More about Diane
I am a scientist who is broadly trained. My work has spanned academic and applied research in disease, diagnostics and prevention across several different therapeutic indications. It has also afforded me the opportunity to work in different roles within very different organizations and to experience the challenges of each - challenges, I will add, that my formal training in the sciences did not prepare me for. Having constructive difficult conversations, championing change, unifying, lifting and galvanizing people around a shared purpose, finding a way to balance the ever increasing and fragmenting volume of work - are skills. I struggled, as did the organizations that I worked for. They were full of bright, well-educated, self-motivated people working on innovative, technically challenging problems. Those problems always got solved. They were also people who had very different values, beliefs and behaviors working under tremendous, sometimes self-imposed, stress. Those challenges were often fatal for people, teams, projects and even the organization. Inspire Health grew out of my translational research on wellbeing, connecting the dots between biology and behavior, physiology and psychology, physiological stress and psychological safety. It also grew from my desire to find ‘elegant’ approaches to fostering human potential in the workplace. An ‘elegant’ approach, in science-speak, is one that is economical and imaginative, often breathtakingly simple once explained and always incredibly powerful.