Diane Blumenson

Senior Consultant

Diane Blumenson’s career as a consultant and coach to executive leadership spans over two decades. As a recognized authority in organizational development and systems dynamics, she has used strategic planning, enhanced organization design, cultural change management, team effectiveness, and strategic reengineering to transform and optimize work environments across a range of industries.

Diane has extensive health, social, and human services consulting experience, partnering with institutional leaders to establish policies, build accountability systems, implement best practices, and generate sustainable cultural change. She has also designed integrated systems, policies, and practices for multi-institutional philanthropy operations, resulting in a track record of leveraging resources for improved ROI. Her clients include The Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, The Boston Symphony Orchestra, Partners Healthcare System, Massachusetts General Hospital, MSPCA, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Northeastern University, New England Baptist Hospital, Phillips Academy Andover, The Bridgeport Hospital Foundation (part of the Yale New Haven healthcare system) and the Miriam Hospital Foundation.

Diane is a Principal of the Philanthropy Leadership Advancement Nexus (PLAN), an organization dedicated to improving the quality and professionalism of development executives through proprietary training. The program has trained hundreds of professionals from across the United States and has been credited with providing transformational insights that have lead to increased major gift performance among attendees.

Prior to coaching and consulting in the philanthropy and corporate arenas, Diane served as President of Richardson, Reid & Associates; a Boston based human resource and career management firm. She was also the National Director of Public Information and Counselor Education for Bernard Haldane Associates, and Director of Market Research and Public Relations for Berenson & Ishim, Inc., a Boston advertising agency. Diane is a Certified Executive Coach and Relationship Specialist with the American Psychotherapy Association and a skilled public speaker with extensive media experience. She is dedicated to continual learning in disciplines that promote peak performance and highly effective organizations.