Diane Sieg

Stop Living Like An Emergency
Why are we all in such a rush? Living life like an emergency?

According to keynote speaker, lifestyle counselor and former ER nurse, Diane Sieg RN, CYT, CSP the stress associated with living and working in today’s 24/7 world is costly—to both individual workers and to a company’s bottom line.

As an emergency room nurse for over 20 years, Diane Sieg has seen all kinds of life-threatening situations and people in crisis. Today, as a nationally known speaker, author and lifestyle expert, Diane Sieg draws on her survival skills and life lessons gleaned from her patients, clients, and her personal experiences to help keep you out of the emergency room of life!

Diane Sieg challenges you by using self-revealing assessments, concrete strategies, and real-life examples. You’ll walk away feeling empowered to eliminate energy drainers, overcome obstacles, and change unhealthy behavior patterns that help you create your biggest and best life by taking care of what is most important: yourself.

A Professional member of the National Speakers Organization, Diane Sieg is the author of the book, STOP Living Life Like an EMERGENCY! Rescue Strategies for the Overworked and Overwhelmed (LifeLine Press).


These are uncertain and challenging times we’re living in. With the transitions we are all facing in this “new normal” we can find our ourselves living with a lot of fear, uncertainty, and chaos, trying to do more, better, faster.

Whatever place you are in right now–unemployed, under-employed, struggling in a relationship or with your weight, now is the perfect time to go from chaos to calm.

Discover the secret of living a more powerful and purposeful life by learning how to open to grace. This program gives you the perspective from an ER Nurse turned yogi and supports you in setting an intention and how to focus on it–with remarkable results including weight loss, relationship healing, and increased sales. Learn not only how to do the practice, but the empowering results you can achieve by doing it.

Based on Diane’s bestselling book of the same title (LifeLine Press, 2002), this is her most popular keynote to show you how to stay out of the emergency room of life! With humor injected stories from the emergency room, audiences come away from this upbeat and high energy program with a renewed energy and enthusiasm for self care by learning how and why to say no; triage their daily activities; eliminate the energy drainers; use OPT (other people’s time and energy); eliminate excuses, and most importantly commit to action!

Attendees leave this program saying, “You were speaking directly to me today. How did you know?” and “WOW. I really got a wake-up call”. This unique and thought-provoking program will allow you to be more productive, effective and authentic in every area of your life with a greater work/life balance! Perfect for opening your conference to set the tone of appreciation and self-care, or to end your conference with a bang and an “I can do it!” attitude.

Finding Your Voice in Work, Love and Money!
Based on Diane’s newest, soon to be published book, this candid and humorous keynote offers practical and straightforward tools to help you find your voice and speak your truth in every area of your life. Diane uses self-revealing assessments, concrete strategies, and real-life examples to show women how to take care of what is most important: themselves.

Diane will help you rediscover who you are and who you have always been, from the inside out—not by focusing on getting more done, but by demonstrating how to break free of old fears, insecurities, and destructive patterns and belief systems that cause you to lose your voice. In this high energy and interactive program you will learn how to listen to your inside voice, speak your truth out loud, and trust yourself to live it!

Perfect for Women’s, Healthcare, and Wellness Conferences. Empowered attendees leave this program saying, “I know exactly what I need to go home and do” “ I never realized how angry I was until today” “Thank you for being so vulnerable because you allowed me to be vulnerable too”.

Anatomy of a Dysfunctional Team
Specializing in healthcare organizations, Diane facilitates staff, leaders and board members in finding their voice – both individually and as a team – to move through tough transitions using assessments, focus groups, conflict management skills, and thematic goal setting. Building a successful team is not complicated, but it does take discipline and focus, and Diane’s facilitation can provide the necessary structure and direction by showing how to:

  • Communicate more effectively and efficiently
  • Learn the importance of trust in a team
  • Master conflict management skills
  • Understand the importance of accountability
  • Practice the power of full engagement and full commitment
  • Identify thematic goals
  • Prioritize the team

The Depression Cure
Diane has been involved in a ground-breaking program at the Wellness Treatment Center, an IOP in Denver, Colorado, based on Steve Ilardi’s latest book, “The Depression Cure.” The Center provides a comprehensive treatment system for individuals with behavioral health conditions uses the TLC program (Therapeutic Lifestyle Change), incorporating six lifestyle choices that include nutrition, exercise, sleep habits, social interaction, meaningful activity and light therapy. Participants can learn how Diane has personally witnessed the success of both her clients and herself with the use of this program, and how the TLC program can benefit anyone, clinically depressed or not.

Reclaiming the Spirit of Nursing
Do you remember when you first decided to become a nurse? For most, the decision was a defining moment—not only for you, but for every hand you have held, every brow you have wiped and every tear you have shared with patients and their families since. Still, short staffing, increased acuities and complexities of care provide daunting challenges for nursing leaders everywhere. Let Diane challenge and inspire you to reclaim your passion and pride for nursing so that you can continue to inspire your staff, your peers and most importantly, yourself!

CHAOS to C.A.L.M.-Thriving Through the Reform Storm!
With the transitions we are all facing in this “new normal” of healthcare, we can find our ourselves living with a lot of fear, uncertainty, and chaos, trying to do more, better, faster-with less. Whatever place your nurses are in right now—


Full Biography

From the chaos of the emergency room to the calm of her yoga mat, professional speaker, published author, certified yoga teacher, Diane Sieg will give you life-saving strategies by showing you how to take care of yourself, take charge of your life, and take action in every area!

As an emergency room nurse for over 20 years, Diane has seen it all…the 40-year-old executive who fell asleep at the wheel because she was too tired…the electrician with 80 percent of his body burned because he got too distracted…the young mother of four who ignored the lump in her breast the size of a grapefruit! So many of the patients she has treated had one common denominator – they were trying to do too much, too fast, too often. All were living life like an emergency.

Although she literally puts people back together in the ER, she has always been more interested in empowering people to breakthrough and take care of themselves before they break down. As a professional speaker for the past 12 years, Diane has spoken to thousands of men and women in health care, sales and education. She has also been involved in the health and fitness field for over 20 years, as a lifesaving coach, seminar leader, personal trainer, and fitness instructor teaching everything from kick-boxing to her current practice of yoga.

After practicing yoga on and off for many years, Diane completed her certified teacher training at Samhadi Center for Yoga in Denver, Colorado in 2006. She teaches a variety of levels mostly in the vinyasa style, which means flow. Her classes have a gentle intensity with a flow of movement to build core strength, as well as flexibility in the spine, joints, and most importantly, the mind. This practice encourages a meditation in movement where you can allow yourself to get out of your head and into your body by being present to your breath, your strength and your flexibility.

Diane’s professional memberships include the National Speakers Association, National Speakers Association-Colorado, Colorado Author’s League, American Association of Lifestyle Counselors and the Sigma Theta Tau Honorary Nursing Organization.

With high energy and heartfelt stories, Diane Sieg’s opening keynote sets a positive tone to start your meeting or her closing keynote ends your conference with a bang, sending your group home with a clear and strong message about the importance of life balance and self care. Audience members, from Healthcare Providers to Women Executives to Investment Bankers, leave with the permission and practical skills they need to be more authentic, productive, and balanced in every area of their lives.

Inspiration. Insight. Permission. Practical Skills. That’s what your audiences need to remember what they already know: To create quality relationships, harness the energy necessary to be creative, compassionate and passionate in their work, and be the most effective for the long haul, they have to take care of themselves, first.