Diane relocated from Atlanta and has lived in Nashville for 19 years. Beginning her career in medical management and transitioning to a Business Consultant/Advisor, Diane has helped clients recover and/or build hundreds of businesses across multiple industries in her career.
Diane has personally built two of her own Consulting Firms, a Staffing Firm, and a syndicated National/International Television Show. She is the co-founder of Lady Like Leaders, offering specialized training and development to women in leadership or entrepreneurial roles.
Diane has served in the Political Advocacy Chair for the Nashville Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners, NAWBO. She serves on the Mayor's Minority Business Advisory Council, representing women business owners of Nashville.
Diane is currently teaching entrepreneurial curriculum at the maximum-security Tennessee Prison For Women, phase two of the B.E.S.T. program, giving incarcerated women entrepreneurial skills prior to their re-release into society.
Diane is very open about her faith and how that is central to her success. She is married to Brian, she has a 30-year-old son named Rob, a 3-year-old Havanese named Cooper, and a 3-year-old Bischon named Pumpkin. Diane lives in Brentwood and enjoys visiting family, hiking near natural waterfalls, giggling with girlfriends poolside/beachside, writing songs with Nashville's finest songwriters, and lazy days curled up on the couch watching chick flicks.
"I believe that unless your "why" is strong enough,
the work is unsustainable." Diane Michel Canada