As part of our Zoe Spotlight interview series with our Zoe Associates, Diane Sieg – an emergency room nurse turned speaker, author, coach, and yoga instructor – reveals some of her pivotal background and reasons why she chose her current path in life.
Why did you become a speaker/trainer? After working for over 20 years as a nurse in emergency rooms across the country, I wanted to help people get out of the “emergency room of life” by empowering them to make better choices. I wanted to help people be more proactive in their lives instead of putting them back together after the less-than-ideal decisions were already made. Of course we teach what we need to learn most, so as I have recovered from my own adrenaline junkie and crisis caretaking tendencies, I can give practical tools and action steps that I know work with myself, my clients, and my patients.
What’s your favorite topic(s) to present on? Why? My “STOP Living Life Like an EMERGENCY! START Living with Intention” program. With all the fear and uncertainty in the world today, we think that dong more, better, faster is the answer, which keeps us in crisis caretaking and emergency living. The real solution is to live with more intention, and I have created a daily practice to help you focus on your deepest intentions regarding your finances, work, relationships, or health.
What are your favorite groups of people to work with? Healthcare and women’s groups are my niche, but I have spoken to bankers, sales teams, and aerospace engineers!
What are your most popular presentation topics? STOP Living Life Like an EMERGENCY! is still my most requested program. People really relate to the notion that the answer is not always to do more, but to be more intentional with what you do.
Three words that describe your presentation style? Authentic, Energetic and Interactive.
What are some things that surprise you or inspire you about your interactions with clients/participants? How hungry audiences are to have a manageable and realistic system to focus on their deepest intentions.