Expert on Organizational and Personal Resilience, Author
Eileen McDargh is founder and CEO of the consulting firm, The Resiliency Group (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.
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 five books, including 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 recent book is 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.”
She and her family live in Dana Point, California.
In Her Own Voice™: A Retreat For Resilient Women
Come away with other women who bring their own wisdom to the fire. Be supported and taught skills for leading a life by design and not by default. Allow your voice to be finally heard above the chatter of others. Allow your body and soul to be nurtured by the warmth of nature and the ambiance of luxury. You will learn how to powerfully and positively shape the direction of your future.
Resilient Relationships: Plain Talk for Complex Times
The pace of change, the lure of dazzling technology, and the speed of life have created the opposite. The most human of all connections is conversation – an internal and external event that has become blurred. We’ve forgotten how to talk to each other – if in fact some of us ever knew. In many instances, we have never been taught how to listen. At the deepest level, we’ve probably never stopped long enough to even listen to ourselves. This presentation explores a model for understanding and growing the conversations we have with ourselves and with each other so that everyone becomes fully engaged in the work we are tasked to do.
Radical Resilience: Staying Rightside Up in a World That’s Upside Down
Radical resilience requires the courage to challenge, commit, and contribute in ways that positively impact both today as well as many tomorrows. Participants will: Discover how to grow the skills of adaptability, agility, laugh-ability, and alignment for producing results that put YOU in control of your ship, learn a four-part model for methodically tackling the tough issues you currently face, and explore what great leaders do to inspire teams to stay in the game and thrive.
The Power of Engagement: Inside Out Leadership for Resilient Teams
It’s time to START talking and get back to work! Create a competitive edge in engaging and retaining talented employees and customers on the most human of playing fields: conversation. Without that connection, there is no energy of engagement. Discover the secret of viewing points, orange batons and Little Davids in creating teams and fostering loyalty.
Mountain-High Wisdom for Every Day Resilient Living
Your audience will join Eileen on this walk in the wilderness to discover fresh perspectives, practical practices and laugh-out-loud-joy in the process. Whether they are a world-weary worker juggling the demands of a hectic life or a seeker of soul-satisfying experiences, this speech is their key to refresh, renew, rethink and recharge.
Lead-Her-Ship—Claiming the Power, Passion, Play, and Purpose of Our Lives
A presentation for reliving and laughing about our foibles, for celebrating our uniqueness, for renewing our passion and commitment to life, and for establishing the common traits which allow all of us to bloom where we are planted. We can learn to be heroines of our own story and leaders shaping tomorrow for all our children.
Work For a Living and Still Be Free to Live: The Secret For a Resilient Life
Balance is baloney! Discover a better metaphor for the realities of living in a 24/7 world. Learn the power of choice and how to conduct a C.A.T. scan of your life. Develop strategies to create a life by YOUR design and not by default.
The Energy Connection: The Secret to Resilient Living
You’ll never think of energy in the same way again. Forget OPEC and prices at the pump. Discover your own reservoir of power and purpose with five tools to drill down into your own internal well of possibilities. Human energy is a priceless commodity. When it comes to energy and the capacity to do work, discover how to get it, renew it and stop giving it away.