Leadership Coaching

Great leaders do more than just lead, they influence everyone around them

Leadership coaching and leadership development initiatives need to start with trust and rapport. There are any number of changes that may be required for effective leadership to take place, and it's the coach's job to recognize and guide you through the process. This takes willingness, but it's the trust we build that will transform you into an effective and influential leader.

Customized to Your Precise Needs

Each leadership development program is tailored to each leader's specific personality and the target areas where you want to improve performance. Connie Dieken has developed a proven methodology to identifying leadership strengths and blindspots, empowering you to grow your abilities faster and more effectively.

Influence Makes Things Happen

When you are looking to affect organizational change of any kind, the main skill you'll need is influence. When you are looking to improve buy in and sell anything, even an idea; you need influence. Nothing will help your leadership more.

Connie's clients don't persuade people to act, they're inspired to act. Evaluate the key traits of the most successful leaders in the world, you'll see they know the secret Connie will deliver: to influence the best from people around you.

Learn the effective leadership skills needed to succeed and to stay on top.


identify and hone leadership abilities you already possess

Every engagement is customized to your specific style and abilities. We'll bring out and enhance your inherent strength.

  • Can you instantly CONNECT with others? If not, what's holding you back?
  • Do you CONVEY messages clearly? Or do you ramble and miss queues in others?
  • Can you CONVINCE anyone to act? Every influencer is a leader, but not every leader is influential.

learn new strengths and build the skills you need to influence others

  • Capture attention, quickly and effectively
  • Leverage your influence with anyone
  • Communicate effectively and candidly
  • Improve recognition of behavioral triggers of yourself and your people
  • Increase your executive presence
  • Control your demeanor to command attention and respect
  • Deliver any message with confidence and impact

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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@ConnieDieken: Irene Rosenfeld, CEO who changed the snacks aisle, leaves Mondelez ft.com/content/16fc66… via @FT

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