Acclaim for
Dr. Diane Hamilton

Business Behavioral Expert

I very much enjoyed my appearance on Dr. Diane Hamilton’s show for a pair of related reasons: First, she’s an excellent, insightful interview partner who, second, did her homework to ensure that our conversation brought us to the most informative parts of my material.

TTL Marcel Kuhn | Unthinkable Life

It was an absolute pleasure to be a guest on the Dr. Diane Hamilton show. I have known Diane for several years. She is an expert interviewer who skillfully guides the conversation towards the most valuable insights for the listeners. Her show attracts an impressive list of guests, so it was an honor to be invited to share my perspectives on doing the unthinkable and about my recently published book Unthinkable – Life Teachings From a Soul Surfer. Dr. Hamilton’s insightful questions made the conversation engaging and thought-provoking. Thank you for the opportunity to share my message with your audience, Dr. Hamilton. It was a truly memorable experience.


“Powerful presentation.”

“Dynamic and interesting topic.”

“Very insightful.”

“Enjoyed this presentation; very relevant to my role.”

“An eye opener!”

“Excellent presentation.”


We have hired Dr. Diane Hamilton as a speaker on multiple occasions to discuss her work with curiosity.  Recently, we also had her speak about perception.  These were just a few of the nearly all 5 star ratings Dr. Diane Hamilton’s Keynote presentation The Power of Perception: The Key to Communicate Effectively in a Globally Diverse World has received to date on IIL’s Leadership & Innovation 2022 Online Conference! That’s why IIL asks her back again and again, as well as reshows her presentations in our “Brought Back by Popular Demand” feature in conferences that follow.  Attendees loved how Dr. Diane Hamilton shares her ground-breaking research that has determined the four factors that impact the perception process, and people were enthusiastic about learning how to improve communication, and be more engaged, productive, and innovative at work.

So Dr. Diane, until the next time…!


Dr. Diane Hamilton is one of the most gifted leadership interviewers out there. She blends her own leadership wisdom with the questions she asks, engaging with her guests with ease, and drawing out tangible, immediately implementable insights for her audience. It was an honor to be a featured guest, and I left with my own action items from our interview! I highly recommend listening to “Take the Lead” and making it part of your weekly professional development.

Lisa Marie Platske

I have done a lot of podcast-type interviews this year, and my conversation with Diane was one of my absolutely favorites. It was such a great conversation, very free-flowing, that it didn’t even feel like an interview!

TTL 897 | Sustainability Technology

Diane is a delight! We had such a great and engaging conversation about ethical sourcing in global supply chains and what companies need to think about when establishing ESG strategies and investing in sustainability technology solutions. I’m so impressed by the breadth of leadership stories she brings to her listeners.

TTL 886 | Purposeful Aging

Diane is impressively fresh and original. I learned much from my interview with her. She has created both an art and a science to her interviewing that brought out the “power” in the purpose content plus brought growth and fulfillment to me in the process. She did her homework, which led to clear and compelling questions.

TTL 885 | Top School Choice

Dr. Hamilton is an incredibly thoughtful interviewer. Her questions trigger insights that weren’t previously clear. It’s no surprise that she attracts high-profile business leaders to her podcast and why she has developed such a strong network to assist entrepreneurs with maximizing their personal and professional growth.

TTL 875 | Burn Survivor

Dr. Hamilton is an excellent interviewer. She asks the most insightful questions and does a wonderful job of making her guests feel comfortable throughout the interview. I wholeheartedly recommend listening to her show!

TTL 876 | Culture, Innovation And Curiosity

It was a great pleasure to share our findings about Business Curiosity with Diane Hamilton on Take The Lead. With so many businesses struggling with with employee turnover, virtual interactions and innovation, it is so important for all companies to create an environment that welcomes and grows curiosity. Why?…because Curiosity + Creativity = Innovation. Diane, thank you so much for the opportunity have this conversation and to spread the word about the importance of curiosity!

Dr. Diane Hamilton knows what questions to ask, so she’ll be able to write outstanding articles about you, while also ensuring a high-quality interview that will generate buzz for your brand – because, at the end of the day, no one likes an average person. It’s a perfect show to share insights and make sure it is delivered to the right audience. It’s surely an unforgettable moment to be on Dr. Diane’s show.

I loved being a guest on Diane’s show. Chemistry between the interviewer and guest is critical for the most engaging outcome and Diane helped me feel comfortable right out of the gate. Diane’s work on curiosity was a natural fit with the focal point of our interview on upskilling and reskilling the workforce of the future. Thanks for having me on the show!


TTL 859 | Presentation Value

Diane Hamilton is a Master – an insightful and upbeat interviewer whose intentions are nonetheless serious and substantive. She asked all the right questions: the ones I always wish people would ask. Our hour flew by, and I can’t wait till next time!

Diane takes a very low-key and down-to-earth approach in her conversations with her guests. Her style relaxes you and results in an interesting exchange of experiences and opinions. Her life experiences allow her to interject her viewpoint at just the right time. The best part of her radio show is the fact that every time I listen to it, I learn something. That combined with her ability to attract guests from all walks of life makes it a worthwhile investment of time for her listeners.

TTL 840 | Employing Persons With Disability

It was a delight meeting Dr. Diane Hamilton again. Diane knows how to engage her guests and get the best out of them. She is a great host who is able to charm her readers / listeners and guests into full engagement with the purpose of educating, informing and improving the lives of her audience. Dr. Diane is a uniquely talented trendsetter. I enjoy her company and her captivating conversation in every opportunity I have. Keep on making the world a better place.

It’s rare to find a leader who combines deeply human behavior expertise with keen business skills, but Dr. Diane Hamilton is that leader. Being interview by her was both a pleasure and an honor. She asked thoughtful, insightful questions and made sure I felt comfortable throughout.

TTL 828 Steve Ardire | SignalAction.AI

Doing a podcast with Dr. Diane Hamilton is like running a hot knife through butter because she’s poised, polished, very prepared and asks the right questions which elevates your game 😉 It was a real pleasure so highly recommend the show.

TTL 285 | Virtual Reality Learning

Dr. Diane Hamilton understands the intersection of learning and technology like few in the field. It was a pleasure to discuss our vision for research-based immersive virtual reality that will rapidly improve math & science learning outcomes for our most deserving students. Rich conversations are difficult to come by in a space that’s overwrought with theoretical ideas that don’t translate to classrooms and students. Her perspective is sharp, forward-thinking and focused on how we operationalize and scale next generation learning technologies across sectors.

TTL 816 Jeff Bleich | Autonomous Vehicles

I feel honored and privileged for being guest in Take The Lead Radio Show hosted by Diane Hamilton. She is a great person, real professional who made me feel comfortable and relaxed during the interview.

Authors of The Power of Perception, Dr. Diane Hamilton and Dr. Maja Zelihic, have tapped into the critical process involved in perception. What might seem perfectly reasonable or acceptable to one person might be entirely unacceptable for another; recognizing how our IQ, emotional intelligence, culture, critical thinking, and curiosity impact our reality is an essential part of being successful in business


Perception is everything, it is the way we see the world, the canvas we behold. Drs. Hamilton and Zelihic’s book makes the concept of Perception so very reachable for all. It brings to the forefront the power that perception can create in our lives and what we can do to harness this as a powerful tool. A must read for anyone interested in creating greater success and thus a more profound life.

Recognizing the value of perception is critical to an organization’s success. Drs. Diane Hamilton and Maja Zelihic examine the importance of perception and how it can empower people to feel like they contribute in distinct ways. This recognition can lead to a clear ROI, with more productive employees who have fewer conflicts.

Perceptions define our existence.  How great to see a book that not only acknowledges this fact but also offers the hope of improving our world by seeing things differently.

It is extremely rare to find a book that can change your life, and this is one of them.  The Power of Perception gives you tools and ideas that will shift the way you look at the world and dramatically increase both your personal and leadership success. 

