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DiAnna Olsen

Job Title

  • Adjunct Faculty
    Bethel University

Started at Bethel



  • Bethel University - Bachelor of Arts Degree in Organizational Leadership , 2011
  • Bethel University - Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership , 2013

Areas of expertise

Small business financial consulting ( under 10 million in gross sales ) and project management. I have been an entrepreneur for 30 years, helping small business owners understand their finances. I consult as well as lead projects from organizational change to process development. I enter into organizations that need to revamp process, reorganize to get the right talent in the right chairs, and automate software systems for efficiency; I utilize the team and talent that is already in place and bring them together to collaborate and resolve efficiency issues. I work on projects that take 1 week to 12 months. Cultural diversity and diversity as a whole is an interesting area of mine. I spend a great deal of time in Mexico working to gain collaboration between community resources; resources are few, so it is important that the community comes together to utilize what they have in the most efficient way. I try to help organizations understand diversity and how diversity can drive innovation and how important innovation is right now. Our world has changed drastically in the 21st century and so must our thinking.


Cries from under the Bridge. A thesis that focused on how foreign policy contributes to poverty. The focus was on qualitative research completed on the U.S. and Mexico border. What I found was shocking: destitute poverty and the inability to pay for medical care. Out of this thesis, Life on the Border was born; a non-profit 501c3 organization that leads medical missions in Mexico on the border. 

Professional Organizations, Committees, and Boards

Founder: Life on the Border

Board of Director: Praise and Peace Child Sierra Leone

Advisory Committee Member: Center for Global Leadership Studies

Hobbies and Interests

My hobbies are traveling the world and learning to adapt in and understand other cultures. 


"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." Nelson Mandela