Diana Thomas

As a proven successful executive, Diana brings decades of experience, expertise and education to her coaching with business executives, teams and learning/talent leaders to increase their impact, inspire committed followership and engagement, and build strong diverse teams that pull together to achieve Winning Results. In addition to coaching, Diana is a partner and trainer with Clean Language for Coaches Resource Center. She is the co-author of the 2018 strategic leadership book, Be More Strategic in Business: How to win through Stronger Leadership and Smarter Decisions. Diana began her career as a McDonald’s restaurant crew member in 1979, and rose to become Vice President of Training, Learning & Development for McDonald’s USA. In this role, she led all aspects of training and development including the restaurant training curriculum at Hamburger University, McDonald’s global training center of excellence.

  • Human capital analytics and technology with Anna Tavis

    Human capital analytics and technology with Anna Tavis

    Dr. Anna Tavis, human capital thought leader and creator of human capital master’s programs at NYU, explains how agile has forever changed the way we work in HR.

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  • From Management Mess to Leadership Success with Scott Miller

    From Management Mess to Leadership Success with Scott Miller

    Scott Miller, author of the new book Management Mess to Leadership Success, talks about his journey as a leader and how to assess whether your aspiration to lead is the right fit for you.

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  • Creating your leadership story with Lisa Doyle

    Creating your leadership story with Lisa Doyle

    Lisa Doyle, VP of Global Learning at Booz Allen Hamilton, shares her leadership story, along with some guidance for crafting your own story.

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  • Cracking the c-suite code with Cassandra Frangos

    Cracking the c-suite code with Cassandra Frangos

    Whether you aspire to the c-suite or are looking to take your next step up the leadership ladder, you’ll learn from the ideas and practical advice shared by Cassandra Frangos.

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  • Creating a talent brand with Kristen Ribero

    Creating a talent brand with Kristen Ribero

    Kristen Ribero, head of employer marketing at Handshake, shares ideas for building an employer brand, measuring your efforts, and improving the effectiveness of college and university recruiting.

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  • Strategic communication with Arianne Gasser

    Strategic communication with Arianne Gasser

    Arianne Gasser, adjunct communication professor at Villanova University, talks about how successful leaders communicate and why what you say is just as important as what you don’t say.

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  • Creating an executive presence with Anna Wildermuth

    Creating an executive presence with Anna Wildermuth

    Anna Wildermuth, Founder and CEO of Personal Images and an award-winning executive image consultant, talks about some of the common struggles of looking and acting the part of an executive leader.

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  • Designing training that attracts and retains today’s employees with Bob Mosher

    Designing training that attracts and retains today’s employees with Bob Mosher

    Bob Mosher, Chief Learning Evangelist at Apply Synergies, talks about keeping up with the rate of change in organizations and creating a culture shift that gets people learning and performing better.

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  • Are you a Strategic Leader of L&D?

    Are you a Strategic Leader of L&D?

    You may think you’re focused on top-level goals and driving business performance, but here’s a hard truth: if the people around you don’t see you living the vision every day, your efforts are in vain.

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  • Building a culture that attracts and retains talent with Judy Whitcomb

    Building a culture that attracts and retains talent with Judy Whitcomb

    Build a culture that's a powerful force for attracting and retaining talent. Listen now to learn how Vi Senior Living by Hyatt established this culture and what they're doing today to keep it strong.

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  • Using strategic evaluation to drive results with Stacey Boyle

    Using strategic evaluation to drive results with Stacey Boyle

    Dr. Stacey Boyle, Chief People Planner at Smarter People Planning and Diana’s co-author on Be More Strategic in Business, talks about approaching analytics from the bigger-picture view.

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  • The desk of the CHRO with Carol McBride

    The desk of the CHRO with Carol McBride

    Chief human resource officers are challenged to be strategic business partners by recruiting talent for open positions and filling the leadership pipeline for future needs, and much more.

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  • Be More Productive with Kory Kogon

    Be More Productive with Kory Kogon

    Kory Kogon, author of The Five Choices and a VP in the FranklinCovey organization, shares tips, tricks, and prioritization methods for surviving in a fast-paced business world.

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  • Building your Network with Michael Dulworth

    Building your Network with Michael Dulworth

    Michael Dulworth, a professional networker and CEO at Executive Networks, addresses some of the biggest challenges people associate with networking.

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  • Networking with Mary McNevin

    Networking with Mary McNevin

    Mary McNevin, a long-time successful talent leader and power networker, talks about how to create your own network of powerful connections who can help you when you need it most.

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  • The Tech Landscape with Learning Technologist Casper Moerck

    The Tech Landscape with Learning Technologist Casper Moerck

    Casper Moerck, Head of Learning Technology for the Americas at Siemens, talks about what's on the technology horizon and gives practical ideas to help talent champions keep up this critical competency

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  • The Role of the CLO with Researcher Sarah Kimmel

    The Role of the CLO with Researcher Sarah Kimmel

    How can learning leaders stay on top of everything they need to succeed today and tomorrow? Diana discussed that question in depth with Sarah Kimmel, VP of Research for Human Capital Media.

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