Perception is such a powerful force in our everyday lives, but few of us really understand how it works, how it affects us, and how we can better use it to our advantage.  Drs. Hamilton and Zelihic have written a definitive, practical, and actionable guide to comprehending the power of perception and harnessing it with intention.

The Power of Perception book is a profound piece of work from Dr. Diane Hamilton and Dr. Maja Zelihic.  They wrote, “perception is reality in the workplace.”  What I really appreciate about this book is that they clearly see the potential to change the reality of the workplace by thoughtfully changing one’s perception of that reality – a powerful, paradigm – changing thought.  Well done!

TTL 815 Hon. Henry F. De Sio, Jr. | Making Change Global

This was such an easy conversation with Dr. Diane Hamilton! So grateful to have had the chance to visit with her and share my stories with her audience!

Enlightening, productive and most importantly…fun. Diane really likes my common sense ideas which help companies optimize their marketing spend to maintain and accelerate profitable corporate growth in these crazy times. She also encouraged me to pursue an idea on my business bucket list which will provide people the comfort food they grew up with now that they don’t live in their home towns anymore. Diane is a master interviewer because she always gets right to the heart of things and never gets right to the fringe of things.

TTL 809 | Future Ready Leadership

Diane is a great host. She knows her stuff so the conversation is relevant, informed and curious. She is able to find the correlations between her guests’ work and hers which makes for great conversation. It was an honour to be invited on her show.

TTL 808 | Gig Economy

I met Diane through an appearance at The Selling Power Summit earlier this year. Afterward, we set up some time to talk. My discussion with Diane was thoroughly enjoyable. She came well prepared to deal with my unique skill-set and asked thought-provoking questions. I hope to have the opportunity to chat with her again in the future.

I am an Engineering undergrad from India in my 3rd year. I just completed the first week of Curiosity course from FutureLearn. I am lucky that I found your course on Curiosity and Leadership. The course material is really engaging and I loved all the references and articles. I was eagerly looking for someone to teach me Curiosity and usage, since I was kind of stuck with learning and learning without any application of what I have learnt, I am just getting started to kickstart some actionable activities on what I’ve learnt so far. I must say it’s one of the rarest kind of course build to develop such an underrated skill like curiosity. Can’t thank you and the team behind you enough to bring such insightful content for curious learners like me. Yours Curious Student Sneha Prajapati

TTL 796 | Mobsters’ Business Practices

I agree wholeheartedly with the other testimonials on Diane’s website. She is the best interviewer I have encountered, the most informed about my work, and brought her unique perspective. Keep up the great work Diane!!!

It was such a pleasure to speak with Dr. Hamilton on her show! We share an affinity for Emotional Intelligence and for unleashing tools in the hands of others on their path for growth. Her vast experience and wealth of research continues to be an amazing resource in my career, and I will continue to look towards her work as a source of knowledge to share with clients for years to come!

It was a treat speaking with Diane about my book Reinventing Masculinity: The Liberating Power of Compassion and Connection. We had a lively conversation about what my co-author Ed Adams and I see as the shift from a “confined masculinity” to a “liberating masculinity” in individual men, in our organizations and in society. And it was neat to see the overlaps between Diane’s longstanding interest in curiosity and the our model of the 5 Cs for advancing your masculinity–which include curiosity. Keep up the great work sharing important ideas in such an engaging way, Diane!

TTL 788 | Online Education

Dr. Diane Hamilton is an awesome interviewer who asks some of the most perceptive questions around. Her seemingly innocuous approach can lull interviewees into revealing their candid thoughts—which can make for the very best of podcasting.

I just listened to our interview which was just released. I thought it was excellent. As moderator you touched on some critical and valuable topics. Thank you for the invite and the interview.
TTL 771 | Neuroscience Of Learning

It was a pleasure being on Diane’s show because she has such a broad range of interests and knowledge. We had a great time sharing our curiosity about learning and the psychology and neuroscience that underpin effective learning interventions. Her business background meant we could put the value of learning into the context of organizational performance. And it was a lot of fun.

TTL 766 | Digital Transformation

Dr. Diane Hamilton interviewed me for her radio show and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed it. She is among the foremost thought leaders globally and she is an inspiration for everyone she interacts with. Diane is truly an outstanding individual and she is a visionary. She truly cares about people and I admire her because she leads with passion and kindness. It was a real pleasure talking to her and I hope our paths cross again in the future.

I want to thank Dr. Diane Hamilton for having me as a guest on her show. It was a pleasure to speak with such a well-informed and engaging host, and I’ll remember our conversation for its ease and Dr. Hamilton’s sincere attention to the important questions that may be top of mind for a lot of people during this unprecedented time. I’m grateful for the opportunity to address critical issues in global health, and for Dr. Hamilton’s care in turning those issues into a pleasant and informative discussion.

Dear Dr. Hamilton (Diane, if I may), I just wanted to thank you for your interest in, and enthusiasm for my work; and more specifically, for the excellent interview. I’ve had the privilege of being interviewed numerous times, by a variety of journalists, reporters, and hosts. While many were quite good, you were, without the least exaggeration, one of, if not the best. It was evident that you were informed, took time to engage due diligence focal to the scope and tenor of my ongoing work, and posed questions that were insightful, provocative, and reflective of the evident time and effort you put into preparing for – and conducting – the interview. The amiable, conversational style facilitated an accessible, congenial, yet nonetheless detailed and intellectual discourse that was clearly aimed at, and respectful of your audience. Brava! So, please allow me to extend not only my thanks, but also my kudos, and appreciation for your true professionalism.  It was an absolute pleasure.  Please do not hesitate to contact me should aspects of my work be of further interest to you and your listening audience.  I would be pleased and honored to work with you again.

We recently had Dr. Diane Hamilton deliver the keynote at our cornerstone leadership event to a large group of senior level executives and professionals. Not only was Diane a dynamic speaker who engaged the audience, she was also easy to work with and spent extra time interacting with the group. Her enthusiasm and knowledge around the link between increasing curiosity and higher levels of engagement, creativity and productivity is unrivaled. We had a record turnout for her talk, with many attendees contacted me afterward to share how much they enjoyed her presentation. I highly recommend her for your next event. You will not be disappointed.


I was privileged to experience one of Dr. Hamilton’s presentations on ‘Curiosity’. Her intensely practical style of presenting depth on one of life’s most important insights for unlocking human performance – curiosity – stands apart! Her research and insights will light an essential spark, so important for innovation and progress.

TTL 753 | Journey To Your Within

It was great to be interviewed by such a like-minded and well-informed host who is also as passionate about education as I am. I felt like we could easily talk for hours about the topic of teaching our youth! Dr. Diane Hamilton also opened my eyes to new people and resources – and as a lifelong learner myself, I appreciate the recommendations to help me better help others. It is clear that she is dedicated to inspiring her listeners (and her guests!) to reach new levels of greatness.

I want to thank Diane for giving me the pleasure and honour of being interviewed by her. It was a great experience as she is an excellent interviewer who appears genuinely interested in you and what you have to say. We had a great conversation, it felt more like a conversation between friends rather than an interview. Dr Diane has such a warm and inviting nature, it was a pleasure to speak with her and also gain from her knowledge and wisdom so generously shared.

TTL 739 | Reinventing Jobs

I really enjoyed my discussion with Diane. It is a rare thing to be interviewed by someone who has such an expansive knowledge base. It allowed us to take our conversation in so many unique and interesting directions. Diane is engaging, thoughtful and witty and her questions leave you and the audience with no doubt about her intellect and sincere desire to learn and share.

TTL 728 | Effective Voice Communicator

I could say so much about Dr. Diane Hamilton. Dr. Hamilton is a highly skilled interviewer, savvy, warm, open, and she makes it so easy to be a guest on her show. Her knowledge is vast, her curiosity solid (as expected), and she truly values her guests. Consider her as a worthy host, speaker, or consultant.

