portrait of uc davis employee diane garga

Position Title
Senior Organizational Development Specialist

Organizational Excellence


Diane Garga is an accomplished Leadership-Executive Coach and Organization Development Professional with a full range of experience in corporate, higher education, small business, government and non-profit organizations in the U.S. and abroad. She has extensive experience working with corporate, academic and community leaders, small business owners and innovators who are strategizing to enhance their leadership impact, drive innovation and shape effective work cultures and high performing teams.

As a coach, Diane is known as a trusted advisor who reframes self-doubts with new perspectives, opens doors for new possibilities and provides her clients frameworks for action and reflection. She believes the keys to successful transformation are building on one's strengths, a willingness to risk failure, learning from wins and losses and sparking creativity to unblock and uncover new solutions for problems and opportunities.

Diane's educational background includes a Master's degree in Counseling, a Doctorate in Interpersonal and Organizational Communication both from Ohio University. She advanced her professional development with a certification in Co-Active Coaching through the acclaimed Coaches Training Institute. She is credentialed by the International Coach Federation and certified in several psychometric and leadership assessment instruments. 

She has served on the Board of ICF Sacramento for four years originally as Membership Director and currently as the Strategic Alliance Director. She serves the Sacramento Region's innovation and small business ecosystem as a Board Member of the SACLead Foundation and an active member of National Association of Women Business Owners - Sacramento Valley, facilitating its Mastermind Groups.