Pegine is a diversity motivational leadership rebel. She makes people comfortable being uncomfortable (what she calls "Strategic Discomfort") so that organizations and people grow. Pegine motivates leaders in a diverse world. Her perfect audiences include aspirational leaders who desire to be Diverse White Guys, Feisty, Fun, Fearless Females and Multicultural Mavericks. As a former gang member who was kicked out of her first high school and went on to succeed in business and life she is bold, plays big - tells it as she sees it with enthusiasm.
New York Newsday calls her "a one-woman walking antidote to workplace cynicism." SHRM (Society of Human Resource Management) named her one of 100 Global Thought Leaders on Diversity and Inclusion. Feisty and fun, Pegine Echevarria is one of 58 inductees into the prestigious Motivational Speakers Hall of Fame.
"Pegine's provocative presentation and bold delivery on diversity kept my acute attention-waiting for what she would say next and not being disappointed at any turn. She led us to think differently and to think out of the box. She's real, she's passionate and she's changing the world with her creativity and message." Rebecca S. Halstead U.S. Army Brigadier General.
CEO of Team Pegine Inc. and the creator of of "White Guys Are Diverse Too! (TM)" a corporate licensed training program used by Sodexo and The US Navy. Pegine Echevarria testified to the Military Leadership Diversity Commission regarding the diversity of White Guys.
Author of "Sometimes You Need to Kick Your Own But", "Lighten Up and LIVE: How to be Fun, Feisty, Focused, Fearless, Female Leader", and "For All Our Daughters: How to Mentor Young Women and Girls", Pegine is known for telling it as it is with laughter and wisdom. Her quotes appear in the Wall Street Journal, HR Magazine, Washington Post, NY Times, Latina Magazine and BusinessWeek as well as her appearances on NPR Fresh Air, CNN, and MSNBC. Pegine was the on air personality workplace expert for NewsTalk Television regarding women and minorities. Pegine holds a MSW in group and organizational behavior.
Pegine left the gang at 17, moved to Spain where she owned and sold at a profit two businesses before she was 23. In the US she became the top Evinrude salesperson at the NY Boat show, national sales & operations manager at a menswear corporation (opening the Latino market) and President of a women's direct sales & catalogue company. Along the way, Pegine designed and directed a Latino family support center that was named one of the top ten in the country by The Harvard Group Review. To relieve stress Pegine began performing standup comedy about how people interact with life, leadership, business and family. Pegine Echevarria has received numerous awards and proclamations for her leadership work including the GI Forum National Community Service Award, MedWeek Entrepreneur of the Year, and Congressional Merit Award for Outstanding Leadership Program, amd tje Orgullo Award for Leadership. She holds the coveted CSP designation.
- Play Big - Reach Your Potential
- Lighten Up and Lead - How to be a Fun, Feisty, Focused, Fearless Female Leader
- We are GEMS - Great Employees Manifest Success
- I've Got the Power
- Leadership and Sales Talks
- Carry the Torch - Be the Leader They Want to Follow
- White Guys Are Diverse Too!
Women, Self-image/esteem, Attitude, Leadership, Sales, Customer Service, Relationships, Spouse programs
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"I had not heard of Pegine. No one present can say that they haven't heard of her now! She is a ball of energy and kept the crowd energetic as she introduced the presenters...During the program she impracted nuggests of information about herself and her business but in such a vibrant and entertaining style. She was an unexpected treat...!" Attendee at Lennar Homes
"Your words today were inspirational! I wanted to let you know you did a fantastic job and I heard all good things." - Harley-Davidson Motor Company
"She was fantastic. People just loved her. On a scale of 1 to 5 she got all 5's on the survey. She was perfect for our audience. Enthusiastic, with high energy and a wonderful message." - National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies