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About Diane Dean, M.A., MCC
Founder - The Learner's Edge
Diane Dean struggled so much in high school and as a college undergraduate that she was afraid to apply for an advanced degree. After going through counseling, she started to understand how her brain worked. Diane felt like she'd gone to Oz to get the proverbial "brain," - just like the Scarecrow in the Wizard of Oz!
"That's where my mission began," Dean says today. "Learning is the most important skill in business and in scholastic achievement, and I wanted to be a resource for people who wanted lifelong learning success."
Dean eventually earned that advanced degree (a masters in counseling psychology from Montclair University) - and graduated with top honors. She became a therapist and started working with students of all ages. Whatever the reason--behavioral issues, attitude or running away--learning (or NOT learning!) was at the root of most of her client's problems, and that was affecting their self-esteem, motivation and relationships.
Looking for Answers in Research
Continuing her search for answers, Diane studied educational kinesiology, the effects of nutrition on learning, brain research, neurolinguistic programming, classical learning theory and other theories about learning styles. She distilled what she'd learned about the brain and learning methodologies into a model called Expanding Learning Styles© that quickly helps students of any age improve and take charge of their own learning.
Her research paid off, and counselors, teachers and parents alike wanted to know "What'd you do to Billy? He's studying and learning now!!" Dean says The Learner's Edge simply evolved as a business from her private practice. Students didn't want to go to a therapist, so Diane adopted the role of "coach" for them and took the stigma out of the work they did together.
Diane has been a coach since the mid 80's when students - and then their parents - began coming to her. She is a Master Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation, based on her years of experience in coaching, as well as in teaching coaches and therapists her techniques. Diane uses humor and a relaxed, honest rapport about her own learning difficulties to gain her client's trust and confidence. She can then tap into their motivation to change. It works because they know she's been there and understands just how they feel.
Kudos from Experts about The Learner's Edge
Diane has developed workshops for students, counselors and teachers based on her discoveries. In fact, her educator workshops were approved by the states of Georgia and Texas as continuing education for teachers and counselors.
Diane also worked with Dr. Mary Ann Block, D.O., who has done groundbreaking work getting students off Ritalin and who wrote the book, No More Ritalin. Dr. Block realized that The Learner's Edge strategies made a big difference to students struggling to learn.
Today, Diane teaches study skills, strategies for reducing test anxiety, planning and decision-making skills, and even does the occasional "attitude adjustment". Essentially, Diane helps increase a student's ability to take in, retain and integrate information more easily, quickly and naturally.