Professional Speaking

Dr. O’Grady conducts keynote presentations and workshops, designs curriculum and does coach training for health professionals and patients, and groups of any kind on the topic of revolutionizing self care or the coaching method. She has spoken at Universities, schools, temples, parishes, non-profits, for-profits, and individual homes. She has designed and taught several graduate level courses on coaching.

2022 Events – Upcoming

Leadership and the Promotion of Wellbeing

July 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT

Costa Rica Wellness Week

December 1 @ 8:00 am - December 8 @ 5:00 pm EST

Costa Rica Wellness Week

February 23, 2025 @ 8:00 am - March 2, 2025 @ 5:00 pm EST

2022 Events – Recently Held

James Madison University Wellness Workshop

April 3
On Campus Harrisonburg, Virginia

Costa Rica Wellness Week

February 25 @ 8:00 am - March 3 @ 5:00 pm EST

North Carolina Nurses Association

February 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST

MD Anderson Advanced Practice Nursing Keynote

February 9 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
Houston TX

Virginia Nurses Leadership Academy

February 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am EST

National Home Delivery Association

January 31 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
The Westin Beach Resort & Spa at Frenchman’s Reef, 5 Estate Bakkeroe, St Thomas 00802, USVI
Virgin Islands (U.S.) + Google Map

Kaiser Permanente Sacramento

November 29, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EST

Worplace Well-being @ U Conn

August 23, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
Storrs, CT

Past Events

Sigma Epsilon Eta and Faculty Workshop

November 19, 2021 @ 12:00 am EST

Living Your Priorities

November 19, 2021 @ 12:00 am EST

MD Anderson Cancer Center

November 11, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST
Virtual APRN Grand Rounds

Niles Public Library (IL)

November 19, 2020 @ 12:00 am EST

Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners

November 19, 2020 @ 12:00 am EST

Waukegan Public Library (IL)

November 19, 2020 @ 12:00 am EST

Leadership and the Promotion of Wellbeing

July 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT

Costa Rica Wellness Week

December 1 @ 8:00 am - December 8 @ 5:00 pm EST

Costa Rica Wellness Week

February 23, 2025 @ 8:00 am - March 2, 2025 @ 5:00 pm EST

Selected Independent Funeral Homes Association

December 26, 2016 @ 12:00 am EST

National Nurse Practitioner Symposium

December 7, 2016 @ 12:00 am EST

Keynote Address: Prairie Heart

December 7, 2016 @ 12:00 am EST

Professional Women in Heath Care

December 7, 2016 @ 12:00 am EST

Watch Dr. O’Grady’s appearances on Good Morning Washington

Best Practices To Prioritize Your Priorities

Drop The Rock: A Pathway to Wellbeing

The Harm in People-Pleasing

TV Interview Impostor Syndrome

Tips on Dealing With Bullies and Jerks

 7 Steps to Interrupt Overwhelm

Interested in bringing Eileen to speak at one of your events?

    wbaiListen to Pacifica Radio interview guest Eileen O’Grady with host Barbara Glickstein on Health Styles, WBAI Radio.

    Professional Facilitation and Speaking Topics  



    Immersion workshops/retreats/off-sites

    Ignite Innovation and Cultivate Wellbeing at Work

    Promoting wellbeing at work is a core leadership tenet. It requires resourcing ourselves first, then having open, trusting dialogue with the people we work with. Eileen specializes in utilizing Liberating Structures – a collection of 33 practical methods to engage everyone and liberate groups from constraining patterns and stale thinking. Sometimes the best ideas come from unexpected sources and Eileen knows how to unleash a group and does not allow some to dominate or engage in unproductive behaviors.  No numbing PowerPoint, these meetings are anything but boring and clarity emerges rapidly.

    Eileen works with organizations ready to embrace change, ramp up productivity, prioritize wellbeing, and cultivate a more enjoyable work environment. Because we spend a significant portion of our lives at work – why not make it an experience we truly enjoy? We can stop blaming leaders or each other for failures, create highly accountable teams and engage people in their own future.

    Through customized approaches tailored to each organization’s needs, space is created for good ideas to germinate, and everyone gets liberated from boring meetings.  Eileen bravely facilitates thought-provoking discussions such as:

    • What would workplace wellbeing norms look like in our organization?
    • How can we become a highly adaptable team?
    • What processes degrade our culture, and how can we improve them?
    • How can we enhance communication, foster civility, and have more fun?
    • What do we need to learn or unlearn to improve our most pressing challenges?
    • What level of trust do we have, and could it be improved?
    • What programs or services do we need to stop offering and what has more potential?
    • How do we know when agreements are made, and do we keep them?
    • What could we do to reduce the digital deluge/ and run better meetings?

    Via engaging activities and insightful dialogue, Eileen guides teams to explore new perspectives, identify opportunities, and develop actionable strategies for positive transformation.

    Pursuing workplace wellbeing is a worthy endeavor. Invite Eileen to facilitate your organization’s journey towards a more liberated, innovative, and enjoyable work culture. Ignite change, uplift wellbeing, and experience the power of Liberating Structures and Eileen’s facilitation methods.


    Eileen offers customized in-person and virtual keynotes/endnotes, pre or post event sessions and workshops for your conference on a range of topics having to do broadly with Wellbeing. She uses an evidence-base and many lively examples. She works with organizations and groups who share a common identity (trauma nurses, lawyers, business leaders).

    Topic examples:

    • How to Preserve your Sanity in Modern Healthcare (or any industry)
    • Leadership and the Promotion of Wellbeing
    • Elevate your Conversations: Coaching Principles
    • Become the CEO of your Whole Life
    • Habit Science: Unlocking Self-Mastery
    • Living your Priorities
    • The Power of NO: Setting Healthy Boundaries
    • Growing Wise vs Growing Old
    • Health, Wellness, and Resilience
    • Choosing Wellness in any Situation
    • Navigating Challenging Relationships with Emotional Intelligence