Diane Foster has a strategic outlook, while tactically she is a good catalyst for keeping projects moving and as needed uses her considerable skills in bridge building.
I’m immensely impressed with the Skill Kit for Leaders: Emotional Intelligence Module. Diane Foster has leveraged her extensive high level experience with coaching for emotional intelligence, into a highly practical, valuable toolkit for professional coaches.
Thanks so much for the resources in your Skill Kit for Leaders units on Delegation, Team building, and Managing Change have given me. Very helpful!
Hi Diane! I talked with Bill about the results of the meeting to investigate the possibility of a DSO advisory-type group. Bill said that it was the best meeting he’s ever attended! He said that prior to the meeting there were some marked disagreements in some cases about structure and responsibilities, that moved to consensus in just a few hours. Well done!!!
Thought yesterday’s session was very helpful in the process of understanding other team member’s needs in a context that we have never explored before.
Truly appreciate all your help. Your caring nature serves us well in creating an environment of acceptance and valuing of differences. Plus, you are obviously quite knowledgeable on the MBTI Team-Building tool. Combined, these traits convey a certain “mastery” and enable better learning. We’re used to seeing a “teaching through sharing of data” approach that enables little. You are refreshing. Hope to see you again soon!
Diane, thanks, again, for facilitating our retreat last Friday. I believe it was a big step towards building a stronger leadership team! My hope is that that kind of dialogue can continue and we learn more about what each of us brings to the table. In addition, I believe learning more about each of our roles will help us see the bigger picture and will allow us to be more understanding of each other. — this is already helping me in my personal life as well!
I want to take this opportunity to thank you for the assistance you have been giving to our middle management group in becoming a more effective team. The San Francisco AIDS Foundation is, in many ways, a unique organization facing continuing challenges. I am impressed with how quickly you have tuned in to our group’s needs and helped them to work through some current issues. The use of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator has been especially helpful in building better understanding within the group.
Because of Diane Foster’s MBTI sessions, I understand why my coworkers act the way they do, and I’ve learned to understand my reactions and my feelings towards them. It’s been tremendously helpful to me to draw upon this information in difficult deciosn-making situations. Being included in Diane’s MBTI team-building sessions was the best thing my boss did for me!
Diane is thorough, thoughtful, strategic, and deeply-involved when she is in “work” mode. I have genuine appreciation for the people knowledge she has and how effectively she applies it in very difficult change management and organizational development situations. In addition, she has innovated some amazing diagnostic tools. She personally applies them and very skillfully transfers them to her clients, who continue to benefit from her work for years afterwards. I can’t say enough positive things about Diane’s coaching, development, and organizational strategy work with me and the Membership Division of EPRI.