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Dan Diamond, MD



  • Inspires others to perform under pressure
  • Teaches you to adapt and excel no matter what
  • Helps you discover renewed purpose to learn to thrive again
  • Founder of International Medical Disaster Response Team
  • Emergency Room Director & Family Physician


TEDx Presentation

Performance Under Pressure

Dr. Dan Diamond came back from the trenches of Katrina with a burning question: “How is it that some people become unstoppable?” What he has discovered drives passion, increases engagement and empowers corporations from the inside out.

Today, we are facing times of increasing change and pressure like never before. Get the tools you need to thrive no matter what life throws your way.

  • Learn why and how some folks come out ahead while others fail.
  • Equip yourself with disaster tested tools to excel under pressure. 
  • Take your team to the next level of engagement and productivity.
  • Keep your head and heart in the game despite rapid change.
  • Apply powerful strategies to rapidly innovate when resources are scarce.

Discover Renewed Purpose and Learn to Thrive Again

Corporate clients, government agencies, medical centers, emergency response teams, and non-profit agencies in serious times of transition call upon Dr. Dan Diamond to  strengthen, and equip their teams to perform under pressure and thrive when times are tough. Having led trauma teams into two of the most catastrophic disasters in recent years —Hurricane Katrina and the earthquake in Haiti — Dr. Dan is a high-energy, engaging and unforgettable speaker who challenges individuals to survive and discover renewed purpose and significance in life and on the job.

Guiding Teams to Adapt and Excel, No Matter What

Dr. Diamond has had experiences most people can’t fathom and guides participants to disaster zones and back to wake up to new possibilities for progress. Diamond combines a lifetime of diverse experiences as a family physician, and founder of an international medical disaster response team to help teams adapt and excel.

Delivers Bottom-Line Results

  • Improved individual resiliency
  • Strengthened team morale
  • Rediscovered individual and team significance
  • Renewed employee engagement
  • New found employee satisfaction
Three Sample Keynote Speeches or Workshops: (customized for every audience)

Purpose, Passion & Perseverance – Discover Significance in a Challenging World

Are you feeling discouraged?  Are you under increased stress? Do you find yourself disengaging more, working harder, and accomplishing much less? Choose to excel to make a profound impact. Avoid being a victim and learn how to increase your resiliency, find significance and thrive when times are tough:

  • Discover your defining purpose: Learn how to operate from a perspective of empowerment.
  • Strengthen your passion: Re-ignite and gain insight on how you can make a tremendous difference in this world.
  • Build perseverance : You go where you look – resist the call of complacency and finish strong.

Create Empowered Teams & Maximize Your Effectiveness in Tough Times

From mergers and layoffs to budget cuts and restructurings, equip your team to thrive in the midst of change. Employ disaster zone tested principals when under pressure to “resuscitate” your team and allow them to re-focus, re-engage and emerge empowered:

  • Experience the power of purpose-driven leadership.
  • Learn how legendary teams collaborate to set clear goals using the power of target fixation.
  • Create the heroes who will save your sanity, your team and your job.
  • Harness emotion to unify team engagement during challenging times.

Create Opportunities to Adapt & Excel in Extreme Times

Dan Diamond MD brings “first-in team” expertise and reality tested strategies that make a significant and lasting impact on businesses in transition. When everything is gone and people remain, their true motives and strategies come to the surface. Dr. Diamond teaches practical strategies to move forward when resources are scarce and helps your team expand its improvisational problem solving skills. Learn to overcome obstacles, failure and fear so you will begin to flourish again.

  • Resuscitate your brain to blast through obstacles and find solutions that work.
  • Master disaster tested problem solving when resources shift.
  • Create opportunities by cycling through evaluation, action and assessment.

Delivers a Lasting Impact 

In his life’s work and in his presentations, Dr. Diamond’s goal is to exceed expectations and deliver a lasting impact as he does in every disaster situation.  He founded and serves as the Director of the Nation’s first state-affiliated medical disaster response team. Dr. Diamond has responded to a variety of international disasters and most recently he served as the Medical Director for Medical Teams International’s First Response Team to Haiti. Following Hurricane Katrina, he played a strategic role as Director of the Mass Casualty Triage Unit at the New Orleans Convention Center.  In 2010, the American Red Cross gave him the “Real Hero” award and he also received the Washington Sate Governor’s Award of Excellence for his work in Haiti.As an experienced family physician and an award-winning educator, Dr. Diamond creatively and skillfully translates real life traumatic experiences into practical information. Participants experience learning through a variety of strategies that foster rapid mastery of new information. Well known for creating an exciting learning environment, Dr. Dan Diamond engages the mind of the learner using his experience to transport them to disaster zones, leaving participants with the information and an experience they will never forget.After earning his medical degree from University of Washington, Dr. Diamond completed his residency in Family Medicine in Milwaukee, WI. The American Academy of Family Physicians awarded Dr. Diamond the degree of Fellow and he is Board Certified with the American Board of Family Physicians. He is a member of the Editorial Board for the Primary Care Companion to the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry.  Dr. Diamond is also a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine and is recognized as a national expert in the treatment of mood disorders.

