One of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves and those around us, is alignment that creates successes we want, while actually enjoying the journey.
Hi, I’m Dina, thanks for being here! I’ll do 3 things: 1) share my why, how, and experience, 2) what others had to say about working with me, and 3) ways we can connect.
First a story that illustrates my why and how. As a kid I saw my dad go from working on the assembly line to leading it. While he made great strides, I sensed it wasn’t without a lot of ache and an underlying feeling of not being valued or advancing to the degree he knew he was capable of – despite 20 years with one company.
Fast forward, he led a division of an ag manufacturing business for four years, up until his much too early passing. Here, he felt valued and was making the kind of impact he knew he was capable of – He could see and feel the difference, and so could all those around him.
20+ years vs 4 years. Seeing him reach more alignment, impact, and frankly more fun, only to enjoy it for a short time was bittersweet. Research shows we spend at least one-third of our lives at work, for many it’s even more. How can we make the most of our time, get to where we want to go, and how we want to feel – this is what excites me.
Are you happy at the one place you are spending most of your life?
How can we achieve greater alignment so you can create impact and advance while enjoying all of it more deeply? Home, work and the in between.
What factors made the 20 year experience so different from the 4 year one, both the business and the individual?
My mission is to help time and purpose-driven individuals, teams and businesses own their steps forward while deeply aligning, so the momentum is sustainable and an enriching experience. I want you to feel and see the effects of owned growth, make the advancements you want, and not wait.
And I want businesses and teams to see and feel the effects of aligning internally, and investing in their people and cultures.
I am an independent coach, consultant and ethnographer by training – strategic thinker, adept connector, with an insatiable curiosity and commitment to learn. I have 15 years of experience spanning consulting, market and behavioral research, facilitation, coaching, brand and innovation work with a variety of clients from one-on-one, small teams and local businesses, to Fortune 500 companies like P&G, Gap Inc, & Kraft. My integrative approach combines behavioral and org science with innovation, brand, and holistic practices. As a former senior-level Account Director serving clients all over the world, while building into my own team I understand the juggling and challenges one can face in creating positive momentum. Today, I own two businesses, my coaching practice, and our chiropractic practice which is going into its 17th year with my husband Dr. Pete. I hold a Master’s in Organizational Diagnosis & Intervention and behavioral study from Miami University, am a Certified Five Capitals Coach, and a Certified Integrative Health and Nutrition Coach.
My greatest role is being a mama to twin girls and a boy, and wife. I savor restorative moments like reading, music, hiking, traveling and journaling pen to paper – where I often have my best ideas.
I offer one-on-one and cohort coaching, facilitated workshops and speaking engagements.
If you’re interested in connecting, book a complimentary strategy session here.
“I can say without a doubt I grew more in my six months working with Dina than any other time [at company]. She has a talent for seeing her team’s capabilities, challenging them to be better and caring for them along the way. She took my personal development seriously and taught me how to work collaboratively as a team player rather than a solo-preneur. This ultimately grew me as a person, she takes this time with each individual and that is why her teams are great.”
–Lyden Foust, CEO Spatial.ai
“I had tried so many things, this was different! I had been struggling with anxiety, overwhelm, inability to stick with things and reach the goals I wanted, professionally and personally. The personal touch and the holistic care and energy have been more beneficial than I can express. You [Dina] are able to gently challenge typical thinking patterns and link them to my goals in a way that enables change. The work we do has enabled me to move forward in a fresh and fabulous way! You [Dina] have given me the fluidity when I have needed it to break from expectations so that I can continue to learn via that fluidity versus feeling like a failure. Dina has a personal and professional style that immediately put me at ease and opened the door for exploration. Her all-of-you approach has been more beneficial to me than anything I’ve tried in the past. Forever grateful.”
– Cheryl, Senior Manager, P&G
“Dina is an excellent innovation consultant with rich expertise in human insight development and then activating that work into brand and innovation ideas. She has both a strong strategic understanding of how consumer brands work and a deep curiosity for the consumers her brand partners serve. Armed with unique insight tools, personal creativity and a bias to action, Dina would be a great choice to design and lead insight and innovation work for brands who want to discover and act on new tensions and emotional insights. I recommend her without hesitation.”
