As a new Executive Director, I had a lot of “big picture” ideas about where I wanted to take the organization, but didn’t know how to turn that into action and get true buy-in from the board and staff. Diane immediately understood the path we needed to take and charted a course that has taken us quickly from “conceptual” to “concrete”. All along the way she has made sure that everyone involved feels valued and heard, and has kept us on the sometimes-difficult path to our goals and outcomes. We now have a plan that is both aspirational and operational, and is the roadmap for everything we do. Diane’s calm focus provided the foundation for us to become a real team, and her strong vision is helping us to grow and thrive together.