Speaker / Trainer
It was never my plan to walk the streets and become a prostitute, yet alone get involved with vicious gangs and narcotics. My life choices put me in grave circumstances. Danger became a way of life, forcing me to carry a gun in my hand every day for 10 years.
You see, I was an undercover cop for the San Diego Police department. My job was to infiltrate the gangs and prostitutes, bust the John’s, bring’em down and clean up the streets! I understand fear and survival instincts - I lived them and know what it takes to find your grit, perseverance and power to push through any challenge.
After being medically retired from the police department as a result of a training accident, I took my years of experience, along with my Masters Degree in Human Resources Management as well as my Certification as a Life Coach, to pioneer the creation of my own company called SPAlife.
When people find out I was a police officer and specifically an undercover prostitute hunting a serial killer, the questions come flooding in. What was it like? Did you ever shoot anyone? Did anyone shoot at you? Were you scared? How did you survive? How did you know what to do under pressure?
I realized my street and life experience have led me to have unique insights and able to uniquely help people like you to be able to quickly move through any obstacle to be more confident, trust yourself more and access your inner power to do your greater work in the world!
I am now a Consultant, Trainer and Podcaster supporting entrepreneurial leaders.
My areas of expertise are:
An important lesson I learned on the street is to not let fear make the decisions for me. I love the definition of courage - feel the fear and do it anyway. I help you no longer second-guess yourself and to fortify your confidence in decision making. I guide you to take command of a situation to better move through crisis or uncertainty. You get clear on how to manage boundaries so you are taken seriously and know what you stand for.
I have responded to thousands of 9-1-1 calls. Most of the time people were at their worst, letting anger and frustration get the best of them. During these escalated times it’s important to master the nuances of noticing and see what others don’t see. The first words you say can make or break the situation, so you must learn to assert your voice in a way that people pay attention and feel comfortable sharing what they know. How you show up affects the amount of positive influence you will have when having those difficult conversations. Understanding how different personalities attract or attack allows you to create winning conversations.
I am used to wearing many different hats. None more diverse than my days of leaving my home as a single mom of two little girls, to being a uniformed patrol cop answering 9-1-1 calls, to wearing next to nothing as an undercover prostitute! Adopting the tools of what is absolutely essential, without letting overwhelm overcome you, is key. Understanding the power of your environments allows you to consistently deliver during a time crunch, without tolerations and distractions derailing you. Productivity is an art and science that can make the difference in the ease and flow of your day!
Another way I love to make a difference is being a positive voice through my podcast, the Live Your SPAlife show. SPA is an acronym for Seek Power Always - that power within you to do your greater work in the world. I have the privilege of interviewing successful entrepreneurs who are a Force For Good, sharing their journey of challenges and empowerment. Check out the latest episodes under the podcast section of my website and be inspired!
I am known as the RESET Specialist, and I believe you are your own power. If you are feeling off track or want to hone your confidence, courage or communication, then let me help you RESET back to your most powerful impactful self!
I travel the country speaking, consulting, conducting workshops and seminars dedicated to helping entrepreneurs and corporate leaders move from a life of emergency to emergence. Get your complimentary 5 Moves to RESET Your Power!
Jennifer Diepstraten, Owner of High Ticket Sales Success
"Diane woke up our audience to entirely new ways to become productive and how to love our lives even more. I hadn't realized how much our workspace impacts our efficiency! Her story and speaking style is captivating. I am so happy I had her at my event.”
Liana Chaouli, Image Therapists
“Diane Halfman captivated my audience! She has the capacity, the ability, the talent and the magic to bring clarity into every aspect of your life. Diane offers the complete clearing of anything that is weighing you down and brings out the nuggets of joy and beauty which will be reflected in every aspect into your life.”
Lisa Sasevich, Event Host of Ultimate Sales Bootcamp
Diane’s training and tips brought amazing value to our audience of entrepreneurs, leaving them wanting more.
I empower women to be their own C.O.P. – to walk in the world with more Confidence, to be more Optimistic, and to stand in their Power!
In today's workplace where inclusivity, diversity and employee engagement are more important than ever, top employers are faced with complicated interpersonal dynamics. My trainings provide the awareness and skills needed for greater productivity, team resiliency, safety and performance.
Reclaim Your Power: The 5 Secrets of Successful Leaders -
How to Get More Done by Working Less
By empowering you and your organization with essential tools such as:
- Confidence in decision making
- Not second-guessing yourself
- Taking command of situations
- Managing boundaries
- Moving through crisis and/or uncertainty
In this talk and lesson, you will learn how to not let fear sway you when making critical decisions. By embodying the definition of courage - feel the fear and do it anyway - you will learn how to no longer second-guess yourself. You will be able to fortify your confidence for decision making. I guide you to take command of a situation, to better move through crisis and uncertainty. Ultimately, you will get clear on how to manage boundaries, so you are taken seriously and people will know what you stand for. Power is an inside out process and you will learn how to better access yours.
Diane shares her story and the importance of standing in your power on The Proof Philadelphia
Sandra Rapalee Albrektsen,
Asst. Chief, Training/Employee Development
City of San Diego, San Diego Police Department
"Diane, Thanks so much for speaking to our group of San Diego Police women and professional support staff today. The P.O.W.E.R. approach you took to owning your destiny resonated with the audience. I could see in their faces the opportunity you put in motion for them by giving permission to them to fail forward. I know that lives were changed and leaders were called to action! For me personally, your inspirational and powerful message gave me a glimpse into taking control of the areas that are needing attention; letting go of clutter and following my own roadmap to success. We can’t thank you enough!"
