Diana is a dynamic and powerful speaker, author, attorney and consultant that strives to inspire and empower each person to believe in and embrace their God-given identity. After all, whatever you believe is what will be. Diana offers keynote speeches, inspirational talks, workshops and consultative services to organizations and young women groups in the area of diversity and inclusion, emotional intelligence, vulnerability, values based leadership and women in leadership. Diana offers these services using her unique, high energy and fun speaking style.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 17 - 90 minutes
What to Expect
Being the sixth child of seven growing up, Diana loves to get on stage and crack a joke or two. Diana is high energy, thoughtful, humorous and filled with gobs of emotional intelligence - meaning she knows when to sit down! She engages with the audience and creates a connection. She doesn't mind being transparent about her fears, challenges and failures and how they have translated to promotions, high-level leadership and a great amount of trust among her work and personal relationships.
It doesn't stop there. Diana does her research. Along with her engaging speaking style, she provides tools, processes, and resources to share with her audiences. That way, audiences walk away feeling refreshed, excited and ready to immediately implement what they just learned.
She even has a few special talents that she may even share - such as standing on her head and doing a cart-wheel - just to live'n up things.
Diana Patton recently completed her personal book entitled Inspiration in my Shoes and is an Inspirational Speaker and Advocate for Humanity. She speaks to high school and college age young women, women’s groups that wish to encourage younger women, and young athletes. She also speaks on leadership topics to various organizations and nonprofits. In December 2015, she completed her full-time work as the VP/COO/General Counsel for the Toledo Fair Housing Center but she continues to provide consulting services to the Center. Prior to assuming her role at the Toledo Fair Housing Center, she worked on staff at CedarCreek Church and directed various ministry teams. Previous to her roles at CedarCreek, she was an inspirational speaker, certified health coach and co-business owner of health-based company, FITatudes, LLC. She was trained and certified at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition (IIN) in Manhattan, New York. After graduating from IIN, Diana returned as a guest lecturer on various topics.
Prior to becoming a health coach and speaker, Diana held a number of law firm and high-level corporate positions, including global director-level positions at Fortune 500 companies. She worked in the areas of contract procurement, purchasing and negotiation, litigation assistance, supplier diversity, corporate training and strategic planning.
She earned her bachelor and law degree at the University of Toledo, where she also ran track. Diana is licensed to practice law in Ohio and is currently a member of the Toledo Bar Association and the Ohio State Bar Association. Diana has conducted corporate diversity training and has taught various business courses at Owens Community College in Toledo. She has written curricula, blogs and newsletters when she operated her FITatudes company, has spoken nationally on health and life coaching topics, and has contributed articles to the Toledo Free Press and the Sojourner’s Truth newspaper.
Diana currently serves on the Polly Fox Academy Board in Toledo Ohio. The Polly Fox is an alternate school for 7-12th grade pregnant and parenting girls.
Diana enjoys spending time reading, writing, exercising/running, leading a woman’s life group/bible study, mentoring young women, serving in various capacities, hanging with friends and family, and staying very involved with her children’s athletic and scholastic endeavors. Her greatest joy is to inspire others to live life to the full. She resides in Toledo, Ohio with her husband, David of 18 blessed years, and their two children.
Additional Booking Notes
Diana typically plays videos and will need access to WIFI, a projector and sound equipment to play the videos.
Sound equipment to play video
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