Motivational Speaker Eileen McDargh's Credentials

Eileen McDargh is the CEO (Chief Energy Officer) and founder of the consulting firm, McDargh Communications and The Resiliency Group.

Motviational Speaker Eileen McDarghSince 1980, she 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 hilariousDownload her brand new onesheet here!

Career Highlights Include:

  • Named yearly by a business publication as one of the top 50 thought leaders in self-leadership development.
  • Successfully completed the required coursework and examination for Everything DiSC Workplace® Certification. In obtaining the credential of Certified Everything DiSC Workplace Facilitator, Eileen demonstrates a deep understanding of the DiSC® model and the skills necessary to facilitate valuable workshops for teams to excel with Everything DiSC in their organization.
  • Delivered thousands of keynotes given to 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.
  • Inclusion in the ranks of the League of Extraordinary Thinkers by Switch & Shift.
  • Named as one of the World’s Top 30 Leadership Professionals following a global survey of 22,000 business professional by Global Gurus International
  • A member of the University of Pennsylvania’s Work and Family Researcher Network, an organization of interdisciplinary researchers and scholars studying work-life issues.
  • An award-winning business author and commentator with appearances on network news, radio programs, business journals and in major metropolitan newspapers.
  • Her book Gifts from the Mountain won the Ben Franklin Gold Award and a training film based on the book won and a Silver Telly in video production.
  • Awarded the certified speaking professional (CSP) and voted into the CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame.
  • Served for 6 years on the board of the National Speakers Association.
  • Selected to be part of the Thought Leaders Network, in the company of such people like Sheryl Sandberg, Brene Brown and Marshall Goldsmith.
  • Prior to creating her consulting firm she 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.”
  • Selected as the Outstanding Female Graduate in Leadership at the University of Florida

  • How great it was to work with you and how impressive it was that you tailored your keynote session for our program. I am so glad you were able to join us a day earlier and that you used your time wisely while you were in Louisville… sitting in on the Friday morning keynote speaker, visiting with our members, staff, committee and sponsors, and joining us for the Comedy Hour. Many speakers remain in their guest rooms, but certainly you see the value in networking with our attendees and immersing yourself in our program. Your hard work and dedication certainly paid off in your presentation to our members. How clever you were to include the "B&B" joke which fit our industry well. I also appreciate your recognizing our premier sponsor NOVALIS as a part of your session. I am thankful to have worked with you professionally and glad to get to know you personally."
    — American Nursery & Landscape Association
“Eileen McDargh's energy and power causes some people to wonder what air she's breathing!"
- Ian Percy, CPAE

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As a Resiliency Motivational SpeakerEileen loves working with all groups. She has found great synergy with health care audiences and long term care (from personal experience), educators ( As an award-winning educator, she went from teaching kids to grown-ups—who are still like kids), and women’s leadership groups(because she is one!).