Diane combines New York savvy with a down-home style clients love. Her talks are high content, filled with practical tips that are immediately usable. She has an uncanny way of learning your language quickly and getting right to the core of your message. She will spend time getting to know your organization, and has an ability to see the uniqueness of each individual and make him/her feel special throughout the coaching process.
Diane speaks the language of business. She has executive corporate experience as the former Assistant VP of Sales & Trading Training at Drexel Burnham Lambert. Prior to that she served as a training specialist at Salomon Brothers, and as a senior associate for The Executive Technique, a Madison Avenue communications firm, where she trained managers and executives of Fortune 500 companies in presentation skills.
Diane’s a licensed speech pathologist with a Masters Degree from Columbia University and a graduate of the Coach University. Her expertise has made her a much-requested speaker at many national and international organizations. In 1993, she was invited by the Alliance for American and Russian Women, to speak to Russian women in Moscow and St. Petersburg about “Selling to the American Market.” In 2003, Diane spoke to 100 women leaders of NGOs in Tanzania, on the topics of media training and public speaking skills. Over the years, Diane has been an innovative player in the field of communications training. In 1991, she became one of the earliest trainers to use long-distance learning in delivering training seminars. She pioneered the first listening skills classes for NYU’s Continuing Education Department.
Diane’s eclectic style enables her to excel whether coaching an individual, speaking to hundreds from a stage, facilitating a meeting, conducting a seminar, media training athletes, or giving an online presentation. She has worked with a broad range of clients including accountants, athletes, lawyers, engineers, entertainment celebrities, exterminators, financial analysts, pharmacists, physicians, realtors, retailers, sales professionals, stockbrokers, and underwriters. Knowing that most U.S. audiences are multi-cultural, she weaves cultural communication into her presentation skills program.
You probably saw Diane on CNN or in her many live appearances. Her insight is sought-after by the media. She has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The LA Times, Newsday, PR News, Business Week Online, Entrepreneur, Investor’s Business Daily, Sales & Marketing Management, and Selling Power.