The Resiliency Group

“One is the loneliest number …” Three Dog Night was right when they sang these words. It’s not only lonely but also foolhardy when it comes to creating a sustainable organization, a resilient life. We need each other for support, for insights, for collaboration, and for innovation.

Eileen created The Resiliency Group because she wanted to put around her clients, amazing people who bring critical skill sets to the challenges and opportunities found in this complex world.

Consider this a just-in-time resource team. Rather than support high overhead and multiple salaries, we join together on an as-needed basis for our clients. But you can also reach out to these fine folks directly. (Yes—foolhardy say the marketing folks who insist that people stay on MY web site. Poppycock. We believe in abundance!)

I’ve hand-selected them because I know we have the same values, work ethic, and passion for making the world a better place… however small that corner of the world might be.

  • Kathy B. Dempsey

    KATHY B. DEMPSEY is an award-winning author, keynote speaker, and change expert. She is the founder of The Shedding Revolution® which ignites people and organizations with the practical skills, knowledge, and supportive accountability to embrace and celebrate change. Over 1,000,000 people from Fortune 500 and healthcare companies are utilizing the Revolutionary Shedding Philosophy to create CHANGE READY and resilient organizations. Kathy is the author of 8 books. Her most popular one, Shed or You’re Dead®: 31 Unconventional Strategies for Change and Growth, is the recipient of a Writer’s Digest International Book Award. As a former hospital executive, Kathy led Memorial Health Care System’s organizational development efforts to become one of the top 100 hospitals in America. You can learn more about Kathy here..

  • LeAnn Thieman

    LEANN THIEMAN is the master of developing cultures of caring. With over four decades of in-the-trenches nursing experience and 22 years helping hospitals and organizations recruit and retain caregivers, LeAnn proves that healthcare givers strong of mind, body and spirit deliver better patient care, resulting in improved outcomes, satisfaction scores and reimbursements. LeAnn works with the best forward-thinking hospitals and organizations committed to caring for their staff as the key strategy for bringing Joy to the Workplace, decreasing turnover, and easing the nursing shortage. Her story of being “accidentally” caught up in the Vietnam Orphan Airlift in 1975 details her daring adventure of helping to rescue 300 babies as Saigon was falling to the Communists. Her devotion to thirty years of nursing made her the ideal co-author of the New York Times Bestseller, Chicken Soup for the Nurse's Soul and Chicken Soup for the Caregiver’s Soul. Her 20 books have inspired, motivated, and changed the lives of millions. Her year-long SelfCare for HealthCare® program has proven to increase engagement by 20%, decreases sick days 16%, and increase retention 14%. You can learn more about LeAnn here.

  • Jesse Stoner

    JESSE STONER is the master of collaborative leadership. Her approach is the best I have ever experienced, and she brings a depth of knowledge. She has worked closely with leaders in hundreds of organizations using collaborative processes to engage the entire workforce in creating their desired future. Jesse is co-author, with Ken Blanchard, of the bestseller Full Steam Ahead: Unleash the Power of Vision, which has been translated into 22 languages, a contributor to the Harvard Business Review and writes an award willing Leadership Blog. She was named by the Huffington Post as one of the top 100 thought-leaders to follow on Twitter. You can read more about Jesse here.

  • Lorna Riley

    LORNA RILEY is the master of training and e-learning. Our complex on-demand world requires life-long learning of skill sets for change, leadership and service. Lorna has created over 120 training programs, 6 Coaching Guides, 280 eLearning modules, and five assessments in Sales, Leadership, Management, and Customer Service. She has won 5 productivity awards, including the Stevie Award nomination for “Best Training Website,” the 2012 Brandon Hall Silver Award for “Best Use of Blended Learning,” “Best Results From a Learning Program,” and was one of the top three finalists for the the 2012 American Society of Training and Development’s PEAK Award. As CEO of Chart Learning Solutions, she has joined with me to create an in-depth program on Resiliency. Read more about Lorna here.

  • Joe Tye

    JOE TYE is the master of values coaching. Without a cultural blue print for success and a team of people whose values mesh and are demonstrated daily, sustainability (resiliency) and engagement are at risk. He helps clients create a blueprint for their Invisible Architecture™ of core values, corporate culture, and workplace attitude that then inspire people to participate in a culture of ownership. He believes that individual performance demands we become “Spark Plugs” who energize our clients and each other with optimism, service, and shared values. He’s also one of the most prolific and captivating writers I know. His book, The Florence Prescription: From Accountability to Ownership continues to find a ready home in hospitals and health care systems around the nation. From webinars to all-hands-on-deck training, Joe brings a fresh structure to transforming practices. He is CEO and Head Coach of Values Coach Inc and you can read more about Joe here.

  • Karyn Buxman

    Karyn is the master of the very valuable resiliency trait of humor. Laughter with purpose. Mirth with a message. Humor that heals. Keynotes that enlighten, educate and entertain. All from a speaker who is a neurohumorist—one who researches the neurobiology of humor, and then translates these cutting-edge findings for the layperson, showing how they can harness applied humor to heal and empower themselves. Key messages include: “Humor is power,” and “It is more important to see funny, than to be funny.” From addressing 5,000 members of the Million Dollar Roundtable in Thailand, to rocking 8,500 nurses for the Association of Preoperative Nurses in Chicago, to presenting her Humor Studies in Paris—Karyn’s mission is to empower people and improve global health & business through humor. Now that’s a feat for resilient people!! You can contact Karyn here.

  • Eileen McDargh

    EILEEN McDARGH is the master of mischief, metaphor, magic, and meaning… not to mention the ringmaster and master of ceremonies.

    You can read more about me here.