School Never Stops for Life-Long Learners

September 2021

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Update from Eileen!

School Never Stops for Life-Long Learners

I’ve always loved September and memories of going back to school. This year, much angst surrounds in-class learning, masks, you name it. I decided to take a different approach and ask: what can adults learn without wearing masks? The answer: you learn by paying attention.

School Never Stops for Life-Long Learners
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Baton Leadership-Lessons From LA Philharmonic Conductor Dudamel

Imagine a crusty group of seasoned professionals standing, applauding, and cheering a 28-year-old leader turned a same-old-same-old product into something fresh and exciting! This does NOT happen—particularly when the professionals are members of the Israel Philharmonic. But under the baton of Maestro Gustavo Dudamel, orchestra members did just that.

How About Another Lesson?

Can you imagine wanting to make sure you drove by a certain gas station every day? Just to see what the mes­sage was on the chalk board? It's true—a gas station has be­come quite a landmark in Gauteng, South Africa, with its daily #PetrolPumpWisdom, which are uplifting quotes written on a chalk­board. Some people say they deliberately travel this route just to read the quote which brightens their day.

Gratitude: The Gift that Keeps on Giving

In  dark times like these, here are some questions to ponder that might spread some sunshine and hope. How might you answer these:


  • What abilities do I have that I am grateful for?

  • What is one kind or thoughtful thing someone did for me recently?

  • What is one kind or thoughtful thing I did recently for someone?

  • Who do I appreciate and Why? (and when you decide—tell them!)

  • Remember, you don’t have to chase happiness. Be still. Pay attention and you’ll see it.


Say thank you.

Must Get Book!

In our world of constant technological and generational change, successful leadership requires transparency, parity, collaboration, and genuine connection with employees and customers. Leadership expert Michelle Ray shows you how to shift your mindset to become effective in real time, and ready for the inevitable disruptions to come.


Packed with case stories, interviews, and real-life examples from Ray’s experience as a leader, international business speaker and educator

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Must Get Book!

Check Out My YouTube Channel

I’ve spent much time lately working on and improving my YouTube channel for you! Please take a look and subscribe because I’ll be adding many videos about resiliency and burnout for the foreseeable future!

Don't Just Do It. Do It Right!

Thaely was initially developed as design exercise by our founder Ashay Bhave to develop an ethically produced sneaker that only uses components recycled from waste materials. The aim of the exercise was to find a solution to the problem of the 100 billion plastic bags used each year that use 12 million barrels of oil and kill 100,000 marine animals annually.

Virtual LeaderCon Virtual Event

I believe mightily in the importance of learning and I am excited to be partnering with The Kevin Eikenberry Group on their virtual event, Virtual LeaderCon. For five days over the course of September 20-24, I and over 30 of the world’s top leadership experts will be gathered on one remote platform to help you learn and develop your leadership skills–FREE!  


My session on Six Ways Leaders Crush Resilience on September 23, 2021 at 1:45 pm and I’d love to have you join me

About  Eileen

If you are looking for a unique keynote speaker in resiliency, a facilitator for executive retreats, a speech coach or an emcee/moderator, then you want to work with Eileen McDargh, CSP, CPAE. Eileen has spoken for audiences as large as 15,000 and facilitated groups as small as 18! She is the author of seven books and other products that you can find in her online store. The British Research firm of Global Gurus ranked her #1 among the top 30 communication gurus worldwide. Why not hire Eileen for your next event? 

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Ranked 3rd!

GLOBAL GURUS RANKS ME 3rd in the top 30 COMMUNICATION Gurus worldwide for 2021. Thanks to the British Research firm and their survey of some 25,000 business professionals.

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Our Mission is energizing the life of work and the work of your life. We work with and speak for organizations that want people to create meaningful relationships with all their stakeholders and to develop a resilient leadership capacity for living a life of balance, engagement, productivity, and purpose in a changing world. We value laughter, life-long learning, and leadership through service.

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