From homeless to homeowner, hear a story of courage, resilience, and humor. Diane Darling (yes it's her real name) has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, NBC Nightly News, CBS Sunday Morning, San Francisco Chronicle, and International Herald Tribune. You'll be inspired and motivated by her wisdom and candor.
Diane also speaks about sales, marketing, networking, LinkedIn, leadership and building sustainable relationships. She customizes her talks to meet your needs and expectations.
"As a professional speaker, I am a tough critic, and Diane is the best of the best. Her delivery was exceptional." Grover E. Cleveland, Attorney, Speaker, and Author, Swimming Lessons for Baby Sharks: The Essential Guide to Thriving as a New Lawyer (West 2010).
A national expert on networking and business relationships, she authored McGraw-Hill's definitive book on networking. Since 2001, she has been traveling coast-to-coast — writing, training and consulting on how to manage business relationships. Strong relationships lead to increased productivity, profit and personal satisfaction.
Her three books are now published in seven languages. "It's bizarre to write a book and I can't read it!" she comments.
The average American spends nearly eight hours in front of screens. Scholarly studies reveal that face-to-face meaningful relationships can build career success, help land a job and, perhaps more importantly, provide a sense of well-being and happiness.
Down-to-earth and authentic, Diane's thought-provoking information and helpful tips can help you build confidence and presence, build your career, increase your profitability, and chat comfortably in social situations, leading to personal satisfaction and the extraordinary life you deserve.
Diane's coaching, speaking events and corporate consulting give you the chance to benefit personally from Diane's knowledge and expertise. Whether you are part of a corporate environment, an academic group, a small to medium business, or non-profit; whether you are holding a 5,000 strong conference or needing coaching for a young associate or small sales team, you are about to improve yourself and your organization with Diane's secrets of success.
Past clients include:
- Harvard Business School
- Bank of America
- Cisco Systems
- University of Texas Law School
- American Bar Association
- Fidelity Investments
- 20th Century Fox
- Department of Defense
- Ernst & Young
- Georgetown Law School
- Boston University
- London School of Economics
- University of Michigan - Ross School of Business
- Queen's University
- American Cancer Society
- Association of Fundraising Professionals
- MD Anderson Cancer Center
- Mass General Hospital
- Social media
- Talent management
- Presentation skills
Industries that have hired her:
- Professional association
- Financial services