Diane Lennard is a Professor of Management Communication at New York University’s Stern School of Business. Since joining Stern in 2004, she has taught courses on team communication, business coaching, engaging audiences, and strategic communication to undergraduates, MBA students, PhD students, and Executive MBA students. Dr. Lennard serves as a faculty development consultant for Stern’s Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning. She received the 2017 Distinguished Teaching Award in Recognition of Excellence in Teaching Innovation.

Dr. Lennard founded Lennard & Company, an international consulting firm specializing in theatre-based experiential learning programs for leadership and professional development. She coaches executives, educators, business consultants, and other professionals who want to expand their communication skills and abilities. Dr. Lennard brings years of experience as a performer/theatre director, business owner, and educator to her work in educational and corporate settings.

She is the author of Coaching Models; a Cultural Perspective (Routledge, 2010) and Strategic Communication at Work: The Impact Paradigm (Routledge, 2018).

Ph.D., Education and Performance, Union Institute & Univ,
M.S., Education, Bank Street College of Education
B.A., Communication, Bard College
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Coaching and Performance
Interpersonal Communication
Intercultural Communication