TTL 744 | Heart In Selling

Thank you for the terrific interview. I was impressed at the way Diane took my suggested questions and linked our conversation to the next topic – definitely a “think on your feet” skill.

TTL 723 | Waste Prevention

Meeting Dr. Diane Hamilton on the sustainability post on LINKEDIN was a great first step on the journey that leads into the PODCAST which delivers INDUSTRY 5.0 and SYSTEMATIC WASTE PREVENTION to the US ground. Dr. Diane is a great presenter and host. She is open-minded and speaks in a language that is understood the same by all, not just psychologists, doctors, economists but by people with no similar education and it is very important.
I enjoy the way how Dr. Diane defines her questions related to the content presented. She has eliminated dead spots, open great topics, and I feel great in communication on the level HUMAN to HUMAN which is in many similar podcasts missing.
Dr. Diane representing the CURIOSITY, it seems like CURIOSITY CODE is part of her life and work. I am very happy to be on the podcast and recommend all to work with Dr. Diane Hamilton for she knows and do her job well.

TTL 711 | Transformational Storytelling

Working with Diane Hamilton was a unique experience. I have had the pleasure of being interviewed by many people and Diane’s relaxed style, her credibility and her great questions made this one of my favorites.

TTL 716 | Successful Leadership

What a fun interview with Dr Diane Hamilton! Diane sure has a way of drawing people out. And she makes it fun! I hope you all enjoy listening to the the podcast I just completed with Dr Hamilton and all the other ones she has done!

Thank you, Dr. Diane Hamilton !! So much of your research and thinking plays a key role in how we are approaching our journey to be a curious, inspired and unbossed organization – it’s great to have you as part of our tribe!

TTL 712 | COVID-19 Pandemic

It was inspiring to be a guest on Take the Lead with Dr. Hamilton. Our conversation was so authentic, safe, and fluid! Safe spaces for dialogue are essential for deep thinking, introspection, and change. Diane has a gift for creating that type of conversational culture. Our discussion was energizing!

TTL 711 | Transformational Storytelling

What an amazing interview!!!! Dr. Diane is truly incredible. We could have talked for hours. She just gets the entrepreneurial aspect of life…and that comes through immediately during interviews. A pro’s pro!!!!

TTL 710 | Photographic Safaris

I had the pleasure of meeting Diane at an event where I mentioned that I was from Africa. We started discussing safaris and she mentioned that she had a radio show and would be in contact. Diane contacted me a few weeks later and asked if I would mind being interviewed. I was honored to have been asked and enjoyed her questions and her show. She certainly did her homework and asked great questions. Thank you for the experience.

TTL 694 | Global Leadership Practices

Prior to being a guest on Diane’s show, I truly admired her work on thought leadership. She creates excellent content and her work is high-quality! Diane is also down to earth and a rare find, qualities I immediately discerned upon meeting her on LinkedIn via Dr. Maja Zelihic, Forbes School of Business Program Chair. After being on Dr. Diane’s show I admired her even more, for her first-hand experience in the field, delightful commentary, flow and ease of integrating questions between my professional work and doctorate degree dissertation research, and conversational energy on the show. Diane possesses a passion for business and leadership, like me. So, I was thrilled when she invited me to be on the show to discuss global leadership practices, what I am seeing in the field on the frontline, and how multinational corporations can improve, using a hybrid of strategies, even during crises. Thank you, Diane, for providing me with a platform to discuss my passions of economic development, organizations, leadership, and business growth (restoration) to address how each are intertwined and are complexities that originate internal to a firm. Lastly, the show’s guests are also fascinating and from observation, are individuals who are inspired by Diane too and are just as eager to learn from her and see what she’s doing next.

With the physical world mostly closed right now, I’ve done a lot of virtual events. Diane Hamilton’s was one of the absolute best. Her questions were insightful and the participants were intelligent and engaged. Diane’s energy and enthusiasm created a fantastic event without having to add to my stockpile of Marriott points.

TTL 695 | Solar Liquid Power

First let me say that any celebrity in my world is not an expected result. We tend to promote “the company” seeing all its contributors and contributions as arriving the industry respect and value to all people, as our singular honorable mission. Dr. Diane Hamilton’s radio show is welcoming, engaging, focused and probing. All the elements of arriving a greater interview of import while fostering natural transitions to further expand the knowledge into more but relevant detailed areas. I have never had such a truly open experience as was conducted on her show. She is gifted, professional, and I too have learned how to become a better interviewee because of her. Thank you and I look forward to the future with all of you, through this show. Best to all.

It was wonderful to connect with Diane who is a complete pro and a fantastic interviewer. She brings her deep expertise and considerable talent to the conversation, and I left my interview feeling so grateful and that she brought my work to light in a whole new way. Thank you!

I had the pleasure of being a guest on Take the Lead. Dr. Diane Hamilton is a great host and keeps the content informative and engaging. It was a pleasure to be on the show. Well done!

TTL 680 | The Human Brain

Dr. Hamilton is able to discover the questions about a subject which is of interest to many. It was a comfortable stretch for me to be interviewed by her as she posed questions of interest to everyone. I’m sure her listeners find her approach to be an adventurous journey into new information. And I suppose that those to be interviewed by her will find themselves to stretched as well.

TTL 678 | Hacking HR

Diane is an amazing interviewer! Our conversation was powerful not only because of the questions she asked, but because her own insights stemmed from an amazing and successful career. I am honored to have been invited to join Diane’s show. I hope I am invited again! THANK YOU!

TTL 659 | Historical Secrets

Where to begin, Dr. Diane Hamilton has an amazing ability to allow a person to feel extremely comfortable in conversation. She has a unique talent for allowing someone to explain. The exact moments in their lives that created a major change in their lives. Some time it is very frustrating to have too much knowledge about the major aspects of life around you. If your life encompasses many paths involving world changes. Dr. Hamilton has enough knowledge to allow a person to fill in the gaps of life very well. It was a pure pleasure having the ability, to tell the truth about many vital issues in our society. There are so many conspiracy theories running through our society. That stimulates confusion in so many important issues. It’s refreshing to be able to tell the basic real truth about these issues. Dr. Diane Hamilton is a very intelligent individual and has a great talent for listening. As a great man told me as a child, young man you only learn by listening.

It was a pleasure speaking with Dr. Diane Hamilton and being part of her program. I enjoyed the conversation we had and was particularly intrigued by her focus on curiosity and how this relates to personality and other success factors. Keep up the great work Dr. Hamilton and I hope our paths will cross in person one of these days!

Being a guest on Diane’s show is truly a first-rate experience. Diane is a fabulous host, making the setting warm and conversational. I love her energy and enthusiasm, which made me want to lean in further to our discussion. I appreciate the passion we share around curiosity, leadership, and business and I know we could have continued the conversation for hours. Thank you, Diane, for creating high-quality work with fascinating guests that people look forward to listening to and learning from.

I had an amazing experience on the Dr. Diane Hamilton Show. She is not only an expert in her field, but also an expert host! The time went by so fast. Like a true professional, she was not asking questions in a way that somehow would redirect back to highlight her own experiences, as I have experienced before. Diane’s show is so amazing because of its one focal point, which is helping her listeners reach their fullest potential. I was honored to be part of this, even if for a moment and I hope to get to do it again! Rock on Diane. Rock ON!

What a privilege and joy it was to be on Dr. Hamilton’s program. She is so knowledgeable and is able to ask the pertinent questions to bring out the best possible information that her listeners can truly benefit from. I learned so much from Dr. Hamilton as her questions made me dig deeper into my experiences and provide the distilled information that is the most important. Thank you Dr. Hamilton for the opportunity and I look forward to the next time.

My interview with Dr. Diane was a fantastic experience. Everyone once in a rare while, I come across someone with whom I can relate in a very deep, meaningful way. Having spoken only briefly before our interview, we connected as if we’d known each other for years. And she skillfully brought out the best in me – the part that enabled me to share my knowledge and expertise that I believe can be helpful to others. I loved the fact that there were no scripted questions. The conversation was just that – an organic interchange that was alive and engaging. I highly recommend that you subscribe to her podcast and listen to all the wonderful people she attracts. I can’t wait for her next episode!

