Diaz Dixon

Diaz Dixon

Diaz Dixon

President of Performance Driven Consulting
Performance Driven Consulting

Diaz Dixon is the President and owner of Performance Driven Consulting.  His focus is on evaluating and implementing strategies that increase sustainability, diversity, and impact. Dixon recently served as the Vice President of the CommonSpirit Health National Foundation. In his role, he worked closely with CommonSpirit clinical and program leaders to raise awareness and secure funding support for health equity, social justice, and diversity programs.

Dixon has a long history as a successful leader, fundraising and advocate for those in need.  Before joining CommonSpirit Health, he served as the CEO of Eddy House, a multi-complex facility for homeless and at-risk youth, where he has raised millions in funding to grow the organization and provide housing, workforce development, health services and other needed support. Prior to joining Eddy House, Dixon served fourteen years as the CEO of STEP2, a nonprofit organization committed to breaking the cycle of addiction and violence in families. At STEP2, he led highly successful fundraising and operational initiatives to build a multi-million-dollar campus.  He gets most excited about creating vision and excitement around common causes that better communities.

Dixon has been a highly respected community advocate for decades. He served for four years on the National Advisory Committee for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, sits on the Boards for Bishop Manogue and the State (Gambling and Addiction Counselors). He served four years consulting for the Cultural Competency and Diversity Network in Washington, DC under President Bush’s New Freedom Initiative.

Dixon received his master’s degree in education and counseling from University of Iowa and his bachelor’s degree in social psychology from the University of Nevada.

Presentations During This Conference:

Purpose Driven Leadership - Thursday, October 19, 2023 at 8:15 AM

Leadership is much more than bottom line and short-term gains. 

  1. They care about the organization and community as a whole.  Not chasing money. Profitability doesn't lead at all costs, particularly when it does not align with their purpose and values.
  2. They seek connection. Purpose-driven leaders make a consistent effort to stay connected with their staff and customers, keeping them at the forefront in terms of all of their decision-making.
  3. They have an ethical compass. Purpose-driven business leaders look at every decision critically and make ethically responsible choices. There are many things that are legal and profitable, but not ethical. 
  4. They surround themselves with other ethical leaders and set a positive example. Purpose-driven leaders set the tone for others and surround themselves with those who share the same values and purpose. This practice enables these leaders to grow an entire purpose-driven organization or team.
  5. They talk about their values and purpose regularly. Communication is the surest way that we can bring about change in organizations. Purpose-driven leaders talk about what they value as well as the company’s vision and purpose regularly. 
  6. They look for opportunities to learn, change and grow.

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