Motivational Speaker Eileen McDargh's Testimonials
"We simply could not have chosen a better person to help facilitate the event. Your humorous, dynamic and thought-provoking presentation drew rave reviews from all attendees (and I can tell you, we were a pretty tough group to please!). Our only regret was in letting you return to California. Wish you lived nearer so we could draw on your wisdom and energy on a regular basis."
— MANPOWER TEMPORARIES
"Thank you so very much for being such an integral part in making our Stein Mart Manager’s Meeting a great success. Congratulations on a superb presentation for our Keynote Address. You inspired, educated and entertained our audience of over 300 people. I especially appreciated the time and effort you spent prior to the meeting getting to know our organization and then customizing your remarks to meet the specific needs of the audience. Your energy, positive outlook and enthusiasm for life made a lasting impression on all of us. Having your presentation early in the meeting energized the participants for the sessions that followed. Eileen, you were terrific as our Keynote speaker. This year’s annual meeting was widely considered by our General Managers to be one of the best we’ve ever had and you made an important contribution to that success."
"I want to take the time to thank you for all the time you spent in helping develop and deliver an excellent presentation. I was impressed with the fact that you took the time to understand our company and our people well in advance of the meeting we conducted in Orlando. Your message and the style with which it was delivered were exactly what our sales people and our distributors have asked for."
— STO FINISH SYSTEMS DIVISION
"The reviews are just in from the Los Angeles County DPSS Managers’ Conference and as you must already know, you provided a stimulating and thoughtful message to our Managers. Your humor and passionate delivery engaged over 500 of our managers to take a fresh look at themselves and their jobs. We appreciate your helping to make our event a great success… actually the best ever is what many noted on their evaluations! Your ability to take facts and information about our agency and incorporate it into your presentation brought a very personal touch to the program."
— COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SOCIAL SERVICES
"Thank you, once again, for the excellent presentation that you gave to the Michigan Department of Transportation Leaders at the Leadership Conference. The verbal comments we received were all very positive and enthusiastic and the conference has been rated as the best ever. Your energetic presentation first thing in the morning, was the perfect way to energize the conference and to get the participants thinking about how to become a better leader. You also did an excellent job weaving Director Rosine’s position comments into your custom designed presentation."
— STATE OF MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
"Thank you for speaking at the Office of Inspector General Third Annual Recognition Conference. Your presentation was entertaining and informative, and my staff enjoyed it tremendously. You gave us many helpful insights and tips on how to improve the balance between our home and work lives. It is always a pleasure to witness such a dynamic, energetic presentation. I am appreciative that you took time from your busy schedule to share your knowledge and ideas with us. Thank you again for enlightening and engaging our audience with your creative presentation."
— UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE
"As our keynote closer you provided the “big extra” that everyone took home. Your two seminars and your early arrival set the stage so that you were indeed part of the family and the attendees could feel that. Your ratings clearly reflected that your message was received and appreciated. We are thrilled with the results of training almost 1,300 attendees. Your three appearances reached almost half of these and they not only took you in as part of their family but gave you the highest rating of all the speakers.
Department of the Army
I heard very positive feedback about your presentation, “Leading From The Inside Out.” Obviously, you had read the material I sent and knew a lot about or organizational issues. Your presentation was right on target and really helped us leave Monday with an upbeat feeling. I liked your energy."
— MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Thank you for being such a special part of our Coldwell Banker International Business Conference. For two years in a row, your energetic presentations were in the select group of top rated seminars at our conference. Your presentations excited some... motivated others… and, perhaps best of all, served as a “wake-up” call to the majority in attendance. More importantly, you gave the group choices on how they could find and maintain positive balance in their lives."
— COLDWELL BANKER
"Thank you so much for your inspiration and enthusiasm at our President’s Circle Award Breakfast and our department meeting. You were outstanding! As I said, we have a tough audience. It is a great credit to you that they were attentive and interested the whole time. I think having some real estate background and knowledge was such an advantage. They loved how you had a thread of real estate weaved throughout your program. It gave you instant credibility."
