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Diane carter

Born  London 1946. At the age of ten Diane emigrated with her family to Southern Rhodesia..

Schooled at Lord Malvern and studied  at the Teachers’ College, Bulawayo; she spent almost all her professional life in education, ending up as Deputy Head of Hillcrest Preparatory School, Mutare and then as Head of Mvurachena School in Chipinge in Zimbabwe.

She looks at herself as a survivor and thriver. She has led an exciting and varied life on four continents, experiencing many adventures that others would find extremely daunting. She has canoed on the Zambesi River, been on Safari in Africa, crossed the Tanami Desert, raced saloon cars, climbed glaciers, was an instructor at Outward Bound, swum with dolphins, been deep sea diving, climbed the Chimanimani Mountains, arrested in Mexico, married and brought up two children.

Over the last few years, she has survived a wild animal attack and the subsequent operations to put her back together again, has lived with tyrannical persecution within the oppressive Zimbabwean regime, coping with political harassment, brutality and bullying by Mugabe’s henchmen. She followed her heart and ‘eloped’ with her first love, whom she hadn’t seen for over forty years. She handled the deaths of her first husband, elder daughter and mother, all within a few weeks of each other, with fortitude.

Diane puts her indomitable spirit down to her very positive attitude, and since her retirement from her position as school principal of a Private School in Zimbabwe, at the end of 2006, has tried to spread the message of Mindset Energy, the power of positive thinking and positive attitude, to anyone and everyone she can reach.

Diane believes that you can be and do anything you want to, if you really want it badly enough. You just have to have the right Mindset Energy.

Diane is now a professional speaker, a speaker with a difference. Using real-life stories, Diane weaves her message, engaging and entertaining her audiences.

Showing you how to use –

Mindset Energy- the attitude to propel your life and your business forward!

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A Note From Diane carter

As Diane Carter, CPCS, Internationally recognised Professional Speaker and Author, shared part of her life story, she not only held everyone's attention, but at times, had them in fits of laughter.   She spoke with a specialness of humour and seriousness.   After a hyena mauled her face in the outback of Zimbabwe, and she lost an eye, ear, and had a badly mangled face, as well as serious thumb and other injuries Diane, in and out of consciousness and exhaustion,  was taken to a local outback surgery through herds of wild elephants. Finally put onto a MARS Air Rescue Hospital Plane to Harare where, after exhaustive surgery and a new glass eye, she recovered with a positive attitude and got on with her life, living it to the full and turning every obstacle into a positive. 


The crocodile that nearly overturned their boat, the hilarious donkey story, the cable car ride over an African river when on safari, becoming a "prostitute/hooker" in Tijuana,  Mexico, and other tales all made the morning very memorable and motivated everyone to make the most of every day.


Diane is author of "Get a Life, Dare to Succeed" and "Dare to Live – Trust Yourself", books which uplift spirits and help readers to find strengths within themselves   they had forgotten they had.    Diane, a former Head of Mvurachena School in Chipinge in Zimbabwe, has a special affinity with education groups and the corporate learning and development area. Experienced travellers, she and husband Tony grew up in Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) - Tony flew with the Royal Air Force as a navigator back in the 60's, arriving in Australia in 1971.    Diane has been in education all of her life retiring as a school principal in 2006.   "My attitude and mindset have had a huge positive effect on my home and professional life", she says.



Videos by Diane carter
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Life  is one great adventure and you have it in the power of your mind to make it the greatest adventure of all time. You only have one life, so it is up to you to make it the best you can. My life has been stupendous and it just seems t...
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Dare to Live: Trust Yourself
Diane illustrates: how to use your mindset energy to work positively by aligning your head and your heart; how to focus on solutions; how to make the most of any situation;  and that attitude, together with action, is the esse...
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Get a Life: Dare to Succeed

A Peek Into the Life of Diane carter

Dare to Live: Trust Yourself Author Diane carter

Dare to Live: Trust Yourself Author Diane carter
Dare to Live synopsis

Dare to Live synopsis
Dare to Succeed by Diane Carter (book 2 in the series)

Dare to Succeed by Diane Carter (book 2 in the series)
Diane Carter CPCS keynote speaker

Diane Carter CPCS keynote speaker

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