Meet Motivational Speaker Eileen McDargh

So much MORE than a Motivational Speaker.

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 humor in place of pride and pretense. 

Here's the McDargh Difference:

What you see is what you get. Authenticity and humanity abound on and off the platform. People resonate with Eileen for that very reason. People sense she respects and cares about their success and well-being. And she does. Deeply.

Eileen gets results because she GETS the audience. Customization is her middle name. She'll live in your world as much as you let her. Whether in the trenches or in the Board Room, she knows how to meet people exactly where they are. Her one-of-a-kind executive retreats have been called "magical" because of the results they produce.

She's down-to-earth and a masterful storyteller. Fun and funny with a way of creating memorable learning points. Years later, audience members tell her what they remember and how they used the ideas.  Read Eileen’s Interview with the Legacy Project in South Africa.

School is never out. Eileen is constantly researching, reading, writing and developing her knowledge in leadership, resiliency, women, and work/life integration. Programs constantly grow and change as new information is added.

Eileen believes adventure can be a great teacher. She weaves insights taken from adventures like:

Climbing remote regions of the Himalayas.

Kissing 40 ton Pacific Gray whales in the Baja.

Kayaking down whitewater rivers.

Backpacking the Sierras.

She'll partner with you as much as you like, helping you craft smooth transitions, serving as a moderator or an emcee, brainstorming ideas. She'll move chairs, serve coffee, and greet people at registration tables. Whatever it takes. She is no prima donna. She takes her work seriously and herself lightly.

Eileen believes in the value of humor and interaction, often using spontaneous responses and improvisation to stay in the moment and move with the group.

Eileen offers follow-up resources that can include articles, 1:1 coaching, and webinars.

Eileen is a hope merchant and a truth teller. She is not right for every audience and she'll tell you, often offering other people for your consideration. At the end of the day, it's not about money. It's about integrity and results.

Listen to what her assistant, Bonnie J Davis says:

"We love to make new friends. We don't just want new clients. Give us a call at 949-496-8640 to discuss your event. We'll send you a book of your choice just to say thank you!"

  • We were thrilled to have Eileen speak at our annual women's symposium! We have a new theme for the event each year and Eileen was able to customize her presentation to it and even make some 'on the fly' changes the day of the event to incorporate some of the concepts we shared before the attendees arrived! She is heart-felt and gentle as well as fun and humorous. She made us giggle. She made us think. She made us cry. She gave us encouragement, wisdom, motivation and inspiration. It was a joy to work with her from the moment we hired her through the standing ovation she received from the attendees the day of the event!"
    — Shonna Jordan
    Marketing and Production Manager, Sheila McDonnell's WIBS 2012
"Thank you again for making this conference one of the best ever."
- National Assistance League

Recent Awards!

Ignite, Engage & Transform!

As a Resiliency Motivational SpeakerEileen loves working with all groups. She has found great synergy with health care audiences and long term care (from personal experience), educators ( As an award-winning educator, she went from teaching kids to grown-ups—who are still like kids), and women’s leadership groups(because she is one!).