Diana Kawarsky

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Diana Kawarsky
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Toronto, Canada
NationalityCanadian & Italian
EducationBachelor of Arts, University of Toronto; Master's Degree, Athabasca University
OccupationTraining & Development Expert, Author, Podcast Host
Known forPresident of The Soft Skills Group Inc., Soft Skills Training

Diana Kawarsky is a recognized training & development expert, author, and podcast host. She possesses over two decades of experience, partnering with Fortune 500 companies, premier educational institutions, and a diverse array of professionals globally.


Early Life and Education

Diana was born in Toronto, Canada. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto and further showcased her commitment to academic excellence by securing a Master’s Degree from Athabasca University.

Career Highlights

Kawarsky's enthusiasm for soft skills training has seen her collaborate with industries spanning finance, telecommunications, health care, and manufacturing.

Key Professional Roles

  • The Soft Skills Group Inc. (TSSG): Serving as its President since 2014, Diana has initiated projects providing custom training solutions for leading corporations, educational entities, and individual professionals.
  • York University, Schulich School of Business: Diana has significantly contributed to the institution in her capacities as Senior Faculty and Adjunct Professor, focusing on executive education and continuous learning.
  • Soft-Skills.ca: As the Chief Learning Officer for almost twenty years, she was instrumental in offering training and life coaching services to a diverse clientele.

Publications & Media


  1. Soft Skills Volume 1 (2016)
  2. The Soft Cs (2019)


  • The Soft Skills Salon Podcast: As its host, Diana enlightens her audience about the essence of soft skills in the contemporary professional world.

Awards & Recognitions

  • Ranked #26 in the Global Gurus’ “Top 30” Communication category in 2021.
  • Winner of the "International E-Learning Award 2020", presented by The International E-Learning Association (IELA) in collaboration with York University, Schulich School of Business, SEEC.

Personal Approach

Kawarsky prioritizes the human facet of business in her training, advocating for sturdy professional bonds and cultivating trust with clients.

Professional Affiliations

  • Advisory Council Member, Harvard Business Review (Jan 2020 - Present)
  • Chair, Advisory Council - Personal Development, Avanti Women (Jun 2015 - Jan 2018)


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