Smith & Nephew
BA | Michigan State University
ASSESSMENT & CERTIFICATIONS
Foundations of Neuroleadership Leadership Maturity Framework
Integrative Enneagram (IEQ)
Mentoring young adults
Executive Coach & Leadership Consultant
Companies come to Diane to help their leaders and their teams operate at their optimal level so they can solve complex problems, make great products, delight their customers and grow thriving businesses. Diane is known for her ability to accelerate effective leadership and teamwork that is good for business, community, and individual well-being. Her coaching style helps leaders navigate the balance between the business and people aspects of leadership. Diane’s passion for leadership development is infectious and she is able to inspire and gain the trust of clients to challenge assumptions and expand comfort zones that stimulate new insights and approaches to handling complex challenges.
Her signature is helping leaders:
- Navigate leadership transitions of newly promoted or hired leaders that accelerate success and fit
- Lead global and virtual teams that collaborate effectively
- Build credibility and influence for authentic executive presence
- Prepare leaders for succession to bigger, more complex roles
- Systemically navigate through the organization’s political and cultural landscape
- Assess key development opportunities that may be holding a leader back
- Optimize one’s natural leadership style toward achievement of measurable outcomes
RELEVANT EXPERIENCE & BACKGROUND
Diane’s dynamic career reflects 26 years of consulting accomplishments including 18 years of executive coaching specializing in leadership and team development. Working primarily with talent from Fortune 1000 and middle-market organizations, Diane has coached C-level executives, global senior vice presidents, directors and hundreds of high-potential middle management professionals. Diane has held leadership roles in sales, marketing, and human resources within private industry and for entrepreneurial enterprises. Affiliations included: Ford Motor Co., Westin and Omni hotels, Lee Hecht Harrison, Paragon Leadership International, Career Systems International, Juice, Inc., BPI Group, National Personnel Associates and Walsh College.
Her strong belief in “giving back” has contributed to Diane’s established record of community and non-profit leadership service. She launched a grass roots fund raiser supporting therapeutic yoga scholarships for people with Multiple Sclerosis that is now a non-profit. She recently launched a non-profit career accelerator for young professionals in Austin.
I have had multiple positive comments and results from what you have helped me work on. I want to thank you again for all your help; you have definitely had a strong impact on my outlook on things. Things have changed here, for the best, and with time I’ve come to identify some more roadblocks to my personal success and that of our team.
– Finance Director, Canada’s Largest Credit Union
There is hardly a day that goes by that I am not putting myself in someone’s situation in order to gain further insight. I really benefited from becoming more aware of the shadow I cast, especially with staff I have limited touches with.
– Sr. Director, Global Finance Consultancy