If you are wearing A LOT of hats, working hard with inadequate satisfaction, struggling with challenging relationships, or wishing for a boost of energy right now – you’re not alone. Entrepreneurs face a bevy of challenges and decisions every day. It can be difficult to take a step back from building the business, and doing the work, to see the bigger picture.

It can be even more difficult figuring out how not to bring those feelings home. How do you get to a place of “work-life balance” when it’s all mixed together?

Diane Overgard has spent thousands of hours helping small business owners and entrepreneurs navigate these tricky waters. The 45 Degrees executive coaching team works closely with clients to help them discover how to:

Vision – Take a big picture view, out of the weeds, to clearly see how great your business life can be.

Focus – Get specific and practical about identifying changes that will give the smooth, efficient operation and satisfaction of your vision.

Routines and Relationships – Develop skills and strategies in alignment with your goals so that your life, both professional and personal, runs the way you want, rather than running you.

Accountability – Entrepreneurs are often “lone rangers” operating without a peer or partner. Your 45 Degrees Coach will be your mirror, sounding board, and accountability partner to be sure you make the changes you want.

Sign up for our “90 Days of Coaching” program to reclaim your verve, and bring that enthusiasm and vitality home with you at the end of the day. Together we’ll determine what you want to be accountable for, then get serious about routines you can control to make every one of your days better and more productive.


Diane is an excellent career coach and I would highly recommend her to others looking for career change assistance. Diane was particularly helpful to me in clarifying my core career interests and strengths. She is very insightful, well organized and committed to facilitating your objectives. It was a pleasure to work with her.
Andrew M, Director of Finance / CFO
Fred has been a mentor and coach for me going on 10 years now. His guidance has helped me through many challenging situations and his coaching has helped me challenge myself and elevate my career. He is a big reason I have found success and enjoyment in my career and I've witnessed him have a similar impact on many others.
Timothy G., Manager Global Accounts
“I want to express my deep gratitude to you, Diane Overgard, for the expert coaching you gave me over the last several months. The changes I’ve made to my business and personal routines have produced exponential growth in new clients, income and attitude. In large part, my new success is due to the insights I gained from our work together and the support you gave me to take the steps needed for making change happen. Thank you for all that you do! I recommend your work to anyone who needs to make positive change in their life and business.”
Brad W, President/CEO
Fred has coached me to find what makes me happy in my career. He has helped develop my vision ... not to mention the immense support he has provided to help me reach my goals. He continues to be a partner in my success; I cannot thank him enough.
Natalie R., Key Account Manager.
I’m so thankful to the friend that recommended that initial conversation with Diane. I had no idea the difference the right ‘coach’ could make! Diane has helped me reflect on where I have been and where I want to be and has helped guide me to a better place both personally and professionally. She has an amazing ability to listen, pull out the most important pieces and then make suggestions that help you put them all in the right place. I highly recommend her if you know you want to make a positive change toward living a more fulfilled life.
Susan R, Executive Director NFP
Diane has a natural ability to help people see their own possibility. She has been more than a coach for me; she’s been a thought partner. My time with Diane has helped me define the steps that I need to take to make big changes. I’m certain with Diane as part of my team I will see big results. Thank you Diane.
Sandra P, Financial Advisor and Business Coach
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