Diana isn’t an off the shelf advisor. Her approach is perceptive and sometimes uncomfortable; this is because we work with the real issues that create progress. She facilitates in a way that we as leaders are confronted by ourselves – it is up to us. She helped us to understand rapidly to work with the real things. Some of these were unexpected. Using her unique and highly participative approach Diana assisted us to easily address, then resolve these, creating great progress. Importantly to me, Diana also gave us significant ways of accepting team members joining or leaving our group while remaining focused and connected.
—Rob Hodgson, General Manager
I’m more confident with my leadership and more conscious of my impact on others when stressed. I have applied many of the techniques and tools and used these to help coach others as well. Diana connects well with people, is easy to work with and is organised, friendly and efficient. She is not afraid to say it as it is while giving the encouragement and support necessary to achieve the outcome needed.
—Andrew, Deputy Secretary
Diana has shifted my thinking in the way I relate to staff and peers. I now have a much broader influencing tool box that has made me a more authentic and influential leader. She has taught me how to relax and stay in the moment, to listen and enquire more so that people working with me take greater ownership of the results we are all seeking.
—Kim Burton-Wood, Chief Advisor Planning and Investment NZ Transport Agency
This is hands down the best leadership development I have ever had. It helped me to observe myself and others in intensely practical, real-life settings and to recalibrate my thinking and actions. I have become more intentional and confident in my current role.
—Dr. Bronwyn Labrum, Te Papa Tongarewa
Diana’s coaching for interview preparation was better than I had ever experienced. She has a very interactive approach, instilling confidence and self awareness
—Libby Harrison, General Manager,
Diana has made me feel much more confident and able in presenting myself and my ideas, so as to more effectively influence the outcome for the benefit of both my clients and myself.
—Nick Crang, Special Counsel,
Diana excels working with teams and enabling with them to notice their dynamics and patterns so they can make changes to become more connected and impactful. She is energetic, positive, very clear and focused on the results that managers and teams want to achieve
—Gael Surgenor, Manager, Government and community sector
What I really liked about Diana was, as the leader commissioning the work - she challenged me in a really positive way. She challenged my thinking, she challenged the path that we were taking, she really made me think and prepare the way I led the process.
—Mike Hill, Business Manager, Corporate Services
When coaching senior managers of new teams, Diana has the skill to fully understand the leadership and team building issues that need to be addressed to lift performance. Diana wants you to succeed and demonstrates this by being friendly, open in her discussions with you, organised and accessible when you interact with her.
—SP, Group Manager
The kind of people Diana attracts to her courses are a feature of her work. Because of her good reputation she attracts a really good range of people and sharing experiences with such different people adds to your tool set.
—Lil Anderson, Director
Diana is very efficient and direct. She listens and takes time to assess. She is very focused and good at breaking down complex issues into simple human behaviours.
—Mark Owen, Operations Manager