Eileen  McDargh

Eileen McDargh

CEO-Chief Energy Officer, the Resiliency Group

In-Person Fee Range:
$15,001 - $20,000
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Eileen McDargh

Eileen McDargh

CEO-Chief Energy Officer, the Resiliency Group

In-Person Fee Range:
$15,001 - $20,000
Traveling from:

Why Book

  • She has helped organizations and individuals transform their lives and businesses through conversations that matter and connections that count.
  • She has been elected into the CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame, which places her among the top 3% of  speakers in the U.S.
  • She has appeared on network news, radio programs, in business journals, and major metropolitan newspapers.


Since 1980, Eileen McDargh 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. She believes that resiliency is a critical life skill and one that requires the energy of connections.

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. Her programs are content rich, interactive, provocative and playful—even downright hilarious.

In 2017, Global Gurus International, a British-based provider of resources for leadership, communication and sales training, also ranked her 4th as one of the World’s Top 30 Communication Professionals following a global survey of 22,000 business professionals.

She authored:

  • Work for a Living & Still Be Free to Live, the first book to address work/life balance—a topic that placed her as a futurist in this issue.
  • Her second book, The Resilient Spirit is found from South Africa to California and was written as a response to 9/11.
  • Talk Ain’t Cheap—It’s Priceless serves as a leadership guide for numerous organizations.
  • Gifts from the Mountain-Simple Truths 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.
  • My Get Up and Go Got Up & Went offers succinct insights in an easy-to-read fashion for recharging and renewing human energy.
  • Your Resiliency GPS: A Guide for Growing through Work Life offers a path for finding your GPS (growth positioning strategies) through recalculating questions.As a business author and commentator, Eileen has appeared on network news, on radio programs and in business journals and in major metropolitan newspapers.Eileen is a certified speaking professional (CSP) and her election into the CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame places her among the top 3% of speakers in the United States.She’s also listed as a recommended expert through the Sloan Work and Family Research Network now headquartered at University of Penna.
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Resiliency: The Grow-Through Secret for Sales Success

Forget bouncing back in the face of rejection. That’s old school. Resiliency today is so much more.

Challenging, changing times require a mindset that constantly looks for how to improve the pipeline that traditionally is bogged down with unproductive actions. 

It’s about turning right when the competition turns left.  It’s about reframing the impossible into the possible.

It’s about the courage to deeply listen.

It’s about becoming a trusted advisor instead of a vendor.

Bottom line: Break-through results require grow-through strategies

Let Resiliency Expert, Eileen McDargh, offer provocative, pithy, profound yet personal insights into four resiliency skills. She’ll challenge your thinking while you interact and laugh—yes laugh. Laughter is a critical resiliency skill that binds us together.

Watch the results with increased sales, better retention of staff and customers, and an energized, resilient team.

Cultivating Radical Resiliency: Leadership Skills for Complex Time

Radically turbulent times demand professional and personal responses that transcend our regular work and life patterns. Discover how to grow the skills of adaptability, agility, laugh-ability, and alignment Explode traditional definitions of resiliency and discover the value of prescience ™

The Resilient Energy Connection: How to get it, keep it, and stop giving it away.

The competitive global 24/7 world of heart-stopping competition puts personal energy at risk. We too yearn to connect with new possibilities for people, productivity, profitability and purpose. This keynote is based on the premise that transforming our work requires nothing less than transforming ourselves

The Art of Balancing an Unequal Life: The Secret to Resiliency!

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 Power of Engagement: Inside Out Leadership for Resilient Teams

The “soft stuff” of business is always the hardest part of business. 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. Discover the secret of viewing points, orange batons and Little Davids in creating teams and fostering loyalty.

Lead-Her-Ship – Claiming The Power, Passion, Play and Purpose Of Our Lives

Gather women together and you have an energy source to light even the darkest corners of the world. Eileen puts a match to that energy. 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.

The Art of Navigating a Complex Life: Acquire skills to sail within five critical areas of life
From demanding clients to family needs, from personal health to economic challenges, our lives are incredibly complex. In this insightful program, discover what traditional models of balance now longer work. You’ll understand the role of creating conscious connections in creating energy and how to conduct a C.A.T. scan of life. You’ll learn at least three methods for effective self-management and self-improvement that you can out to work immediately. Become affirmed as captain of your life and legacy.
Lead-Her-Ship: Leveraging Your Career to Match Your Authentic, Resilient Self

A good career fit is not like squeezing into Spanx. Nope! It means thinking, listening, and sensing where, when and how to craft actions that bring you from good work to great work! Discover the 5 strengths women can bring to the workplace. Consider the difference between ugh work, good work, and great work.

