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My Vision

  • Healthy workplaces, filled with emotionally intelligent, coach-like leaders dedicated to bringing more humanness into the workplace

  • Cultures that understand people will give their all when they are nurtured, respected, and supported

My Approach

  • My work is centered on helping leaders move toward what they need to be the leaders they know they can be

  • My clients are heard, understood, challenged, championed, and ultimately changed as a result of working with me

I deeply care about people and how they’re treated. I care about the opportunities they have for meaningful growth, contribution and fulfillment. I’m fortunate to have discovered coaching and facilitating as my path to these things many years ago. I continue to live my life's passion and am incredibly grateful for the trusted role my clients allow me to have in their lives.


I consider my role in your life to be so much more than a leadership coach. I'm a listener, an accountability and thought partner, a mirror, and a strategist. Looking inward requires self-reflection, hard work and a commitment to being open and learning everything we can about ourselves.

The good news is, you don’t have to do it alone and the reward is worth the effort.

  • We'll create awareness and agreement about what you’re prepared to embrace and work on
  • We'll identify and align on concrete and embodied ways to move forward
  • From an emboldened place, we’ll develop and implement strategies to enact new behaviours that set you up to achieve the change and success you seek

My style is described as warm, encouraging, challenging and supportive. I also have a good sense of humour. Together, we’ll get some serious work done and have a little fun along the way.

Dianne Quinton

My background is in coaching, leadership development, communications, corporate social responsibility and change management. I’ve been a member of several senior leadership teams and have led direct reports.


I started The Optimal You in 2004 based on a strong desire to help people live up to their full potential. I've been privileged to do this at all levels, from Executive to Front Line.


I embrace a balanced and healthy lifestyle, taking responsibility to build a strong foundation on which to live "The Optimal You" within myself.

I treasure my time with family and friends, and can often be found nurturing my love of music and nature. I'm also a lifelong volunteer.


I'm a part-time musician and find fascinating parallels between my music and my coaching practice. If I've piqued your interest and you're a music fan, find me at

If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then, you are an excellent leader.

- Dolly Parton

My Credentials

I'm a lifelong learner, and bring my insights and learning to my coaching relationships to support each person's unique needs and desires.

EQ-i and EQ360 logos
MBTI logo
International Coaching Federation PCC Certification logo
ARSENAL Certification logo
Thomas Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument logo
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4 Stages of Psychological Safety certification logo
Trust at Work certification logo
Jac NcNeil, Coach and Thought Partner

Dianne has been a gift to me. My whole life has changed since I started working with her. Within a few weeks of working with Dianne, I had found resonating and empowering ways to improve this very difficult work relationship. This improvement had a positive ripple effect on my entire department. After this initial achievement, I was able to see my future more clearly and made a decision to resign from that organization to pursue my own passion - to work for myself!!


Dianne believed in me, supported me and challenged me to step into my own brilliant potential. She was fully present, professional, intuitive and fun-loving. Her spirit is warm and thoughtful. I accomplished in 10 months what it takes most people years - all because I had a coach that kept me focused and believed in me - she held the space for me to become who I was meant to be. I feel so connected with what’s really important to me - there’s no bigger gift in life!

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