Resilience is not a fixed trait; you can build resilience. Now more than ever, we must cultivate resilience to help us navigate these tough times.

Since starting her consultancy practice in 1980, Eileen McDargh has become known as a master facilitator, an award-winning author, and an internationally recognized keynoter/trainer and executive coach. Clients have ranged from global pharmaceuticals to educational institutions, from hospitals to the U.S. Armed Forces.

She’s the author of seven books, including her latest, Your Resiliency GPS, A Guide for Growing Through Life & Work. Her book, Gifts from the Mountain, won the Ben Franklin Gold Award and was turned into a training program featuring Eileen. Her newest book is scheduled for release in August: Burnout to Breakthrough: Building Resilience to Refuel, Recharge and Reclaim What Matters.

In 2020 Gurus International, a British-based provider of resources for leadership, communication and sales training, also ranked her in the top five of the World’s Top 30 COMMUNICATION Gurus following a global survey of 22,000 business professionals.

Eileen is a certified speaking professional (CSP) , a certified virtual trainer, and was elected into the CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame. She’s also listed as a recommended expert through the Sloan Work and Family Research Network.

In this episode we discuss:

  • Eileen’s perspective on burnout, the history of the term, and how those definitions have details have changed with the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Main components, features, and causes of burnout and how it should be looked at as a continuum that doesn’t just spring up overnight. 
  • How technology has changed the burnout conversation.
  • Resilience is about energy management – knowing what drains and replenishes your energy and planning accordingly. 
  • 4 skillsets related to resilience:
    • Adaptability
    • Agility
    • Laughability
    • Alignment
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