Courage Corps


(Yes, you can have all three)

Welcome to Courage Corps.

Courage Corps is a coaching practice for women who want to uplevel their leadership, be more effective at guiding their teams through uncertainty and create meaningful impact without burning out.

I coach leaders in social change organizations, executives, philanthropists, entrepreneurs and creators of all kinds. As your coach, I’ll help you connect with your values, master practical skills around navigating complexity and addressing conflict, and I’ll help you deepen your personal power. You’ll become more self-confident and clear not just about what you want but how to create it for yourself, your team and your organization.

Select Clients

Individual Coaching Sessions (bi-weekly, by phone)

Leadership and Executive Coaching (with a focus on fulfillment and effectiveness)
Team Coaching and Facilitation (for small-medium sized organizations)

Customized Leadership Retreats (1-3 days)

Leadership and Executive Coaching

Team Coaching + Facilitation

Leadership Retreats

Individual Coaching

Leadership and Executive Coaching

Team Coaching + Facilitation

Leadership Retreats

Individual Coaching

Diane Tompkins

Hi, I’m Diane. The challenges we’re facing today cannot be met with the mindset that got us here. The women I coach know this and want to lead with a new mindset that values interconnection and co-creation. I work with women because they are the creators of new beginnings. Real change always starts with us. My coaching style is compassionate and direct and I use a rich set of frameworks that include the Leadership Circle Profile, Non-Violent Communication, Neuroscience and Mindfulness so you can build more resilient relationships and your teams can thrive. I’ll be your greatest champion, supporting you to become the values-driven leader you want to be as you bring your vision into reality.


“Change is hard. Change agents need partners willing to engage fully in what they are trying to achieve. They need partners who will help make their vision a reality by focusing their hearts and minds and courage on the goals at hand. They need partners who can help them bridge the gaps between where they are and where they need to be. In my work at Breast Cancer Action, whenever I needed such a partner, I found her in Diane Tompkins.”

Barbara Brenner Activist, Author, former ED of Breast Cancer Action

“Working with Di has helped me feel more confident in embracing who I am and leading with the most authentic version of myself. She coaches me to hear my deepest voice and to trust in that, an invaluable skill in a world that constantly tells me otherwise. I’m deeply grateful for the doors she has opened within, the ones that have led me closer to being the best leader I can be.”

Seema Thakker Author and Director of Brand and Strategy, Tandem

“When something exciting happens, Diane is who I want to call. When I’m confused or discouraged, my fingers type out her name in a new email. Because no matter how I’m doing or what I feel, I know that Diane will embrace my moments with authentic enthusiasm and empathy. She appreciates the truth of the human experience - that we hold power and fragility in equal measure. And just when you think there are no more questions to ask yourself and you feel utterly stumped, Diane asks the most beautiful, seemingly-simple, completely breathtaking question. And BAM! You’re free.”

Catherine Schreiber Consultant

“Diane sets herself apart from all others in two critical ways: First, she has an ability to connect with people at a very personal level: to get them to open up and explore their opinions and feelings in new ways. She quickly creates comfort and trust, and then almost effortlessly leads individuals and groups into and through challenging territory. Second, she has an exceptional ability to find the right words to capture complex ideas — and she does it entirely without ego. She does not put fancy words in your mouth—she helps you figure out precisely what you need to say and how you need to say it.”

Sue Levin Former CMO + GM, Bolt Threads

“I feel a complete shift in my own power after working with Diane for just four months. She taught me tangible tools I’ve used to face challenging conversations and deal with difficult colleagues. These have been game changers for me. I’ve been able to flip important power dynamics at work that had been holding me back—and I did it while staying authentic to who I am.”

K.C. Creative Strategist
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