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diana kander's topics:​

 - innovation
 - achievement
 - business growth/strategy
 - leadership
 - peak performance
 - entrepreneurship​
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“Diana spoke at one of our recent Leaders Conferences. We received many positive comments about her message and engaging speaking style. I would highly recommend Diana to any organization who wants a speaker who has lived the life of an entrepreneur and can communicate in a relevant and humorous way what it takes to start a business and be successful.”
- Assurity Life Insurance Company.

​"I attended your presentation today and am very enthused and encouraged by your ideas. Your talk was very thought provoking and you are a gifted presenter and I really enjoyed your content/material and found multiple items that I could begin applying immediately that can improve my daily work. I was very intrigued with your concepts and approach!"
- Hallmark Cards, Inc

"The Partnership was extremely happy with Diana Kander's presentation at our annual breakfast. We received a significant number of positive comments from a cross section of the community; economic development investors, elected officials and entrepreneurs. Diana's presentation was thought provoking and left attendees with an understanding of how they can become involved and assist growing startup companies in our community. Diana was very engaging, entertaining and gave timely advice. Obviously Diana is an expert in the field."
- Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development

​​"Diana Kander's All in Startup and the training that she provided my product management team contains the principles that can make a significant impact on our organization's business results. My team really enjoyed the hands on interaction with Diana and the mentoring that she provided. The level of engagement from Diana made it really meaningful and much more personal. Most importantly the training has provided a roadmap for transforming our business into a more entrepreneurial company."
- Perceptive Software/Lexmark

“We were lucky to have Diana join us as our keynote speaker for our organization’s 20th Anniversary Celebration. Diana delivered an on-point message about entrepreneurship and innovation which was a perfect complement to our program, and was one of the highlights for our more than 400 attendees. Not only was Diana’s talk anchored in data and evidence, she also included plenty of relevant personal anecdotes, along with a dose of humor! She also helped us structure a reaction panel for her talk which made every one of her points come through that much stronger for our audience. We were extremely satisfied with every aspect of Diana’s engagement and look forward to continuing to work with her in the near future.”
​- Grupo Guayacán, Inc. (Puerto Rico)

​​"Diana’s keen insight and masterful ability to convey hard-earned experiences to an audience in only a few short minutes is extraordinary. Hearing her speak is a truly eye-opening experience and should be required for every entrepreneur or anyone has considered being an entrepreneur."
- SPIN66

"Diana does an superior job of speaking to a wide variety of audiences. She engaged students, faculty and business owners all with ease. And, Diana's message isn't all roses - she challenges her audiences to think differently, act strategically, and create critical conversations among founders, businesses and collaborators. The dialog she spurred continues to shape our thinking today."
- Millikin University, Tabor School of Business

"Diana was not only engaging but her sense of humor, quick wit and honesty resonated very well with our audience. I think our attendees left our event after hearing Diana thinking about how they can do thing differently both in their personal and professional lives."
- Lee County/Horizon Foundation​​

"Diana was a dynamic speaker, and I took a lot away from her presentation. She was very energetic and thought provoking."
- Missouri Small Business & Technology Development Center

"Thanks so much for delivering a powerful message tailored to our attendees. It worked!!! Everyone loved you and your presentation. It was definitely a home run. And yes, the entire conference was hugely successful. It was evident that you put a lot of thought into it to tailor to our specific needs. I also really like that you continued to fine-tune it up to the last minute, as you peppered us with questions the night before at the restaurant! That kind of razor-focus is very rare, and it makes a huge difference. Thank you!"
- California Workforce Association

"I just finished reading "All in Startup." What a remarkable book. Over the past many years, I have found that publishers have flooded instructors and by extension classrooms with linear text material that treat entrepreneurship as if it were a cake recipe; and the education establishment has followed by expecting entrepreneurship curriculum to meet the expectations of accreditation agencies at the expense of student learning. Your book provides entrepreneurial insight within page-turning story telling."
- Texas A&M University

"Our group spans multiple generations, including collegians, and Diana did an excellent job of tailoring her presentation for our age-diverse group. Her messaging of being a problem-solver to be a successful entrepreneur and solving migraines--not just headaches--was delivered with real-world examples as well as humor. The interactivity of the session was welcomed, and she commanded constant attention with a ballroom full of 150 people during all parts of her exercises. She delivered a strong take-home message of making small bets to move personal or professional projects forward and how to test your ideas. "
- Mizzou Alumni Association

“Diana’s keynote address set the perfect tone for our annual chamber conference. Articulate, poignant, thought-provoking and fun, Diana’s remarks hit the target we were looking for... after discussing with her the goals of the conference and her presentation she delivered right on the mark!”
- Mid-America Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce

“Diana Kander was the right choice made by our board of directors for this year’s keynote presenter. From her broad range of business expertise and experience her presentation was original, insightful and timely. We passionately recommend Diana as a speaker to any organization looking for a fresh approach to age-old business challenges.”
- Mid-America Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce

​​"Our program, Lean Startup Machine, trains entrepreneurs how to develop their ideas into scalable companies. We were lucky to have Diana serve as a keynote for one of our programs to help attendees understand the importance of finding problems worth solving. We can't take Diana with us to every program we run, but we now use this video every time I teach. Diana's message is concise and easy to understand. I've used it in training programs all over the world. From just a 5 minute video I have had teams reciting the key takeaways throughout the entire workshop and even as I continue to coach them afterwards."
- Director of Entrepreneurial Science, Lean Startup Machine

"Diana's talk was amazing. It was one of the most talked about presentations at our two day event - both over social media and in person at the event itself. She was funny, engaging, thought provoking and truly able to connect with the audience - and it definitely showed. The gushing praise we received from our attendees was overwhelming."
- Co-Founder, Big Omaha

"Diana continues to shine as one of the best speakers we have had the pleasure of hosting at the University of Michigan's Distinguished Innovators Speakers Series. We regularly see the likes of the CEOs of Ford, Skype, and more, and Diana was an outstanding addition to this lineup. She has an incredibly special way of connecting with students, and has truly done it all. She talks the talk and walks the walk, and brings it all together with her direct, energetic speaking style that had our 400+ student audience at the edge of their seats. She was very much relatable and an absolute thrill for us, and she is a must-host!"
- MPowered Entrepreneurship

"Diana was by far the most engaging presenter. She kept the audience’s attention for two solid hours, and I believe everyone could have listened to her for much longer. While her information pertained [and was customized] to our group specifically, I think her concepts could be adapted to all areas of our organization. She revved everyone up nicely -- which is very hard to do with our group first thing in the morning."
- Missouri Small Business & Technology Development Center