— EDINA REALTY HOME SERVICES
"I wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for the amazing closing keynote that you delivered with Radical Resiliency. I have to say, it not only exceeded my expectations, you touched me with the story about your mother and the legacy of leadership that she left — you must be so proud of her! The feedback on your keynote that has been coming in has been amazing! Being the closer is always a tough position to be in because that’s what everyone remembers. I asked you to do several things for me in this keynote – pull all the key messages together from the week, help inspire our women leaders to “pay it forward”, end the conference on a high note and get a standing ovation — and you did all of them!!!Your session was the highlight for many of our women leaders; thank you for helping us to create a memorable experience. Your session was fantastic, I can’t thank you enough for having the impact that you did on our conference."
"Thank you again for your assistance in making our Human Resources Conference such a great success. Upon the completion of the conference we issued a survey to garner feedback on the content of the agenda and the conference overall. I am happy to tell you that 81% of the survey respondents stated that your talk on Change Management exceeded their expectations and 78% said that the breakout session—Work for a Living, But Still Be Free to Live exceeded their expectations as well. Thanks again for your role in the conference."
Eileen spoke to our Strategic Marketing VP Organization on “Resilient Leadership for the Millennium,” Eileen was: energetic, clear, real, humorous, focused and motivating. Eileen did fact finding regarding the issues facing our team and customized her presentation to fit us like a tailored suit."
— PACIFIC BELL
"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
"Your ability to be a dynamic speaker was evident from start to finish. The entrance with music and clapping set a positive mood for the event. The humorous and emotional illustrations you drew for us created a harmonic atmosphere. The consensus of our attendees at the close of your program can be summed up in three words: energized, optimistic, and challenged."
— PORT ST. LUCIE BUSINESS WOMEN
"Eileen is “knock your socks off amazing.” Eileen is located in Orange County and spoke at our dinner meeting. NAWBO-OC is tough audience…. A really tough audience.She wowed the entire group. The buzz after included “she is the best speaker we have ever had” . Her delivery is superb. Her content is rich, funny and powerful. She is genuine, authentic and compelling. During her presentation the group was riveted and after was full of energy."
— NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN BUSINESS OWNERS
"You appearance at our 7th Annual Women’s Leadership Conference was a wonderful way to kick off the day. Your energy and enthusiasm was catching. Your personal message about life and living is a subject women respond to so positively. Your sincerity is communicated to the audience and we know from the evaluations that they were moved."
— INSTITUTE FOR CAREER ADVANCEMENT NEEDS (ICAN) WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
"It was such a pleasure working with you on our Women’s Business Conference last Fall. Thank you for being such a professional, organized speaker. Your initiative made my responsibilities for conference planning that much easier! Your contribution as our work/life balance seminar speaker was so valuable to our attendees, especially as evidenced by the filled-to-capacity room. Thanks for sharing your stories, your expertise, and your wonderful self."
— GREATER DALLAS CHAMBER WOMEN’S BUSINESS CONFERENCE
"What a difference it made to have you moderate the Women’s Foodservice Forum (WFF) Mentoring Panel discussion at the recent National Restaurant Show! The feedback we’ve received has been outstanding and your facilitation of the session was a major key to its success. Here are the reasons why: you took time to really understand the WFF and what we wanted to achieve in this panel discussion. You did your homework! You came up with a super idea of actually marketing the panel to our members AND not only wrote the marketing copy, but created an e-mail letter that sought areas of concern from all our members. You condensed the response and developed themes. You organized the responses and developed the themes. You organized our panelists in advance, giving them clear directions and questions. That’s not an easy task when we had such “heavy hitters” in the industry sitting on the panel. You made it fun for everyone and engaged the participants. You brought your own wisdom to the table and wove threads around what the different panelists said. You helped us look like heroes to our members. Besides all of the great work and assistance you provided, you were a complete pleasure to work with. Your energy and enthusiasm are contagious. I couldn’t have done it without your help."