Resilient Relationships: Surviving and Thriving With Difficult People

Life would be easy if it weren’t for other people! Would you like to turn from mad to glad with your colleagues and customers? This session focuses on improving relationships at work through successfully dealing with people. Using humor and examples, Eileen will guide participants through the process of learning how to defuse anger in themselves and others. They will discover how to identify and understand problem behavior and how to use systematic methods for handling such behaviors.

Virtual: Resilience Skills for Pandemic Panic

It is designed to open a conversation about what we can do as individuals and professionals to move from pandemic panic to realistic responses. Fear paralyzes us. Clear thinking moves us. During this 30- minute webinar, I will guide you through the accurate definition of resilience and begin to explore actions to take in cultivating two critical resilience skills: adaptability and agility. And it all begins with YOU—what conversations you are having with yourself and what emotions rise as a result? We’ll talk about the power of the present and how to develop intelligent optimism. Action is the antidote for anxiety and you’ll be guided on how to control the controllable.

Virtual: Resilience Skills for Disruptive Times

Fear paralyzes us. Clear thinking moves us. During this 45-minute webinar, I will guide you through the accurate definition of resilience and begin to explore actions to take in cultivating four critical resilience skills: adaptability, agility, laugh-ability and alignment. And it all begins with YOU—what conversations you are having with yourself and what emotions rise as a result? In times like these, we also have the opportunity to be inspired, innovative, imaginative.

Virtual: Creating a Resilient Workforce

The Care and Feeding of Remote Teams Alone again—and not so naturally.  With employees scattered in various locations—even within the same city— a leader’s job becomes a blend of psychologist and coach, teacher and student.  Within the reality of both optimism and pessimism which we all deal with, this program helps managers focus on attributes: clarity, collaboration, creativity, comedy and compassion.

Note: this program –depending upon the number of participants—can also offer a forum for leaders to discuss critical issues and share best practices.

Eileen McDargh Reviews

“She has a great message, is energetic, fun and engaging. She is also very easy to work with and takes Corporate direction very well, I would hire her again in a minute.”

— Sharp Health Care

“Eileen is a consummate professional, full of energy, and a pleasure to work with. She spent almost a full day with the group before she ever spoke and interacted with a number of different attendees during that time. Her willingness to get to know the organization and her interest in doing so is the exception not the rule. Her customization of the presentation to the group truly made the difference and made her message that more impactful! If resiliency is your topic, Eileen is the one to deliver it!”

— MeetingWise, LLC & Association of California Community Colleges

“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

“Eileen McDargh stretched the NE Women’s Network in many ways. She does consulting for many major corporations and boards and she understands our culture, our issues, our values, and what it’s like to be a woman at P&G. She help us to uncover our own values so we could manage our careers and lives and still stay true to our personal values. She touched each attendee in a different way. Her energy, charisma, sensitivity and perspective are unbelievable. This is a woman every P&Ger should be exposed to. She shares real life stories from her work in corporate America that are relevant to our culture at P&G. She’s AWESOME!! Don’t miss her!”

— National Customers Proctor & Gamble

“It’s been several months since your workshops with our front line nursing staff and leaders at St. Joseph’s Health Care London and I continue to hear from them about the insights gained in the time spent with you. We’ve now had a chance to collate the evaluations and I’d like you to hear the testimonials that reflect the difference you made in the lives of others. Thank you so much for your integrity, for sharing your knowledge and skills, for your genuine desire to help and to care. I am reassured that hope and possibility can be instilled through on-going learning and dialogue. And, I look forward to future opportunities for a continued relationship with you and St. Joseph’s Health Care London.”

— St. Joseph’s Health Care

“Eileen was our keynote speaker at our internal Marketing & Communications Development Day. She took the time to really understand what we were looking for and spent a lot of time preparing with our host/moderator to ensure that the virtual session not only inspirational but also enjoyable because of their established rapport. She was also adaptable (just like her message) and was kind enough to deliver two sessions so that we covered all of our time zones. Eileen has amazing energy, a great sense of humour and has a very relevant and inspirational message to share.”

— All About People Program Lead | EMEA Marketing BMO SAP – France


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