Our client relationships are collaborative. Based on trust, this mutual connection fosters a joint commitment to both agreed outcomes and the value of the ongoing alliance. Satisfaction is when our clients refer us to their colleagues and networks.

Although specific client details are confidential, the work we do has been in the following sectors, at a local or global level,  or with individual executives: aviation, banking, beverages, building materials, consultant engineering, education, financial services, government, hospitals, health insurance, investment management, investment banking, insurance, legal, logistics, media, oil & energy, professional services, private equity, sports marketing and resources. 

What clients say …

“Working with Dianne fundamentally changed the way I think about and now manage my career. Her thoughtful insights helped me better understand and acknowledge my strengths, and become more purposeful about defining my career objectives and building networks and pathways to help me get there. Dianne is a great communicator. Her sense of calm combined with her steely resolve provided space for clarity, honesty and action.” (Asia-Pacific Chief Credit Officer, Ratings Agency)

“No way in the world, I would have written a CV this way which is the reason why you do what you do. Old adage ‘one does not know what they don’t know’” (President and Group COO, Executive Director, Joint-Venture Chair and NED) 

“I very much agree about the importance of a leader having a coach like you supporting role transition and also working in difficult contexts like you did for me.” (Senior Executive, Leading Business School)

“What a tremendously informative and insightful workshop you delivered to leading women executive members of Amcham Shanghai today – well done!” (Committee Co-Chair Women’s Executive Network for American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai and Partner of Global Law Firm)

“I’m absolutely delighted with the output and so worth the investment and glad I asked you to do it … A couple of people who offered to help said I was in good hands when I mentioned you were doing my CV!” (Senior Strategy Executive, top 5 ASX Listed Company)

“Just thought I would pass on a little bit of positive feedback I received on my board CV. The board that I am about to join is conducting an evaluation of its board and I have been included as the evaluation team want to understand where the new board members will fit in. I was complemented on my excellent ‘capabilities based’ CV. Thought you should share the congratulations. Thanks again.” (Non-Executive Director)

“I am delighted to let you know that I have been offered a position on the board. They told me they were impressed with my written application when I arrived for my interview. Thanks so much for helping me with the written application and the interview tips!” (Non-Executive Director, Consultant and Executive Manager)

“Many thanks for yesterday’s event which was immensely informative and helpful.  You managed to convey a great deal in the session.” (Special Counsel, Law Firm)

"Thanks for all your help Dianne." (Global Chair, Law Firm)

“I am thrilled with the work you did on my board CV.” (Partner, Major Consulting Firm)

“I have really enjoyed working with you. Your work is excellent and your approach very professional.” (CEO and Director)

“I found Dianne to be utterly professional. She demonstrated a keen knowledge of the elements essential to be present in a board-ready CV and was able to guide me in the appropriate method of drafting that content. Dianne was enthusiastic and supportive and made a number of excellent recommendations that were not only practical but also sensible given my particular circumstances. I was delighted to have Dianne as my mentor and would be happy to endorse her to anyone seeking similar guidance and advice.” (Aspiring Non-Executive Director)

“While I was preparing myself for Board work I came across Dianne Jacobs who helped me build my Board CV and coached me around what Boards are looking for and how to prepare myself for it.  I found the process really challenged me to think about myself, and what I might bring in a very different (and helpful) way.  That reshaping has helped me now build my Board portfolio to 3 over a year.” (Partner Consulting Practice, Major Accounting Firm)

“Dianne was a great coach and I learnt a lot from her structured approach to the mentoring objectives. When starting out on this journey, being able to speak with someone who is knowledgeable of the expectations of boards is such an advantage. Working through an application was an extremely useful approach.“ (Aspiring Non-Executive Director)

“Dianne was a fantastic facilitator making you feel at ease to participate and ask questions. Her method of teasing out your thinking as to what is required in your board resume was fantastic and has given me a lot to think about.” (Participant of an in-house mentoring circle run for an ASX top-5 corporate)

“Dianne was very engaging and pragmatic. She was thought provoking in a safe environment.” (Participant of an in-house mentoring circle run for an ASX top-5 corporate)

“Thanks Dianne, your insights and advice always very much appreciated. Board NED role secured so may get to see you in Melbourne next!” (Non-Executive Director) 

“…very, very positive about the process and the insight got from it … the whole team felt comfortable that the task was in good hands … look forward to staying in touch.” (Partner, Private Equity)

“Thanks for a very interesting session. It was exactly what I need at this point and you provided some great structure for me to re-think how I present myself as well as concrete suggestions for next steps” (Non-Executive Director and Mentoring Circle participant)

“I found the day very useful. I thought that not only was the content very helpful, but also the atmosphere – very confidence building. I appreciate the personal attention you gave and the way you handled different personalities. I look forward to our follow up.” (Senior Investment Analyst and Workshop Participant)

“She will see the thought out there and dive into a conversation.” (CEO and Chairman, Consulting Engineering)

“Dianne is an outstanding coach and mentor. I worked closely with Dianne over a 6-month period to define personal and career objectives. She assisted me greatly in adjusting to a new role during this time. I found Dianne’s advice to be clear and practical. Importantly, her knowledge and experience were invaluable to my development and me. I would recommend Dianne to anyone seeking high quality professional coaching.” (Executive Director Client Services, Services)

“Thanks to your practical and tactical advice, I was successful in gaining my promotion.” (Managing Director, Investment Banking)

“Your creative input and new ideas when developing our talent strategy was well accepted by the Executive Committee.” (Global HR Manager, Resources)

“Again the session provided me with lots to think about and focus on. It has been very valuable and I feel inspired.” (Partner, Law) 

“Your coaching made a real difference and there has been a noticeable shift.” (Global Manager, Resources) 

“I have thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated working with Dianne. She has gently challenged my thinking and approach, which I believe will stand me in good ground to transform my leadership style. Thank you for challenging and stretching me.” (Executive General Manager, Services)

“Working with Dianne delivered tangible, commercial and pragmatic outcomes for me and I found her style to be an appropriate balance of being professional while also being personable. I still refer to the work we did together to keep me focussed on my goals both personal and professional.” (Group Advisor, Resources)

“Women intent on reaching the top in their organisations would do well to read this thoughtful and highly practical article.” (Editor, Ivey Business Journal)

“She combines high levels of pragmatism and the ability to successfully navigate the most senior levels of the corporate world, with equally high levels of awareness of and sensitivity to the systemic issues that link organisational and human performance. An articulate and thoughtful mentor, coach, problem solver, communicator, author, Dianne’s experience and skill in fostering a diverse range of talent, and her ability to generate practical, achievable solutions, brings tangible benefits to those who work with her.” (Business Associate) 

“Thanks for the webinar today. I thought it was excellent; a very practical guide to exactly what we need to do to start making applications.” (MBA 2017)