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Ava Diamond, president of the Diamond Success Group and a speaker, consultant, seminar leader, and author, is one of the lucky ones.

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Early on she knew what she was good at and what she loved doing: teaching others. And she was lucky to have parents who encouraged her interests, helping her set up a card-table in the garage when she was in elementary school and wanted to teach younger kids, and bringing home math and spelling workbooks to feed her thirst for knowledge. In 3rd and 4th grades, an age when many other children are focused on what game they’ll play at recess, Diamond began volunteering with Down’s syndrome kids in her elementary school. “It was just something I was drawn to do,” she says. “It’s been said that true success lies at the intersection of passion and talent, and I believe that.”

Today Diamond is an organizational consultant offering programs on leadership, teambuilding, personal excellence, change, success strategies for women, and winning with diversity. On her companion website, Feistywomen.com, Diamond offers a series of Great Quotes from Feisty Women books, seminars, and coaching geared specifically for women.

Like many girls of the Baby Boom generation, Diamond was offered few career options during high school: teaching or nursing. The lack of choice is one reason many Baby Boomer women discover only later in life what their “true” calling might be. “As a woman, if your passion was science or engineering, you might have been steered in another direction at that time,” notes Diamond. “Once your children were grown, you may have discovered your passion later. I was the first in my family to go to college. Some people are very goal-oriented, while others are more evolutionary. I’m the latter. For the most part I follow interesting opportunities where they take me.”

Diamond taught for several years, and then joined the corporate world as an internal consultant for a Fortunate 100 computer firm. She then worked as a change leader and in strategic planning for 10 years in the human resources department. “That’s the best experience I ever had with a company,” she recalls. “It was very collegial and I learned a ton.” Then in 1994 came a period of transition in Diamond’s career path. She joined Project Open Hand, Meals on Wheels project for people living with symptomatic HIV/AIDS, homebound seniors and individuals with other critical illnesses or disabilities in Atlanta, for a one-year stint as its executive director. Afterwards she took six months off to mull over whether she had the gift to open her own business. Self discipline and organization weren’t her greatest strengths, but she more than made up for those deficiencies in passion for her work.

In July 1995, she decided to take the plunge. “On the day I made that decision to open my own consulting business, my phone rang and I got my first client,” she recalls. “Someone who had seen me facilitate a meeting from the Atlanta Journal Constitution needed to bring some departments together to improve teamwork. I needed a computer, so I charged them what it would cost me to buy a computer. And that’s how my business started.”

As Diamond travels about in the corporate world, what does she see as the limitations for women in the workplace? “While there are certainly still limitations in the workplace, I think women are most limited by their own self-beliefs and self-talk. I’m not minimizing gender discrimination—it still exists—but we get in our own way a lot of the time. The pink and blue cultures are different and we need to become more bicultural. We need to move beyond negative self talk. Sometimes we even limit the goals we set and limit our success. We can be our own worst enemy.”

“I think many women in senior executive positions are still mainly in the marketing and human resources departments and not in the line functions. There are still departments and industries where it is unusual to see senior women in executive positions. The barriers are breaking down but there’s still a long way to go—and that’s why many women choose to start their own businesses.”

Diamond laughs when asked if she’s ever felt discriminated against. “I’ve never been conscious of it—but my friends tell me I probably just wasn’t aware of it,” she laughs. “I know that in the speaking industry there are some organizations that won’t consider female speakers, and I don’t market to those, of course.”

In terms of trends for women in business, Diamond sees the opportunity to open new businesses and be successful as extremely attractive to talented women. “When women face road blocks at work, they say, ‘I’ll move on.’ As organizations have downsized, corporate hours have become incredibly long. We’re at a stage in society where people are looking at self-actualization and how they want to spend their lives. They don’t want to devote 100% of their lives to the work thing. This doesn’t meet their expectations about advancement.”

Currently Diamond is finishing up a chapter with Stephen Covey and Brian Tracy for the special 10th edition of Mission Possible. The topic involves “how to reach one’s full potential.” She’s declared her passion for 2006 as “Rocking the status quo in business and in one’s life.” To balance out the “intangible” nature of her work, Diamond devotes free time to making jewelry and yard art, is a voracious reader, and loves to hike in her Colorado home.

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    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Ava Diamond for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Ava Diamond, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Ava Diamond or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Ava Diamond?

