Motivational Speaker Eileen McDargh's Testimonials
— KEVIN EIKENBERRY FOUNDER OF VIRTUAL LEADERCON
— NICOLE JENKINS, UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO
— BARB COLES, WEBINAR ATTENDEE
— JILL GAFFNEY, EXECUTIVE WOMEN INTERNATIONAL
— DAVID SEILER, EXEC VP, TRINITY PROPERTY CONSULTANTS
— CHUCK ROSE, CANADIAN ASSOC.OF PROFESSIONAL SPEAKERS
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Eileen is a superstar in the Philippines! She was our keynote speaker twice at the ICF Philippines International Coaching Summit in 2015 and 2019 where we had more than 800 delegates, mostly from Asia Pacific. In both occasions, her rich content and her engaging style got her audience glued on her. Her talk was so moving she got them on their feet and gave her a standing ovation, a gesture not commonly practiced in our culture.
She left a big mark in our hearts and everybody just loves her. Owing to the success of these two events, I engaged her again, this time for the leadership and coaching conference that my company, Benchmark Consulting, a leading coaching, training and consulting company in the Philippines, organized on its 20th anniversary last August 2022. It was conducted online for more than
– JULIUS ORDONEZ
FOUNDER, ICF PHILIPPINES CHAPTER AND BENCHMARK CONSULTING
Eileen McDargh was our key note speaker for a military nursing conference. She was the motivation our Nurse Corps needed in a time of constant change, burnout and stress. I heard multiple people express that this was by far the best key note speaker they have heard in a while and I absolutely agree! Eileen brought the energy, engagement, knowledge, and compassion. We laughed, cried, and had several ‘ah-ha’ moments. Eileen was motivational, inspiring, and transformational. I will take the practical tools given and apply them to my work and personal life. I felt blessed to be in the audience and will never forget this experience.
— AVIS L. MCCASLIN, MAJ. USAF, NC
HAF JR. NURSE EXECUTIVE FELLOW
OFFICE OF THE SURGEON GENERAL
MEDICAL FORCE DEVEOPMENT (SG1N)
Thought you were brilliant last night – best I can remember in a long time.
You were open, real, heart-felt, and had a great message. It was an amazing journey you took us on last night. I was moved…
Thank you for sharing your amazing message!
— JIM PANCERO
Eileen, your keynote was simply divine! I loved the visuals you painted, they will stay with us for a long time!
I found myself smiling, taking lots of notes, and what I loved most of all was the warmth and sincere caring for our people that came through like a shining beacon! YOU exude energy Eileen. Your message was EXACTLY what I had envisioned for this meeting’s sendoff…. warm and wonderful.
Thank you so very much!
— CINDY S. PASKETT
SR. CONSULTANT, LFN U
More McDargh Please!
Midmorning of day two of the Fairbanks Virtual Resiliency Conference, that has been both uplifting and informative, I was wondering if it could get any better, and in zoomed Eileen McDargh with some golden nuggets of humor and wisdom. The hour and a half that she spoke went by way too quickly. She is an expert story teller and made learning 4 basic skills for building resilience engaging, fun, easy to relate to, and memorable. Her stories about “Red Ants”, “Little Davids”, and “Horse Sense” brought the lessons to life with humor and relevance. At the end I was left wanting more! Do yourself a favor and invite her to your next conference! Your participants will thank you!
— KELLY DIETSCH
"Working with Eileen was like working with the fairy godmother of speaking…not only is she a pro and a veteran of the speaking business, her amazing energy, ideas and insight helped me craft my first keynote speech so that it was clear, concise and effective for my audience, and it turned out to be a huge success! Her mentorship and encouragement has given me the confidence to pursue speaking as an avenue that I would not have considered before, but which has manifested as an important component of my business! Thank you Eileen for your support and coaching to help me become a more confident and impactful speaker!"
— MONIQUE TALLON
CEO, HIGHEST PATH CONSULTING
"It was an absolute pleasure meeting you yesterday, I clearly see why you have been chosen as one the top motivational speakers. I am also pleasantly surprised that you took the time to send a note to me regarding my talk, that means a lot to me, especially coming from you. You positively affect the lives of those you speak to, the talk after your presentation was how moving it was, not enjoyable, funny, etc.., how moving it was. It was how it ended as to what they were all talking about.
Yesterday was how God wanted you to close.cause it affected people.and to the positive. Eileen, You Are Simply Best!, and I am grateful that our paths crossed and certainly hope that they do again, please keep in touch. I will be perusing your site.and as for positive gossip..well I will be spreading a lot of positive, and a lot of positive about you, but not gossip, cause what I'll be spreading is absolutely true!"
— TIM CHESNEY
PRESIDENT, OHIO HEALTH CARE ASSOCIATION
The speaker Eileen McDargh was outstanding. I loved it! She really did give the audience energy, we laughed out loud, I didn't fall asleep, and the audience was participating. I would actively seek out more of her conferences and talks to attend. I had never heard of her before but she is someone now I won't forget. Her closing speech touched my heart and I got all glossy eyed! If in the future I am part of a team or company that could use her skills, I would definitely look her up and hire her to help. Truly a lovely person and one I could have listened to for longer, so whoever thought of getting this lady involved needs a big pat on the back and she was 110% better than the speaker last year!"
