Diane Tracy has spent most of her career as an internationally recognized speaker, executive coach, and author of many books on leadership, communications and empowerment. Her current mission is to bring insight and understanding into the world in ways that promote authenticity, self-acceptance, peace, and self-fulfillment.
Diane is the author of five books which have been translated into more than 10 languages. Her books include: The First Book of Common-Sense Management (William Morrow); 10 Steps to Empowerment (William Morrow); Take This Job and Love it (McGraw-Hill); Truth, Trust and The Bottom Line: The 7 Steps to Trust-Based Management (Sourcebooks); and Blues Clues for Success: the 8 Secrets Behind a Phenomenal Business (Dearborn Trade Publishing). She has appeared on over 350 radio and television interviews.
For over 25 years, Diane has served as a coach to senior level executives in Fortune 100 companies. Her clients include companies such as Mercedes-Benz, Kodak, AT@T, Pitney Bowes, The Hartford, HBO, Viacom, MTV Networks, Nickelodeon, Fox Networks and Pfizer. While her coaching is aimed at helping executives become better leaders, her work includes personal coaching as well, believing that many of the challenges people face at work are similar to challenges they face in other parts of their lives.
As a professional speaker on the subjects of leadership, communications, team building and empowerment, she has spoken to audiences around the world including Russia, India and South America. In 1993 she was one of four trainers selected to present a program in Moscow, partially funded by the US State Department. The program was entitled,
"How to Start a Business in a Market Economy". One of her fondest memories is the entire class singing "America the Beautiful" to the trainers at the closing dinner.
For more than 10 years she did extensive volunteer work with incarcerated women. She wrote and facilitated an in-depth, 15 week basic life-skills program complete with Leaders Guide and Workbook. The program, which was called "People Empowering People", was taught throughout the Connecticut state prison system. She also served as a facilitator of an Alternative to Violence Program and a book club for long-term offenders.
Diane Tracy has long been a student of psychology, family systems, human behavior, spirituality, and eastern philosophy. She lives in Chapel Hill, NC with her husband, Peter and dog, Sophie.