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Diane M. Bast, MS

If you are interested in one-on-one coaching sessions with Diane Bast, please contact her directly.

Diane Bast is a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in helping people with problems that are causing ineffectiveness and unhappiness on the job.  She works with employees of all levels.  After working twenty-two years as a human resources manager, Diane made a career change to become a counselor so that she could work individually with people to help them be more effective and productive in their work and lives.  Diane helps people in the following areas:

  • Job Coaching
  • Performance Issues
  • Career Development
  • Career Transition
  • *Life Stage Issues
  • *Mid-Life Issues
  • *Life Coaching

* Not covered by the Tuition Benefit

Credentials and Experience

Diane has a Master's Degree in Counseling from the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Marquette University.  She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Wisconsin and is certified by the National Board of Certified Counselors.

Diane's Philosophy

It is impossible to separate our work lives and personal lives.  Each affects the other.  Everybody has to work and life is too short to be miserable.  If we just "jump ship" to another situation our issues will most likely show up again and again.  So we need to face our problems head-on and work them through to make our lives better.  However, we are so close to our issues that many times we cannot imagine options and we get stuck feeling hopeless.  Sometimes we just don't know what to do and it can be scary to address those problems.  This is where an experienced counselor can be our guide.  It takes courage to keep going and pursue changes.  So just like a team coach strategizes with and encourages the players, I do the same thing.  My business experience combined with counseling expertise allows me to help employees manage the practical and emotional parts of work and life issues and learn to try new ways.  The only thing you have control of is your own life and behavior, not anyone else's.  So take charge and take action.

Procedure for Getting Started

Please call Diane directly for an initial consultation of approximately 15 minutes.  At this time an individualized plan will be determined depending on your situation.  Diane works flexibly combining in-person meetings with between session phone calls and e-mails for shorter check-ins and questions as needed.