Diana Sabatino, Managing Director, eWomenNetwork
“I can always rely on Diane to deliver a great presentation! She’s entertaining and practical. Our eWomenNetwork audience was so motivated after Diane’s talk. Her simple R.E.S.E.T Action Plan delivered ways to minimize our blocks and allow us to focus on designing the lives we desire. (“The SPAlife”.) Diane always delivers a genuine, informative and inspiring presentation."
Maggie Tilger, RN , San Diego, CA
"I was too overwhelmed to do it alone. Diane brings purpose and motivation to others and brings meaning to the lives of family and friends. From our first appointment Diane wasted no time and began the process of bringing order to my home. She came with positive energy which is exactly what I needed. It was amazing how quickly I began to feel less stress about my upcoming move, all because Diane helped me change my perspective by listening to what was important to keep and giving me choices in the decisions about what to let go of. Diane gave a gentle nudge when needed and was so respectful in honoring what I wanted to hold onto."
Conscious Communication: Accelerate Performance and Fortify Team Resiliency
Are you a fight, flight or freeze person when things get heated?
Do you have the skills to de-escalate any situation successfully and safely?
In today's workplace, in person and virtually, employee engagement and connecting with clients so they feel heard, are more important than ever. Top employers are faced with complicated interpersonal dynamics. My trainings provide the awareness and skills needed for greater Team Resiliency, Safety and Performance.
Learn the 5 Core Principles needed to create and become a Master Communicator including
- Having difficult conversations
- Positive Influencing
- Asserting your voice
- Master the Nuances of Noticing
- Understanding how different personalities interact
I have responded to thousands of 9-1-1 calls. Most of the time, people were at their worst, letting anger and frustration get the best of them. During these escalated times, it’s important to master the nuances of noticing and see what others don’t see. The first words you say can make or break the situation, so you must learn to assert your voice in a way that people pay attention and feel comfortable sharing what they know. How you show up affects the amount of positive influence you will have when it is time for difficult conversations. Understanding how different personalities attract or attack allows you to create winning encounters. Effective communication will make or break your company culture and determine whether or not your customers will continue to trust and come back to you.
Sherrie Featherly, President, MPM, RMP, Missoula Property Management
"As my business has had accelerated growth it has become more important to take the time at Diane and Kerry’s retreats to work on my business and life goals outside of the day to day in my business. They have helped me cultivate better tools for communication clarity with my teams and my shifting role as a leader to stay out of the weeds by having better boundaries. My ongoing consulting with Diane has allowed me to better understand how to communicate more effectively with the different personalities of my team as well as creating systems for predictable success. Diane has helped us improve our company culture to experience a more positive environment while accomplishing our mission."
Three Steps To Creating A Workspace that Makes You More Productive an Profitable
Always late or feeling behind?
Discover the feeling of peacefulness and productivity as I explain how to set yourself up for a successful workspace, environment and life!
I help people discover how to live their SPAlife, by awakening the skills needed to live your ultimate dream life; physically, emotionally and spiritually.
Understand the strategies to have better engagement and satisfaction by
- Delivering under a time crunch
- Understand the Power of your Environments
- Adopting Essentialism
- Overcoming Overwhelm
- Awareness of Tolerations & Distractions
I am used to wearing many different hats. None more diverse than my days of leaving my home as a single mom of two little girls, to being a uniformed patrol cop answering 9-1-1 calls, to wearing next to nothing as an undercover prostitute! Adopting the tools of what is absolutely essential, without letting overwhelm overcome you, is key. Understanding the Power of your Environments allows you to consistently deliver during a time crunch, without tolerations and distractions derailing you. Productivity is an art and a science that can make the difference in the ease and flow of your day!
Leah Grant, Master Certified Business Coach, www.leahgrant.com, Las Vegas, NV
"As an avid user of the Franklin Covey paper day planning system for the 14 years I’ve had my coaching practice, I felt pretty organized and proud of running a 6-figure business with a very small team of part-time independent contractors EXCEPT that I was overwhelmed and drained most of the time. Doing Diane’s Intensive had an amazing and immediate impact on my energy. Through her system of assessment and unique planning tools, my day went from being organized chaos to being organized productivity. What a difference! I’m getting more done in less time and I have more energy. I’ve moved to an online calendaring system that my assistant has access to and is always up to date through an app on my iPhone. I have a new filing system and gone are the boxes in my closet of “stuff” I was going to sort out “some day. Thanks, for giving me more freedom, Diane. "
Stephanie Hammerness, First Grade Teacher, San Diego
"I was first introduced to Diane through a friend. We were looking to help our boys stay organized during their middle school years. I had thought of myself as a fairly organized person but found myself taking notes through her workshop with the boys and thinking I would greatly benefit from time spent with her too. I decided to begin with paperwork organization and cannot fully express what a difference this has made in my daily life; everything from paying bills, restructuring my calendar, keeping coupons and running errands. I now know where every piece of paper is or needs to go when I am done with it. My ongoing work with Diane has included home office organization (which has made preparing for taxes a breeze) to cleaning and clearing out the garage, with my new goal being able to get both cars in the two car garage. I also find that I take the helpful advice from her into my classroom, often thinking, “What would Diane do?” Diane has truly changed my life and productivity. I have a sense of peace and control over my personal space and daily flow which I had not had before our time together. I am thankful for the opportunity to work with her and cannot recommend her highly enough! "
Julia Espey, Author, If I Was Your Daddy, Murray, UT
"In a week’s time Diane Halfman changed my life in ways I could not image. She was the missing link that helped me set up systems to get where I needed to go in my home and business goals. She was a lifesaver. If you need that support to get from where you are to where you want to go Diane can get you there. I recommend her 100%!"
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