Diane Rawlins, MA, LMHC


Diane is a gifted professional. Whether it is in small group facilitation, individual coaching, or career advising, she has a way of helping each person bring out his/her strengths with a clear-eyed understanding of personal, group and institutional dynamics. She does this with an impressive knowledge base as well as amazing wisdom and humor.  I have spent a good part of my career both learning about and teaching leadership and career development, and I can say without the slightest exaggeration that working with Diane has been the most rewarding of all.

Jo Shapiro, MD 
Chief, Division of Otolaryngology 

Director, Center for Professionalism and Peer Support, 
Brigham and Women’s Hospital

    Diane Rawlins, MA, LMHC

    Diane partners with healthcare leaders and their teams to meet today’s complex challenges and unprecedented opportunities. She builds their capacities to transform organizations by helping them develop a mature understanding of self and purpose, ground their actions in their convictions and compassion, forge collaborative relationships with diverse stakeholders, and mindfully attend to both outcomes and process.

    Ms. Rawlins has been working for over 25 years as a consultant, coach, facilitator and teacher with healthcare leaders and practitioners in the US, UK, and Canada. She was a founding partner of Appreciative Inquiry Consulting, LLC, a global consultancy committed to creating positive transformation in organizations and communities. She is currently a senior consultant for several major healthcare systems, including Group Health Cooperative in the Pacific Northwest. She also serves as a national facilitator for the Center for Courage and Renewal, where she works to foster personal and professional renewal for healthcare leaders and providers.

    A current focus of her consulting practice is integrating Lean process improvement with adaptive and relational leadership approaches to animate the core Lean principals of respect and continuous improvement. Ms. Rawlins is a founder and senior faculty member of Leading Organizations to Health, a nationally acclaimed institute on leading change in healthcare, and has designed and taught many other leadership development courses for leaders and consultants internationally.