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 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. Her latest book, published in 2011, 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."
- Radical Resilience: Staying Rightside Up In A World That's Upside Down - Radically turbulent times demand professional and personal responses that transcend our regular work and life patterns. It's not about happy faces on mirrors and mantras on coffee mugs. It's not about hanging on while holding back. It's about times when you feel someone ate your cheese, drained the swamp, and went from great to less-than-good. Eileen's book The Resilient Spirit is an ideal gift that can be personalized as a take-home reminder of powerful lessons.
- Leveraging Your Career To Fit YOUR Authentic 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! The result: you feel GREAT and you stop the busywork and start the work that matters. It begins from the inside out.
- 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. 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. Latest report (Summer 2007) from DDI reports that more than 40% of leaders crave soft skills that can help them work better with others.
- Mountain-High Wisdom for Every Day Resilient Living -
From backpacking in the High Sierras to trekking remote regions of the western Himalayas, Eileen takes audiences on the adventure of discovering what lessons for work and life can be learned from the high country. Her award-winning book, Gifts from the Mountain: Simple Truths for Life's Complexities, helps participants drive the lessons deeper as leaders, coaches, or community.
- Work for a Living and Still Be Free to Live: The Secret for a Resilient Life -
Balance is baloney! We hear about the need to balance personal and work priorities, but how do you go from burned out to fired up? How can we juggle the many responsibilities and demands on our busy lives? 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 -
At the end of the day, you yearn for a way to let your spirit soar and your gifts shine. 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. 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. Learn a new formula for E=MC 2 . When it comes to energy and the capacity to do work, discover how to get it, renew it and stop giving it away.
- Resilient Relationships: Plain Talk for Complex Times -
At the end of the day, our very success hinges on relationships.
These relationships grow or die based on a skill too often we forget: CONVERSATION. How meaningful are yours? 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. And you'll also celebrate the power of humor to connect. Be prepared to think, laugh, and learn.
- 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.
- Resilient Relationships: Understanding Your Communication E-Quotient -
Talk is never cheap. It's priceless! How would you rate your communication efforts? Better still -- what would others say? Using a personal communication profile (the DISC), you'll discover your unique behavioral preferences. You'll gain insights on where and why relationships grow or suffer. This workshop is designed to open channels for sharing communication preferences and valuing differences. With interaction, humor and high content, Eileen will help you walk away with ideas for improving your own communication while understanding others.