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Dianne Faieta

Certified Master Facilitator

Dianne Faieta, principal of Northern California-based Faieta & Associates, delights in working with individuals and groups to help them achieve their personal and professional potential. Participants report that her training is highly effective at equipping them with truly relevant and useful skills. Clients consistently describe her as “enthusiastic” and a “dynamic speaker.” One participant declared, “Dianne’s professional and personal 'presence’ are outstanding! I feel lucky to have been here.”

She has conducted customized in-house Train Clinic workshops for the following organizations:

  • ASK Computer
  • Xidex
  • Ultradata
  • UC Santa Cruz
  • Office of Personnel Mgmt.
  • CA. Society of CPAs
  • Bank of America
  • National Parks Service
  • Amex Life Assurance
  • Pacific Gas & Electric
  • E.D.D.
  • U.S.D.A. Forest Service
  • U.S. Army (Fort Ord)
  • U.S. Coast Guard
  • The Mechanics Bank
  • Severin Group
  • University of California
  • State of California
  • McDonnell Douglas
  • Unocal Corporation

Dianne is a skilled communication improvement and career management “coachelor” and trainer. She works with diverse audiences across a wide variety of business, governmental and educational organizations. Examples of clients who have employed her talents include: Bechtel, DBM, E-LOAN, G.E. Capital, Genentech, Defense Language Institute, East Bay Municipal Utility District, Graduate School USDA, University of California Office of the President and Stanford University.

Before launching Faieta & Associates in 1982, Dianne enjoyed careers as an in-house trainer for both the Girl Scouts and Orange County Transit Authority. For OCTA Dianne was “the training department” and as such conducted needs assessments, designed training for all employee levels, developed materials, evaluated performance and facilitated meetings. She created the new employee orientation program, leadership training for new supervisors and managers, special courses for administrative staff as well as the District’s career management process. Prior to that, Dianne was a college instructor in communication skills and a secondary school English teacher.

Dianne is qualified not only by experience but also by education. She holds a Bachelors in English from University of California, Santa Barbara and a Masters in Communication Studies from California State University, Long Beach in addition to a Post-Masters Certificate in Career and Life Planning from John F. Kennedy University in Pleasant Hill, California.

She co-authored the popular textbook Communicate! A Workbook for Interpersonal Communication! In addition, she has contributed to publications such as Human Resources Journal (“How To Help Career Managers See the Light”) and local newsletters of the American Society for Training Development.

Ms. Faieta assesses clients using instruments such as the DiSC, FIRO-B, Knowdell Values Card Sort, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Neurolinguistic Communication Profile, Strong Interest Inventory, SkillScan and the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument. Dianne is proud of her affiliation with The Training Clinic since 1984, for whom she has successfully presented at national training conferences as well as public and in-house train-the-trainer programs for thousands of satisfied participants.

  • Background Information:
  • Education:
  • BA, University of California
  • Masters, Communication California State Univ.
  • Post- Masters, John F. Kennedy Univ.
  • Books co-Authored:
  • Communicate! A workbook for Interpersonal Communication
  • Article: Human Resources Journal
  • Conference Presentations:
  • ASTD
  • Affiliations – Past or Current:
  • ASTD
  • Years of Experience:
  • 25+ years
  • Training Clinic Master Trainer since:
  • 1984