Diana Patton is a Speaker, Social Justice and Integrative Health Advocacy Coach, Author and Attorney. She conducts life coaching for individuals who are in the “helping profession,” which includes school counselors and social workers, on how to go into life’s fire and not get burned (out). She speaks to and works with high schools, colleges and other “helping organizations,” encouraging them to implement her newly developed RISE program. She also speaks to organizations on leadership, emotional intelligence, and diversity and inclusion topics.
In December 2015, she completed her full-time work as the VP/COO/General Counsel for the Toledo Fair Housing Center . Prior to assuming her role at the Toledo Fair Housing Center, she worked on staff at CedarCreek Church and directed various ministry teams. Before her roles at CedarCreek, she was an inspirational speaker, certified health coach and co-business owner of health-based company, FITatudes, LLC. She was trained and certified as a health coach at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition (IIN) in Manhattan, New York. After graduating from IIN, Diana returned as a guest lecturer on various topics.
Prior to becoming a health coach and speaker, Diana held a number of law firm and high-level corporate positions, including global director-level positions at Fortune 500 companies (including Dana Corporation and Owens Corning). She has worked in the areas of contract procurement, purchasing and negotiation, litigation assistance, supplier diversity, corporate training and strategic planning.
She earned her bachelor and law degree at the University of Toledo, where she also ran track. Diana is licensed to practice law in Ohio. Diana has conducted corporate diversity trainings and has taught various business courses at Owens Community College in Toledo. She has written curricula, blogs and newsletters when she operated her FITatudes company, has spoken nationally on health and life coaching topics, and has contributed articles to the Toledo Free Press and the Sojourner’s Truth newspaper.
Diana currently serves at the President of the Polly Fox Academy Board in Toledo Ohio, an alternate school for 7-12th grade pregnant and parenting girls, serves on the University of Toledo College of Health and Human Services Board, to improve the human condition through meaningful community engagement, and the University of Toledo Paralegal Advisory Board
Diana enjoys spending time reading, writing, doing yoga, leading various woman’s life groups, mentoring young women, serving in various capacities, hanging with friends and family, and staying very involved with her children’s athletic and scholastic endeavors. Her greatest joy is to inspire others to live life to the full. She resides in Toledo, Ohio with her husband, David of 20 blessed years, and their two children.