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Diana Ackerley

President, Focusing Conversations

Norwalk, Connecticut

Let me introduce myself. My Gallup Strengths are that I am Strategic (see patterns to create a strategy), an Achiever (do more and achieve more), a Learner (energized by the journey to competence), Responsibility (you can count on me), Woo (connect and network with people), and a Maximizer (transform people from strong to superb). Let me use my strengths to partner with you to Focus your Aspirations. Elevate your Conversations and Accelerate your Success.

My coaching will lift you to your next level of greatness.

  • Are you ready to break out of the pack?
  • Are you satisfied with your executive presence?
  • Are you comfortable with having difficult conversations?
  • Are you good at navigating people politics in your company?
  • Are you agile in dealing with change?
  • Are you going into a new role or position?
  • Are you satisfied with your ability to get promoted?
  • Are you good at managing stress?
  • Are you happy with your work – life balance?
  • Are you a lone wolf trying to play well with others?
As you answer these questions you may consider that coaching will benefit you.

I am a Licensed Psychologist who specializes in Executive Coaching and am a Master Certified Coach (MCC) through the International Coach Federation, which is the highest designation in Coaching. This means I am an experienced coach with more than 2600 coaching hours. I am also a Certified C-IQ Coach in Conversational Intelligence®, A Results Certified Brain Based Coach through the NeuroLeadership Institute, and Certified in the eqi 2.0, Emotional Intelligence Assessments. Additionally I am an ICF Certified Mentor Coach, which means that I coach the coaches. I am the immediate Past President of the Connecticut Chapter of ICF.

No issue is too big or too small.

Let me be the wind beneath your Wings!


  • One-to-One Coaching
  • Coaching Circles


  • Communication Strategies
  • Executive Strategies
  • Leadership


  • Phone/Audio
  • Video Conference
  • In Person


  • English