    Booking fees for Ava Diamond, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Ava Diamond, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Ava Diamond?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Ava Diamond for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Ava Diamond for your next private or corporate function.
  • WHAT IS A FULL-SERVICE TALENT BOOKING AGENCY?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Ava Diamond or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Ava Diamond or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Ava Diamond Biography

Early on she knew what she was good at and what she loved doing: teaching others. And she was lucky to have parents who encouraged her interests, helping her set up a card-table in the garage when she was in elementary school and wanted to teach younger kids, and bringing home math and spelling workbooks to feed her thirst for knowledge. In 3rd and 4th grades, an age when many other children are focused on what game they’ll play at recess, Diamond began volunteering with Down’s syndrome kids in her elementary school. “It was just something I was drawn to do,” she says. “It’s been said that true success lies at the intersection of passion and talent, and I believe that.”

Today Diamond is an organizational consultant offering programs on leadership, teambuilding, personal excellence, change, success strategies for women, and winning with diversity. On her companion website, Feistywomen.com, Diamond offers a series of Great Quotes from Feisty Women books, seminars, and coaching geared specifically for women.

Like many girls of the Baby Boom generation, Diamond was offered few career options during high school: teaching or nursing. The lack of choice is one reason many Baby Boomer women discover only later in life what their “true” calling might be. “As a woman, if your passion was science or engineering, you might have been steered in another direction at that time,” notes Diamond. “Once your children were grown, you may have discovered your passion later. I was the first in my family to go to college. Some people are very goal-oriented, while others are more evolutionary. I’m the latter. For the most part I follow interesting opportunities where they take me.”

Diamond taught for several years, and then joined the corporate world as an internal consultant for a Fortunate 100 computer firm. She then worked as a change leader and in strategic planning for 10 years in the human resources department. “That’s the best experience I ever had with a company,” she recalls. “It was very collegial and I learned a ton.” Then in 1994 came a period of transition in Diamond’s career path. She joined Project Open Hand, Meals on Wheels project for people living with symptomatic HIV/AIDS, homebound seniors and individuals with other critical illnesses or disabilities in Atlanta, for a one-year stint as its executive director. Afterwards she took six months off to mull over whether she had the gift to open her own business. Self discipline and organization weren’t her greatest strengths, but she more than made up for those deficiencies in passion for her work.

In July 1995, she decided to take the plunge. “On the day I made that decision to open my own consulting business, my phone rang and I got my first client,” she recalls. “Someone who had seen me facilitate a meeting from the Atlanta Journal Constitution needed to bring some departments together to improve teamwork. I needed a computer, so I charged them what it would cost me to buy a computer. And that’s how my business started.”

As Diamond travels about in the corporate world, what does she see as the limitations for women in the workplace? “While there are certainly still limitations in the workplace, I think women are most limited by their own self-beliefs and self-talk. I’m not minimizing gender discrimination—it still exists—but we get in our own way a lot of the time. The pink and blue cultures are different and we need to become more bicultural. We need to move beyond negative self talk. Sometimes we even limit the goals we set and limit our success. We can be our own worst enemy.”

“I think many women in senior executive positions are still mainly in the marketing and human resources departments and not in the line functions. There are still departments and industries where it is unusual to see senior women in executive positions. The barriers are breaking down but there’s still a long way to go—and that’s why many women choose to start their own businesses.”

Diamond laughs when asked if she’s ever felt discriminated against. “I’ve never been conscious of it—but my friends tell me I probably just wasn’t aware of it,” she laughs. “I know that in the speaking industry there are some organizations that won’t consider female speakers, and I don’t market to those, of course.”

In terms of trends for women in business, Diamond sees the opportunity to open new businesses and be successful as extremely attractive to talented women. “When women face road blocks at work, they say, ‘I’ll move on.’ As organizations have downsized, corporate hours have become incredibly long. We’re at a stage in society where people are looking at self-actualization and how they want to spend their lives. They don’t want to devote 100% of their lives to the work thing. This doesn’t meet their expectations about advancement.”

Currently Diamond is finishing up a chapter with Stephen Covey and Brian Tracy for the special 10th edition of Mission Possible. The topic involves “how to reach one’s full potential.” She’s declared her passion for 2006 as “Rocking the status quo in business and in one’s life.” To balance out the “intangible” nature of her work, Diamond devotes free time to making jewelry and yard art, is a voracious reader, and loves to hike in her Colorado home.

FAQs on booking Ava Diamond

  • How to book Ava Diamond?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Ava Diamond for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Ava Diamond, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Ava Diamond or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Ava Diamond?

    Booking fees for Ava Diamond, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Ava Diamond, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Ava Diamond?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Ava Diamond for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Ava Diamond for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Ava Diamond or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Ava Diamond or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Ava Diamond is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Ava Diamond for your event is available upon request. Ava Diamond generally travels from CO, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Eglantina Zingg, Jazz Jennings, Zak Ebrahim, Patricia Yurena and Chad Griffin. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Ava Diamond for an upcoming event.

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