In order to overcome her fear of public speaking, Diane Darling took acting and standup comedy classes. That out-of-the-box and strategic mindset has been a contributing factor to her success. She was even the commencement speaker at MIT Charm School (yes there is such a thing).
A pioneer in social networking, McGraw-Hill commissioned Diane Darling to write the definitive book on networking in 2003 (before Facebook or LinkedIn) called The Networking Survival Guide. It went into a 2nd printing just 90 days after the book hit the shelves. She also wrote Networking for Career Success also published by McGraw. Both books are available on Audible and Amazon.
Collectively her books have been translated into 9 languages.
She has taught at Harvard Business School, European Cardiology Society, 20th Century Fox, Cisco Systems, Bank of America, University of Texas Law School, InfoSys, American Bar Association, Alumni of London School of Economics to name a few clients.
She has appeared on NBC Nightly News, in The Wall Street Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, and The Boston Globe. She is a member of the Chief Executive’s Club of Boston.
In March of 2020 she became a Certified Virtual Presenter and is continuing to deliver her impactful programs online. In addition she hosts online courses to help people advance their career convenient at any time from any place.
She has lived in the Philippines, Thailand, Colorado, Indiana, Alabama and now in Boston, MA. Her travels include all seven continents and approximately 60 countries.