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 draws on two unique experiences to help people build their personal presence and lasting influence. She combines the keen instincts of an experienced journalist, skilled at drilling to the core of issues, with the astute insights of an executive coach to global CEOs.
She spent twenty years as a television journalist with ABC and NBC, earning five Emmy Awards, two Telly Awards, and induction into the Radio/Television Broadcasters Hall Of Fame. In 2000, she founded The Dieken Group, a global coaching and consultancy firm focused on helping leaders build a culture of influential decision-making. She advises leaders at organizations such as Nestle, Deloitte, HP, EBay, Apple, Bausch + Lomb, McDonalds, the Cleveland Clinic, and American Greetings. An intuitively interactive, dynamic speaker, Connie is a guest lecturer on the Power of Influence and Presence at Case Western University, Indiana University, and Ohio State University. She also delivers powerful keynotes to corporate and conference audiences around the world. Frequently the highest rated speaker on conference agendas, Connie delivers solid takeaways that transform careers, which, in turn, improve the performance of entire organizations.