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Diane Lennard

Diane Lennard

Joined Stern 2004

Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Kaufman Management Center
44 West Fourth Street, 3-108
New York, NY 10012

E-mail dlennard@stern.nyu.edu
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Diane Lennard is a Clinical Associate Professor of Management Communication at the Stern School of Business at New York University. She is the founder of Lennard & Company, an international consulting firm specializing in theatre-based experiential learning programs for leadership and professional development. Dr. Lennard coaches executives, educators, business consultants and other professionals who want to expand their communication skills and abilities for functioning in diverse work settings. She leads workshops for groups in the United States, Japan and India; and brings years of experience as a performer/theatre director, business owner, and educator to her work in corporate and educational settings.

Client companies include: A&E Television, American Express, Barclays Bank, Bausch & Lomb, Bayer Diagnostics, Berlitz International, Boston Consulting Group, Bozell, British Telecom, Bravo, Cablevision, Carat, Citigroup, Colgate Palmolive, Dentsu, Discovery Communications, Exxon, FGI, Frank N. Magid Associates, Goldman Sachs, Guede Films, HBO, Honeywell, JAL International Services, Japan Airlines, Japan Society, JC Penney, Lightyear Capital, L'Oreal, McGraw Hill Publishing, Merck, Monsanto, Motorola, MTV Networks, New York Times Company, News Corporation, Nikko Hotels, Pfizer International, Pittard Sullivan, Polaroid, Procter & Gamble, Seagram, Sesame Workshop, Sony Corporation, Starz Encore, The Actors Institute, Thomson Media, Time Warner, TNT Latin America, TV Guide, USA Network, WNYC Radio.

She received her Ph.D. in Education and Performance Studies from Union Institute & University, her M.S. in Education from Bank Street College of Education, and her B.A. in Communication from Bard College. She is a member of Institute of Coaching Professional Association, Management Communication Association, Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education, and Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research.

Research Interests

  • Coaching and Performance
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Interpersonal Communication

Courses Taught

  • Business Communication
  • Coaching for Impact
  • Communication for the Global Economy
  • Engage Your Audience
  • Foundations of Business Coaching
  • Team Communication
  • Teams and Leaders

Academic Background

Ph.D., Education and Performance, 2004
Union Institute & University

M.S., Education, 1977
Bank Street College of Education

B.A., Communication, 1974
Bard College

Selected Publications

Lennard, Diane (2017)
Strategic Communication at Work: The Impact Paradigm

Lennard, Diane (2010)
Coaching Models: A Cultural Perspective
A Guide to Model Development for Practitioners and Students of Coaching

Areas of Expertise


  • Communications
  • Diversity
  • Executive Coaching
  • Professional Development