However, she broke her collarbone and missed her opportunity. She eventually was able to immigrate to America on a basketball scholarship at the University of Charleston. While there, she started to make fresh salsa for her friends. Word spread of her delicious recipe, and she began to receive requests from professors and other staff for a batch.

After graduating university and when she was struggling to find a job and make ends meet, she became homeless. A friend later, entered her in a Fresh Salsa competition for the State of West Virginia. Magie won the contest unanimously. She was gifted $800 to start her business, and the beginning stages of Maggie’s All-Natural Fresh Salsa’s & Dips was born.

As a new college graduate with limited resources and business experience, Magie took the $800 and made a rough business plan. Through perseverance, a lot of passion, and an inner drive to keep going despite many challenges that halted momentum, Magie cold-called hundreds of grocery stores and worked to expand the distribution of her products nationwide.

She learned first-hand the ins and outs of production, distribution, building a talented team, cultivating a positive company culture, driving sales, and consumer marketing, along with many other lessons that come along with growing a business. In 2015, at the height of its success, her company sold with Garden Fresh to Campbell’s Soup for $231 million. After Magie sold her company, she shifted her focus toward giving back to the community that helped raise her. She returned to Mexico to serve as the US Program Director of the Give New Life Orphanage, where she grew up. During her tenure, she focused on the generational problem of human sex trafficking, and led a team to help rescue 31 Mexican children from the Cartel and sex trade.

Today, Dr. Magie shares her story with corporate audiences and teaches them the research-backed strategies she uses to stay mindful and build resilience during times of change. As an inspirational keynote speaker, business expert, and author, Dr. Magie has spoken to many Fortune 100 and 500 companies to show their leaders how to leverage their personal strengths to discover opportunities for growth.

Mindset With Magie

Uncover the power of emotional intelligence to re-energize your team and help your leaders break the mindset barriers that prevent their true potential.

You Are What You Think

In this powerful keynote, Magie shares what it takes for team members to create a permanent mental shift for success, how to uncover and leverage their ‘why’, and how they can visualize their journey into the future.

Using research-based studies rooted in psychology and language, Magie skillfully weaves practical mental strategies with how she’s integrated these in her life experiences.

Leadership and teams who understand the potential for greatness leads to organizations that have happier employees, greater productivity, more creativity, and stronger leadership.

Program Takeaways:

As a result of attending this program, attendees will:

  • Learn Magie’s techniques for creating a mindset shift when times get tough
  • Researched-backed examples of how mindset can make or break success.
  • Feel inspired by Magie’s against-the-odds story and reflect on their own journey.
  • Take greater accountability for their performance for their organizations and in their personal life.
Overcome Any Adversity & Discover Your True Potential

Improve team trust, productivity, accountability, performance while
you build a stronger culture excellence.

Great Leaders Think Outside The Box

One of the most powerful qualities that set apart great leaders is their ability to shift their mindset in the face of obstacles. If something is not working, they persevere and change their approach 1000 times+ until they achieve their ultimate outcomes.

In this signature keynote, Magie takes the audience on an inspirational journey through stories of how she was able to overcome a seemingly insurmountable number of personal and professional obstacles to create her multi-million dollar salsa company.

Through real life examples, audience will laugh, cry and most importantly, learn about the tools and strategies Magie employs when she meets challenges.

When leaders adopt these practices, it leads to increased team trust, more creative thinking, and a higher capacity for dealing with change.

Program Takeaways:

As a result of attending this program, attendees will:

  • Develop a more positive and productive response to challenges.
  • Use research-backed mindfulness techniques to get motivated and stay focused.
  • Take the time to uncover their purpose, contributions, and end goal.
  • Take responsibility for their role as a leader to their team, clients, and organization.
Together We Rise

Break down barriers and self-limiting beliefs to truly harness the power of diversity while you build a stronger culture excellence.

Create a Culture Where We Do Great Things Together

In today’s rapidly changing world, organizations that prioritize diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are better equipped to adapt and succeed. This keynote, led by Magie Cook, a LGBTQ+ Latina who overcame adversity to achieve the “American Dream” and build a multimillion-dollar company, delves into the benefits of embracing DEI in the workplace. Drawing on her personal experiences of navigating different cultures and leveraging her skills, Magie shares key insights and strategies for creating a culture of mindfulness and inclusion in your team.

Program Takeaways:

As a result of attending this program, attendees will:

  • Learn how to break down self-imposed barriers and achieve greater success together.
  • Gain the tools to reframe differences as assets and build greater trust.
  • Understand the benefits of promoting a culture of mindfulness and inclusion in the workplace.
  • Develop a more positive response to organizational changes using mindset techniques.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
Magie had us laughing, crying, and rejoicing! She was a breath of fresh air and exactly what we needed!
VP, JPMorgan Chase
Your story was funny, ironic, engaging and your success was a testimony to your in venerable spirit as a businesswoman. You were a refreshing and welcome change. Voices like yours need to be heard by our industry.
Director of the State Council | SHRM
Wow! Even though I heard you speak before, you still blew me (and us) away! Yours was one of the best keynotes in the 20 years of our conference. Thanks for sharing your story
Vice President,TD Bank
Magie is in high demand. She was the hit of the conference. Everyone was talking about her.
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