Diane was born, raised, and educated in Ohio and received a MA Degree in Urban Planning. As a Professional Manager, she managed field activity for over 1,200 personnel in 125 offices for a government agency. With her personal staff, she had a proven record of accepting problem employees and turning them into productive staff by giving them opportunities to start over and treating them with respect. Her organization was known as the “GO TO” office for new organizational ideas and “out of the box” management tools. Diane travelled extensively to assess field performance and to deliver speeches for which she received numerous awards in recognition of her exemplary performance. Concomitantly, she owned and operated 3 antique stores.
After leaving government, Diane was asked by several persons for assistance in helping them to set up businesses. Her business consultancy was born and she guided clients in areas of business organization, marketing, product development, and strategic planning.
In 2014, Diane attended a workshop led by TD Jakes. He spoke about his new book Instinct and especially the last chapter entitled “All That Is within You” which states in part, “Recognize the adequacy of what is within you to survive and succeed amid all you face. You do have what it takes to master the outward challenges as you release your inner resources. But if you’re going to accomplish this awakening of instinct within you, it’s time to act. You must connect ideas to ideals and excitement to action.” Reading these words, caused everything to fall into place. People had been telling her forever she had so much to share with the world and the world wanted to hear from her. Diane knew in that instant she had to write a book(s).
Shortly thereafter, Diane was invited by George Fraser, CEO of FraserNet, to be a co-author in his book. The book Mission Unstoppable is a #1 best seller. It is an extraordinary book of true inspirational stories of triumph over failures that was published in late November 2014.