Diane M. Wiater, Ph.D. |   

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Diane M. Wiater is the CEO of Wiater Consulting Group, LLC. Dr. Wiater has more than 30 years of experience leading successful teams and developing people. She provides training in the areas of leadership development, team building, process improvement, and organizational development. Dr. Wiater has consulted for such organizations as Colonial Foods, Harvest Assembly of God and Leadership Training International.  She served nine years on the board of directors for the latter ministry. Executive, leadership and life coaching are growing trends in developing people. Dr. Wiater is a certified coach trainer through Lifeforming Leadership Coaching. She maintains coaching relationships in order to assist others one on one in leadership development, business development, performance improvement and fulfilling life dreams. She is formerly an executive director of advancement at Regent University, through which she managed the team responsible for supporting the fundraising efforts of the University. She also served as assistant dean of administration and as an assistant professor for Regent University's School of Business (now Global Leadership and Entrepreneurship). In this capacity she was responsible for oversight of daily operations, budgeting, employee selection, strategic planning and implementation. This included oversight of various departments including Alumni Relations and Career Development. She was also on the faculty teaching leadership and management primarily at the graduate level.

Academic Concentrations

Leadership Coaching
Business Communication
Organizational Behavior

Awards & Honors

Outstanding Faculty, Regent University Center for Professional Studies, 2003

Employee of the Month, December 1997 and November 1994, Regent University

Dean's List and Special Commendation for Leadership, McDonald's Hamburger University Advanced Operations Course, 1989

Assistant Manager of the Year, Columbus Region, McDonald's 1989. • CATV Award (Community Access Television) for production of local weekly news program, 1985

Honorary Kentucky Colonel; bestowed 1984 (Gov. Martha Lane Collins)


  • Ph.D., Organizational Leadership, Regent University, 2001
  • M.A., Communication, Regent University, 1995
  • B.A. Northern Kentucky University, 1986


  • MERIT Profile, 2011
  • FIRO Element B, 2008
  • Mobile Advanced Trainer, Leadership Training International, Chesapeake, VA, 2003
  • Certified Coach Trainer, Lifeforming Coaching, Virginia Beach, VA 2001
  • Master Instructor Certification, Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA, 1999
  • MBTI Step I & Step II, 2011