Clients & Testimonials

How have successful leaders benefited from Diane’s coaching?


Tayo Adeyefa

Manager, Cloud Strategy & Transformation, Deloitte

“Our coaching sessions have been very impactful, from clarifying my purpose and planning my career to forming better habits in the present. I’ve been able to articulate the impact I want to have in the world through my life and work. Diane helped me ask why, be present for my family, know my strengths and motivations, and figure out what I’m willing to give up by following my entrepreneurial goals. I’ve been able to get things done and overcome my fear of not having the right skills to make a difference.”


Jessica Mitrovich

Our Wedding Party

“Diane has a broad skillset, and I appreciate her flexibility in the type of work we do together. Whether it’s preparing me for job interviews or exploring approaches to manage direct reports, her coaching is very action oriented. I always look forward to our discussions!”


Tim Ashcroft

HEC Global

“With our company’s need to develop our management team, Diane created a customized coaching plan for all our emerging leaders. She single handedly spearheaded this initiative with expert coaching and assessments and also created a successful leadership effectiveness team. The results and feedback have been overwhelmingly positive.”


Lynn Adrian

Consulting Project Manager, Osceola Consulting, LLC

“I started working with Diane when I was contemplating a number of big changes professionally and personally.  She guided me through the process of moving on from a challenging career situation and figuring out my next move. Diane became a trusted advisor and provided exceptional insight on my situation. She’s a great listener and will hone in on what you need and customize coaching sessions accordingly. She is always able to suggest exercises and give advice that really support me. After working with Diane for over a year, I achieved my goals and feel much more in touch with my values.”


Michael Polk

Senior Technical Project Manager, University of Southern California

“Diane and I began with identifying my career goals. Based on my learning style, she helped me work through answers on my own by exploring my behaviors, motivations, actions, and results. We had multiple in-depth conversations about my direct reports, my peers, and my superiors to analyze key areas of improvement as they related to my professional goals. She guided me to think deeper about motivations for my next career move, and it proved a pivotal component to my professional goals. Diane has a remarkable ability to ask the right questions and my coaching with her has made me a more grounded and proficient leader.”


Aditi Gupta

Sr. Product & Program Manager, Apple

“Diane Hopkins is an awesome coach. She helps her clients better understand their current situations from multiple perspectives, utilizing key tools and tactics such as role play to provide us with experiential learning that can lead to different outcomes. Diane has helped me navigate and work through some challenges and as a result, I’ve always received something positive out of those interactions. Diane is very personable, professional, very poised, and is always focused on outcomes for her clients. Working with her was a great learning experience for me. I recommend her and I’d be happy to work with Diane again.”


Brian Pretekin

National Account Manager, Sharp NEC Display Solutions of America

“Over the past year and a half, Diane has played a critical role in my professional development. We started by evaluating my strengths, behavioral preferences, motivations, and character traits. My purpose became clear as Diane provided a multitude of techniques to further integrate my core values into my professional life. We developed strategies to improve my communications skills, become a better listener, and embrace conflict.”


Eemaan Azimi

Process Innovation Manager, Lyft

“During my sessions with Diane, I dug deep and spent time cultivating positive energy for myself. I learned that I needed to believe in myself and my experience. Taking on that mindset really supported me. Diane also assisted me in creating my mission statement, and with her career guidance, I landed an amazing new role!”


Julian Husbands, M.D.

Vice President, Strategic Portfolio CareDx

“I’ve worked with Diane across a number of different capacities over the last 15 years. Her strategic focus, diligence, professionalism, and passion for making a difference have kept our professional bond strong.  As I have evolved in my career, she has been a constant presence to help in my journey.  For my future voyage, I will continue to rely on her skills and insights to help strengthen my performance.”


Matt Shum

Business Analytics Lead, Northrup Grumman

“My critical thinking ability and relationships in general have improved greatly, and I could not have experienced all this self-growth without Diane’s guidance and expertise. I am so happy to have met Diane and had the chance to work with her.”


Michael Yamanaka

Marketing Lead, American Honda Motor Company

“I worked with Diane for two years and would recommend her to anyone looking for professional growth and greater focus in their career. Diane brought clarity to my path using a variety of tools and experiences, including books and templates that I will continue to use throughout my career. She helped me figure out my true motivations, interests, and beliefs. She was great at getting me to dig deep and come to my own conclusions rather than simply providing advice and recommendations. I left every session feeling better and more confident about myself.”

Diane has coached leaders and executives from organizations across the country:

  • Accenture
  • Capital One
  • Ball Corporation
  • NetApp
  • Colgate Palmolive
  • Facebook
  • University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business

  • Verogen
  • Cercacor
  • Lyft
  • Power Connections Inc.
  • The Wooden Floor
  • eFuel
  • Masimo
  • The Orange County Community Foundation

  • The Values Institute
  • Parker Hannifin
  • Edwards Lifesciences
  • HEC Global
  • Pimco
  • Alliance Global Investors
  • Deloitte
  • Apria Healthcare

  • First American Corp
  • OSF St. Mary Medical Center
  • Rockwell Automation
  • Lam Research
  • Symetra Financial Corporation
  • St Jude
  • Ciena
  • American Express

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