Since founding McDargh Communications 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 motivates and inspires while sharing tools and techniques to help the audience meet their professional and personal goals.
Eileen delights audiences all over the world while teaching them to be resilient and engaged at both work and at home. Meeting planners love working with Eileen because she engages the minds and hearts of the audience through extensive preparation & involvement in the entire event.
She 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 health care associations to religious institutions. Executive Excellence magazine continually ranks her as one of the top 50 thought leaders in self-leadership development. Global Gurus International, a British-based provider of resources for leadership, communication and sales training, also named her as one of the World’s Top 30 Leadership Professionals following a global survey of 22,000 business professionals.
She authored Work for a Living & Still Be Free to Live, the first book on work/life balance – a topic that placed her as a futurist in this issue and continues to be published in revised editions. Her second book, The Resilient Spirit, is found from South Africa to California. Talk Ain’t Cheap… It’s Priceless – Connecting in a Disconnected World serves as a leadership guide for numerous organizations and her book, Gifts from the Mountain: Simple Truths for Life’s Complexities, won the Benjamin Franklin Gold Award in 2008. This book has been adapted for a training film scheduled for release in the first quarter of 2011. Her newest book My Get Up and Go… Got Up and Went was published in 2011.
As a business author and commentator, she’s appeared on network news, on radio programs and in business journals and in major metropolitan newspapers.
Clients have ranged from American Airlines to Xerox, from 3M to IBM, from drill foremen in the Arctic to juvenile offenders in prison. She served as one of ten faculty members in a business television series, Reclaiming Business Excellence and has headlined with speakers like NBA Coach Pat Riley, Notre Dame’s former coach Lou Holtz, Dr. Ken Blanchard, executive strategist Marshall Goldsmith and boardroom poet, David Whyte.
Eileen 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. She recently completed two three-year terms on the Board of Directors of the National Speakers Association and also currently sits on an advisory board for Take Back Your Time, a North American initiative for work/life integration practices. She’s also listed as a recommended expert through the Work Family Research Network University of PA.
Eileen received the prestigious Legends of the Platform award from her peers in August of 2011. Other speakers chosen to be awarded this year along with Eileen are Les Brown, Dan Burrus, Captain Jerry Coffee, Eileen McDargh, Howard Putnam, Art Linkletter (Posthumous) and Jim Rohn (Posthumous).