I’m Darcy Eikenberg, and I teach leaders how to help their people succeed & grow.

And when your people grow, your career grows too.

As an executive coach for people leaders and their teams, I’ve worked with leaders at companies all over the world, including The Coca-Cola Company, Mondelēz, Morning Brew, State Farm, PwC, Discover and others. I’m a former partner in global human resources consulting firm Hewitt Associates (now part of Aon) as well as a keynote speaker and author of two books, most recently “Red Cape Rescue: Save Your Career Without Leaving Your Job.”  

I’ve written for the Harvard Business Review, Forbes, ThriveGlobal, Florida Business Observer, and of course, here at RedCapeRevolution.com, with additional content sent privately (& free) each week to our 5000+ Insiders. My ideas have been shared in Fortune, US News, WSJ Women In,  Newsweek, Morning Brew, and on multiple podcasts and TV broadcasts across the country. Finally, I’m a graduate of Northwestern University, a guest lecturer at Florida Gulf Coast University, and earned my Professional Certified Coach (PCC) designation from the International Coaching Federation.

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Get to know me by reading a free chapter from Red Cape Rescue: Save Your Career Without Leaving Your Job. Download it here.

Download a summary of my coaching credentials here.

Darcy Eikenberg has appeared on TV, podcasts, and in print media all over the world

In addition to private leadership coaching for key talent and teams, Darcy Eikenberg leads onsite & virtual programs for executives, managers of managers, and other professionals, including:

  • Retention Roundtable: uncovering fresh ways to retain & grow teams across the organization, increasing belonging and accelerating cross-company conversation.
  • Tough Conversation Tutoring: focused not only on what to say, when, but how to manage our own mindset and emotions when it comes to saying hard things, often to good people.
  • Stay Strategies Program: implementing tools & ideas leaders and employees can work together to increase retention, engagement, and well-being at work. I also speak on this topic at leadership conferences (see my vid in the Featured section.)

Darcy also speaks, teaches and facilitates (in person and online) at:Darcy Eikenberg talks to many media outlets and organizations
• Leader, manager, employee or team development retreats and meetings
• Customer & client appreciation events
• Department or affinity group events
• Professional & trade association workshops & conferences

Old-fashioned “leadership development” isn’t helping us lead our people in the new world of work. Schedule time to talk to Darcy Eikenberg and get the support you need. You’re not alone. Schedule your coaching chat now

If you’re curious, here’s more about me, Darcy Eikenberg:

My first job was as a talking mailbox in the mall at Christmas time.Darcy's business career started early

The mall owner had rigged up a microphone at the mailbox and behind a little curtain a floor above. I had to watch the mailbox behind the curtain, and when a child got close enough, I needed to speak.

Needless to say, this was often a disturbing situation for the child, who’d simply intended to drop Santa’s letter and get on with the toy ogling elsewhere.

But somehow, I managed to draw them in. Have a few sweet chats. Help them verbalize in front of Mom what they really wanted in their stocking that year.

(Darcy Eikenberg, true to form at an early ageOr at least that’s my long-term memory of the experience, knowing enough brain science to know that humans are highly prone to edit past memories…)

Perhaps that was the start of my communication-focused career, one that included working as a reporter, advertising writer, association marketer and consulting leader to Fortune 500 companies. (For the detailed history, check out my LinkedIn profile here and let’s connect. Be sure to tell me you saw me here so I don’t think you’re some random spamalot.)

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Why I started the Red Cape Revolution (and what the heck does that mean)

Just for fun, three quirky things about me, Darcy Eikenberg

1. The last time I moved, I didn’t install TV. And I don’t miss it. Don’t get me wrong—I hold no moral high ground (I was a trash TV junkie—a habit I find isn’t broken when I’m on the road in a hotel room.) But I now read a lot more, sleep better, and have about $1,200 extra dollars at the end of the year.

2. It took me years to say “I’m a writer,” although my friend Tom and I published a neighborhood newspaper when we were about seven. We’d make copies at his dad’s office and sell them door-to-door in his red wagon. I haven’t stopped writing since.

I write the way I speak—about real life, real-world struggles and strategies in our new world of work. If you like the way I speak, I hope you’ll think of me when you need someone to speak at your company meeting or professional event.   If you like the way I write, I’d love you to sign up to be an Insider  (free) and get my stories, tools, and strategies to help you change your life at work for the better, for good.

3. When I’m not working with my awe-inspiring clients or creating juicy tools targeted to their needs, you can usually find me reading or doing something interesting in my Southwest Florida community, including serving as a board member for several local groups, spending time with my mom, or just hanging at the beach.

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What People Are Saying

”Darcy served as a personal executive coach during a very pivotal time of my career. Not only did she assist by leading me to ask myself the difficult (yet simple) questions, she followed through with practical action steps. I recommend Darcy to any individual or organization serious about finding the best in themselves and building a strong base for future growth.“Ron Wald, Minneapolis

”Darcy taught me the meaning of the word “mentor.” From day one of our relationship, Darcy listened carefully and compassionately, asking gentle but tough questions. She let me take big risks, and when I needed to huddle, she gave me the support I needed.“Liz Rowell, Evanston, IL

”Thanks to my work with Darcy, things worked out as we planned. I didn’t have to look elsewhere to find what I was looking for from my work—I found it right at my own company.“Michael Hodnett, Atlanta, GA