Dr. Diane Hamilton conducted one of the best interviews with me that I’ve ever had about my work on Grateful Leadership, for her “Take the Lead” Radio show. In turn, she was one of the best Keynote presenters IIL has ever had on one of its online global conferences! She lives and breathes her “Curiosity Code” message, and her book on the subject is amazing to read and reference. She is also a masterful “connector,” which she does for the good of everyone she meets. In summary, she’s a total winner in every department!

What struck me the most was Diane’s listening and empathy. She has a true preparation of the interviews and she leads you to share what I hope will be perceived as the best insights you can possibly share. To me, the result is a high-quality content to spread and enjoy.

Diane’s show is amazing – she has a unique and curiosity-inspiring way of asking questions that help you think outside the box. Her sincerity comes through in her questions, and as a result, creates an extremely down-to-earth show with immense value for its listeners. Love the work that Diane is doing.

It was an honor to be a guest on Dr. Diane Hamilton’s radio show “Take The Lead!” To be transparent, it felt much less like an interview for Dr. Diane’s radio show and more like Diane and I sitting in a couple of high back arm chairs in front of a crackling fire in my living room catching up on life like two old friends. Diane is a warm, energetic, engaging and empathetic interviewer. Being the focus of Diane’s powerful intellect and curiosity makes you feel like you are the most important and interesting person she has ever interviewed. Diane does her homework on you, her questions are thoughtful, insightful, relevant and authentic. She has such a light touch as an interviewer that you quickly forget about the “interview” and get engrossed in the conversation. She had the unique ability of getting past the superficial storyline and into the deep intricate layers of my life story, my inspirations, my fears and my challenges. She is a consummate professional and makes you feel empowered to tell your story, in your own unique and authentic way. I have never shared so much authentic and spontaneous laughter during an interview. I appreciated the opportunity to dive deep into the areas of Authentic Leadership, Character, Honesty, Optimism, Trust Based Relationships, Emotional Intelligence and Intellectual Curiosity. We didn’t just check the boxes on a list of prepared questions. We went on a unrestricted learning and knowledge seeking journey together. I’m deeply grateful to Diane for a wonderful experience and hope that our conversation will add actionable value to her listeners. Thank you Diane for just being you. Live Without Limits!

It was a pleasure to be a guest, along with Karen Wickre, on Dr. Diane Hamilton’s radio show “Take The Lead!” Dr. Hamilton’s enthusiasm and curiosity made for an enjoyable and engaging discussion. Diane, thank you for giving me the opportunity to appear on your show!

What a pleasure it was to chat with Diane Hamilton! Her depth of knowledge and ability to ask relevant questions that get to the heart of the matter is unmatched. Diane has a genuine interest in learning from subject matter experts around the globe, and then sharing those insights and knowledge with her followers. What a wealth of valuable and useful information she has accumulated! Live and lead – accountably! Your are the CEO of your career, life and destiny. Take accountability now. If not you – who?

Dr, Diane Hamilton provides a great platform for conversation. In a time where dialog is critical, great facilitators provide a valuable service to society – and Diane is a great facilitator. It was a pleasure joining her for a journey to the past and a look into the future. In a world as uncertain and complex as ours, these conversations are critical to providing the education and awareness that is needed to today. Thanks for having me.

It was if we were sitting in her living room chatting over a glass a wine. Dr. Diane Hamilton is the consummate professional. Her questions are penetrating and empowering. She does her homework and really positions you to tell your story. I’ve been interviewed numerous times and during many of those interviews I felt the interviewer’s agenda. Not in this case. Dr. Hamilton facilitated a conversation that started with my background, moved to brand, shifted to story-telling and continued to our research (i.e., curiosity for Dr. Hamilton and authenticity at work for me). We also discussed diversity, inclusion and fear. We could have kept going well into the night. Dr. Hamilton listens extremely well and makes you feel like you’re the most important person in her life at that very moment. Great communicator, check. Conversational style, check, dynamic, check. Authentic, check. Thank you Dr. Diane Hamilton for providing me with the opportunity to both share my story and learn more about your story. Can’t wait to do it again!!


When Dr. Diane and I had our conversation, it was like we were old friends. I felt a deep connection to her and really enjoyed discovering all of the things we have in common and the life experiences that we shared together. I’ve been on lots of podcasts before, and Dr. Diane is one of the ones that I’m staying connected with. She’s a great interviewer and now I feel is also a friend. Thank you, Dr. Diane! I appreciate you!

Dr. Diane Hamilton is a trendsetter and a great thought leader. I have known her for eight years now and had the opportunity to meet her at the 3rd Annual Thought Leader Summit in La Jolla, San Diego, California. Since day one, she has been insightful, thoughtful, and mindful. In her books, she exhibits her well-versed knowledge and expertise. On her show, she presents her exceptional insight and masterfully can have her guests share their helpful insights with her listeners. She is the type of individual you can easily fall in love with. You fall in love with her talent, her persona, her professional ability to help others for personal development, her leadership, and her humanity. I am honored to offer my testimonial to her readers.

Very few experts are able to engage in a natural yet informative conversation on the air. Diane delivers for her listeners and I’m grateful for having the opportunity to be on her show. She clearly is a leader who is genuinely curious and gets people talking for a purpose.

Dr Hamilton’s interview was a delight. It’s was a pleasure to talk about how to become Indistractable with someone so intelligent, well-read, and interested in the topic. A real joy!

It was a pleasure being interviewed by Dr. Diane Hamilton. She was one of the best interviewers I’ve ever met. Her questions were always focused on important points that lead us on a journey to some vibrant discussions. It was like talking to a close friend. Her audience is blessed to know her, as I am. She’s very talented and highly qualified in what she does! I’m honored to have participated with her show! Thank you Diane! Enjoy our Journey!

I thoroughly enjoyed being a guest on Dr. Diane Hamilton’s show, and being able to share my “Simple Life” philosophy. It was refreshing to have a host who did their homework, and asked the important questions. By the time the interview was over it was like having a conversation with a long lost friend.

TTL 603 | How Successful Leaders Behave

Judging from all the other testimonials, my stellar experience being interviewed by Diane was not unique, but even so, I’d like to add my voice to the chorus. Diane’s warmth, intelligence and easy-going manner make her one interviewer who lingers in your mind. She feels like a friend; someone you immediately trust because you sense she has your best interest at heart. It’s a rare combination of gifts she has and I consider myself lucky to be on the receiving end. Thank you for the lovely conversation and for allowing me to share some insights from my experience working with global leaders. Hopefully it helps your listeners and makes their lives a bit more positive. Best wishes and hugs.

Being interviewed by Dr. Diane Hamilton was like spending time with a trusted friend. As her guest, she immediately creates a connection with you and guides you through an interview on the subject of leadership with intelligent questions, keen business acumen, and great observations. Throughout the 60 minutes, I was fully engaged. Her style was open, friendly…and effortless. And to my pleasant surprise – it was ALL substance – gleaned from experience, research, humor, great anecdotes, and an obvious commitment to make the world a better place. Thank you, Diane!

THE Dr. Diane Hamilton (I say THE) is an amazing communicator, world-class speaker and totally knows her stuff hands down! Dr. Diane was a featured speaker on my Global Champions Summit as well as a guest on The Camilita® Podcast. The wisdom, the delivery, the passion for changing people’s lives and the culture of organizations are second to none. Her topic ‘How Thinking Curiously can Result in Massive Success’ was well received by my global audience. Though she is so well educated and recognized in her field, she is so humble. I love her ability to ask thought-provoking questions and answer with so much clarity so the audience feels well able to implement. If you are looking for a keynote speaker, trainer, coach or mentor, I highly recommend Dr. Diane. You’d be so glad you did!

