Eileen McDargh is founder and CEO of the consulting firm, The Resiliency Group (division of McDargh Communications). Organizations like Cisco, Novartis, Oracle, and Procter & Gamble hire her firm to teach them ways of building resilient leadership teams and workplaces.
Since 1980, she has helped organizations and individuals transform the life of their business and the business of their life through conversations that matter and connections that count. Her programs are content rich, interactive, provocative and playful-even downright hilarious. She draws upon practical business know-how, life's experiences and years of consulting to major national and international organizations that have ranged from global pharmaceuticals to the US Armed Forces, from health care associations to religious institutions. Executive Excellence magazine continually ranked her as one of the top 50 thought leaders in self-leadership development. Global Gurus International, a British-based provider of resources for leadership, communication and sales training, ranked her as number 4 among the World's Top 30 Communication Professionals in a global survey of 22,000 business professionals.
Eileen is energy without hype, a Connector who joins head and heart to create action. Instead of giving lectures Eileen teaches and tells stories. She speaks with humility and humor in place of pride and pretense. Along with her work as an organizational resiliency consultant, Eileen speaks and writes about resiliency. As a platform speaker, she has given thousands of keynotes for organizations and associations in dozens of fields, including aerospace, education, finance, healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, public agencies, real estate, retail, technology, utilities, and women's leadership.
She is a member of the National Speakers Association (and has served on its Board of Directors), was awarded by Speakers Platform a Top 5 Speaker designation in Leadership, was elected into the CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame, and won the Legend of the Platform Award. Espeakers awarded her as one of the Top Motivational Speakers for 2015. Eileen has written 7 books including "Your Resiliency GPS: A Guide for Growing through Life and Work," “The Resilient Spirit: Heart Talk for Surviving in An Upside Down World” and “Work for a Living and Still be Free to Live.” “Gifts from the Mountain: Simple Truth’s for Life’s Complexities,” won the Benjamin Franklin Gold Award. A training film based on this book earned a Silver Telly, the highest award for commercial productions. Other books: "40 Tips For Speaking Up, Speaking Out, And Being Heard," "Resilient Living: Moving From Burnout To Bounty," "My Get Up and Go... Got Up and Went," and "Talk Ain't Cheap... It's Priceless."
Eileen is a member of the University of Pennsylvania's Sloan Work and Family Researcher Network, on work-life issues. Previously, Eileen was Director of Communications for a national health care company, served as senior manager on a U.S. Navy installation project, & taught school in Florida -- elected as "Educator of the Year."
- Cultivating Radical Resilience: Leadership Skills for Complex Times
- Work for a Living and Still Be Free to Live: The Secret for a Resilient Life
- The Power of Engagement: Inside Out Leadership for Resilient Teams
- Lead-Her-Ship: Claiming The Power, Passion, Play And Purpose Of Our Lives
- The Resilient Energy Connection: How to get it, keep it, and stop giving it away
- Leveraging Your Career To Fit YOUR Authentic Self
- The Art and Science of Resiliency: Achieving Victory Over Adversity
- Resiliency: The Grow-Through Secret for Sales Success
- Resilient Relationships: Surviving and Thriving With Difficult People
Change, Balance, Motivation, Leadership, Communication, Women, Management
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“Her presentation was insightful, engaging and most importantly made a lasting difference for our global leadership team. Within the short amount of time we had for her on the agenda she was able to give our team tools to use when dealing with organizational change. The leadership team is already adopting some of her language and tool that help identify ways of thinking that either support or impede change adoption. Feedback from the program was overwhelming positive and in fact the highest rating general session of our two and a half day meeting. It is rare that a speaker makes such a lasting impression but Eileen has done just that. We plan to use her again with our larger IT organization to reinforce the messages and methodologies she shared with the leadership team.” ~Cisco Systems Worldwide IT Management Offsite
Your “Resilient Spirit” topic was hard-hitting and very timely for our members. We received many positive comments on your presentation, far more than I have ever received for a keynote speaker at any of our meetings. Your participation in other events outside of the keynote activities was also very positive with our members.It was a great year for TPA. Your presence at our annual meeting was certainly part of that. Great job! Hope our paths cross again in the future." - Texas Pharmacy Association
"We simply could not have chosen a better person to facilitate this topic at our management retreat. Your humorous, dynamic and thought- provoking session drew rave reviews from all our attendees. Our only regret was in letting you return to California. Wish you lived nearer so we could draw on your wisdom and energy on a regular basis." - Manpower
“Your compelling keynote had attendees thanking me for bringing you. And in the words of the chairperson, “ WOW! What a dynamo! She was just what we needed to get us going and set the tone for the day.” You were in the company of folks like Ken Blanchard, Bill Bridges and Marshall Goldsmith and you more than held your own.” - Professional Coaches and Mentors Federation Conference Committee