— AUDIENCE MEMBER SHANNON BUSH, URENCO USA
"Eileen was our keynote speaker at our internal Marketing & Communications Development Day in December 2013. She took the time to really understand what we were looking for and spent a lot of time preparing with our host/moderator to ensure that the virtual session not only inspirational but also enjoyable because of their established rapport. She was also adaptable (just like her message) and was kind enough to deliver two sessions so that we covered all of our time zones. Eileen has amazing energy, a great sense of humour and has a very relevant and inspirational message to share."
— JULIET ATKINSON,
ALL ABOUT PEOPLE PROGRAM LEAD | EMEA MARKETING BMO
SAP - FRANCE
"Eileen is a consummate professional, full of energy, and a pleasure to work with. She spent almost a full day with the group before she ever spoke and interacted with a number of different attendees during that time. Her willingness to get to know the organization and her interest in doing so is the exception not the rule. Her customization of the presentation to the group truly made the difference and made her message that more impactful! If resiliency is your topic, Eileen is the one to deliver it!"
— TRACY NEWELL, CMP, CMM
PRESIDENT, MEETINGWISE, LLC & ASSOCIATION OF CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY COLLEGES MEETING PLANER
"Thank you so much for the absolutely fantastic contribution you made at the MBA. Your speech will give me more courage and energy as I go forward. Also, I printed out 2 of the 3 e-books from your website. Thank you for those as well. I am now armed with tons of ideas and tasks to go through and I know, that something will "stick" !! I'm not a spring chicken and my time on this planet is limited, so I will become more resilient!!"
"Whenever I worked with Eileen, she "loved my clients" like a baby. She held them... She fed them... She looked into their eyes and communicated so clearly & caringly. Eileen embraced every single project as if nothing else mattered on this planet other than the success of my clients program. Her enthusiasm, spirit and devotion rippled through the ballrooms. Her smile, her sparkle, her "gift" for listening and responding so articulately made her the "bar" that I compare all others to. With Eileen, I always knew my program would be stellar and memorable. We are all so fortunate to have the likes of Eileen McDargh in our wonderful meetings industry."
— TOM SMITH, CMP
"Eileen's presentation was insightful, engaging and most importantly made a lasting difference for our global leadership team. Within the short amount of time we had for her on the agenda she was able to give our team tools to use when dealing with organizational change. The leadership team is already adopting some of her language and tool that help identify ways of thinking that either support or impede change adoption.
Feedback from the program was overwhelming positive and in fact the highest rating general session of our two and a half day meeting.
It is rare that a speaker makes such a lasting impression but Eileen has done just that. We plan to use her again with our larger IT organization to reinforce the messages and methodologies she shared with the leadership team."
— CISCO SYSTEMS WORLDWIDE
"Eileen McDargh's energy and power causes some people to wonder what air she's breathing! She's not one to mince words and unequivocally declares that long-term competitive advantage is possible only when the hearts of your employees and your customers are engaged. For 25 years she has been a successful business woman, an award winning author, and an influential executive coach. By the time she is done with you, it is almost impossible to have a superficial conversation.\
Transforming our work, Eileen asserts, comes through transforming ourselves. Her way of explaining the interconnectedness of our lives and our work will move your people to seek-and find-new ways to fulfill their true potential. And don't worry about her entertainment value-her engaging style and humor, as well as her depth, got her into the Speakers Hall of Fame."
— IAN PERCY, CPAE
"I did not want another day to go by without sending you my sincerest thanks for a job well done at our association's annual convention. As you know, the keynote speaker plays such an important role in a convention-setting the state for a positive experience for all in attendance. You were not only excellent to work with in advance but onsite you were prompt and easy to work with. The best part of all - YOU DELIVERED! Your message was on target, and our members are still raving about your presentation!"
— MINNESOTA HEALTH & HOUSING ALLIANCE
"From our first telephone conversation, I knew you would do an outstanding job and you lived up to our expectations! I was most impressed by the amount of homework you did in order to customize your program to our needs. You showed great flexibility when the topic shifted and changed as we approached the meeting. It was not easy to come up with a program that would please both employees and their spouses, but you managed to do so beautifully. Most importantly, the spouses left feeling that they had been included in the World Savings “family”.
— WORLD SAVINGS
"As a result of your work, the senior leadership team walked away as a cohesive unit, re-energized and more hopeful. We are committed to a new future which we now own. You helped us learn how to be resilient change masters."
— STANISLAUS COUNTY, CA
"Our department had gone through some significant change, requiring a much different approach to this year’s conference. We decided to change direction a bit and bring in an outside motivational speaker to help break the ice and enable better communication. We were referred to Eileen by a colleague who was very happy with her work at a previous conference and based on conversations we had leading up to our event were confident she would be a perfect fit. And of course, she was! Eileen met and exceeded our expectations, was a critical part of our creative planning design, a joy to work with and remains one of the best speakers we’ve ever had."
— JASON LINDER
CORPORATE CREDIT, INTEL CORP.
"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."
— WORLD SAVINGS
As a meeting planner, I was so surprised and excited by your ability to become part of a very complex and highly demanding group. While you were speaking, I felt like you had known the audience for a long period of time because you connected with them so well!"
— PROCTER & GAMBLE