life coach and business coach Diane Dean

Diane Dean

Executive, Leadership & Career Coach

Creative, Direct, Supportive, Resourceful

Austin, TX

Appointment Types:

  • Phone
  • Online via Zoom


  • Communication/EQ Skills
  • Confident Communication
  • Executive Presence
  • Leadership Assessments
  • Leadership and Team Development
  • Public Speaking & Presentation
  • Brand Development
  • Midlife Career Change/Exploration
  • Communication/EQ Skills
  • Confidence and Self-esteem
  • Developmental & Behavioral Coaching
  • Goal Setting & Accountability
  • Influence Traits Assessment
  • Influencing Skills


  • Master Certified Coach since 2000
  • Certified Trainer of Neurolinguistic Programming
  • Certified Consultant to use assessment: The Highlands Ability Battery
  • Certified to use the assessment: The Birkman Method
  • Certified to use The Leadership Circle Profile
  • EMCC Global Individual Team Coaching Accreditation (ITCA)

Packages Offered:

Ideal Clients:

  • Executives
  • Mid-Career Professionals
  • Senior Level Managers

Methodologies and Tools used:

My methodologies are based on my belief that  clients have the resources and answers within themselves. The goal is to help them discover themselves and raise their self-awareness. Much of my change strategies and communication models are based on NeuroLinguistic Programming (NLP), Communication Intelligence, Emotional Intelligence and models of Natural Horsemanship (and what horses can teach you!)

Oftentimes I suggest different books that have helped my clients with their self-discovery over the last decades. No book reports required! One of my favorites is Smart Work, a Syntax Guide to Influence, Second Revision, by Lucy Freedman. I love the way it appeals to anyone wanting to improve their communication and influence with others and with themselves.

I approach coaching from a desire to connect and communicate and help my clients find their best inside themselves and to recognize what they may be doing or thinking that is blocking their desired outcomes. I believe each person is resourceful and has what they need inside themselves. Our work will help you discover that!


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Diane’s Story

Diane Dean has been facilitating communication and learning for decades, specializing in interpersonal communication, leadership and learning in business environments and education. Her expertise in interpersonal communication and Executive Coaching allow her to facilitate rapid and successful change for clients. She is a recognized expert in how people learn, which enables her to short cut the time it takes people to learn new ways to approach situations that may be delaying their personal or organization development. She has conducted seminars and facilitated meetings globally, including Finland, Holland, England and across the US.

Ten years ago, Diane was recruited by a leading semi-conductor sales and service company with headquarters in Austin. They were seeking her expertise in Organization Development, Coaching and Facilitation skills. In this role, Diane and the team moved the organization to a leadership development culture where learning was supported from the highest level. They used the Birkman, The Leadership Circle Profile assessments for leaders, a robust Talent Management process and integrated Values and Competencies into Learning Activities, Performance Appraisals and critical Succession Planning process.

As a Coach since 1988 and a Master Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation since 2000, Diane has the skills and experience to guide the career search, leadership and decision-making process. She has owned her own business for 75% of her life, successfully establishing her business in three different cities, starting with Academic Coaching for students. Diane is currently being certified to be a Team Coach through the Global Team Coach Institute.

“I want my clients to get what they want out of their coaching and we determine what that is before we begin. I believe you have all the resources you need to get what you want. We can discover them together and create a strategy to get there. Let me know what you want to attain!”

Contributing author to “Explorations into the Being and Doing of Coaching: A collection of voices, insights and wisdom from Austin area coaches”

Honored to be listed in “Top 20 Coaches in Austin, 2021” by Influence Digest +

What clients are saying about Diane…