Connie Dieken

Connie Dieken

High Performance Communication Expert, Emmy Award Winner
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Influence that Lasts
This program is deeply substantive, highly interactive and entertaining. As the talk unfolds

Your audience will discover:

  • The three habits we can all use to influence others
  • Why most of us overuse one habit, much to our detriment
  • Ways to balance our habits, so we become true influencers
  • How to influence even the most difficult people, like narcissists and the highly anxious
  • A simple, consistent methodology to use in both our business and personal lives

    This program is based on Connie’s bestseller, Talk Less, Say More

    Leading in the Spotlight
    In this program, Connie shares what every senior executive must know to thrive as a high-profile leader.

    Senior leaders will discover how to:
  • Earn and sustain trust in a world that craves authenticity, yet demands perfection
  • Influence multiple stakeholders – each of whom interpret the same messages in different ways – to reduce resistance, improve clarity and earn commitment
  • Own their leadership presence and align it with the organization’s strategies and values
  • Ensure their teams are equipped to make sound decisions

    This program is based on Connie’s bestseller, Become the Real Deal

    Present to Win
    This groundbreaking program is a master class on how to influence audiences with integrity, so they willingly take action.

    Your audience will discover:
  • Identify your ideal outcome
  • Pinpoint how your audience makes decisions that align with your ideal outcome
  • Simplify those messages without dumbing them down
  • Uncover your audience’s root causes of resistance so friction doesn’t cause setbacks
  • Determine knowledge gaps that can get in the way of decision-making.
  • Why Book Connie Dieken?

  • Connie is a 20-year veteran of this television journalism industry, the founder of her own global consultancy firm, and widely known for her "interactive" and "dynamic" speaking talents. Nowadays, Connie uses her wealth of experience to give powerful keynotes that help people reach their full potential.

  • Connie Dieken is the author of the bestsellers Talk Less, Say More and Become the Real Deal, both published by Wiley. A former broadcast journalist, she delivers her thought leadership on developing executive presence and building influence.

  • Connie Dieken is the preeminent expert on influential communication and leadership. As Connie Dieken speaks to organizations worldwide, she customizes each talk to relevant industry challenges and corporate focuses resulting in your audience being influenced to positive action.
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    Biography Read more

    Connie Dieken is the founder of The Dieken Group—an executive coaching and consulting firm that advises CEOs and other senior leaders in the spotlight. Connie helps these leaders deliver influential messages in high-pressure situations.

    Her clients are leaders in some the world’s best-known organizations including Apple, HP, Nestlé, and The Cleveland Clinic.

    Connie developed her unique skills during her twenty years as a TV journalist for ABC and NBC. She received five Emmy Awards®, two Telly Awards®, and was inducted into the Radio/Television Broadcasters Hall of Fame.®

    While anchoring news programs, Connie would interview people of power, including President Bill Clinton and Jack Welch. As a result, she became fascinated with how leaders influence and gain commitment. This fascination prompted her to leave broadcasting and launch her own company in 2000.

    Although Connie already had years of qualitative data on how people influence, she also wanted data that was quantitative. When she launched her firm, she began an ongoing research study with over 20,000 respondents that became the statistically valid assessment tool, Influence 360°. Influence 360° measures an individual’s personal influence patterns, and guides them on how to become leaders capable of influencing in any situation, regardless of the conditions.

    Using the influence research as a foundation, she created training programs that are taught worldwide in corporate universities including The Influence Lab® and Present to Win®.

    In 2006, The National Association of Women Business Owners named Connie one of the Top 10 Female Business Owners of Northeast Ohio. In 2007, the Leadership Ohio Think Tank honored her with its Small Business Award of Excellence. In 2018, Global Gurus named Connie a Top 10 Global Guru of Executive Coaching.

    Connie has been interviewed about her work for numerous media outlets, including, CNBC, Crain’s Business, Investor’s Business Daily, the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today.

    Connie is a top-selling author. Both her books, Talk Less, Say More and Become the Real Deal, hit #1 on the Amazon bestseller list. The audio version of Talk Less, Say More, narrated by Connie, reached #1 on Audible’s bestseller list.

    Connie is also a renowned keynote speaker and in 2017 the National Speakers Association inducted her into the Speaker’s Hall of Fame. She’s delivered speeches on four continents to audiences in the thousands. She talks about how to develop leadership presence and lasting influence. Her speaking clients include Berkshire Hathaway, Citibank, Dow Corning, Dr. Pepper, eBay, Ingram, Johnson & Johnson, McDonald’s, Old Dominion, The Home Depot, and Unicentro.

    Along with her keynote speeches for corporations, Connie is a guest lecturer for executive education and MBA programs in business schools such as Case Western University, Clemson University, Indiana University, and The Ohio State University.

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    "Connie was an informative and entertaining speaker. She related well to our group. She also customized her presentation to fit with our company."
    --Berkshire Hathaway Home Services