What’s in a name?

Forty-five degrees is the optimal angle to launch an object the greatest distance with the least resistance.

How does that kernel of mathematics apply to your business — and personal — life? It’s the role that an executive coach plays: Helping to get you from where you are to where you want to be in the fastest way possible.

This is the core purpose that drives Diane Overgard and the 45 Degrees Executive Coaching team. They act as a sounding board to help professionals gain clarity, strengthen their resolve, build confidence, inspire new decision-making, and be held accountable for delivering results.

Our team works closely with executives, entrepreneurs, and business teams to provide the tools they need to realize their potential … and find clarity in their personal and professional lives.

How does it work?

There are four pillars that serve as the foundation of the 45 Degrees brand, and guide our process with each client:

Our executive coaches employ tools and exercises that help clients develop awareness of their strengths, values, passions, disappointments, and challenges. Every one of those components provides valuable information for doing the next phase of business – and life – well.

We help clients make sense out of complicated matters by first understanding the facts and laying out the puzzle pieces. Our team applies concrete visuals to abstract concepts so you’re able to envision the future and think more clearly about the steps ahead.

Practical action
Practical action is rolling up one’s sleeves and getting to the work of life. At the end of each coaching session clients are provided with an Action Plan; concrete steps are outlined to help achieve clearer thinking and changes in daily life.

What do you do when you’ve reached the top? New experiences and ongoing learning are key for successful leaders to keep setting their own bar higher, year after year. Our team helps business leaders redefine growth, and ensure the path forward aligns with personal fulfillment and wholeness.


"My coach is an excellent career coach and I would highly recommend them to others looking for career change assistance. They were particularly helpful to me in clarifying my core career interests and strengths. They are very insightful, well organized and committed to facilitating your objectives. It was a pleasure to work with them."
Andrew M, Director of Finance / CFO
"I had no idea what to expect when I started working with 45 Degrees, and I was so happy to discover each session would be so pragmatically enlightening. Each session is a discovery of how you can feel better, it is a dose of energy on how small daily successes are at hand, and it is the demonstration of having achieved your goals. Many might think they do not need coaching. I questioned myself too. Actually, everyone should have the right to coaching, because there is no limit to personal growth and well-being."
G.C. Product Manager
"I want to express my deep gratitude 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 45 Degrees. I had no idea the difference the right ‘coach’ could make! They helped me reflect on where I have been and where I want to be and have helped guide me to a better place both personally and professionally. They have 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 45 Degrees coaching if you know you want to make a positive change toward living a more fulfilled life."
Susan R, Executive Director NFP
"They have a natural ability to help people see their own possibility. They have been more than a coach for me; she’s been a thought partner. My time with 45 Degrees has helped me define the steps that I need to take to make big changes. I’m certain with 45 Degrees as part of my team I will see big results"
Sandra P, Financial Advisor and Business Coach
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