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Dianne Rizzo

Senior Faculty


Executive Coach

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Dianne Rizzo is an leadership and executive coach, specializing in personal and organizational leadership development. She has over 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry, both as a practicing clinician and as the leader of multidisciplinary teams.

Dianne is a skilled, dedicated coach with over 25 years of experience in healthcare, both as a practicing nurse clinician and, most recently, as the leader of a multidisciplinary team of hospice professionals. During her time at Hospice, she hired a leadership coach and was deeply impacted by their work together. From there, it was a natural transition to pursue accredited coach training, credentialing, and build a professional coaching practice.

As a coach, nursing professional, and now parent to a resident physician, she’s ideally equipped and committed to supporting clients in areas such as transitioning to leadership roles, effective communication, work fulfillment, burnout prevention and recovery, managing mindsets, toxic stress, and living with grief. Her coaching approach is proactive, strength-based, and suffused with warmth and gentle (perhaps a bit dark?) humor. She meets clients where they are, can quickly build trust, and creates a safe, judgment-free zone while holding clients accountable. Work and life can be so hard (and…beautiful) and you deserve support and care as you care for others.


University of Vermont BS Nursing

ICF Certified ACC Coach

Lodestar TIPC™ Certified Coach

Certified Executive Coach

Certified Life Coach

Certification Resilience Coaching

Hogan Assessment Certified

Dianne and her long-time spouse are parents to three adult children and live in Central New York with elders and her good ole stinky dog, Lena. She loves being at the Lake, early morning coffee, skiing, and books. Still learning every day.

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