— WOMEN’S FOODSERVICE FORUM (WFF)
"You’re AWESOME!! Thank you very much for your many contributions to our Northeast Women’s Network Meeting. We have received outstanding feedback from the attendees, many saying that it was the best network meeting they have attended in their career. Having been involved in diversity and training work for many years, I am always somewhat skeptical when we use outside consultants for our meetings. Quite often they struggle to connect with the P&G culture and issues in their message. You invested the time upfront to understand our organization, both our strengths and opportunity areas. You challenged us both personally and professionally to think about different ways to approach our business processes and challenges. We will be a better organization as a result of your perspective and inspiration. Your energy and charisma are contagious!!"
— PROCTOR & GAMBLE
"I’ve had the privilege of working with Eileen on the board of directors for the National Speakers Association for several years. Eileen is passionate and straight-forward in all her dealings with fellow board members, an extreme influencer and encourager. I’ve seen her face 20 negative opinions to her one and turn around an entire room. Eileen is one of the most persuasive, visionary leaders I’ve had the pleasure of knowing in all my years on the board. Eileen’s energy and enthusiasm are contagious, and you find yourself wanting to be involved in any project she touches. I highly recommend her as a motivational speaker or team member or project leader. Count yourself lucky if you have Eileen in your corner!"
— LAURA STACK, AUTHOR OF THE EXHAUSTION CURE AND LEAVE THE OFFICE EARLIER
"Eileen McDargh is a partner that an organization or group should utilize beyond her dynamic and effective keynote speeches-she can be a partner to help in people development and foster organizational effectiveness and growth."
— ADRIENNE JAKSON, DIRECTOR FIELD FORCE INTEGRATION, NPC
"No matter where you are on your life journey, you’ll walk out of this workshop with a better understanding of who you are and what is important to you. Eunice and Eileen created a warm and inspiring environment in a retreat-like, group setting where participants felt safe and comfortable to share their true feelings and vulnerabilities. They challenged and encouraged everyone to dig deeper for truth and understanding. It was truly an inspiring and transformational experience and a process that I will integrate into my daily life as I move forward on my life’s journey."
— LILY GUTHRIE
"Your woman’s retreat was full of important revelations for me and I highly recommend it to anyone. Even if you think you have clarity and know what to do, some surprising insights emerge. The first exercise helped me pinpoint a key idea that before the workshop, didn’t have words. The “I am” journaling exercise made those words clear and provided a newfound resolve to “stay on the path.” I especially valued the interaction of the women, hearing their stories, and being able to listen to our common issues. I was left wanting more time. I hope you will schedule these regularly so we can continue to support each other as we live out the path we’ve created. You’ve started something wonderful and I was delighted to be part of it."
— LORNA RILEY, PRESIDENT OF CHART LEARNING SYSTEMS
"It was a great year for TPA. Your presence at our annual meeting was certainly part of that. Great job! Hope our paths cross again in the future."
— TEXAS PHARMACY ASSOCIATION
"Thanks for everything you did to make the symposium a success! Your energy and creative touches were terrific pluses! You gave us guidance for new ways to make the symposium interactive, helped us develop a theme, and then the general sessions as well as set the stage for new learnings. Your use of the examples from the mountains was very powerful, too."
— MYLISSA TROWBRIDGE, MS, RD, LD, THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY
"Over two dozen individuals have come to me with incredible praise for your session. In all honesty, I’ve never had the pleasure of attending a seminar more useful and meaningful than yours."
— KELLEY-CLARKE, INC.ANY
Eileen was a joy to work with. The energy and passion she brings to her presentation is inspirational. We loved the time and effort she devoted prior to our event to ensure our needs were met. She is truly a gift from the universe!"
— LINE MARIE PERRON, COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND MOBILIZATION MANAGER, EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT MAPPING PROJECTNY
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