background & EXPERTISE

Business expertise and energy you need to get the results you value

Experience Drives Significant Results

  • Over 20 years as a broadcaster and journalist
  • CEO of onPoint Communication, a leadership, communication and media training company
  • Represented more than 50 companies as a media spokesperson
  • Author and co-author of five books dealing with communication and leadership

Honors and Awards Connie has Received

  • Multiple Emmy® and Telly® award wins
  • Among the few women inducted to the Radio/Television Broadcasters Hall of Fame
  • 2007 Leadership Ohio Think Tank Award
  • 2006 NAWBO Top Ten Women Business Owners Award
  • National Speaker's Association CSP Award

Connie Dieken is a trusted executive coach and advisor to the many influential executives who run the world's most trusted brands.

As an Emmy award-winning broadcaster and CEO of onPoint Communication, a leading leadership, communication and media training company, Connie brings her business experience and savvy to every coaching and speaking engagement.

Leaders: When your accountant walks the runway, run the other direction

In hindsight, the bedazzled briefcases signaled the debacle ahead. Let's set aside the Best Picture envelope nestled inside that caused the ruckus. The topsy-turvy spectacle was triggered by these black attachès—adorned with the golden logos of the Oscars and PriceWaterhouseCooper. These swag-clad beauties were designed to draw attention to the power couple as the accounting partners sashayed down the red carpet. And therein lies the root cause of the problem. When your accountant walks the runway, leaders should run the other direction.

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Whacking the CEO: The Bold New Moves Between the C-Suite and the Board

The CEO firing was direct and dismissive. Barnes & Noble didn't stick to the bland yet reliable “we’re moving in a different direction” script when it booted Chief Executive Officer Ron Boire. They didn’t give him a gentle heave-ho with the old standby “he’s stepping down to pursue different opportunities” tale. Instead, Barnes & Noble whacked their CEO in bold fashion. The core issue is trust. And trust is an endless dance.

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