Diana Whitney, Ph.D.
Is President of Corporation for Positive Change, a global consulting consortium dedicated to the creation of collaborative advantage and life affirming organizations. She is an internationally recognized consultant, pioneering thought leader and inspiring keynote speaker on topics related to Appreciative Inquiry, Spiritual Resonance, Social Construction of Innovation and Positive Change, and Appreciative Leadership. Dr. Whitney is a co-founder of the Taos Institute, a fellow of the World Business Academy, and a Distinguished Consulting Faculty with Saybrook University. She is an award-winning writer of sixteen books translated into twelve languages. Her major works include, The Power of Appreciative Inquiry (with Amanda Trosten-Bloom), Appreciative Inquiry (with David Cooperrider), Appreciative Team Building, and the most recent Appreciative Leadership: Focus on What Works to Drive Winning Performance and Build a Thriving Organization.
Diana’s positive impact as a speaker, consultant and coach spans the globe from the US and Canada to Japan, Korea, India, Sweden, UK, Netherlands, Hungary, South Africa, Chile and Cuba. The focus of her work is large scale and high engagement in the areas of culture change, strategic planning, leadership development, merger integration, union-management partnership and service excellence. Among the many diverse organizations that have benefited from her work are the National Hospice and Palliative Care Association, ACT, City of Regina, British Airways, Verizon, Glaxo Smithkline, Canadian School of Public Service, Merck LA, Sisters of Good Shepherd, University of Virginia Health System and the United Religions Initiative.