About the Authors

The authors have taken very different career paths, yet come together to create a proven approach to understanding the big picture of what your organization is trying to accomplish, setting measurable goals, making smart decisions, and continually getting better at what you’re doing.

“I’m more strategic and successful for having been coached by Diana and Stacey.”

—Alexandra Mustafa, Training Leader, Penske Motor Group


Diana Thomas, MBA

Seasoned leader and executive coach who specializes in helping leaders increase their impact, inspire committed followership and engagement, and build strong teams

Stacey Boyle, Ph.D.

Sought-after leader in workforce analytics and management consulting who has built a reputation for groundbreaking work connecting investments in people to critical business outcomes


"While they’re both accomplished professionals on their own, [Diana and Stacey’s] unique partnership has the potential to teach strategic leadership in a way that’s practical and contextualized in today’s business environment—something that you don’t often find in leadership books."

—Stephen M.R. Covey, Co-founder of CoveyLink and the FranklinCovey Global Speed of Trust Practice