Leadership, Management, Professional & Organizational Development Services
Diamond Associates specializes in people and processes in the workplace.
Diamond Associates is a multi-faceted consulting group offering consulting, coaching, counseling, mentoring,
as well as workshops and training services.
Specializing in people and processes in the workplace, services include dealing with communication, conflict,
chaos, change, team building and board, executive and management training. Individual services include
professional development for CEOs and other executives.
Dr. Diamond is dedicated to making it easier for people to get the best out of themselves and others.
With many years of experience in the business world, coupled with ownership and management of Diamond Associates, (established in 1981), and a background as an educator, therapist, forensic expert, and consultant, Dr. Diamond
offers a unique and varied perspective to her work. She is known for being insightful, getting to the essence of a
problem, with a warm, comfortable and engaging style. She is also an accomplished writer and public speaker.
Please visit the areas in our website that give you examples of her work, the many industries she has served,
as well as her many other community activities. There are links to her articles and books as well.
Read below for snippets of some of the letters of reference she has received.
Also please note our new address in the footer.
"ArLyne Diamond possesses a first-rate mind, lively curiosity about a broad spectrum of human affairs, is perceptive in observation, incisive in thought and, happily is an enormously sensitive and kind human being."
- William T. Keogh, Esq., Associate Dean (Retired – Deceased) Stanford Law School
"Your professional, adroit and humorous handling of the many meetings gave everyone a comfortable and open approach to problem solving that has accomplished more than I ever thought possible. I appreciate your ability not only to lead people, but to redirect their energies to look at problems differently. More importantly to change attitudes, the hardest of all to reshape."
- Leonard D. Miller, CEO, Quorum International Ltd. and Citizen’s Task Force Representative to City of San Carlos Core Team for Permit Streamlining
"Having experienced the quality of Diamond Associate’s work personally during the three years I attended the CEO Leadership Roundtable Dr. Diamond led. We intend to continue to use her services in a variety of areas. She guided them [managers] on how to manage people, projects, processes and programs…. The feedback from all our employees was outstanding. They liked her personally, respected her work… Many of our managers came to her for personal professional development. ArLyne gives much more of herself than most consultants…"
- Gopa Periyadan, Co-Founder, Vice-President & GM SSBU, GDA Technologies, Inc.
"ArLyne is special. She belongs in the 'top prospect' or 'rare find' category.
…is a member of that informal elite who do exceptional things whatever their undertaking. The key word to describe ArLyne is balance. She matches dedication with humor, a good business sense with humanism, and abundant energy with good cheer."
James Hawkins, Professor, San Jose State University
"Dr. ArLyne Diamond has a remarkable gift for helping people achieve a far higher level of well being than they might otherwise have felt possible. At the core of this ‘gift’ is the great depth of caring, emotional sensitivity and human empathy she possesses, and her deep and abiding belief in the innate value and possibility of each individual."
- Dr. Richard C. Eden, Sr. Vice-President Gigabit Logic
"You spoke to your audience with great sensitivity and empathy and shared many excellent concepts. Your dialogue with the various Pro-Match members was truly fabulous. Not only did you come up with workable solutions for painful situations, but your advice was real and gut level, pertinent to their individual needs."
- Helen Gracon, Facilitator – ProMatch
"I highly recommend Diamond Associates – ArLyne’s facilitation skills are superb, her integrity unquestioned, and her contribution in terms of both 'soft skills' as well as subject matter expertise are excellent."
- Lori Kendall, Vice-President Genesys Telecommunications Labs, Inc.
"I noticed many positive changes within our staff…The session you facilitated was professionally organized and effectively presented. Your ability to bring each individual into discussion as well as your ability to keep us from 'wandering' was much appreciated. I felt that we were able to discuss many complex and sensitive areas, and the end result was a better understanding of each individual’s role…"
- Phil Kleinheinz, Fire Chief, City of Santa Clara, Fire Dept.
"The four hours I spent with you were highly valuable. The information was practical and immediately applicable to my work, as it would be to any manager who interviews, hires, tracks performance and sometimes, unfortunately, fires. Your presentation of the material was interesting, the pace was right, your examples were relevant and reflected your experience. I truly enjoyed the workshop as well as finding it practical."
- Jeanne Howard, Advertising Director, METRO Newspapers
"Successful process and organizational improvements require strong facilitation and interpersonal skills. ArLyne has the ability to listen, manage conflict and get to the bottom line. …resulted in positive and tangible changes to existing processes and organization [as well as] community participation."
-Connie Martinez, Vice-President Joint Venture Silicon Valley
"You were effectively able to bring various members of my staff together to accomplish significant and innovative changes…and created an environment allowing us to continue and to implement many of your recommendations. It has been a valuable tool for me as I continue to 'fine tune' the city’s management structure…Thank you for your varied and excellent contributions."
- Michael P. Garvey, City Manager, City of San Carlos
"She has helped us in formalizing personnel policies, streamlining office procedures, preparing an office manual, team building, resolving internal conflicts, office redesign, and even interior decorating. Through customer service training and business and marketing development she helped my accountants increase their client base significantly. She has all of the qualities that business managers and owners seek in that she is dedicated, dependable, and gets results. In my opinion her strongest point is that she’s incredibly smart, cuts through a lot of the fog, and gets to the bottom line in an incredibly short time."
- Leonard W. Williams, CPA
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