Managing Director, Leadership Acceleration Practice
“There is nothing more gratifying than moving leaders forward faster to become their best selves and seeing the impact on their vision, teams, organizations, and communities.”
- The Influence Effect: A New Path to Power for Women Leaders (Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2017)
- “Why Meetings Matter Even More for Women,” Success
- “Work-Life Balance for a New Generation,” LeadChange
Diana Faison is Managing Director of the Leadership Acceleration Practice at BPI group. With more than 20 years of expertise in the fields of leadership training, executive coaching, and performance consulting, Diana has designed and facilitated more than 600 workshops for both corporate and non-profit groups. Her passion for empowering the next generation of leaders has led her to coach and design programs targeted toward high-talent executives, including a special interest in unique learning platforms and the role they can play in leadership development and professional success.
Prior to her current role, Diana was a Managing Director at Flynn Heath Holt, having worked there for 15 years as a consultant. Flynn Heath Holt was acquired by BPI group in 2020. Over the span of her career, she has coached clients in a wide range of industries, including professional services, global real estate, financial services, software development, and healthcare. She began her career at Queens University and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte as a Dean in Student Affairs and a teacher of Leadership Development studies.
Diana has authored articles for Success and Lead Change Group, and is co-author of the book, The Influence Effect: A New Path to Power for Women Leaders (Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2017). She is a sought- after keynote speaker on business leadership topics such as political savvy, strategic planning, brand, personal power, authentic leadership, and influence. As a cancer survivor, Diana offers a unique perspective on the topics of resilience and well-being. She has spoken to groups including Deloitte, PepsiCo, Fifth Third Bank, Premier Inc. (healthcare), Bristol-Myers Squibb, Grifols USA (healthcare), Amgen (biotechnology), and Hill-Rom (medical equipment). She is a member of Women Executives and a Board Member of WINGs, an affiliate scholarship program for non-traditional female students.
Diana received her M.Ed. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a graduate of Leadership Charlotte, an organization that provides leaders with the opportunity to serve the community. Diana is certified in numerous assessment instruments including the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, ChangeWorks, Hogan Personality Inventory, Situational Leadership II (SLII), and the Leadership Architect. Follow Diana on Twitter @FlynnHeathHolt and @DianaWFaison.