William Dieckmann

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Training and Memberships

  • Certified Professional Coach:  Fowler International Academy of Professional Coaching
  • Basic and Advance Training: National Organization of Victim Assistance
  • Member of the Institute of Coaching, McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School Affiliate
  • Member of International Coaching Federation
  • Member of International Coaching Federation-South Carolina Chapter
  • Member International Christian Coaching Association


  •  Presenter, Crisis Intervention and Coaching Intersecting, NOVA, August, 2014, Chicago, IL
  •  Presenter:  “Helping Others Take the Next Step”, April, 2015, South Carolina Victim Assistance Convention, Columbia, SC
  •  Presenter:  "The Leader and You", August 2016, NOVA, Atlanta GA.



·         Author:  Coaching the Next Step (Book) (Released Fall, 2013) (Currently Being Revised will be Released in 2022)

·         Article:  “The Leader, The Emotion, and The Agility:  Five Strategies on How Not to Stick Your Foot in Your Mouth.” (Published: January, 2015)

·         Article:  “Leaders and Crisis Intervention:  My Day Did Not Go As Planned!” (Published: February, 2015)

·         Article:  “Two Things I Don’t Like:  Change and the Same Old Thing!”  (Published:  March, 2015)

·         Article:  “Can Leaders Be Shy?”  (Published:  April, 2015)

·         Article:  “ Slow Down:  Moving From the Rat Race to the Steady Race”  (Published:  April, 2015)

·         Article:  “Coaching Without Goals”  (Published:  August, 2015)

          Book:      Co-Author:  Fresh Start:  The Beginning of the Real Fantastic Voyage.  (Published:  December 2021) (Religious, Christian)


Community Service

          Board Director, Founding Director, Team Leader, Palmetto Crisis Intervention Team

·         Board Member of The Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce (Past)

·         Help with response for Katrina relief (Hurricane Katrina) Columbia, SC (Past)

·         Work with Disaster Relief: Florida, Kentucky, and New York City (9/11) (Supervisor)

·         Taskforce Member for State Standards in Math and English (Finished Spring, 2015) (South Carolina)

·         Appointment to the Citizens Advisory Council for the Columbia Police Department (Current)

·         Member of Task Force to Evaluate Grant Award for Housing First (Bob Coble, Mayor)

·         Member of Study Group to make recommendation to City of Columbia about Homeless Response (Steve Benjamin, Mayor)


  • Presented the Key to the City, Columbia, SC on May 15,2014 and May 15, 2014 was Bill Dieckmann Day in the City of Columbia.
  •  Received the Order of the Silver Crescent from the Governor of South Carolina, May 15, 2014.
  • Presented the Order of the Palmetto from the Governor of South Carolina, February 28, 2017.
  • Presented a joint resolution from the House and Senate of South Carolina, January 31, 2017.