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About Dianne McKim

My Story

As I reflect on my life, I see how all my experiences, including the challenging and heartbreaking circumstances I faced along the way have given me a unique approach and perspective to offer my clients. 


I enjoyed a long and impactful career in Corporate America successfully leading teams, influencing peers, mentoring team members, and interacting at all corporate levels (including C Levels). I developed strong relationships with executives, management, peers, and team members allowing me to successfully spearhead major projects while negotiating, and navigating bureaucracy.  

This wasn't always the way, however. I am an abusive relationship survivor, I have navigated through a long and difficult divorce which resulted in my running a household, working full time the whole time, and raising children as a single mom for 14 years. I have dealt with family issues, job losses and job searches, loss of relationships, a lack of confidence and very low self-esteem.


Over time, I had to rebuild my life, rediscover myself and strengthen my confidence. As I did, I learned how to stand strong in my abilities, understand my value and embrace my identity. As my confidence grew, I discovered how to have professional success, personal contentment, and spiritual fulfillment. 


Today I walk in the freedom I was designed and created to enjoy. 

I have taken all that I learned along with my unparalleled ability and deep care and compassion for others and began Precious Stones Coaching. My coaching style is inviting, understanding, and encouraging with just the right amount of leadership, guidance, and accountability to help you focus on your priorities and accomplish your goals. As your coach, I commit to helping you achieve and fulfill your calling, purpose, and destiny.

Married with 2 children, 2 step-children, and 1 grandchild, I grew up in and live in New York’s Lower Hudson Valley. I love the beach, working on jigsaw puzzles, worship music, studying the Bible, and spending time with family and friends. My life verse is from Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

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Dianne McKim Award Winning Coach

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Helping You Move Forward

  • ICF Associate Certified Coach (ACC)*

  • Strengths Champion Certified Coach® (SCCC)

  • DiSC® Certified Coach (DCC)

  • Career Transition Coach

  • Certified Christian Coach (CCC)

  • Board Certified Advanced Christian Life Coach (CACLC)

  • AG Advanced Coach Level 2 (AG2)

  • Board Certified Mental Health Coach (MHC)

  • Careerminds Coach/Consultant

  • GrowthSpace Coach

  • SkillCycle Coach

  • Domestic Violence Trained

  • Stress Management Trained

  • Brainz 500 Global Award Winner**

  • Published Author - various publications

  • Director, Facilitator DivorceCare for Women Ministry

  • Director Dare 2 Care Ministry

  • NY State Citizen Public Health Leader

  • Ancient Paths/Empowering Relationships Facilitator

  • Bible Studies’ Facilitator

  • WBECS Coach Team Member

  • Member International Society of Female Professionals

  • Member Christian Coaches Network International

  • Member Connected Commerce Council (3C)

  • Workshop Facilitator, Author, Guest Speaker, Guest Interviewee

  • B.S. Business Management, Mt. Saint Mary College

Top 5 Strengths: Individualization, Relator, Communication, Connectedness, Responsibility

* ICF Certification signifies my commitment to high professional and ethical standards in the coaching industry and to my professional growth. I have passed rigorous standards to achieve this certification.

**The annual Brainz 500 Global Awards is a prestigious list of top entrepreneurs and influential leaders who are recognized for their entrepreneurial success, achievements, and dedication to helping others.

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