Dr. Diane Hamilton is, hands-down, the most dynamic, knowledgeable, customer-driver expert on improving business behaviors on the planet. And she’s a fine conversationalist to boot! What a pleasure and an honor to spend some time speaking with her. She’s more than a gifted interviewer, she’s a master at raising her audience’s (and her guests’) awareness of the unlimited upside potential for businesses that have the courage to break from the pack and truly support their workers in balancing work/life challenges.

TTL 593 | Creative Customer Experience

I have done a huge number of podcasts in my career and it is rare that you find a host like Dr. Diane Hamilton who is so prepared, professional and easy-to-converse with! Her questions are probing but I felt like I was sitting in her living room talking to an old friend. Thanks for the experience.

Dr. Diane Hamilton is a brilliant at orchestrating the conversation to create a wealth of valuable information that is easy to listen to. She is open-minded and has a great sense of humor. Having a conversation that goes beyond an interview to a mutual contributory conversation is such a gift!

TTL 592 | Interviewing Celebrities

It’s always fun to talk shop — interviewing, celebrities, success stories, broadcasting, etc. — with someone who’s enthusiastic, well-informed and curious. That’s Diane — and being a guest on her show was an absolute pleasure. Diane’s ability to observe and highlight essential points, like how I use intuition to approach my celebrity interviews, was a bonus. Thanks Diane.

Diane was like a rainbow of inspiration. Her interaction, questions and personal insights literally inspired me with new ideas on the spot. Diane brought out the best in me on the show and helped my make my research easy to understand and apply… what else can I say Diane is amazing.

TTL 583 | Experience Design

Once the discussion started with Dr. Diane Hamilton, I didn’t want the interview to end. She was prepared, cared, and listened. It was like having a conversation while sitting on my porch drinking lemonade. Diane’s most exceptional feature was that she showed sincere interest and admiration for my work. Nothing about her was cookie cutter or artificial. Without question one of the favorite interviews of my career. I was blessed and honored.


TTL 586 | Becoming A Great Leader

What an absolute joy and honor to be on Diane’s show.  She is such a wonderful person, so curious and incredibly insightful and talented.  It was like two old friends chatting and comparing notes about what we have seen throughout our lives and in the business world.  Her knowledge and experience are vast in the way she interacts with her guests reflect both her expertise and her strong desire to learn and grow.  She is an amazing person who has dedicated her life to helping people become the best they can be, and I am so pleased to have her as my friend.

It was such an honor to be on Dr Diane’s show. Diane is a Champion in every sense. She is extremely knowledgeable and very passionate to help others. I am blessed not only to have her in my network but to have her as a close friend. Much success, Diane.

TTL 573 | What Is Emotional Intelligence

I was thrilled to be on Diane’s show her questions were refreshing and she is a great interviewer. It was a unique opportunity to speak about, not only how Homefront Girl® tapped into an overlooked demographic of 25 Million but how you can have a 2nd act for me it was the path of entrepreneur and brand building.


TTL 572 | Culture Driven Business

Being interviewed by Dr. Diane Hamilton is an incredible experience. Super professional, engaging, and to a point for listeners as well as for interviewees. Diane magically reveals the core of the subject and leads the conversation far beyond an ordinary discussion while keeping it to a point.

TTL 565 | Leadership Development

I had so much fun with my interview with Diane. It was great talking to such a kindred soul on how to unleash the power of people and recognize them for what they do.  She brings out the best in people with her insights and people, including me. 

TTL 564 | Live Audio Broadcast

My time with Dr. Diane Hamilton was delightful — less an interview and more of a conversation with someone who wants to understand the world more deeply, exchange insights, discover profound truths, gain clarity into how to lead a successful life, and have a good time doing it all. Our discussion flowed seamlessly, winding through the various applications of ethics but always finding its way back to practical insights and practical wisdom.

The one massive, Titan, steam-roller thing about this Doctor is that she is into acting, being, feeling, talking, REAL – as a person. Not as a human being, but as a person. She is truly a genuine colleague that answers calls, emails, texts, and wants to build real relationships. Not a fluffy talking head, not a major personality across media, not above anybody – just genuine.

I had a boss on Wall Street who once said;”If you can’t put it on the back of your business card-don’t bother telling me”..! Diane must have channeled those words, because together we were able to “cut to the chase“..! Thank you Diane.

TTL 551 | Leading With Questions

Diane Hamilton “Leads With Questions!” Her great questions are like golden keys that unlock hearts and minds! If you want to improve your relational skills – listen to Diane! Write down the questions she asks! And then start using those questions with your colleagues, clients, prospects, friends and family!

TTL 547 | Wall Street

Throughout my 44 years with Merrill Lynch, I was interviewed several times on TV as well as by the press. I can easily say that my time on Diane’s show ranks right up there with the best. I genuinely enjoyed the interview because she made the whole process very comfortable. She is very knowledgeable on many topics and asks well-thought-out questions which made it even more interesting for me and her listeners. She is also adept at keeping the interviewer on target and follows up with great questions. I look forward to our next meeting.

Being on the “Lead” with Dr. Hamilton was GREAT! Talking about my war experiences as a Marine in Vietnam and battling PTSD for decades is always hard. She made me feel very comfortable letting out my inner emotions and sharing with her my journey into the abyss of hell. I used the discipline and skills as a Marine to survive in combat and the pain, anxiety and frustration to overcome and achieve greatness after.


Dr. Diane is like the second person in the parable about one person who makes you feel like they’re the smartest person in the world versus the one who makes *you* feel like the smartest person in the world. She asked meaningful questions, listened attentively, and made me feel comfortable sharing what motivated me to write my book. You want hosts like her.

When you have the opportunity to engage in a conversation that is both effortless yet equally engaging, you don’t walk…you run. Enter Diane, she is simply remarkable. Being on her show was the highlight of my day. Her ability to take complex topics and provide a fun and level playing field to discuss these makes the interview feel like two friends catching up over coffee. Thank you for having me on as your guest, it was a sincere pleasure.

TTL 543 | Culture Immersion

It was a privilege and a pleasure to be a guest on Dr. Diane Hamilton’s, Take The Lead, radio show. Diane is a warm, dynamic and inspired interviewer. We had a marvelous conversation––not an interview, and our conversation was a deep dive into the challenges and possibilities for leaders, in their organizations and at home, when they, their spouses and people at all levels in their organizations are living with life-threatening and chronic illness. We didn’t just check all the boxes on a list of prepared questions. Diane asked thought-provoking and insightful questions, including questions that I have never been asked before; and she created the space for us to have an engaging conversation that will be enriching and informative for her audience for years to come. I’m deeply grateful to Diane for a wonderful experience. My, Take The Lead, conversation with her tops my list of favorite interviews, and I very much look forward to our next conversation! Also, a very special thank you to my good friend, Jim Bouchard, for introducing me to Diane.

I liked Diane’s questions; they were good.  It has been enjoyable.

TTL 542 | Brain Science

I thoroughly enjoyed my time with Diane. Our conversation was free flowing and very relaxed. Diane is a broad thinker who sees interesting connections that are not always obvious. At the same time, she has a depth of understanding that is compelling. I usually judge the quality of my conversations by the number of times that I ponder the conversation over the coming days. Well I am still pondering our discussion of perception, curiosity, creativity and neuroscience! Thanks Diane for the opportunity to share my ideas, and to learn from you!

I really enjoyed working with Diane and being on her show. Everything about the experience was first-class, including the process before the interview, the actual interview with her, and her follow-up after the program. She is a great interviewer, a pleasure to work with, and a true thought leader.

Diane is a gifted interviewer with genuine curiosity and a passion for connection. Our conversation was a delight. The time disappeared. FUN!

Dr. Diane Hamilton knows how to get the most out of every conversation. We covered a broad spectrum of topics, all centered around “user experience” and the importance of the person on the “other side of the table”. Out time together went so quickly, I wish I had more. I know the people who listen to her podcast will get an immeasurable ROI on the time they invest listening to her and her guests. For me, it was an honor to participate.

