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Motivational Speaker Eileen McDargh's Testimonials


"On behalf of the Visiting Nurse Associations of America (VNAA) membership and the VNAA Education Committee, we thank you for presenting at our 28th Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida.

We appreciate the time and effort that was involved in tailoring your presentation to our audience. Your keynote session inspired attendees to open their minds to change rather than viewing challenges negatively and attendees approached the following days of the conference with a fresh perspective to improve their personal lives and enhance their professional services.

I would also like to thank you for going above and beyond to spend time with VNAA members and attend GSK's booth. The time you spent meeting members and sponsors was incredibly valuable and shows your decision to supporting the nonprofit home healthcare community. Also, thank you for sharing the United Church of Christ YouTube videos; they are a reminder of how a concise video can work wonders for branding and rapidly spreading a message.

Your presentation helped ensure the success of the VNAA 28th Annual Meeting. Again, thank you for your support and commitment to the VNAA mission."


"As you know, you certainly were a hit at the conference. Many are requesting your return. We should talk about it. We generally don't rehire within a year - but then your drawing power was never experienced by us. Keep up the good work. If you ever need a reference, you know who to ask. :-)"


"I attended the Simmons Women’s Leadership conference this year. Your session was very dynamic and inspiring. I have used many of your words to help coach my team through a tumultuous time of change that is occurring in our business.


I’ve gone to your web site and borrowed inspirational messages to post in our zone newsletter, so thank you!

I’m sure that Debby told you that we are a team of critical care nurses who provide education in healthcare settings to end-users of our patient monitoring products. As nurses, we are inherently resistant to change. Your book is fantastic and will not only be a great gift to my team, but also a source of encouragement as we maneuver through these times. Thank you so much."


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Resiliency Keynote Speaker Eileen McDargh

"Eileen is one in a million. She focuses on her client and their environment and creates custom recommendations to fit their personal needs. She is energetic and creative --bringing out the hidden "spots" that sometimes are held close to the vest. She listens and takes action. She is incredible in her attention to detail and follow up. She is personable and easy to talk with, making the engagement process simple and direct. She is a straight shooter...she's going to tell you what you don't want to hear, but need to hear. She can turn a cold room into a warm home. A TRUE GEM!"


"Eileen McDargh is one of the stalwarts in the world of leadership speakers. Knowledgeable, experienced, and ethical, she has a reputation for building meaningful relationships with her clients and, thereby, precisely meeting their needs. She is a model that all speakers -- not just those in the leadership field -- should look at and emulate."


"Looking back over the week, the highlight was certainly your presentation. The energy, thought provoking exercise and challenge of becoming “radically resilient” left us all with plenty of food for thought. It was a very timely topic in light of the changes we as a company and many of us personally are and will be experiencing.

I know we will all grow through our association with you and work to keep the “red ants” away."


Resiliency Keynote Speaker Eileen McDargh

"You are such an amazing woman—your optimism and vibrancy is refreshing and infectious. You were such a fantastic component of our Women's Business Forum. You are the first standing ovation in 6 years from a very seasoned and analytical group of senior executive women representing a wide variety of industries. Thank you!"


"On behalf of the nearly 1300 military women and men who attended the Joint Women's Leadership Symposium...a heartfelt thank you.


Your presentation on The Art of Balancing an Unequal Life was inspiring and informative. The reaction from our attendees has been overwhelmingly positive and your contribution has made a difference in their professional lives... You are truly appreciated."


"On behalf of the over 1,700 women and men who attended the 25th Annual Joint Women's Leadership Symposium, we would like to extend a heartfelt thank you for your participation. This year's symposium was the largest ever nationwide gathering of women in uniform!

Your "Radical Resiliency" session was inspiring and informative. The reaction from our attendees has been overwhelmingly positive, and you have made a difference in their professional lives. Next year's conference in Washington, DC will continue to build on this success and we hope you will join us.

As we continue to grow, please know that your support of this conference is critical to the success of this mission. Your participation is truly appreciated."


