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Connie Dieken

Amazon #1 best-selling author, founder of The Dieken Group and Influence 360°, TV journalist and renowned keynote speaker

Connie Dieken: Biography highlights

Connie Dieken is the Amazon #1 best-selling author of two leadership and influence publications “Talk Less, Say More” and “Become the Real Deal”.

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Connie Dieken’s background

Connie Dieken is the founder of Influence360° and The Dieken Group, a strategic advisory firm to C-suite executives on five continents. She helps leaders influence positive outcomes in all directions, even under the most difficult, changing conditions. Her clients are leaders at some the world’s best-known brands including Apple, Coca-Cola, HP, Nestlé, and The Cleveland Clinic. She was recently named one of the world’s Top 10 Executive Coaches and has been honoured as one of the Top 10 Female Business Owners in her region.

Connie built her unique skill set during twenty years as a television journalist for ABC and NBC. Her work has been honoured with five Emmy Awards and two Telly Awards, and she’s the only person inducted into both the Radio/Television Broadcasters Hall of Fame and the Speakers Hall of Fame, as well as the Million Dollar Consulting Hall of Fame.

As a broadcaster, Connie interviewed some of the most influential people in the world and became fascinated with how they gained or lost their abilities to lead in challenging times. She identified patterns that existed, regardless of industry, gender, age, or other socio-cultural conditions. So she left broadcasting, launched her business, and began a research project on leadership influence. After 15 years of rigorous research involving more than 20,000 participants, Connie created Influence360°, the first and only validated influence instrument to help leaders become strong influencers whom others trust and respect, which in turn improves the performance of their organizations.

Connie’s thought leadership has been featured in interviews in The Wall Street Journal, Investor’s Business Daily, CNBC and other leading business publications.

In addition to advising the C-suite of major corporations, her training programs on influence, presence, and presentation skills are licensed worldwide in corporate universities for emerging leaders. An interactive and dynamic speaker, Connie delivers powerful keynote speeches at major conferences around the world. She’s also 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. She offers solid, actionable takeaways that transform careers.

Her two books, Talk Less, Say More and Become the Real Deal were #1 bestsellers on both Amazon and Audible. The books, published by Wiley, condense Connie’s distinctive knowledge, meticulous research, and global coaching experiences into fast-paced leadership guides.



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Sterling Jewelers

“Connie is a model of what she teaches. She did a wonderful job with our leaders. She’s the rare professional with the ability to share her expertise in a non-intimidating way.”

Lisa Stouffer
Director of HR
Moen Inc.

“Eye opening. She gets to the point and is easy to relate to. She shares a lot of insights with examples from our industry to help them really sink in.”

David Lingafelter
Sunrise Senior Living

“Connie was our Key Note Speaker at the 1st Annual Sunrise Senior Living Sales Rally. She took concepts from her books, Talk Less Say More and Become the Real Deal to tailor a presentation for our sales force. She had the “late in the day” time slot with 400 restless sales professionals and was easily able to keep them engaged! Just amazing!”

Kelly Myers
Senior Vice President of Sales
Miami University

“Wow, Connie was an incredible hit at our Symposium. We received rave reviews from our attendees on Connie’s presentations. She gave us a full day of her time and even stayed to do a book signing. She is the real deal and an outstanding presenter!!! We would book her again.”

Susie Sadler
Senior Director of Development

“Connie was phenomenal. Thank you for sharing some wonderful thoughts and actionable items! I have put them into place and truly see a difference!”

Beth Friedrich
Acute Care Team Sales
Sterling Jewellers

“Connie did a wonderful job with our group. Our team was thrilled and she is a model of what she teaches so effectively. Connie is a professional with the ability to share her expertise and convey tools in a non-intimidating way. We are pleased to be associated with her.”

Lisa Stouffer
Director of HR
Abbott Pharmaceuticals

“Connie was phenomenal. Thank you for sharing wonderful thoughts and actionable items. I have put them into place and truly see a difference!”

Beth Friedrich
Acute Care Team Sales
Event Management Fiserv

“We have now had Connie speak 4 times to different audiences and every single time she has been outstanding. Takes the time to understand the messaging and audience and is first class. Highly recommend her!!”

Sandy Pizzarusso
Bank of the West

“We use Connie on a repeated basis because of her expertise, ability to: Connect; establish credibility with senior leaders; impart actionable insights for improving communication with large audiences; and her authenticity. She is a great partner and strives to achieve our goals by flexing to the content we need.”

Denise Herrick
Talent Management Organisational Development Consultant
Old Dominion Freight Lines

“Connie is enthusiastic and energetic. She has an engaging personality and positive vibe that is contagious. She delivered the message as we discussed prior to the event. Connie is accessible and very easy to work with. I instantly felt like I knew her from our very first phone conversation, Very enjoyable!”

Kelli Liles
Manager - Events and Sports Marketing
Moen Inc.

“Eye opening! To the point and easy to relate. Lots of great information presented in a fun manner and examples from our industry to help things sink in.”

Executive Team
Dr. Pepper Snapple Group

“Connie! Your presentation: I loved it!! It was exactly what we need to continue to build our momentum and gain field support. We continue to receive tons of favorable feedback from the event. Thank you again for your time and energy.”

Terri Anderson
VP- Assistant Controller

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