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
“Janice has this amazing natural gift of encouraging, aiding, & empowering people experiencing challenging situations. I’ve personally experience her positive & realistic approach towards the goal of resolution extremely valuable.”
Melissa P
“Alessandra is professional while being personable and friendly at the same time. She always challenges to identify my own pitfalls and come up with my own path to overcome them. She’s familiar with corporate life, so she understands how to navigate office politics. She can share best practices and help avoid common mistakes. hiring Alessandra as professional executive coach has improved the relationship with my colleagues and has made my daily life at work much more rewarding.”
G.C. Product Manager
"Lauren has been such a GEM to work with! Not only do I feel fully supported she is just the right amount of push without being too assertive. Her approach is to be kind and understanding but also provide the tools to help you find a sustainable plan to help you reach your goals. I love working with her weekly and always feel energized after our calls. She's an inspiration!"
Kristen Ramirez
“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
"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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