Available forKeynote, Workshop and Training, Virtual Presentation, Webinar, Fireside Chat, Panelist, Moderator
Domestic In-Person (USA): $20,000 – $30,000*
International In-Person: Please inquire
Virtual: Please inquire
* Ranges are presented as a guideline only. Speaker fees vary by engagement type and are subject to change without notice. For an exact quote, please contact Gravity Speakers.
Traveling FromCalifornia, USA
Diane Flynn is co-founder and CEO of ReBoot Accel, designing work cultures that support and promote women. She consults with Fortune 500 companies on diverse and inclusive cultures, and co-authored The Upside, presenting the business case for diverse workplaces and best practices for tapping the potential of women. She facilitates workshops on professional presence and impact and coaches leaders on maximizing results and finding personal fulfillment.
Diane previously served as Chief Marketing Officer of GSVlabs, a marketing executive at Electronic Arts, and an associate consultant at The Boston Consulting Group. She has spoken on Diversity, Ageism, and the Future of Work at venues including SXSW, Stanford GSB, and the Modern Elder Academy. She earned a BA in Economics from Stanford and an MBA from Harvard.
The Upside of Workplace Diversity: 1 hour Session or 1/2 day Workshop
This session shares highlights from our book The Upside about the latest research on diversity–how it’s defined and why it matters, along with the impact it has on employee engagement, retention, innovation and bottom-line performance. We present five proven levers that companies can adopt to support women. Our workshop option addresses key questions for understanding the roles each individual can play. An interactive discussion around best practices identifies unique opportunities for building strong, diverse teams, and a supportive culture for women. Copies of book available for all attendees.
Inclusive Leadership Training (Half-Day Workshop, plus Diversity Dashboard and Policy Audit)
Diane’s Inclusive Leadership training addresses the importance of diversity, with the goal of identifying and addressing unconscious bias in hiring and advancement. We help you develop a Diversity Dashboard, capturing key metrics to track, and also conduct a Policy Audit to ensure you’ve considered the many programs, policies, and practices that have been proven to support diverse workplaces. In the half-day Workshop, we share key terminology, ways to be an ally, and a personal unconscious bias audit. The outcome is to understand positive cultural aspects while identifying opportunities to further create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace.
Apply a Growth Mindset to Up your Confidence, Risk-taking, and Impact
Do you always play it safe? Worry about failing? Cringe when receiving constructive feedback? Would you prefer to take your life and career to the next level, expand your possibilities, increase your comfort taking risks, and elevate your performance at work? Find out how shifting your mindset to one of growth can reap huge rewards, both in work and in life. A growth mindset is the belief that you can constantly learn, grow, and improve. Discover six roadblocks that may be keeping you from having a growth mindset, along with proven strategies to overcome these. By becoming comfortable taking risks, receiving feedback, learning from experience, and reframing “failure,” you’re on your way to a growth mindset and a happier, more fulfilling life.
Professional Presence and Strategies to Build Confidence & Influence
Have you realized your presence potential? A powerful presence helps one to get noticed, facilitates one’s ability to build trusting relationships and is essential for inspiring others. Learn about the role intentionality plays in developing your personal presence and using presence to your advantage in specific situations, like meetings with senior leaders or one-on-ones with a goal of improving an employee’s performance. Find out how your actions can either enhance or undermine your personal presence. Learn strategies and tools for countering negative talk and the problems of perfectionism, and develop the trusting relationships necessary for you to motivate, influence, and inspire others.
Language Strategies for Greater Confidence and Impact
There is power in language and far too often tentative language patterns compromise how women communicate and are perceived by others. This session highlights the power of “positive language” and offers 15 ways to ‘up one’s language game’ to increase impact and confidence. Words such as “just,” “does this make sense?” and excessive apologizing can diminish one’s effectiveness in the workplace. We share strategies for identifying speech patterns worth changing, along with tips for success.
Network with Purpose
Do you bristle when you hear the word “networking?” Does networking fall to the bottom of your priority list? Networking is critical for professional success and advancement, yet many don’t enjoy it. This session will cover the importance of networking and give participants strategies to develop a networking style within the office and beyond that is productive and authentic. Participants will develop and practice a 30-second story that can flex and be used with confidence in a variety of social venues.
Apply Design Thinking to Tackle Workplace Challenges
Design thinking is a methodology used by today’s forward-thinking companies. Its principles can be applied to most challenges one faces. At its core, design thinking is a problem-solving approach that is solution-focused rather than problem-focused which puts humans at the center of the design process. This session will share the five pillars of Design Thinking and provide participants with an understanding of how to apply design thinking to most any workplace problem they face.
Productivity Tips for Greater Efficiency and Career Fulfillment
With all the information surrounding us today, focusing on what’s important can be a continual workplace challenge. We will provide insights to save time and maximize impact, along with tips for managing email, using time blocking to get “deep work” done, and dealing with “infobesity.” The session explores habits for goal-setting and ‘best practice’ strategies for prioritizing work, so employees can focus on the important and not just the urgent. We discuss KPI’s, OKR’s, and 90-day plans as goal-setting strategies to consider.
Manage your Personal Brand by Polishing Your LinkedIn Profile and Upping your Engagement
Having a strong presence on LinkedIn is a ‘must have’, not a ‘nice to have’ in today’s working world. Being a part of the largest professional social network is vital regardless of one’s career stage. This session offers expert guidance on how to develop a LinkedIn profile and engagement strategy to present one’s best self to meet individual career goals, whether it’s client relations, speaking engagements, or professional advancement.
Diane coaches individuals one-on-one or in groups to help them reach their maximum potential, enhance their impact as leaders and role models, find joy and fulfillment in their work, and get the right work done. With a focus on leadership, executive presence, and results, we help high-potential employees gain self-awareness and unlock their potential.
- “Diane Flynn is one of the best workshop facilitators I’ve seen. She has world-class instincts about people and is phenomenal in reading a room with respect to what a group needs. Most importantly, she models the perfect alchemy of direct and respectful guidance that helps workshop participants feel both stretched and cared for.” Chip Conley Airbnb Strategic Advisor and Founder of Modern Elder Academy