How can a concert violinist help increase the bottom line?

Diane knows the personal barriers that keep people from operating in their A-Game, especially when it matters most. As a performance and leadership speaker, Diane speaks for associations, corporations, and various organizations that rely on high performance. Audiences gain their own personalized steps for consistent excellence, increasing their effectiveness, their engagement, and the bottom line.

Unlike other peak performance speakers, Diane is not an athlete. She was the concertmaster (the lead violin player) of the Central Oregon Symphony for 15 years where she was expected to have nerves of steel along with the sensitivity of an artist. Being on stage well over 1,000 times, Diane has a proven track record which she now passionately shares as the 3 critical steps to Own Your A-Game.

As a coach, Diane helps people to confidently be in their A-Game during high stakes events where everything hinges on their performance. For TEDxBend she helped people deliver their talks fearlessly in front of a live audience of 1400 and a worldwide video audience of millions. For the Bend Venture Conference (think Shark Tank) she helped CEO’s of Startups to stand on stage and pitch for hundreds of thousands of dollars and do it without leaving a puddle on the floor. She helps women in upper management at companies such as VMWare, HSBC, and Charles Schwab to exude confidence naturally. As a result, they have elevated their reputations, advanced in leadership roles, and have earned more money.

Diane and her husband live in beautiful Bend, OR. Empty nesters, their son is in his adventure phase as a budding pilot. When not speaking, Diane can be found out on a hike, cross-country skiing, or attending live music events. And while she finds sewing a button the most challenging thing on the planet, she’ll drop everything to volunteer for non-profits and vulnerably share stories that can bring levity and profound understanding to difficult topics.