Connie Dieken is a social scientist whose research focuses on leadership influence. She advises C-suite executives at the world’s leading brands on how to influence positive outcomes under challenging conditions in all directions.
The founder and chairman of The Dieken Group, Connie developed and launched Influence360º, a statistically validated research tool that measures influence patterns. Armed with customized research, she guides leaders on how to unify, elevate, and shape the future of their most critical initiatives by earning the commitment of important stakeholders—from boards of directors to associates, peers, investors, analysts, and customers.
Connie built her unique skillset as a television journalist for NBC and ABC. It was in broadcast studios—interviewing leaders from U.S. Presidents to top CEOs—where she learned how to drill down to the root cause of any situation to reveal both the root cause and the way forward. Her reporting was honored with five Emmy Awards ® , two Telly Awards ® , and induction into the Radio/TV Broadcaster’s Hall of Fame. ®
Her extraordinary skills as an executive advisor have also been recognized by the Global Gurus ® organization which named Connie the world’s #1 Executive Communication Advisor in 2020. She is also a member of the elite corps of Marshall Goldsmith 100 Coaches.
Connie is also a best-selling author. Her two books, Talk Less, Say More and Become the Real Deal were both #1 best-sellers. Her upcoming book is Influencers: How the World’s Top Leaders Unify People, Elevate Initiatives,, and Shape Positive Change.
A dynamic keynote speaker, Connie has been inducted into the Speakers Hall of Fame. ® She delivers interactive, powerful keynote speeches at major conferences around the globe to audiences in the thousands as well as highly interactive digital experiences.
Her thought leadership has also been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Investor’s Business Daily, CNBC, The Kuwait Times and other leading business publications around the globe.