Best Selling Business Author, Leadership Communication Expert, Multiple Emmy Award Winner, Former Television Journalist
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.
Accolades and Awards
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.
Become the Real Deal: The Proven Path to Influence & Executive Presence
This powerful program is backed by Connie’s 10-year Presence Project research study. Your audience will learn how to influence others to drive decisions, behaviors, and positive responses. They’ll discover the 3 Pillars of Presence and how to center their inner, outer, and verbal presence. They’ll walk away ready to be The Real Deal.
Talk Less, Say More: 3 Habits to Influence Others & Make Things Happen
Are distracted, impatient people tuning you out before you can make your point? In this program, you’ll learn to bring your A-game to interpersonal communication. Your audience will walk away with three powerful habits to help you connect with anyone, convey information clearly, and convince anyone to take action.
The Un-Presenter: Change Your Approach, Change Your Results
This program teaches your audience how to transform deadly dull presentations into interactive sessions that engage others. Connie will share the wildly successful approach that she’s taught her Fortune 500 clients, forever transforming the way they develop and deliver presentations and influence outcomes.
Perfect! Exactly what we needed to be more on point, improve our presentation skills and win sales.”
- | '-Apple Computer
“Absolutely fantastic. We’re now generating speed by getting to the point faster, trimming wordy voice-mails and e-mails and getting ahead with today’s fast pace.”
- | '-Olympus
“You delivered just what our leadership team needed. Your coaching helped our CEO and CFO look and sound great and made their key messages stick.”
- | '-Agilysys