Audience Members Rave…

“I wanted to let you know how much we appreciated having you deliver our keynote address. This year’s conference was a resounding success, with record attendance. As the speaker committee chairman for this year’s Bay Area Mobility Managers Conference, I was nervous about hiring the right person for such a key role in our conference. My committee and I reviewed over eighty speaker proposals and happily hired you. We agreed that we wanted a speaker who could entertain while providing useful information. You exceeded our expectations on both counts. Your personal experiences were riveting and, somehow, you managed to translate remarkable experiences into everyday life.I expected our speaker to be good, but what impressed me most about you is your preparation. You took the time to interview members of our community, arrived early and had dinner with our board, and attended our sessions. You even made a promotional video for our event! By the time it was your turn to speak, you understood our industry and our challenges and that preparation paid off with a phenomenal presentation.After our conference we surveyed attendees so that we could get honest feedback so that we can do an even better conference next year. Here is some unfiltered feedback on your presentation:

  • Dr. Dan was an absolutely amazing speaker!
  • Dan Diamond was awesome!
  • Dan Diamond was an excellent motivational speaker.
  • Dr. Dan was a high caliber speaker.

The feedback on you and your presentation was overwhelmingly positive. You made me and my team look like geniuses!Thanks so much for joining us.” -Dave Marron Vice President, Global Business Development NuCompass Mobility

“The very best presentation I have ever had the pleasure to sit through. Powerful, dynamic and genuine!”  -J. Edwards, Costco

“One of the most significant presentations I have seen in some time.” -H. Malone, Costco“Entertaining and Enlightening!

Makes me want to try and change the world!” – Carrie Garda, Clinic Manager, Family Healthcare, Utah

“Excellent speaker, energized me! Love the body language with such a terrific library of experiences and knowledge!” -T.Hunter, Intermountain Healthcare

“Phenomenal, energetic, life-changing!  Every organization should have Dr. Diamond in for a presentation. “  -Amy Deans, CRCA

“Fabulous! Incredibly insightful and life changing!” -Natalie N, Purdue Pharma

“Exceptional, servant-hearted leadership at it’s core!  Need more of this mindset personally, locally, regionally and globally.” -Keith Hobson, Ceylene Corp

Dan Diamond is truly inspiring. He always brings his positive energy and bright mind to uplift others and help them grow. He uses his diagnostic skills to listen intently, gain a strong understanding and appreciation of people’s views, and then helps them achieve more than they thought possible. Dan is bringing health to the world one mind at a time!” -Brett Clay, President and CEO, Change Leadership Group, LLC

“Dr. Diamond has passion that drives him to excel at everything he does. Not only is he a phenomenal physician, but he has taken his worldwide experiences to motivate others. Dr. Diamond’s motivational speaking has inspired others to daily surpass goals set before them. He creates unity among team members by charging them to succeed together. His passion for excellence is contagious to all that he encounters and unforgettable for those who have an opportunity to hear him speak.” -Stephanie Lancaster,  Senior Sales Specialist, Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals

“Thank you for your excellent presentation at our National POA.  It was quite impactful with a number of take-a-ways! Today, I have spoken with a number of our managers – two of them informed me that  representatives reviewed action plans and goals and that many individuals referred to your presentation.  Specifically saying that they will no longer be “victims”.  I have been in pharmaceuticals for over 20 years and have heard a number of speakers; your presentation stands apart.  It applies real life experiences with examples of natural reactions…this was a call to action and it is evident that many are ready to respond.” -Scott Burandt, Executive Director, National Sales, Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals

The most FUN and memorable speaker. Audience members shared he was the best speaker they have ever heard. We laughed and cried in the same evening” -Sharon Swierpel, Eli Lilly & Co.

“Dan is an effective and passionate speaker. His ability to “paint the picture” for the audience and deliver the key message with impact is exceptional.” -Paul Peixoto, The Serra Group

“I have worked closely under Dan during the Katrina disaster and every year in training with the Medical Response Team. He is an inspiring leader. He motivates me more than anyone else can and I would follow him anywhere in the world! Dan thinks differently than most people which makes him uniquely able to problem solve and be creative.”  -Ross BethelOwner, Selah Family Medicine

“Dan Diamond, MD, international disaster relief doctor arrived on September 18th. His mission: to bring hope and healing to the citizens and volunteers of Joplin. Dr. Diamond brought two critical things to Joplin….empathy and humor. Participants in the “Building Personal Resilience and Coping Skills” presentation for medical workers and first responders reported that the message was tough but delivered with a complete understanding… by someone who’s been there. Participants of “How to Stay in the Game When Your Stuff is All Gone” said “it was nice to laugh again.”  I personally found Dr. Dan Diamond to be warm and personable, experienced and knowledgeable, and passionate about helping others. His experience in assisting in disaster zones was evident. The practical skills he offered were peppered with personal experience and delivered in a way that reminded us all what our mission is…to not only survive but thrive! Dr. Dan Diamond succeeded in his mission: he brought hope and healing to the citizens of Joplin and made a lasting impact on those fortunate to have met him!” -Vicky L. Mieseler, MS, Licensed Psychologist Vice President of Clinical Services, Ozark Center of Freeman Health Services Joplin, MO

 Sample of Recent Clients:

  • Bay Area Mobility Management (BAMM) Conference
  • Boeing Commercial Airplanes
  • Costco
  • Intermountain Health
  • Association for Utah Community Health (AUCH)
  • Washington State Hospital Association
  • Global Clinical Supplies Group
  • Emergency Nurses Association
  • Partners in Preparedness
  • American Family Insurance
  • Ozark Center – Freeman Hospital, Joplin, MO
  • Egencia/A Division of Expedia
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • Wyeth Pharmaceuticals
  • American Society of Healthcare Human Resource Administrators
  • Epocrates
  • The State of Oregon
  • The United State Navy
  • King County Fire Department
  • Harrison Medical Center
  • Kitsap County Dental Society
  • Central Kitsap School District
  • Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP) Conference
  • Children of the Nations