Eileen McDargh is founder and CEO of the consulting firm, The Resilient Spirit (a 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.
Leadership Excellence magazine, which ranks top thought leaders in management and leadership, named Eileen to its “2012 Leadership 500" list. Following a survey of 22,000 business professionals, the research firm, Global Gurus, named her to its list of the World’s Top 30 Leadership Professionals.
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 Teamwork / Leadership two years in a row, was elected into the CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame, and was given by her peers the Legend of the Platform Award.
As an author, Eileen has written many 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!” In 2008, the Independent Book Publishers Association awarded her book, “Gifts from the Mountain: Simple Truth’s for Life’s Complexities,” a Benjamin Franklin Gold Award. Another book includes "My Get Up and Go…Got Up and Went". Her articles are found in thousands of publications both on-line and off-line.
Eileen is also a member of the University of Pennsylvania’s Sloan Work and Family Researcher Network, an organization of interdisciplinary researchers and scholars studying work-life issues. Before starting her own consultancy, Eileen was the Director of Communications for a national healthcare company, served as senior manager on a U.S. Navy installation project, and taught school in Nassau County, Florida, where she was elected “Educator of the Year.”
- Radical Resilience: Staying Rightside Up In A World That's Upside Down
- Leveraging Your Career To Fit YOUR Authentic Self
- The Power of Engagement: Crafting Connections that Count for People Who Matter
- Work for a Living and Still Be Free to Live: The Secret for a Resilient Life
- The Energy Connection: How to Get it, Keep it and Stop Giving it Away
- Lead-Her-Ship - Claiming The Power, Passion, Play and Purpose Of Our Lives
- Understanding Your Communication E-Quotient
- Plain Talk for Complex Times
- Surviving and Thriving With Difficult People
- Resiliency: The Grow-Through Secret for Sales Success
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