Connie Dieken is the Amazon #1 best-selling author of two leadership and influence publications Talk Less, Say More and Become the Real Deal and a renowned speaker.
Connie is also the founder of The Dieken Group, an executive coaching and consulting company that advises CEOs and senior leaders on how to deliver influential messages in high-pressure situations. She has consulted for a number of high profile brands including Apple, HP, Nestle and The Cleveland Clinic.
Whilst working as a TV journalist and anchor for ABC and NBC she developed a unique set of skills during her twenty years of interviewing experience. She received five Emmy Awards, two Telly Awards and was inducted into the Radio/Television Broadcasters Hall of Fame. During this time she became fascinated with how leaders influence and gain commitment and this resulted in Connie setting up Influence 360° in 2000 which is a research company that measures an individual's personal influence patterns.
She has been interviewed about her work by numerous media publications including CEO.com, CNBC, Crain's Business, Investor's Business Daily, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal and USA Today.
As a speaker she has presented to audiences in the thousands across four continents and talks about how to develop leadership presence and lasting influence. Her knowledge and experience has also been used to develop workshops which are very popular for those seeking more exclusive time with her. She has presented to high profile brands including Berkshire Hathaway, Citibank, Dow Corning, Dr Pepper, eBay, Ingram, Johnson & Johnson, McDonald's, Old Dominion, The Home Depot and Unicentro.
She is also a guest lecturer executive education and MBA programs in business schools including Case Western University, Clemson University, Indiana University and The Ohio State University.
Connie has received a number of awards including being named one of the Top Ten Business Owners Of Northeast Ohio by The National Association of Women Business Owners in 2006, Small Business Award of Excellence by the Leadership Ohio Think Tank in 2007 and Top Ten Global Guru of Executive Coaching by Global Gurus in 2017.
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