Diane masters the blending of thoughtful thinking with emotional intelligence; which makes her interviews so meaningful, fun and entertaining. Her questions were full of wisdom and very inspirational which allowed me to share with the audience relevant, and fun discoveries on how to create cultures where people and business thrive by using the science of positive emotions. My interview with her was one of my favorite to date! Many businesses do not yet know the incredible competitive advantage that creating a positive culture has, and Diane, created a remarkable space to make the audience discover why. Thank you Diane for you leadership in inspiring everyone to make positive changes, for your excellent questions and for your great show.


It was an honor and a pleasure to be on Dr. Diane Hamilton’s Radio Talk Show and educate people about car buying. I had an awesome time. Also a special thank you to our good friend John Tantillo for introducing us.


I had a great time talking with Diane. Being the other side of the world, in Australia, I had to get up first thing in the morning for the interview and what a pleasant way to start the day. Diane made the conversation easy as I was able to share about my passion to reduce risk of heart attack. I’m looking forward to when I get invited back. Thanks Diane.

It was both fun and inspiring to be on Diane’s show and discuss the power of curiosity in business, and specifically in business software. Too many organizations start off on a great journey, but over time lose their edge, and become average, which directly impacts their growth potential. Curiosity is the way out. Curiosity is the secret to identifying the biggest opportunities to develop, market and sell products that are remarkable.
Thank you Diane for you positive energy, your excellent questions and commitment to show the world how to take the lead!

Diane took a deep dive into B STATE and linked her work about being Curious as a direct link to creating a B STATE Picture of Success. In addition, she brought forward one of the Super Powers of Transforming Organizations Rapidly – the Middle Management Miracle – Changing the role of middle management to be leaders and change agents instead of silo’d managers. She demonstrated curiosity throughout the interview…asking critical thinking questions and driving for deeper responses. It’s no wonder she just launched a best selling book on the Power of Being Curious!

I had an amazing experience with Dr. Diane Hamilton. Her energy was infectious. She has an amazing ability to pull information out of you while interviewing. She reminds me of Ellen DeGeneres but with a psychology degree. She was well organized and she was very open and easy to work with! I am looking forward to our next encounter.

As organizations recognize the importance of engagement, emotional intelligence, and other soft skills, developing curiosity is the one overlooked factor that significantly impacts success. Dr. Diane Hamilton’s ground-breaking research explores the importance of curiosity and explains how to improve it for highly innovative workplaces where employees can make significant contributions, feel more empowered, and become aligned to what truly inspires them.

Kevin Kruse, Founder and CEO of LEADx New York Times Bestselling Author

Dr. Hamilton’s excellent exploration of curiosity as a quantifiable success metric will become a benchmark for future leadership courses and life coaches’ playbooks.

Dr. Diane Hamilton’s book, Cracking the Curiosity Code, made me value the virtue of curiosity even more. To think that curiosity leads one onto a path of greater success has inspired me even more to view life with utmost curiosity, especially when I encounter moments of fear or doubt. It’s a fantastically thought-enriching book with steps to help anyone through.

Great leaders “go beyond what is,” in themselves and in the world surrounding them. But before going beyond, each of us must first be courageous and curious enough to do so. Cracking the Curiosity Code can help you and your team to “go beyond” and become true innovative leaders of life.

It was wonderful to be a guest today with Dr. Diane Hamilton, a colleague whom I’ve admired and respected for many years. Recruiting and retaining the right talent needed for today’s competitive and dynamic workplaces is clearly a challenge. With Diane’s skill, we wove through this employment labyrinth and perhaps broke some new ground with suggestions for today’s business leaders.

Not only is Dr. Diane Hamilton an excellent interviewer, but she’s also a very knowledgeable and caring individual. The latter is what drives her to seek out experts to deliver great content to her audience.

During my interview, I found myself recalling negotiation strategies and tactics, along with reading body language nuances, that had slipped into the crevices of my mind. Dr. Hamilton summoned them to my mind’s forefront by her probing abilities to extract such information.

Connecting with Dr. Hamilton is to connect with an essential aspect of life. That aspect is one from which knowledge and insight flows.

Diane is an absolutely fantastic interviewer! As a former national CBS News anchor, I know conducting a dynamic, engaging interview is an art–one that Diane excels at from the moment the interview begins. She sets her guests at ease, brings out the best in them, and creates a space to explore relevant, meaningful topics to help people thrive. My interview with her was one of my favorite to date!

Great leaders “go beyond what is”, in themselves, and in the world surrounding them. But before going beyond, each of us must first be courageous and curious enough to do so. “Cracking the Curiosity Code” can help you and your team to “go beyond” and become true innovative leaders of life.

Among its virtues, Dr. Diane Hamilton’s well-researched, highly useful and very timely book, Cracking the Curiosity Code, gives critical advice for how to overcome the factors that hold individuals and organizations back from achieving their full potential.

Diane Hamilton gives you everything you need to know on curiosity, all wrapped in a book that surely will make you a better business manager or, for that matter parent. Cracking The Curiosity Code is a crackerjack book loaded with prizes.

Diane Hamilton has done it — the Curiosity Code is like cracking the safe of for personal and professional potential.

Dr. Diane Hamilton’s book demonstrates curiosity is the catalyst for a whole variety of skills and attributes critical to your success, that of your workforce, and your company.  Through her book, along with the companion assessment instrument and workshop, she provides us with the tools to examine our levels of engagement with these essential characteristics. And she does it focusing on that single trait that has been with us since birth, our curiosity. I hope you enjoy this delightful, yet insightful and informative read. You and your company will be better for it.

In Cracking the Curiosity Code, Diane Hamilton not only illustrates how everything from newborns to click-bait ads harness our natural instinct for curiosity to succeed, but sparks the curiosity of readers to be more inquisitive in their work and life.

The cost of learning is significantly less than the cost of ignorance. Curiosity may kill the cat, as the old saying goes but, better yet, it kills ignorance. Dr. Diane Hamilton’s latest book, Cracking the Curiosity Code, will certainly enhance your sense of curiosity.

In today’s turbulent world, personal curiosity leads to organizational creativity that leads to sustainable success.  Diane’s brilliant and useful book reminds us that curiosity can be acquired and mastered.  Her insights, tools, and examples point us to how to become more curious by observing, asking questions, learning, and improving.

I believe one of the most powerful ways to motivate ourselves is to ask questions. When we’re curious about what else we might do, how things work, and how others think, we get to live extraordinary lives. Dr. Diane Hamilton has written a phenomenal guide to our curiosity. Read it. Benefit from it. Enjoy a more fulfilling life!

TTL 271 | Technology-Based Education

Diane is that rare interviewer who combines insight and empathy with an ability to convey a story her audience will want to hear. It was a pleasure to be on the show!

Curiosity is THE foundational talent which will continue to differentiate those who lead in their field, industry, and life.  Diane has created a ground-breaking book and assessment to help people overcome the things that hold them back from being curious.  Just as understanding the importance of emotional intelligence has led to success, developing curiosity could foreseeably be the next movement to enhance human performance.


Diane is the type of leader we need more of in this world. She embodies the principles of THE SENSEI LEADER MOVEMENT in every way as she Inspires, Empowers and Guides people to their very best––through her podcast, teaching, books and academic work. I was especially grateful for her warm, engaging and completely human approach. We had a conversation––not an interview! By that I mean that Diane challenged my thinking instead of scrolling through a list of prepared questions and talking points. She obviously did her homework before our talk, but she took the conversation to some new and interesting places. That’s how we learn and grow as leaders––and as people. I’m very grateful for my experience with Diane and I look forward to our next conversation!

