Diane Lloyd PCC

When someone asks me what I do, the answer is simple: I’m on a mission to create more inspiring leaders in the world. 

My goal is to partner with motivated people, teams and organizations that are changing the world for the better, and to support those who are ready to explore their potential to lead.

A certified executive coach, educator and entrepreneur, I work with clients in the public, private and non-profit sectors. My fundraising background makes coaching a natural fit: both value clear targets, intentional plans, and a focus on desired outcomes. I’ve also partnered with a coach of my own and recognize the profound influence this work has had on my life.

Inspired Results Group is the culmination of all I have learned and all I believe about the transformative power of leadership. I’m thrilled to share it with you.



My Story

Finding My Purpose

How I Started Coaching

When I turned 40, I was at the peak of my fundraising career. I’d been a successful leader for two decades and had raised more than $40 million. Even so, I admit I spent much of that time just struggling to survive. The stress of meeting expectations and achieving financial targets left me feeling exhausted and overwhelmed. 

The milestone surfaced some tough questions:

  • What do I want my next 20 years to look like?

  • What is my true purpose on this planet?

  • What do I want to do but am scared to acknowledge?

  • What would be the most courageous thing I could do next?

When I discovered leadership coaching in 2009, I knew I had found my professional purpose. Working with my leadership coach  changed everything: I let go of trying to lead like everyone else at the executive table and began to embrace my own strengths. 

In 2011, I entered the Executive Coaching Program at Royal Roads University and summoned the courage to launch Inspired Results Group. Now, helping others discover their leadership potential means everything to me.



  • International Coach Federation (ICF) — Professional Certified Coach (PCC)

  • Certificate in Executive Coaching, Royal Roads University (CEC) 

  • Certified Fundraising Executive, (CFRE)

  • MA Leadership student, Royal Roads University (2020 graduation)


  • SDI® Strengths Deployment Inventory

  • Conversational Intelligence® — Certified Coach

  • 5/5/5 Coaching Skills Training Program™ (Coaching Out of the Box®)

Community engagement

  • Association of Fundraising Professionals Canada Foundation — Board of Directors (2017-present)

  • Glenlyon Norfolk School Board of Governors (2016-2017)

  • GDay for Girls — Community Volunteer (2015)

  • International Coaching Federation — Community Relations Volunteer (2015)

  • Association of Fundraising Professionals, Vancouver Island — Board Member (2010-2017)