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.

  • Leader, Lead Thyself with Jack Groppel

    Leader, Lead Thyself with Jack Groppel

    Jack Groppel shares from his deep knowledge about how leaders can inspire their people by meeting their own needs first.

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  • How empowered leaders create engaging work environments with Patrick Cournoyer

    How empowered leaders create engaging work environments with Patrick Cournoyer

    Patrick Cournoyer, Chief Evangelist at Peakon (a Workday company), shares ideas that enable leaders to focus on the things that matter most to their employees.

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  • Practical ways to grow as a leader with Kevin Wilde

    Practical ways to grow as a leader with Kevin Wilde

    In this episode, executive leadership expert Kevin Wilde offers tools to help us recognize growth opportunities, reflect on what we learn, and be intentional about carrying new lessons forward.

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  • How your purpose guides your life with Peggy Sealfon

    How your purpose guides your life with Peggy Sealfon

    In episode 45, we welcome back health and wellness coach Peggy Sealfon to discuss how to create a purpose, or vision statement, and hear about how to connect to your purpose every day.

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  • Be More Strategic in Business with Diana Thomas and Stacey Boyle

    Be More Strategic in Business with Diana Thomas and Stacey Boyle

    In episode 44, guest host Mary McNevin interviews Diana Thomas and Stacey Boyle about their book, Be More Strategic in Business: How to win through stronger leadership and better decisions.

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  • Looking forward through learning analytics with Mary Francone and Tiffany Jarvis

    Looking forward through learning analytics with Mary Francone and Tiffany Jarvis

    Leaders Mary Francone and Tiffany Jarvis break down the agile methodology that has supported their entire learning strategy, using data to make in-the-moment decisions about what to do next.

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  • Leveraging LinkedIn with Bianca Jackson

    Leveraging LinkedIn with Bianca Jackson

    In this episode, LinkedIn expert and career coach Bianca Jackson talks with Diana about the many ways LinkedIn can support your goals.

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  • Leadership and Letting Go with David Veech

    Leadership and Letting Go with David Veech

    David Veech shares insights to help leaders empower their teams, stay connected, and pursue sustainable growth.

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  • Positive change in challenging times with Randip Singh

    Positive change in challenging times with Randip Singh

    Finance leader Randip Singh talks with Diana about how people, technology, and process need to work together for short and long-term success.

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  • Stop trusting your gut with Dr. Gleb Tsipursky

    Stop trusting your gut with Dr. Gleb Tsipursky

    Dr. Gleb Tsipursky helps us understand how to overcome our cognitive biases, make better decisions, and brace ourselves for the changes the coronavirus pandemic will continue to bring our way.

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  • Simple ways for learning to make an impact with Roz Tsai

    Simple ways for learning to make an impact with Roz Tsai

    Learning leader Roz Tsai shares how insights from neuroscience have led her to create experiences that drive authentic, sustainable change in leaders.

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  • Communicating your value with Bob Sherlock

    Communicating your value with Bob Sherlock

    Bob Sherlock helps us understand how basic marketing principles apply to communicating our value as individuals when seeking new opportunities.

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  • Creating an environment that inspires greatness with Trish Holliday

    Creating an environment that inspires greatness with Trish Holliday

    Dr. Trish Holliday talks with Diana about how to create an environment that’s inspiring, and she also shares lessons learned from her tenure as Chief Learning Officer for the State of Tennessee.

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  • Enabling remote work with Frank Cottle

    Enabling remote work with Frank Cottle

    Frank Cottle has been in the business of supporting flexible workspaces for 30 years, and he shares the keys to leading a fruitful remote organization.

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  •  Pursuing big career goals with Martha Soehren

    Pursuing big career goals with Martha Soehren

    As Chief Talent Development Officer at Comcast, Martha Soehren’s career story is filled with fascinating decisions, risks, and not taking no for an answer.

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  • The art and value of inquiry with Tim Genck

    The art and value of inquiry with Tim Genck

    Tim Genck shares practical strategies for asking questions that lead to better results, as well as ways to become an active listener.

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  • Building trust for engaged teams with Jason Treu

    Building trust for engaged teams with Jason Treu

    Jason Treu talks with Diana about simple and effective ways to build trust, resolve conflict, and create engaged teams that get results.

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  • Practicing HR in the public sector with Teresa Roche

    Practicing HR in the public sector with Teresa Roche

    In this episode, she shares the similarities and differences she’s encountered moving from the private to public sector, as well as the mindset that has helped her to succeed across the board.

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  • A long-term view of career mobility with Bev Kaye

    A long-term view of career mobility with Bev Kaye

    Bev Kaye, author of Up is Not the Only Way: Rethinking career mobility, shares the mistakes companies are making that are costing them their best people.

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  • How to fill your confidence bucket with Judy Braun

    How to fill your confidence bucket with Judy Braun

    Judy Braun, author of Show Up Confidently, shares how talent champions can gain confidence and inspire it in others.

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