Diane’s Top Book Recommendations to Clients

Personal Effectiveness:

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change, by Stephen R. Covey

What Got You Here Won’t Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful, by Marshall Goldsmith and Mark Reiter

The Power of Story: Rewrite Your Destiny in Business and in Life, by Jim Loehr

Strengths Finder 2.0, by Tom Rath

Go Put Your Strengths to Work: 6 Powerful Steps to Achieve Outstanding Performance by Marcus Buckingham

Secrets of Six Figure Women: Surprising Strategies to Up Your Earnings and Change Your Life, by Barbara Stanny

Authentic Happiness: Using the New Positive Psychology to Realize Your Potential for Lasting Fulfillment, by Martin Seligman

Unlimited Power: The New Science of Personal Achievement
, by Anthony Robbins

Make the Right Career Move: Critical Insights and Strategies to Land Your Dream Job, by Rachelle J. Canter, PH.D

Marketing/Business Development/Relationship Management:

The Trusted Advisor, by David H. Maister, Charles H. Green and Robert M. Galford

Never Eat Alone: And Other Secrets to Success One Relationship At a Time, by Keith Ferrazzi

Brag: The Art of Tooting Your Own Horn Without Blowing It, by Peggy Klaus

Raving Fans: A Revolutionary Approach to Customer Service, by Ken Blanchard & Sheldon Bowles

Brand It Yourself: The Fast, Focused Way to Marketplace Magic, by Lynn Altman


Working With Emotional Intelligence
, by Daniel Goleman

Good To Great, by Jim Collins

Know How: The 8 Skills That Separate People Who Perform From Those Who Don’t, by Ram Charan, Crown Business, 2007

Leading Leaders: How to Manage Smart, Talented, Rich and Powerful People, by Jeswald Selacuse, AMACOM, 2006

Effective Communication:

Getting to Resolution: Turning Conflict into Collaboration, by Stewart Levine

Fierce Conversations: Achieving Success at Work & in Life, One Conversation at a Time, by Susan Scott

Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most, by Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton & Shelia Heen

Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High, by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan & Al Switzler

Stress Management/Time Management:

The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, Not Time, Is the Key to High Performance and Personal Renewal, by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz

Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff at Work: Simple Ways to Minimize Stress and Conflict While Bringing Out the Best in Yourself and Others, by Richard Carlson, PH,D, Hyperion, 1998

The 4-Hour Work Week: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich, by Timothy Ferriss

Never Check E-Mail in the Morning and Other Unexpected Strategies for Making Your Work Life Work, by Julie Morgenstern

Additional Professional Service Referrals Diane Recommends to Clients

Business Communications:
Deborah Gaines, Business Communications Consultant: www.deborahgaines.com

In addition to being a fabulous individual, I would have her write everything for me if I could.  She is a phenomenal project manager and very knowledgeable about the law firm marketing space.
She also does coaching and workshops around business writing—a must have for managers.   

Health & Wellness:
Bill Costigan, Licensed Acupuncturist (NYS) and a nationally certified Diplomate in Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) www.balancecenteracupuncture.com (Westchester)

Yes, Bill is my brother. Loyalty to my one and only sibling aside, I could not ethically recommend anyone to stick needles in my clients or friends that I did not think was at the absolute top of his/her game.  If anyone would have told me when I was a kid that one day I would actively guilt my younger brother into sticking needles in me and lighting fire alarmingly close to my skin, I would have laughed them right out of the sandbox. His work is nothing short of miraculous.

Nyssa Tang: Licensed Acupuncturist and Board Certified Herbalist: nyssatang@gmail.com (NYC).

If you have not tried acupuncture, it is a must for your to-do list.  Similar to my personal connection to the acupuncturist above, Nyssa is a close personal friend and fellow karateka.  She re-aligns my chi, keeps my immune system protected and puts me in what I affectionately call the “acu-zone”—an almost inexplicable state of calm and balance. 

Jamie J. Spannhake, JD, Certified Holistic Health Counselor: www.TheNourishingBalance.com

Jamie and I collaborate on time management and stress management work.  Even though our MBTI personality types are exactly opposite on all four letters, we are like professional interest soulmates.  I’m honored to say that she is also my holistic health counselor.  Her guidance has had a major impact on how I approach my health.  If you’re interested in implementing more healthful practices in your life, call Jamie stat.

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