Even before this global disruption wreaked havoc on all our lives, my guest this week had been studying, writing and speaking on the topic of resiliency … a topic area that has fascinated her for decades.
Since 1980, she has helped organisations and individuals transform the life of their business and the business of their life through conversations that matter and connections that count. She believes that resiliency is a critical life skill and one that requires the energy of connections.
She has been selected to be part of the Thought Leaders Network, in the company of Sheryl Sandberg, Brene Brown and Marshall Goldsmith.
Please welcome Chief Energy Officer and founder of the consulting firm, McDargh Communications and The Resiliency Group, Eileen McDargh.
Eileen McDargh is energy without hype. A Connector who joins head and heart to create action. Instead of giving lectures Eileen teaches and tells stories. She speaks with humility and humour in place of pride and pretence.
Eileen McDargh is founder and CEO of the consulting firm, The Resiliency Group (a division of McDargh Communications). Organizations like Cisco, Novartis, Oracle, and Procter & Gamble hire her firm to teach them ways of building resilient leadership teams and workplaces.
Leadership Excellence magazine, which ranks top thought leaders in management and leadership, continually names Eileen to its top 50 Leadership list. Following a survey of 22,000 business professionals, the research firm, Global Gurus, named her to its list of the World’s Top 30 Leadership Professionals. Along with her work as an organisational resiliency consultant, Eileen speaks and writes about resiliency in business, in life, and in relationships.
As a platform speaker, she has given thousands of keynotes for organisations and associations in dozens of fields, including aerospace, education, finance, healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, public agencies, real estate, retail, technology, utilities, and women’s leadership.
She is a member of the National Speakers Association (and has served on its Board of Directors), was awarded by Speakers Platform a Top 5 Speaker designation in Teamwork / Leadership two years in a row, was elected into the CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame, and was given by her peers the Legend of the Platform Award.
As an author, Eileen has written seven books, including The Resilient Spirit: Heart Talk for Surviving in An Upside Down World and Work for a Living and Still be Free to Live! In 2008, the Independent Book Publishers Association awarded her book, Gifts from the Mountain: Simple Truth’s for Life’s Complexities, a Benjamin Franklin Gold Award. Her other books include My Get Up and Go… Got Up and Went, 40 Tips For Speaking Up, Speaking Out, And Being Heard and Talk Ain’t Cheap… It’s Priceless. Her latest is Burnout to Breakthrough: Building Resilience to Refuel, Recharge, and Reclaim What Matters. Her articles are found in thousands of publications both on-line and off-line.
Eileen is also a member of the University of Pennsylvania’s Sloan Work and Family Researcher Network, an organisation of interdisciplinary researchers and scholars studying work-life issues.
Before starting her own consultancy, Eileen was the Director of Communications for a national healthcare company, served as senior manager on a U.S. Navy installation project, and taught school in Nassau County, Florida, where she was elected “Educator of the Year.”
Recorded on: 21st July 2020