Eileen McDargh
Biography

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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Radical Resilience
Staying Rightside Up In A World That’s Upside Down

KEYNOTE 60-90 minutes or half-day session

“Nobody ever downsized their way to greatness.”
- Eileen McDargh

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.
Radical resilience requires the courage to challenge, commit, and contribute in ways that positively impact both today as well as many tomorrows. Based upon the length of the presentation, 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.
Explore what great leaders do to inspire teams to stay in the game and thrive. (And it has NOTHING to do with money!) Get them energized, actualized, authorized, and gratified.
Develop a personal legacy leadership goal that defies downturns and disappointments.

The Power of Engagement
Inside Out Leadership for Resilient Teams

KEYNOTE 60-90 minutes

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

KEYNOTE 60 minutes

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. 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.

This keynote is based on the book Gifts from the Mountain: Simple Truths for Life’s Complexities which was a Ben Franklin Gold Award winner. The book was turned into a training DVD and was the winner of the 2011 TELLY AWARD.

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. We can learn to be heroines of our own story and leaders shaping tomorrow for all our children. This is your time to refresh, realign, reawaken, reflect, refuel, regenerate, rejoice, release, remember and renew.

1. Celebrate all you are (outlaw negative thinking and projection paralysis; banish living to someone else’s expectations.)
2. Be fully alive (laughter and tears flow from the same well.)
3. Act on the dream (small gifts-great rewards.)
4. Love without ceasing (the grace of gratitude.)
5. In-joy the ride (power of laughter.)

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