About Eileen

motivational speakerEileen 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.

Novartis’s Dr. Rob Kowalski, Senior VP and Global Head of Drug Regulatory Affairs and U.S. Head of Development, says, “The weeks Eileen spent working with [my senior leadership team] were a magical time in all our careers. Through our work with her, we became stronger leaders, and banded together to become a high-performing transformative team.”

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 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 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.”

She and her family live in Dana Point, California.

“We were very excited that Eileen McDargh was available to speak at our all-employee meeting. From start to finish, she was full of energy and delivered just the right message and then some — and with such candor, compassion and a sense of humor. Eileen has a way of making you feel like she’s known you all of your life.  The event was a huge success! Eileen made a real connection with our group and her messages have continued to resonate around the office. I believe her core concepts and strategies will be revisited and refreshed for the long-term by our employees as important life tools. We would definitely recommend Eileen to other groups for speaking and consulting engagements.”
April Quigley, Marketing Communications, Liberty Life Assurance Company of Boston, a Liberty Mutual Insurance Company

“You are not a speaker; you’re an experience (and great fun). And the message was so important. I’m already thinking differently.”
Bob Lund, Chairman and CEO of Egistics Inc.

“Your dynamic, thought-provoking presentation really prompted us to reassess our thinking, and more importantly, our acting. Not only did you touch on our problems head-on, you also gave us down-to-earth, important ways to make our lives better, less stressful, and self-directed. The participant evaluations for your presentation were outstanding. Everyone loved you and rightly so; you gave us a sense of direction!”
Association of Rehabilitation Nurses

Call Eileen at 949-496-8640 today for your free, no obligation consultation!