Meet Diana

MA (Applied); Dip PE; Dip Ed;
Sociometrist, and Trainer, Educator, Practitioner (TEP) with the Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand Psychodrama Association, (AANZPA)

Three beliefs guide Diana’s work:

  • That people themselves know what is needed to change or navigate complex situations
  • That behavioural change and relationships are fundamental to organisation development and results
  • That mutual relationships enable new solutions be found for persistent problems.

Diana brings over 30 years of experience in leadership development, working alongside public and private sector companies, professionals and managers, as they manage change and develop relationships to achieve exceptional business results. Her professional identity is as one of the few Sociometrists in the world.

Her focus is on achieving results through better relationships. Diana assists leaders make sense of feedback they have received so they learn how they are perceived and understand their impact on others. Using interactive methods Diana assists leaders expand their behaviours to ensure mutually beneficial relationships. She uses representational methods to make invisible dynamics visible, and therefore discussable. The focus of Diana’s work is in assisting leaders achieve better results through better relationships with those around them.

Diana brings professional rigour and experience including:

  • as lecturer and academic supervisor to graduates at Victoria University NZ, in developing policy and its application in practice within the Applied Masters Degree programme
  • designing and developing leadership programmes with the NZ College of Management, and as Course DIrector for four years
  • being trained with the Centre for Creative Leadership in North Carolina in 360 degree feedback, business simulations and as an organisation behaviour observer with Ann Morrison and Ellen Van Velsor (authors of Breaking the Glass Ceiling), Tim Rouse and Anne Faber
  • being familiar with intra-psychic, interpersonal and inter-group dynamics
  • a systems perspective.