Diana Faison, M Ed

DIANA FAISON is a Partner at Flynn Heath Holt whose goal is to move corporate leaders forward faster. With over twenty years of expertise in the fields of leadership training, executive coaching, and performance consulting, Diana has designed and facilitated over 600 workshops for both corporate and non-profit groups. Her passion for empowering the next generation of leaders has led her to coach and design programs targeted toward high-talent executives, including a special interest in unique learning platforms and the role they can play in leadership development and professional success. 

Before becoming a partner, Diana worked with Flynn Heath Holt for 15 years as a consultant. Over the span of her career, she has coached clients in a wide range of industries, including professional services, global real estate, financial services, software development, and healthcare. She began her career at Queens University and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte as a Dean in Student Affairs and a teacher of Leadership Development studies.

Diana has authored articles for Success and Lead Change Group, and is co-author of the book, The Influence Effect: A New Path to Power for Women Leaders (Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2017). She is a sought-after keynote speaker on business leadership topics such as political savvy, strategic planning, brand, personal power, authentic leadership and influence. As a cancer survivor, Diana offers a unique perspective on the topics of resilience and well-being. She has spoken to groups including Deloitte, PepsiCo, Fifth Third Bank, Premier Inc. (healthcare), Bristol-Myers Squibb, Grifols USA (healthcare), Amgen (biotechnology), and Hill-Rom (medical equipment).

Diana received her M.Ed. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a graduate of Leadership Charlotte, an organization that provides leaders with the opportunity to serve the community.  Diana is certified in numerous assessment instruments including the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, ChangeWorks, Hogan Personality Inventory, Situational Leadership II (SLII), and the Leadership Architect. Follow Diana on Twitter @FlynnHeathHolt and @DianaWFaison.