Diana Burns


Multifaceted expert with journalistic panache

Diana’s specialties are persuasive writing and storytelling — she’ll help you craft proposals, business cases, and speeches that give a competitive edge. She shows our clients how to harness the power of behavioural science and plain language techniques to engage, inform, and persuade. As a result, they improve their success rates.

Diana develops and delivers bespoke workshops for clients in every sector with any kind of communication need. She also plays a vital part in the discovery and training phases of our culture change programmes. Executives feel comfortable working with her to improve their persuasive writing and presentation skills.

Bringing a wealth of experience and skills

Diana has experience as a journalist, broadcaster, and press secretary. She has also been a communications manager and contractor in many government agencies.

Diana is widely travelled, a fluent speaker of Spanish, and interested in other languages. She works with Māori organisations, people of Pacific heritage, and clients from Spain and Latin America.

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Diana is amazing and such a talented lady. Very engaging and supportive.

Kylie F
The Treasury

Really appreciated the trainer [Diana]. She was extremely welcoming, supportive, encouraging, and generous with her responses. She seems like she has a lot of great experience which supports her ability to engage in this training. I also really appreciated her cultural capability and understanding of the differences with English and Te Reo Māori. Best trainer I’ve had for sure!

Alexandra P
Te Arawhiti

Diana was an amazing facilitator! She kept things moving but I also appreciated the time she took to workshop our own work with us and give feedback. I really loved the content and learned a lot about planning, writing and evaluating my work.

Claudette P
Ali Group

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