About Me

Eileen M Tarjan, Principal

Eileen is a dynamic professional with 20 years of proven success in human resources, talent development and coaching.  Beyond what you can read in her resume and LinkedIn profile, Eileen will tell you that the most rewarding part of her life is creating and maintaining relationships and helping people achieve their goals. Working with Eileen gives you immediate access to her positive attitude, adventurous spirit, and proven strategies to deliver the results you need.


Throughout her career, Eileen held various positions of increasing responsibility and influence within organizations across the Consumer Goods Manufacturer & Retail Services, non-profit and Public Relations industries. Eileen has a strong depth of understanding across business units and is passionate about guiding organizations, and individuals, to create and sustain diverse and inclusive learning mindsets. Eileen has successfully developed and launched several competency models and performance development programs, led a variety of cultural change initiatives through mergers and acquisitions, and elevated leaders of all levels through her coaching. Eileen’s daringly candid, highly energized, and collaborative style has been a key success factor in her design and facilitation of a myriad of learning events. Her portfolio of programs ranges in scale from premier executive leader retreats to customized, cutting-edge leadership and communication programs and a multitude of human skills programs.

Eileen’s curiosity keeps her on the hunt for opportunities to explore, grow and stretch both professionally and personally. She received her bachelor’s degree from National-Louis University and is currently pursuing her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Northeastern Illinois University. Eileen holds certifications with Center for Creative Leadership, SHRM Diversity, ATD and she is an authorized partner of Engagement Multiplier. Eileen is an active leader in several professional organizations throughout the Chicagoland area.

Working with Eileen  

“Eileen and I worked together for the Network of Executive Women, a non-profit organization focused on the advancement of women.  We partnered on several initiatives for Fortune 500 companies where we worked with HR and Diversity & Inclusion leaders to identify challenges and opportunity areas for their associates. Eileen then created and facilitated leadership development curriculum to address the challenges and empower the associates to improve their leadership skills.  Eileen’s candor and relationship building skills enabled her to quickly build trust and engagement with program participants.  She is fantastic at facilitating groups in person or online as she brings people out of their shells and gets them sharing and engaging.  I highly recommend her and would work with her again!”