Seeing is believing, but so is hearing Diane’s voice in this case as question after question, she puts her finger on the pulse of what matters most. And that’s EQ. There are only two currencies in business: dollars and emotions, and Diane incisively grasps the linkage between them. It was a delight to discuss facial coding on the air with Diane! Nobody exists in a vacuum, and whether in your professional or personal life, reading the emotions of others through their facial expressions offers a vital feedback loop that we can all benefit from, as Diane knows well!

I truly enjoyed talking with Dr. Diane Hamilton on her Take The Lead Radio show. She has that magic formula of making the conversation fun and informative. She has a knack for finding great guests and pulling the best out of them.

Diane has a knack for facilitating engaging discourse which leads to enriching conversations. It was my honor to spend time with her in what felt like a discussion that could have gone on for days.

Thank you Diane for inviting me to your show and giving me an opportunity to share my knowledge on ‘Soft Skills’ and ‘Soft Leadership’ with others. You are an inspiring interviewer with vision, passion and dedication. You are expert in hard and soft skills. You do lots of research before interview. You pose thought-provoking and creative questions to get the best from the interviewees to offer the best to your audiences.


Professor M. S. Rao, Father of ‘Soft Leadership’, Vision 2030

I can only say that I was amazed, happy, and delighted to be interviewed as a guest on Dr. Hamilton’s show. The conversation and interchange were stimulating and engaging. I can only recommend Dr. Hamilton and I feel that I was privileged to be on her show and urge all to take the opportunity to listen to her show. The experience will be most rewarding.

Thanks so much for including me on your show.  You are a marvelous interviewerwell prepared and thoughtful questions.  Even more, you made this like a casual conversation that others can peek into!

Thank you so much for having me as a guest on your show.  You’re a fantastic host and interviewer, and you made it a lot of fun!

I had the absolute pleasure of speaking with Diane about sexual harassment, the #METOO movement, and my first book ACE Your Workplace Investigations. Our joint love of human resources made for such an easy conversation. It didn’t feel like an “interview.” Rather, we were like two friends discussing the news of the day. I look forward to many more insightful conversations with Diane.

I enjoyed being a guest on Dr. Diane Hamilton’s podcast! Dr. Hamilton is a true thought leader and professional powerhouse! She is incredibly insightful and congenial and makes being a guest on her show a pleasant experience. I enjoy listening to her podcast and I was truly honored to be invited on as a guest. I highly recommend Dr. Diane Hamilton and offer her my highest endorsement.

TTL 206 | Make More For Yourself

Diane is a dynamo in her podcast interviews. She asked poignant and insightful questions that are so relevant for her audience and the future of work.

What a thoughtful and engaging interviewer! You instantly feel connected and comfortable, which allows you to be yourself. In my experience, there is nothing better. You can sense her deep desire to bring out the best in the people she brings on the show. It’s so refreshing to find someone who truly cares about their work and the quality of the content they bring to the world.

Thank you Diane for inviting me to be on your amazing show, Take the Lead. I have been interviewed hundreds of times and have found you to be one of the most engaging and welcoming hosts.  It felt like talking to an old friend.

Diane Hamilton is a business expert and one of the best interviewers out there. Her radio show and podcast is a MUST LISTEN for anyone serious about improving the performance of both their business and personal life. She made our interview fun, educational, and beneficial for all listeners. What a total pro! I highly recommend spending the time to be interviewed by Diane and sharing your message with her audience. Thanks again Diane for having me on!

Diane was an excellent interviewer. A perfect combination of professionalism and fun! She led the interview with a great natural flow, providing the feeling of a day-to-day conversation between friends over coffee. I was very impressed with her ability to ask the right questions and understand my company’s industry and product in such a short time!

My conversation with Diane was one of the most effortless and enjoyable interviews I’ve ever done. Diane asks fantastic questions and truly co-creates a powerful show with her guests. Take the Lead is a brilliant example of how powerful podcasting can be!

I have been on over a 100 podcasts and Diane asks the questions I don’t hear normally. Her show was refreshing and exciting for me!

Diane is a wonderful host who brings contemporary and relevant issues on leadership to the forefront of the discussion for her audience to reflect on and consider.  Her insightful questions and broad expertise brings a blend of learning and discovery to the experience of being on her show! I am a fan 🙂 Thank you for inviting me to be a guest!

Diane asks the questions no one else does … she dives right in and gets the answers you really want!

It was very engaging. Great statistics and great with the presentation style and format. It really made you think. I liked that she did a couple of games and things like that. It really helps instead of your usual someone standing up there, reciting materials. It was definitely entertaining and engaging. Our company is the third largest pest control company in the country. We are on the grow, which means we are hiring a lot of Millennials and we are also staffed with a lot of Gen Xers and Baby Boomers, so we all have to learn how to get along. I took a picture of each slide, so I had something for reference.

She talked a lot about emotional intelligence and working with different generations of people. Obviously, this is a huge issue in the workplace. Everybody brings different ideas and background and I think getting an understanding of where people are coming from really helps for more productive conversations and a more productive workplace. It makes you think a lot about empathy and listening and how those things can help relationships in the office and help your business perform better.  Not only did she share some good insights, buts he gave some resources at the end to learn more.  It was not just “here are the issues”, it is “here are the issues and here is how you can learn more about it and improve”.

It was fantastic. Especially being a VP of sales, the generational information is to important to use and so critical to our everyday working with our customers, so it was very, very helpful.   She is a great speaker. She really keeps everybody engaged. The information she has isn’t too overwhelming. It is just the really important pieces.

I thought Diane brought a great deal of information that I can use immediately about dealing with generations in our workforce. It was great, loved it, it was engaging. I’m going to take it back and put it to work.

It was such a pleasure.  The range of guests and topics is truly stunning, and I feel humbled to be in the midst of so many life changing stories. Thanks for these fabulous tips!!

Dr. Diane Hamilton has been such a pleasure to work with. Throughout our interview together, her questions allowed me to think critically about my business and my industry, which I think is essential when trying to generate interesting content. It’s apparent to me that’s she’s building more than just a radio show; she’s building a community of leaders who have valuable insights to share with the world. Since our interview, Diane has helped me connect with some great resources and continues to provide me with great advice. I look forward to continuing to work together!

I loved my interview conversation with Diane. She is the smoothest interviewer ever! She’d researched my work in advance and masterfully pulled together threads from all the right places for a fantastic conversation Thanks Diane!

Within the first few seconds in a conversation with Dr. Diane Hamilton, you could tell that she did a lot of research to get an accurate picture of who I am. That allowed the conversation to flow easily because it felt like I knew her for such a long time. Being on her radio show was an amazing experience and I’m so glad she was able to send me a copy of her book, It’s Not You It’s Your Personality: Skills to Survive and Thrive in the Modern Workplace. I’m still reading it as of now and am excited to share the insights I extract from it when finished!

Phil Gerbyshak

Having a conversation with Dr. Diane Hamilton was delightful. We had a great time, and it was like talking to an old friend. She asked terrific questions and pulled great insights from me, and the time flew by. I look forward to another conversation with her again soon!

My company has been a sponsor for Dr. Diane Hamilton’s Take the Lead radio show.  I have been very pleased with the results from our ad. She goes above and beyond to showcase her sponsors. She is a highly successful professional who broadcasts to a very large group of other highly successful professionals.

Dr. Diane’s presentation was awesome. Everyone should know about what she spoke about regarding soft skills to be successful at work.  It was important to learn these skills for negotiating and work better with people.  Without soft skills, it doesn’t matter what you know.

I attended Dr. Diane Hamilton’s presentation on Soft Skills: The Key to Employee Success. She is a fantastic presenter and knows her subject very well. It was a very interactive session that taught attendees how to be successful, especially using emotional intelligence and the impact that has on their working relationships. She is a fantastic speaker and I would highly recommend her for conferences.

It was a pleasure to spend time with Dr. Diane Hamilton on her radio show. She was professional, asked high-quality questions and connected well during the conversation. Diane provided social media advertising before and after the event to help advertise our services. She also gave us a link after the show to ensure we could use it throughout our marketing avenues. I was honored to be on her show.

