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Shifting Perspectives, Transforming Lives

 “Ten years ago the way we saw the universe changed”. This statement was referring to the fact that in December 1993, shuttle astronauts put “eyeglasses” on the Hubble Telescope, correcting a spherical aberration in the original design that had prevented the device from realizing its intended purpose. The correction enabled the telescope to fulfill its mission to reveal spectacular secrets of the universe previously unknown to man. In some ways, Diana’s work is analogous to the repairs made to the Hubble Space Telescope. She helps organizations and individuals see more clearly so that they can realize their full potential - FLynn Paylor   




Leadership Philosophy

Leadership Philosophy

The purpose of LeaderShiftNow

is to provide transformative pathways that lend perspective on living, leading and succeeding while following ones unique identity which leads to a strategic advantage for sustaining a competitive/co-operative edge.

“Becoming a leader is synonymous with becoming yourself. It is precisely that simple and also that difficult.” - Warren G. Bennis 

The term ‘Leadership’ is usually reserved for folks with titles and positions of authority over others rather than for individuals who know how to be themselves in a world constantly trying to have them be something else. 


titles and positions that have confused expertise in their field, good management skills, or a capacity to generate profit, as leadership competency. For a long time in the business world the only true measure of competent leadership that mattered was a capacity to generate profit for shareholders. People became cogs in the mechanical wheel of industry rather than critical components of 


number Thank goodness our world is moving beyond traditional roles for business and calling for leaders to measures of success and 


I have found that few appointed leaders rise to the level of self-mastery and mindfulness required to easily create demonstrable leadership around them, on all levels, in all people, in every partnership and team; certainly not sufficient to easily sustain a unique operational/cultural advantage, the secret sauce for any business to survive and thrive in today’s world. Rarely do we use the word “Leadership” to describe everyday individuals and the quality with which they are “Leading their lives”; people who have invested in knowing who they are, what they value and what they uniquely have to contribute; folks who are staying true themselves while making a difference and a profit.


After 25 years in the Leadership Development field I am inspired and more devoted than ever to increasing the quality of life and leadership in all contexts, for all who want it. It is with this in mind, Leadershiftnow LLC offers a Continuum of Transformative Coaching and Consulting methods designed to serve Individuals as well as Organizations and Communities; methods developed to deepen self-mastery and mindfulness at the Individual level, to provide cultural transformation skills at the Organizational level and to unleash partnership potential at the Community level.


Akin to the words of Warren Bennis and Ralph Waldo Emerson, I believe that “being ourselves in a world constantly trying to have us be something else” is not only our greatest accomplishment, it is essential to accomplishing greatly.

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment”. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

- Diana Cale Kennedy, Founder, Leadershiftnow LLC

Origin Story

Follow Your Spark of Aliveness Wherever it Leads ...
“...When making decisions, large or small, follow that which brings you alive, inspires passion and enthusiasm in you, creates a fire in the belly and a sparkle in your eye the Scots would say; a combination of trusting your gut while following your heart even if it doesn’t make sense to your rational mind in the moment ...”
“...Yes, its what my parents were suggesting and its what  I am suggesting now, that we all have this ‘Spark of Aliveness’ in us, a guiding light that we can follow and trust; even if it has been dimmed, the “pilot light’ is still on and can be turned up in any area of life, in any moment we choose ...” - Diana Cale Kennedy, DEBx Talk, 2019
Origin Story


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Steve Shapiro

Author - 24/7 Innovation 

Imagine living a life you love, a life of full self-expression, a life of your own design. It is possible. It takes work, but the work pays off in unexpected ways. And it requires someone to guide you through the process, especially in those times of uncertainty that most assuredly accompany every transformational process. Diana is that guide and she is blessed with a gift that defies words. She has an intuition that can not be learned, a compassion that most would wish for, and her playful attitude can make even hard work lots of fun!  My life has been so incredibly enriched by just being around her. If you like the status quo, stay clear of Diana. If you want your dreams to come true, let her show you the way. 

Confident Woman

Laura Lynn Delaney

Artist, B. F.A., M. T., Reiki Master, Macrobiotic Guide & Chef   

I have particpated in, supported or led over 4000 workshops since 1982, and I have worked with some of the greatest spiritual leaders of this millenium; that having been said, I find Diana Cale Kennedys work to be of as fine a quality as those other great inspirational  leaders of our time such as Deepak Chopra, Anthony Robbins, The Dalai Lama, Dr. Wayne Dyer, Caroline Myss.  Diana’s work is of the same quality and vibration as such fine leaders. 

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Mark Kutner

President, GBS Bell Atlantic

Diana provides outstanding facilitation and coaching. She doesn’t let anyone get away with anything, yet she is insightful, and sensitive. She is always furthering conversations towards a desired outcome while deepening  communication as she goes. Diana easily guides her audience/clients toward their individual or shared vision, ensuring the fulfillment of any desired outcome or objective along the way. She is an outstanding coach who can be tough when she needs to be, soft when necessary, and always  engaged in helping you achieve extraordinary results. I am proud to have been a client of Diana’s. She has stretched me to become a greater leader, and I am proud to also call her my friend.

Ready to Ignite Your SPARK?

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