Diana Flocco

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Command Companies sales and business development executive Diana Flocco, in brief.

Diana Flocco

Home: Far Hills, NJ.  Age: 49.  Birthplace: Denville, NJ.  Profession: Printing and packaging. Organization: Command Companies.  Title: VP, Sales and New Business Development.  Alma mater: San Diego State University, Fairleigh Dickinson University.  Languages spoken: English.

Current project: Leading a redevelopment housing project of 67 homes destroyed during Superstorm Sandy.  Recent professional development: Working through the post pandemic supply chain paper crisis for my clients.  Latest accomplishment: Selling the most commercial printing for my organization.  Latest contribution to others: Championing the mental health of others.  What’s been your big (or biggest) leap? Leaving my previous employer after 18 years and successfully rebuilding in three years.  Hobbies: Snowshoeing, finance, renovating homes.  Recent travel or adventure: Yoga retreat on the Amalfi Coast with thirty amazing professional women from NYC.  Last book read: Atomic Habits, by James Clear.  Recently viewed and recommended: Jeen-Yuhs, a trilogy about Kayne West.  Recent unique acquisition: Renewal of my Chief membership.

Personality profile: Adaptive, compassionate, progressive.  What one word would your closest friend use to describe you? Ambitious.  Moral compass: Think outside the box.  How do you define a perfect friendship? Laughter, listening and loyalty.  How do you define an ideal business relationship? A partnership where everyone wins.  What is your greatest joy? Raising kids.  What is your greatest fear? Raising kids.  What is your guilty pleasure? Trimming my split ends individually.  What natural talent have you neglected? Inspiring others.  

What three emojis best describe you? 🙂🦚🧘.

What is at the top of your bucket list? Living in Italy.  How do you relieve stress? Talking it out. What ingredient is essential to your perfect vacation? Good company.  What is your go-to workout? Soul Cycle.

What book have you repeatedly read? David and Goliath, by Malcolm Gladwell.  What movie have you repeatedly watched? Pretty Woman.  What’s featured prominently on your home or office wall? Tapestry of the South of France.  Who has had the greatest influence on your life? My dad.  What is the best advice you received growing up? Whatever doesn’t break you down makes you stronger.  What is the best advice you received in your career? There is no crying in printing.  What modern technology innovation do you most appreciate? Facetime.  What is your favorite app? Amex.  What is your go-to source of news and information? The New York Times.  What company or organization do you most admire? Community in Crisis.

What is your big idea? I would like to adopt Ukrainian kids who lost their parents in the war.  What change are you working on to effect in your profession or field? Creating a peer mentoring model amongst my teammates. What change would you like to see in the world? I would like people to BE the change THEY want to see in the world.  What message do you want to send out into the world? Please, just be kind.  What widely held belief do you  reject? I hate the word "impossible".  It should be "I’m Possible".  What mega-trend most excites you? UpCycling.  What mega-trend most concerns you? Cancel culture.

What title would you choose for the movie about your life? The Unmaking of Mrs. and Remaking of Ms.  What actor would you choose to play you in the movie about your life? Penelope Cruz.  As a kid, what did you first want to be when you grew up? A printer, like my grandpa and father.  What object would you first save from your burning home? My dog, Teddy.  How would you choose to spend tomorrow, if you knew it was your last day on earth? I would love to eat all the food showcased in the IG handle New_Fork_City (with my family, of course).  What advice would you give your younger self? Try new things, learn to ski, surf, speak another language.  Take advantage of all the opportunities that come your way. What day in your life would you like to re-live? I am in my 40s now and I kinda like this decade.  What period in your life would you do differently, if you could? My tween years.

Personal mission: Teaching my children to see what real success is, and that’s not money.  Personal motto: This too shall pass.  Favorite quote: “They say love is the best investment; the more you give, the more you get in return” (Audrey Hepburn).

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