Pegine Echevarria

Team Pegine

Pegine goes by her first name - if it is good enough for Oprah it is good enough for her. Her company Team Pegine Inc. motivates leaders in a diverse world and provides products and services for diverse solutions. New York Newsday calls her “a walking one-woman antidote to workplace cynicism.” SHRM (Society of Human Resource Management) named her one of 100 Global Thought Leaders on Diversity and Inclusion. She is one of 58 inductees into the Motivational Speakers Hall of Fame along with Zig Ziglar & Tony Robbins. Her quotes appear in the Wall Street Journal, HR Magazine, Washington Post, NY Times, and Latina Magazine. She appeared on NPR Fresh Air, and CNN. Pegine has had the privilege of presenting on the stage with such notables as Maya Angelou, John Maxwell, Suze Orman, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama as well as President Clinton. Pegine is CEO of SBA 8(a) certified Team Pegine Inc. ( and the creator of “White Guys Are Diverse Too™! a corporate licensed training program used by Sodexo and The US Navy. She is author of one of Society of Human Resource's best-selling books “Sometimes You Need to Kick Your Own Butt”. Her new book is "Lighten Up and Lead How to be a Feisty, Fearless, Focused, Fun Female Leader" Her company, Team Pegine Inc. (TPI), is one of fewer than 700 businesses worldwide awarded the Certified Speaking Professional designation. In order to receive the coveted designation, Team Pegine Inc. underwent an extensive independent five-year audit for expertise, eloquence, enterprise and ethics. Pegine, a Latina and former gang member left the gang at 17, moved to Spain where she opened & sold two businesses (by 23 years old). Her career includes being a top salesperson, national sales manager & President direct sales company.