Eileen McDargh, CSP, CPAE

Since founding her consulting firm in 1980, Eileen McDargh has helped organizations 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.

Eileen draws upon practical business know-how, life’s experiences, and years of consulting to major national and international organizations that have ranged from global pharmaceuticals to the US Armed Forces, from healthcare associations to religious institutions. Her programs are content rich, interactive, provocative and playful—even downright hilarious.

Global Gurus International, a British-based provider of resources for leadership, communication, and sales training, ranked her third in the World’s Top 30 Communication Professionals for 2020.

Eileen has authored multiple books. Work for a Living & Still Be Free to Live, is the first book to address work/life balance—a topic that placed her as a futurist in this issue. Her second book, The Resilient Spirit, is found from South Africa to California and was written as a response to 9/11. Talk Ain’t Cheap: It’s Priceless serves as a leadership guide for numerous organizations. Gifts from the Mountain: Simple Truths for Life’s Complexities won the Benjamin Franklin Gold Award, and a training film based on this book earned a Silver Telly, the highest award for commercial productions. My Get Up and Go Got Up & Went offers succinct insights in an easy-to-read fashion for recharging and renewing human energy. Your Resiliency GPS: A Guide for Growing through Life and Work offers a path for finding your GPS (growth positioning strategies) through recalculating questions. Her newest book Burnout to Breakthrough: Building Resilience to Refuel, Recharge, and Reclaim What Matters presents an ingenious new way of analyzing burnout and shows how to develop four critical skills for building effective resilience.

As a business author and commentator, Eileen has appeared on network news, on radio programs, and in business journals and major metropolitan newspapers. She is a certified speaking professional (CSP) and her election into the CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame places her among the top 3% of speakers in the United States. Eileen is also listed as a recommended expert through the Sloan Work and Family Research Network, now headquartered at University of Penna.