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Eileen McDargh, CSP, CPAE        

Healthcare Consultant; Author of The Resilent Spirit

Since founding her consulting firm in 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.

Executive Excellence magazine continually ranked her as one of the top 50 thought leaders in self-leadership development. Global Gurus International, a British-based provider of resources for leadership, communication and sales training, also named her as one of the World’s Top 30 Leadership 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.

Speech Topics


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.

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.

The Power Of Engagement: Inside Out Leadership

Relighting and Retaining Good People

Mountain High Wisdom

Work For a Living and Still Be Free to Live

In Her Own Voice: A Retreat for Resilient Women

You've given much of your life to your work, your family, your friends, and your community. You've been busy beyond busy. And now it's your time. In this retreat led by speaker and consultant Eileen McDargh, you will discover the life you are meant to live, be supported and taught skills for leading a life by design and not by default, let your voice finally be heard above the chatter of others, and allow your body and soul to be nurtured by the warmth of nature in a luxurious environment. You will learn how to powerfully and positively shape the direction of your future and explode the myth of balance to replace it with a model that recognizes the challenges of life. From a place of self-leadership, supported by a community of women, you will walk away with skills and insights for the next part of your journey.

Leveraging Your Career to Fit Your Authentic Self

A good career fit is not like squeezing into Spanx. It means thinking, listening, and sensing where, when, and how to go from good work to great work. Once you get there, you will feel great, stop the busywork, and start the work that matters. It begins from the inside out.

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