Welcome. I’m Diane Craver. I work with motivated business owners and leaders to create positive, sustainable impact for all.

I’m an executive recruiter, coach, consultant, who will …

Help you see the big picture and know where to go

Inspire you to transform good into superb

Show you how to easily overcome roadblocks when things change (they will)

Share best practices from many resources so you can learn from the best, and not make the same mistakes

Invite you to explore what is and isn’t working, with curiosity and objectivity

Plan the work and work the plan, allowing space for detours when needed

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If you're here, it probably means you're spinning your wheels, not getting the results you want - and you're ready for some clear guidance.
I'M SO GLAD YOU FOUND ME.
Professional Bio

Diane H. Craver
Executive Coach

Diane H. Craver is the founder and president of Spring Forward Group LLC, specializing in leadership and development. As a talent strategist, she brings more than twenty years of business experience to her work with leaders and organizations.

Throughout Diane’s career, she’s been a manager with P&L responsibility, the owner of a consulting/coaching firm for over ten years, built and led recruiting divisions, and worked in a progressive human resources organization with a global technology company. A thought-leader, Diane has advised C-Suite executives, business owners, and high-performing leaders in technology, life sciences, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, consumer goods, and manufacturing as well as NGO/non-profit, government, and higher education. She has also worked with small to mid-size businesses and start-ups.

Diane’s engaging, forward-thinking style helps her clients define what they want and how to achieve it while acting in the best interest of all stakeholders. She understands how complex systems fit together and can help her clients see both the forest and the trees.

Diane earned her certificate in Business Coaching from Duke University. She holds a Master’s degree in Liberal Studies (Counseling/Training & Development) from North Carolina State University as well as Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from North Carolina Wesleyan University. She is a past Board Member of the Triangle Organization Development Network and Mentor Coach with NCSU’s Business Coaching certification program. She is currently an executive coach with NCSU’s Institute of Non-Profits’ bi-annual leadership development program.

Diane has been a featured speaker on NPR’s “State of Things,” career networks, and blogs. She’s delivered speeches at North Carolina Community College Officers’ Leadership Development, Society of Women Engineers, Wake Tech, and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. She has been a facilitator for several years at the North Carolina Biotech Annual Consortium. Diane has also built and delivered numerous training and workshops for clients in the areas of talent acquisition and leadership.