Diane’s 30+ year history in the financial services industry gives her an experienced edge in coaching financial representatives. Diane is a national Past President of Women in Insurance & Financial Services (WIFS). She is a graduate of Coach University, a member of International Coach Federation (ICF), an affiliate of The One Page Business Plan™ and a practitioner with Leading From Your Strengths™.
Diane served as Assistant Director – Recruitment of Northwestern Mutual in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She created, launched and led the company’s Women Integrated Network from 1996 through 1999. During that time, the net growth of women tripled and the percentage of women recruited each year increased to 20 percent of all recruits.
Before joining the corporate office of Northwestern Mutual, Diane was a Financial Representative for 12+ years in Louisville, Kentucky. She qualified for numerous company and industry awards including the Bronze, Silver & Gold, 75 & 100 Lives Club, New Client Bonus, Agency Veteran & Rookie Award, National Sales Achievement Award, National Quality Award and the Million Dollar Round Table. Diane was a College Unit Director, Field Director and Assistant Managing Partner and served in FRA.
In 2008, Diane was named Woman of the Year by Women in Insurance & Financial Services. The Woman of the Year award (WOY) is the highest level of recognition a WIFS member may receive from her peers recognizing an individual who has given above and beyond, both to WIFS and the overall industry. The award is given to one who has made a significant difference with the organization and the industry. Her coaching with NM includes individual and group coaching, Network Office Client Builders, Team Selling, and Women Connect.
The world is becoming riskier, technology is becoming savvier and consumers are becoming smarter and more demanding.
In the midst of these changes, the insurance industry is facing both enormous challenge and enormous opportunity. The right leadership is critical. And, in every corner of the industry, women are stepping up to lead.
The award is given to an individual who has made the most significant contribution to the Chamber’s Chairman of the Board during his tenure.
“The Babb award goes to the person who has been instrumental to the Chairman of the Board during his or her tenure. This was the person who helped me the most during my tenure and for that I am eternally grateful”, said Brian Stephan.
Ladies and Gentlemen your 2014 Babb award goes to Diane Dixon.
2007 WOY, Susan Sweetser JD, CFP®, CLU, ChFC proudly announced the recipient of the 2008 WIFS Woman of the Year award during the WIFS National Conference in Chicago.
The Woman of the Year award (WOY) is the highest level of recognition a WIFS member may receive from her peers recognizing an individual who has given above and beyond, both to WIFS and the overall industry. The award is given to one who has made a significant difference with the organization and the industry.
Diane is truly passionate about women in the insurance and financial services industry—and believes in supporting and fostering a community for them. Diane not only “talks the talk,” but she most definitely “walks the walk.”
Diane’s career began as an agent for Northwestern Mutual Financial Network. She qualified for numerous company and industry awards. After a successful career as a Financial Representative, Diane joined the corporate office of NML where she championed the inception of the company’s focus for attracting, recruiting and developing women as Financial Representatives. Diane led the initiative for several years. Diane also ran women’s study groups, launched a successful coaching program for women, and developed prospecting and recruiting tools targeted at recruiting women to the company. The net growth of women tripled under Diane’s leadership.
Diane has served WIFS for many years including serving as National President in 2004-05. Because of Diane’s vision and desire to bring value to its members, WIFS now has an impressive array of professional programs. She also aggressively pursued corporate sponsorship; developing and nurturing relationships with the major players in the industry. Diane helped position WIFS as a power player in the insurance and financial services industry by partnering with Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT), National Association of Insurance & Financial Advisors (NAIFA) and General Agents & Management Association (GAMA). She studied their models for growth and used those strategies to bolster WIFS membership. WIFS membership has grown over 164% in the past four years.
Accomplished author of Magnificent Masters in Financial Services is another way Dixon dedicated her expertise to helping women. The book released in 2007, profiled 14 outrageously successful women in the financial services industry. The book was written to provide successful role models & coaching tips for those in the financial services industry.
Diane is a Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), graduate of Coach University and a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF). Her diverse background in insurance and financial services has given her an experienced edge, as she has coached several hundred financial services professionals, sales professionals, entrepreneurs and small business owners. Her coaching company, Faith—Focus—Follow Through Coaching, allows for Diane’s passion—inspiring others to live large on purpose.