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.
Leadership Excellence magazine, which ranks top thought leaders in management and leadership, continually names Eileen to its top 50 Leadership 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 in business, in life, and in relationships.
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 seven 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 other books include My Get Up and Go… Got Up and Went, 40 Tips For Speaking Up, Speaking Out, And Being Heard and Talk Ain't Cheap... It's Priceless. 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.”
“It's great when so many people want to take credit for selecting the speaker. You were a smashing success...your presentation left your leadership team with plenty to think about during the remaining days to the conference."
"We had the pleasure of having Eileen McDargh present “Cultivating Radical Resiliency: Leadership Skills for Changing Times” to our healthcare leaders. It’s rare to find someone with her amazing energy, engaging presentation skills and highly relevant content. From the first interaction to the end of the day, Eileen worked closely with us to provide just the right content, customized to the needs of our leaders, and delivered in a way that was engaging, humorous and highly applicable."
"Your keen insight and outside perspective helped us uncover the issues related to trust. You kept our management retreat focused and on task. I'm receiving accolades that this was time well spent. We look forward to working with you on Phase II of the project!"
Eileen's 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.