Resiliency Keynote Speaker Eileen McDargh

Eileen, you are not a speaker; you’re an experience (and great fun). And the message was so important. I’m already thinking differently."


"I have worked with Eileen McDargh for 2 years in the production and delivery of a prototype Webinar talk show for our US Customer Business Development organization. Eileen created the webinar to serve and bring external perspective to our diverse employee base.


I recommend Eileen McDargh for your consideration for these reasons:


She created and developed a Webinar talk show series, entitled “WP&G FM – A New Way to Find Meaning (FM)” for our organization that has reached over 1400 listeners each year. The webinar and talk-show format has realized significant cost efficiencies for the broad reach and engage employees at a personal and convenient level. We also captured the show digitally allowing listeners and those who could not participate to engage on their timing.


Through her vast range of contacts, Eileen has brought unique and relevant speakers to our organization and served as the talk show host for each session. Eileen is not only creative and full of positive energy, but she also works extremely hard to understand our culture with intentional preparation. She is definitely an upbeat, fun host who knows how to engage the speaker and captivate the audience.


Because of Eileen’s ownership, connections and expertise, we have discovered a new approach to stay connected across the U.S. with content and a format that meets individual and organizational objectives.


She is also a joy and pleasure with whom to work. She is easy to work with, extremely professional and very in touch.

I believe any organization which decides to work with Eileen will be extremely pleased and well-served."


"Eileen WOWed the officers and senior enlisted from the US Navy, US Marines, US Air Force and US Coast Guard. Her diligence, research, and creativity created a program that was BRILLIANT. Our client wanted someone who was relate-able, an expert on work/life balance and who was able to facilitated discussion among several hundred career officers (all women). SHE WAS PERFECT! She kept everyone (in our office and with the client) in the loop, she did a tremendous amount of research and then followed up with the client and our office. I HIGHLY recommend her!""


Resiliency Keynote Speaker Eileen McDargh

"I had the honor of meeting Eileen at the DRJ Fall World business continuity conference. Her topic was "Business Resilience". I tend to show up early, and Eileen came over to me and engaged me in some light professional conversation. The signal for the conference to start ended our conversation, but not before she said, "I think you're going to like what you're going to hear".

Eileen shared about how "Business Resilience" is based on "Personal Resilience". One of her anecdotes was about the "9/11 sniffer dogs" and their handlers. These dogs will dig and keep digging until they find something. She relayed that the task was so huge and overwhelming, that sometimes one of the handlers had to pretend to bury themselves in the rubble so that the dog could "find" something, so that the dog wouldn't get discouraged.

Eileen didn't know this, but my own personal and professional situation has been like that of the sniffer dog. I nearly cried during her talk. It was like her talk was just for me. Her ensuing message of hope, and how each of us can learn to be more resilient, can help us as leaders to make our organizations more resilient. That's valuable! Since that talk, I have found new hope and strengthened personal resilience, and have passed her message forward to others.

Eileen is a speaker who will share important topics and in a way that will connect with your mind and with your heart and make the message memorable and make a difference. For me, I will remember that morning for a lifetime. If you can get on Eileen's calendar to bring her to your organization, I am very confident that you will be very glad that you did."


"Eileen is one of the most creative and inspiring business problem solvers I have ever known. Her depth of knowledge combined with her endless passion and enthusiasm make her an unstoppable force for improvement. Any company that needs a kick in the pants combined with a solid path forward needs to have Eileen on their team. I've seen her in action and she has my highest recommendation."


At a kick-off meeting to merge the New England/New York Women's Group with the Mid-Atlantic Group, one of the great things Eileen did for us was to help the group understand that our issues are the same. She struck a real chord with me in her discussion regarding balancing work and family life. She talked about letting go of the rocks - elements in our lives that drag us down but we feel compelled to continue on with these rocks I have kept a picture of the rock on my desk over the past 8 months to remind myself to make different personal choice and to let go of the stuff that does not contribute to my overall personal life mission."


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