Diane L. Samuels
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  • New York, NY
  • United States
  • Career Success Coach and Image…
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Why do you want to join Black Business Women Online?
To Network with other business women
What's Your Business?
Career Success Coach and Image Consultant
How did you find BBWO?
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About Me:
I am Diane L. Samuels and my passion is to help put people on the path to achieving their Plan A. “Living Your Plan A” is a concept that I came up with from personal experience. I realized about two years ago that I was in a job that I was good at, but I was not happy because I entered my profession knowing it was my “back-up plan”. I decided to go after my Plan A, which was to start my own business.

I am a career coach and image consultant with over a decade of cross-sector human resources management experience. I love working with women to help them take control of their careers and go after their dreams. Too many of us have our dreams but are content to simply have them. We don’t go after them for any number of reasons – they are too risky, we don’t have the funding we need, we’re too old, we are too young….the list goes on.

Where I’ve been able to Live My Plan A is in combining my love for certain aspects of HR management (the people part) with my passion for helping others present their best image. Along with my 13 years of experience in Human Resources management, I use my 6 years of experience as a makeup artist to work with women showing them how to properly apply makeup for a professional setting. I strongly believe that your image is extremely important to your ability to get ahead – right or wrong – and I want to be a part of helping women to portray the image they want so they get to where they want to be.

I have a Master of Science degree in Human Resources Management from the New School University in New York City and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, from Brooklyn College, City University of New York and a certificate in makeup application from Christine Valmy International Schools.

In addition to all of the above, I am truly passionate about helping my clients to ‘outgrow’ me. My goal, and I mean this sincerely, is to give you the tools to go after your goals on your own. If you decide that you prefer to have someone supporting and pushing you along, I’ll be there, but once you’ve worked with me you will have that choice.
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writing my blog, networking, research
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Diane L. Samuels's Blog

Launch of Caribbean Women Who Lunch, Inc.

Posted on April 17, 2011 at 10:54am 0 Comments

I am so excited to announce the launch of Caribbean Women Who Lunch, Inc. ( This is an organization with a mission to provide global networking and learning opportunities aimed at helping to grow the careers of women of Caribbean descent.


Women are notorious for not…


Taking Those First Steps

Posted on March 14, 2011 at 9:14pm 0 Comments

In my last blog post I talked about coming to the realization that I was living my Plan B and taking steps to Live My Plan A. Once I started taking the necessary steps to Live My Plan A with a single-minded focus, every other aspect of my life vastly improved. I’m so much more content as a result of getting back on track to go after my dream.

I wake up feeling absolutely energized, even though I get less sleep because I have more late nights working on my business plan,…


My Plan B Experience

Posted on March 5, 2011 at 11:30pm 2 Comments

The biographies epiphany I mentioned in my previous blog post led me to think about my own personal experience. I realized that, when it came to my own career, I had ended up living my back-up plan. I thought of what I call the Plan A concept, which is simply this: Many people believe that they need to have a contingency plan, in case they can’t make their real dreams come…


Live Your Plan A

Posted on February 12, 2011 at 5:16pm 2 Comments

Plan A is your reason for being—knowing what you want in work and life and going after it. Plan A leads to passion, fulfillment, excellence, and abundance.

Plan B is being in a situation, going through the motions, knowing you're not…


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At 8:56pm on November 23, 2010, Yvonne J. Rugley gave Diane L. Samuels a gift
I am sorry that I am not on BBWO very much. I 've had issues to deal with.I am trying very hard to be more active. Please check out my business site. Thanks for not deleting me.
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At 12:36am on November 10, 2010, Robin Tramble said…

Welcome to the BBWO community. Enjoy the great resources here. Feel free to add me as a friend. Robin "Empowering you to live a big, bold beautiful and authentically delicious life!"

At 4:25pm on October 22, 2010, Sylvia Browder said…
Hi Diane,
Congrats on being a featured member of this amazing community! I would like to personally invite you to join my very active and growing professional women’s community, ‘National Association Women on the Rise.’ Let me know if you have any questions. Here’s the link:

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