– Michael Kuremsky, Brand Strategy Consultant & Professor, Former VP Global Brand Leader Skincare/Olay
“I invested in hiring Dina as a coach after having my first child and navigating the waters of life both personally and professionally. I was feeling frazzled, and less confident and I was preparing to return to work full-time. After receiving coaching and guidance from Dina, I became more grounded, confident, and able to navigate life and all its many facets. Her approach is comprehensive, realistic and applicable. She provided a safe space for growth to happen, taught me resources, ideas and practices to make my own and helped me integrate them into life. Her concepts and teachings around living in alignment to your vision and values have been especially helpful for both myself and my family. If you’re overwhelmed, facing new challenges, decisions, or emotions – and the weight of all those things, Dina is an incredible guide. She provides options to work with her and get help that makes sense for you. I wouldn’t hesitate to reach out to Dina again to work through questions/needs as they arise and receive coaching towards continued growth and alignment.” – Austin Perry, Associate Director, Lab Partnerships
Dina went the extra mile to help me and another colleague of mine improve our soft skills from working directly with clients (that were much older than us) to improving how we do our direct work. These were the skills we needed to actually be confident at our job and move ahead. –Danny, consulting agency
“Coaching with Dina was an amazing experience for me! The groundwork put into the program that Dina runs is one that has you evaluate your lifestyle and put thoughtfulness into practice. Putting into words a family’s vision and habits that can be formed to live truer to them was crucial during a vulnerable time like experiencing motherhood for the first time. The program was incredible to say the least. It was my first time working within a group coaching program, that aspect was helpful to feel connected and supported through difficult weeks. Or to be able to offer encouraging words while they are having a tougher week, enables the womanhood community one is promised as they become a mom. Dina’s coaching is supportive, strategic, mindful & essential. I highly recommend it!!” – Alexandra Crumb, Associate Merchandising Manager
“I joined Dina’s program 11 months after having my triplets. I was feeling overwhelmed and both mentally and physically exhausted. She is an amazing coach and her program has been the best thing I have done since becoming a mom. It’s been so good not only for me, but also for my family. It’s been over two years since coaching with her and my family and I continuously refer back to what I learned and the tools received while working with Dina.” – Meagan Yee, Adjunct Professor
“Dina’s energy is inspiring and she has this way of making information and changes readily available to her audience by breaking it down in a way just for them. I feel empowered, and she gave us what we needed to get started on this journey with her talk.” – Kate
“Dina has taught me to appreciate me. To instill healthier habits, create balance and accountability that I was struggling to find as a full time working mom. Through my journey with Dina I’ve learned how rewarding it can be to set aside time for my mental and physical self and be the best version of me possible both at home and at work. It has been such an amazing experience to have Dina as a resource and mentor. I finally can understand how certain habits have amazing rewards. I feel more together, but less stressed. One of my goals was to have balance. I feel as if I have a healthier routine than I did before the start, and have made great progress on my overall wellness!” – Beth Brigger, Business Operations Director
“I’m feeling so much momentum to keep working on myself and beyond just my work but also physically, emotionally, nutrition, intuition etc so that I can be the best I can for me and my family. I want to continue to learn and grow to live in alignment with my values and vision. I feel calmer and more grounded after working with Dina. I love how you integrated so many topics into our time. The resources have been so helpful and I refer back to them, I especially liked the one on one meetings.” – Emily, Product Development Scientist
“I knew I needed something different. Her work takes a unique, whole-person approach and gets to the roots, which I hadn’t done before. Also, English is my second language, and I was worried things would be lost but it was easy to follow along and Dina is so patient. I loved the resources and coaching which has helped me be more organized, more productive with my time and be able to do the things I want to do. I am feeling supported and understood, and I would definitely recommend working with her!” – Andrea from Brazil, Education
“I was a participant in just a one-hour workshop/talk Dina led. In just one hour I left with a really different perspective versus the one I was holding and using in my day-to-day life. I was different than when I came in, and for the better!” – Elizabeth R.
“Dina saves individuals from succumbing to the pressures …in other words she gave me tools for a productive mindset to tackle not just day-to-day life and at work, but also to implement tools personally to always feel connected to myself and people around me. Her approach is a gentle guide to find awareness of the seen and unseen parts of your person and realize what it’s feeling, needing or thriving off of.” – Alex
“I loved this! I am a self-described ‘stressor and overthinker’ and this helped me to calm down and really learn ways I can ground my actions more. It was well paced and in-depth!” – Chelsea M.