Dr. Diane Hamilton is one of the most talented and insightful leadership interviewers out there. She has a natural ability to pace the conversations, engage with her guests, and draw out interesting stories and insights. It’s a pleasure to take part in these conversations, and also to listen to them as an audience member. The Dr. Diane Show should be at the top of your podcast subscriptions, or as a part of your weekly radio listening.

I was delighted to be interviewed on Take the Lead Radio With Dr. Diane Hamilton. Dr. Hamilton asks fun, surprising, and insightful questions and creates a warm conversation that draws out interesting, nuanced, and entertaining lessons and stories from her guests. She clearly did significant advance work and was well-prepared for a dynamic discussion.

I was on Diane’s show for a rousing interview as I spread news about LinkedIn changes. She really does her homework. Diane was prepared with great questions making it feel very much like home. She’s a real pro with interviews and her team is top notch on production.


Mike Leonard

There has never been a better time to take note of Dr. Diane Hamilton’s wise and encouraging advice as a road map to a better career and more fulfilling life.

I have done more podcasts, as a guest, than I can count over the last ten years.  Dr. Diane Hamilton has a way with a podcast unlike anybody else that I have ever worked with.  For one thing, she is very conversational; she is not just reading a list of questions. She engages the guest and the audience at the same time in such a way that ideas are presented in ways that make you think. She made me think in new ways and I was the one being interviewed. Sometimes when I listen to a podcast, your mind will wonder, because there is just a dip in the energy. That doesn’t happen on Diane’s show. She is just terrific, she is fun, she is engaging, and she makes it fun for the guest, which makes it fun for the audience. And the important part is she pulls great ideas out of people.  Ideas that make you think and make you look at things differently, and most important that you can take action on. I highly recommend; a big thumbs up to Diane Hamilton’s podcast. Give it a list; you’ll be very happy that you did.

Maura Sweeney

In a marketplace flooded with business shows, this podcast stands out among the more exceptional because of its host. Dr. Diane Hamilton’s intelligence, warmth and trustworthy voice develops meaningful, engaging and insightful conversations. While guests themselves all bring merit to the program, it’s Diane’s natural style that makes this one worth a listen – and a follow.  

Jill Lentz

Dr. Diane Hamilton was an absolute pleasure to work with. Due to her expansive knowledge she was able to quickly shift her presentation and script as needed. Dr. Hamilton commands the audience with her confidence and polished presentation style. That being said, she didn’t speak over the attendees’ heads and feels very approachable.

Marty Zwilling

I’ve heard Dr. Hamilton as a speaker only a couple of times, but she continues to impress me with her insights and broad knowledge. She interviewed me recently to better understand my experience in working with entrepreneurs and investors, and her questions indicated a deep understanding of the business challenges ahead for her MBA students and aspiring entrepreneurs. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with her and learning from her.

Dr. Diane Hamilton is trailblazing a fresh conversation in leadership. She asks the vital questions to get us thinking and motivate us into new actions. Her many years of researching and teaching emotional intelligence, strategies and behaviors are destined to leave a lasting, positive impact on the landscape of leadership.

“As a former online learner myself and online professor for more than a decade, I can say that The Online Student’s User Manual is by far the best book I have read on becoming a successful online learner. I WILL recommend this book to my learners.”

Diane’s insightful observations during our interview really helped crystallize some key takeaways for her listeners.  She’s a terrific host and a pleasure to work with!

I really enjoy a mentally stimulating conversation and having the ability to add value to it. I found Dr. Diane’s questions to be thought provoking and they made dig a little deeper to find the best parts of my experiences to share with her audience. That’s a rare gift for interviewers. My network really enjoyed the interview and phenomenal leader from Australia said that it was one of the best she’s heard from me. Dr. Diane’s brilliance allows her guests to shine in a different way. I enjoyed our conversation and the overall experience. Dr. Diane is excellence personified.”

Good interviewers make it fun to listen to their shows. Great interviewers make it fun and thought-provoking to be interviewed by them. Dr. Diane Hamilton is a GREAT interviewer. It was a joy to talk with her, and she made me think in new ways. Her show consistently draws her guests out and provides real value for listeners.

“Here’s something you should know — Dr. Hamilton has provided the most comprehensive ‘soup to nuts’ book about online education on the planet.  It’s a real hand-holder to get you started, guide you to a degree and beyond into the workforce.”

Mark R. Grandstaff, PhD

Carl Jung once said that “when an inner situation is not made conscious, it happens outside, as fate.” Diane Hamilton’s book It’s Not You It‘s Your Personality: Skills to Survive and Thrive in the Modern Workplace helps you become more aware of yourself and puts YOU in charge of your life.  Some books are meant to be glanced at; others chewed.  This one should be slowly digested.  So get your marking pens out and prepare for a voyage of discovery!

Dr Tanya Yerigan

Dr. Diane Hamilton received the best presentation award, in recognition of the best session presentation from the Center for Scholastic Inquiry, an organization that seeks out and highlights leading academic research in education, business and behavioral sciences to support superior, break through research and establish a platform to recognize and celebrate luminaries, pioneers and practitioners.

Nancy Wilson

I had the opportunity to attend Dr. Hamilton’s speaking events, and I have read her books. I was impressed with how much knowledge she had in many aspects of business and relationships.  She connects well with her audience. She uses humor and examples with which participants can relate. I enjoyed her sessions on emotional intelligence, self-marketing, social media, and leadership.  She is very approachable and uses the Q&A session to address everyone’s personal issues.  I would highly recommend her as a speaker.

As a Dean in the Forbes School of Business, I’ve worked closely with Dr. Diane Hamilton for several years.  I’ve heard her talk on numerous occasions, and her speeches are insightful and inspiring.  She has demonstrated time and again her understanding of the essence of leadership, and has the ability to translate that into practical application techniques that build upon existing competencies to the benefit of the individual and the enterprise.

Bill Davis

Dr. Diane Hamilton is an outstanding presenter and person! Diane’s exceptional attitude, people skills, education, experience, professional presence, and presentation skills, all come together to create positive outcomes and results. She successfully transfers the content she is delivering. Diane is a very passionate educator who can easily clarify concepts and theory, breaking things down so those in her audience can easily understand and apply what they learn. Diane’s charisma, energy, and engaging delivery style is easy to follow, and it increases her effectiveness. I have seen Diane in action, attended several of her presentations, and each time I learn something new, something I can use, as they are all value added, inspiring, insightful, and meaningful.  If you like Diane’s presentations, I suggest you also read her books. They are very insightful!

Dr. Maja Zelihic

I had a distinct pleasure of watching Dr. Hamilton’s presentations in two different venues. The first one was her stellar performance delivered at the Forbes Mentor Week. The second one was a presentation at the Forbes School of Business Think Tanks. She takes advantage of her academic and professional experience to create and facilitate interactive presentations, engaging the audience while delivering an incredible value at each venue.   It was a pleasure listening to such a talented individual who delivers her content with both expertise and passion. She is very comfortable presenting and welcomes both questions and interactions from her audience. Her flawless presentation style enables her audience to embrace the presented content with apparent ease, a great skill to have at any academic and professional setting.

Roya Mahboob

Dr. Diane Hamilton and her team at ICG created an excellent training presentation about personalities and generational issues for Digital Citizen Fund to help Afghan women to be successful in life. This has been delivered to 300 of female students for 3 months and it will be used for our future training of 2500 girls in 2017 to get a good picture of their personality and attitude. It helps them understand each other better and would help them to guide their behavior with environment. We really appreciate their kind support.

Diane’s show is such a refreshing change of pace! She asks the most poignant questions – done in a coffee shop feel to make sure listeners get great content within the perfect context!

After meeting Diane in person, I was thrilled to go on her show and discuss my career and business advice. She’s a great interviewer and a pleasure to speak with. I can see why she’s such a leader in her field.

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