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Dia Draper helps individuals, teams and organizations across a variety of industries develop strategies to address issues like diversity & inclusion,  navigating conflict and finding joy @ work through:

  • coaching individuals and teams

  • training and content delivery

  • assessment and evaluation

  • program design and implementation

Through humor, storytelling, and her authentic and inclusive communications style, Dia makes uncomfortable conversations safe. Her skills have made her a sought-after master facilitator, negotiator, and speaker. She speaks on a wide range of topics ranging from resilience to entrepreneurship.



Every workshop is custom built for your group. Examples include:

Leading with Happiness

Studies clearly show that a manager’s behavior has a huge influence on happiness at work. Good leaders motivate and energize their employees and create a level of happiness that make employees go the extra mile for the workplace and the customers. Bad managers, on the other hand, spread frustration and stress all around them.

This session gives leaders the knowledge and tools they need to co-create environments where their people can experience happiness at work. And it doesn’t take much. Happiness at work is not about raises, bonuses, perks and promotions – it comes from simple, effective actions that any leader ought to know and do.


Similarly, it’s important for leaders themselves to be happy at work. Unhappy managers make their employees miserable, have a harder time reaching their goals and are more prone to stress and illness.


How To Be Ridiculously Likeable

We all want to be liked, respected and valued. For some people, their interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence make them naturally adept at initiating, building and maintaining relationships. For the rest of us, the good news is that these skills can be learned and practiced with immediately observable results. No matter your personality type or disposition, from introvert to those who love dancing on tables, we all want stronger, more vibrant relationships.


This interactive session will introduce insights about the confidence, charm, charisma and communication skills that lead to authentic engagement, better conversations, more effective networking and the foundation of strong relationships.


Ask Me Anything: Conversations around Race and Other Difficult Topics

There has been a paradigm shift taking place in higher education, the business world, non-profits, and even public safety/law enforcement professions around diversity. While acknowledging and celebrating difference continue to be important in creating positive business and educational environments, there is a higher expectation that all staff be able to identify how cultural differences impact their work so that they can work and respond effectively to difference.


This funny and engaging session will introduce participants to overlapping concepts related to cultural and intercultural competence to help staff better manage and navigate cultural differences. 


The 10 Commandments of Communicating Through Conflict

Life is filled with conflict, and we experience it daily with a partner or spouse, siblings and parents, and friends and co-workers. Many believe that conflict is driven solely by personality type. While there is truth in this, many do not realize that there is also a cultural connection to conflict. 


This highly interactive session will focus on how conflict is manifested through culture and how our communication styles exacerbate interpersonal issues. Participants will learn the four most prevalent styles people use globally when responding to conflict. Participants will also identify their preferred style of managing conflict and tangible ways to be more open, engaged, and responsive to styles that are different from their own.  


Work With Dia

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