Diane Winston and her team from Winston Strategic Partners were instrumental in helping to provide a framework and path forward for the CT Lottery Corporation’s supplier diversity program. They were insightful and knowledgeable and helped us adhere to a reasonable timeframe with concrete deliverables. Whether your supplier diversity program is mature or in its infancy, this consultant team will make it better.
Professional, energetic, creative thinker and strong team player. Diane joined the Product Tracing project team to lead the internal and external communications related to the deployment of lot code traceability for Unilever North America. She became the driving force behind project awareness and adaptability and was instantly recognized as a strong team player. Diane consistently displayed intellectual agility and demonstrated out-of-the-box thinking, a creative flair for developing and executing clear communications about the planned process/behavioral changes.
In understanding the overall business process change, Diane was a leader in building strong relationships with project stakeholders and site leads across each of the 27 Unilever manufacturing locations. She used strong intuition in leveraging these relationships to identify the best communication vehicles through which to drive project awareness/benefits, share updates, and bring to life the overall change management strategy.
Diane’s contribution to the success of the project extended beyond communications. She was well-recognized for the tremendous value she provided in partnering with Procurement to validate the barcode functionality, ensuring suppliercapability and compliance.
Diane has the talent to enhance a speech or presentation and make it really powerful!
My impression of Diane was formed by the amount of time she spent with me, really listening to who we were and what we wanted to achieve. Her questions and recommendations helped me to recognize that there was a more effective way we could communicate the value of our product without using a lot of technical jargon. The articles that she wrote were upbeat, concise, yet comprehensive in the information that was conveyed. She knew what we needed and consistently delivered just the right communications solutions every time! Diane has a terrific capability with her craft and, without fail, met 100% of what we were looking for and delivered more!
Diane had a ‘customer focus’ approach: she listened and really understood all of my goals and she consistently demonstrated her keen ability to transform my fragmented thoughts into beautifully flowing newsletter articles that captured the attention and accolades of our reading audience. I was impressed by the expanse of communication options Diane presented to us including advice that never made me feel as though she already had the solution in mind.
My first year as President & CEO of Scholarship America, our nation’s largest non-profit scholarship organization, was unlike any I had ever experienced; a tall statement when considering that I had recently concluded an outstanding career as a general officer in the United States Marine Corps.
Enter Diane Winston-poised, confident, and technically proficient in organizational mien. Diane’s enthusiasm, technical expertise and commitment to excellence, along with her insatiable desire to dig deeply in order to understand the root causes of some of our organizational challenges, helped our organization grapple with a number of complex communications issues.
Diane Winston’s superior intellect, exceptional moral compass and professional acumen are second to none. Her gifts are many! Scholarship America was truly blessed to have had the good fortune to be one of many beneficiaries of her exceptional service.
Oftentimes, communications is overlooked or not fully leveraged as the critical discipline it is, particularly when an organization is undergoing a change. Diane asks the right questions that help us focus on delivering the right message, at the right level, at the right time. She is strategic in her approach and works well across teams to ensure that every stakeholder point-of-view is reflected in the change management communications process.