Diane GasalExecutive And Personal Coaching

About Diane

I love big, juicy, powerful questions. I collect them. I use them.

Asking the right question at the right time makes all the difference in the world. It clarifies the problem, it increases understanding of people and ideas, it expands solutions, and it brings people to decisive action.

As I review my vocational journey, asking questions...and helping others by doing so…has been my ticket to success. My job titles rotated between sales, marketing, training and management; while my ability to ask questions was constant.

Most of my career has been in the high tech world. I started in the 80s at Great Plains Software. As an Account Manager I did not sell directly. Instead my success completely depended upon the success of the partners (resellers) I served. I was paid to help others be successful. What a delight!

During those years I was honored to have several “Partner of the Year” winners in my territory. They were the best in the country. That meant I hung around people who kept raising the bar…and I in turn kept expecting the best from each person.

My last corporate role was at Microsoft in management and internal training. It was a global position, which meant I got to learn viewpoints across the world. Asking questions became even more critical since I quickly learned to assume nothing (that is a good idea regardless, and it gets accentuated doing projects in other countries).

I became a CPC (Certified Professional Coach) in 2006 so I could focus my energy helping individuals create the business and personal lives they wanted.

On a personal note, I grew up on a wheat farm in North Dakota. I was grateful for that life, and I also knew I wanted more connection to people. I dreamt of living in a big city. I eventually moved to Dallas, San Francisco and currently Seattle. Most of my work is done on the phone which makes it easy to serve people across the United States (and occasionally in other countries).

I enjoy connecting with others in meaningful ways. If you would like to connect with me I hope you’ll feel comfortable contacting me via this website. We can both ask questions, gain insights, and get to know each other.

“Ask questions from your heart and you will be answered from the heart.”
-Omaha Proverb