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Monday, April 24, 2017

Making Meaning Means Making Time

by Eileen McDargh, Chief Energy Officer

Now that a great portion of the world has switched into "daylight savings time", a practice that continues to bewilder me as an early morning riser, I find myself pondering the resiliency principle of alignment. Alignment means that we are living in sync with what we believe is the WHY, the purpose of our life. 

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Monday, April 17, 2017

LOSS AND LAUGHTER: A Resiliency Key

by Eileen McDargh, Chief Energy Officer

For 62 years, Lola Gillebaard and Hendrik Cornelis Gillebaard Sr have loved and laughed and fought and cried through all her illnesses, the birth of four HUGE boys, the death of a daughter-law, the death of far too many businesses, and the sale of their beloved home. 

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Monday, April 10, 2017

Three-Letter Leaders Create Clarity

by Eileen McDargh, Chief Energy Officer

resiliency expertIn the age of 146 character tweets and 12-minute Ted talks, much can be gained by considering what three-letter titles can do to clarify roles and responsibilities. Everyone knows a CEO is the Chief Executive Officer, the COO is the Chief Operating Officer, and the CFO monitors profit and loss while the CTO concerns herself with technology. Let’s not forget the CIO who oversees information flow both externally and internally. 

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Monday, April 03, 2017

How to De-Energize a Customer

by Eileen McDargh, Chief Energy Officer

"IT"starts in Gary, Indiana at US Steel’s immense integrated mill (the largest of its kind in the Northern Hemisphere) . “IT” continues in Orlando with the United States Postal Service and Hurricane Irene. And “IT doesn’t stop until long after I return home to Southern California and a 7.0 earthquake. The “IT” is a laptop malfunction—the unnatural calamity created when technology and a virus meet. 

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Monday, March 27, 2017

Classes Teach Civil Discourse to Kids. Resiliency on the MOVE!

by Eileen McDargh, Chief Energy Officer

Meg Heubeck, former social studies teacher in Charlottesville, VA remains convinced that a resilient nation depends upon the ability to make civic conversation comfortable again. “We’re Americans—that’s the thing that holds us together... politics shouldn’t be something you lose family and friends over.” 

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Resiliency Skills for Today’s Sales Professional

by Eileen McDargh, Chief Energy Officer

The sales profession is in the midst of a perfect storm. Buyers have more power, more information, more at stake, and more control over the sales process—than at any time in history. 

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Five FAST Energy Fixes for YOUR Body

by Eileen McDargh, Chief Energy Officer

While the debate goes on about energy companies and the EPA, let’s get personal about our own energy consumption. No, not oil or gas but rather what saps the very energy of our bodies. Let’s face it; we all know the mantra, “too much to do and too little time”. So we throw ourselves feverishly into life. 

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Monday, March 13, 2017

Cultivate Resiliency BEFORE You Need it

by Eileen McDargh, Chief Energy Officer

Whether you are heading a Fortune 100 company or leading an enterprise of one, sometime in the course of this year, you will be called upon to be resilient.  Whether pushed by pain or pulled by possibilities, resiliency is now an on-going life skill. This raises the question: why wait to develop resiliency skills?I believe in PREsilience™ - preemptive resilience. These are skills and actions that can be cultivated, developed and taken BEFORE necessity strikes. 

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Monday, March 06, 2017

How to De-Energize a Customer

by Eileen McDargh, Chief Energy Officer

"IT” starts in Gary, Indiana at US Steel’s immense integrated mill (the largest of its kind in the Northern Hemisphere) . “IT” continues in Orlando with the United States Postal Service and Hurricane Irene. And “IT doesn’t stop until long after I return home to Southern California and a 7.0 earthquake. The “IT” is a laptop malfunction—the unnatural calamity created when technology and a virus meet. 

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Wednesday, March 01, 2017

The Right Questions Fuel Resiliency

by Eileen McDargh, Chief Energy Officer

The German poet Rainer Maria Rilke wrote: "Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves." Zora Neale Hurston also penned, "There are years that ask questions and years that answer."  

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As a Resiliency Motivational Speaker Eileen 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!).