63 Horton Road
Cold Spring, NY 10516
Founder Diana Hird is a tri-lingual, tri-cultural
executive coach with extensive training and experience as a
coach-intervener and as a facilitator. She received a Juris Doctor from Fordham University School of Law,
a Bachelor of Arts from Williams College and
training in coaching and organizational development from the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland.
Diana's coaching is influenced by her experiences as
both a practicing lawyer and actor/playwright. She has received training
in acting technique and improvisation and performed extensively. Her play, A Real
Live Cuban received Best Play, Best Director, and Best Actor
awards at the 2007 Aery Theater Festival in Garrison, NY. Her
play Doing Business received a Best Actor award and was a
finalist at the 2008 Aery Theater Festival.
During her more than fifteen years practicing law,
Diana has worked as a transactional lawyer and a manager with
experience in complex technology development projects, and
intellectual property licensing, including as legal counsel for AC
Nielsen (US), Inc. and TheStreet.com,
Inc., and with experience in derivatives, structured finance,
mergers & acquisitions and financings as a
Corporate Associate at
the New York law firms Proskauer Rose, and Brown & Wood (now Sidley
Austin Brown and Wood).