Is Diane Hochman the real deal?

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So, is Diane Hochman a scam? Or is she the real deal?

In my opinion, with over 6 years of experience in the network marketing industry myself, and after having been mentored by many leaders in the industry and seeing many more “pretenders” in the process as well…

I dare to say Diane Hochman is as close to the real deal as it gets… 1,000% not a scam!

Diane mantains a good balance between "old school" and "new school" of network marketing... something very few leaders possess.


BUT, don’t just take my word for it.  Watch this training interview I did with Diane and see/hear it for yourself.

She has a great story of overcoming adversity in the form of self-image issues, extreme obesity and large amount of consumer debt to getting to a much healthier weight, making a ton of money and living a life of her dreams while teaching others to do the same….


Go here to listen to Diane reveal her story and business building secrets (that anyone can do).


Dream Enormous,


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Diane Hochman => the "Real Deal", YES! :>)

Hey Jerry:

Oh yes - she IS the "real deal"! :>)

Having been in this great industry for over 20-years, I've met many of the TOP 'movers & shakers' - Diane Hochman doesn't take a back seat to 'any' of them.

In my opinion, Diane Hochman is one of the true PROFESSIONALS in our industry.

Diane Hochman is a leader who "walks the walk" - who "nurtures and empowers" others to follow their dreams - who adds such VALUE to their (our) lives.

Her Conference Calls - Videos - Blog posts, etc - they ALL give exceptional tips, advice and great wisdom.

Her story is very inspirational - her high level of success (hard earned) is history - her coaching style is 'direct' - but she delivers it lovingly.

I guess you could say I'm a big FAN of Diane Hochman, and what she stands for - as I'm sure many others will echo.

Many thanks for showcasing this great lady :>))

Warmly / Peter A.

Peter Arnold — Sat, 10/10/2009 - 3:15pm


I really enjoyed listening in to the comment about having fun and just hangin' out with people.
Authenticity is so much simpler than putting on a business suit to impress folks. I am just being myself as well and that is what people really want to see.


Teresa Ocasio — Sat, 10/10/2009 - 6:32pm

There is no Question About It.

Diane Hochman is definitely the "Real Deal"

Let me share a story with you:

For a very long time I have been studying "The Masters" of Network Marketing. I was trying to learn what this Industry is really about. All the while I was struggling to get a grip on how this all works. I was trying every new piece of advice that I came across.

About a year ago I came across some information in a Youtube video that I had never heard before.
It was good information about getting with a Mentor that you can trust will point you in the right direction. Someone who will not point you in the wrong direction just so that they can make a buck.

Although I found it interesting I had this ego thing going on in my mind. I was looking at some of Dianes videos etc and was thinking "This lady has some good information, but who is she? Just some housewife? WHat could she possibly know about real Marketing?"

I brushed her off for some time. As I was studying more people like Glenn W Turner, Mike Dillard, Jim Rohn, Eban Pagen etc I kept seeing videos of this chick popping up. It had me scratching my head.

Who is this chick? I started to ask myself. Then I just began to research this lady. Being a bit of an Alpha Male for some reason I (hate to admit this) thought there was no way I could learn anything from silly housewife.

Boy, was I soo wrong. I was a bit set in my ways and was doing alot of the wrong things. I knew that I needed a mentor is all I really knew. SOmeone who would show me what I was doing wrong and what I was doing right. I needed someone to just tell me like it is, not just try and sell me some course or system that is going to fix my problems. I had already tried all of those. I was still confused, especially when it came to how to use all this social media stuff .

I found myself inside of her Ning site over at My Private Classroom. Here a bunch of people were sharing information that it seemed like nobody else was sharing for FREE.

I learned a ton, but I was still not sure where to start and that "I need a personal Mentor" voice kept ringing in my head. So I shifted my focus on finding the "Perfect Mentor for ME"

I began to send e-mails out to some of the big names in the Industry. Most were auto responded back with some type of sales pitch that to me was very transparent by now. I had already determined I was not going to be some sucker for another how to course or system that was going to fix me.

I got one response that sort of stuck out in my head. I don't remember what the title of the e-mail is only that it was sent to me from this lady Diane Hochman.

HMM, I said as I opened it. It didn't have any sales pitch in it. It had a story in it that said something to the effect of " I have been exactly where you are and I am here to help people, if you have any questions or I can help you in any way give me a call and it had her address and phone number in it"

No pitch? OK, there has to be a catch.

Let me call this lady and see what she wants to sell me.

I dialed the number....

The phone rang few times....

"Hello Scott Manesis" this nice voice on the other end of the phone said.

I was already blown away, this lady answered the phone. She began to speak to me as if I was
someone important. She began to share things with me that nobody else had. I learned about her family, her struggles in marketing when she got started and what she went through to make it work for her.

That was some months ago. Since then I have formed a pretty good relationship with DIane.
She has taught me more in the past few months than anyone else ever has and most of it has been at no cost to me.

When I read the book the Greatest Networker and John Milton Foggs experience about what changed his life in Network Marketing I think of one person in particular.

Diane Hochman in my opinion is my own personal "Greatest Networker in the World" adn my life has changed forever.

Is she the real deal? It gets no more real to me.

If you ever need a Mentor and for some reason you don't feel like I am your cup of tea. I have no problem sending you over to my friend, my mentor and my colleague the Great Diane Hochman.

She is the best.

~Scott Manesis

Scott Manesis — Sun, 10/11/2009 - 2:54pm

Diane Hochman ======>>>>As REAL as they come

In over 10 years of searching for honest, solid business training and spending a TON of money, I finaly (and thankfully) found what I was looking for. Diane Hochman gives it to me straight up, no frills or fluff and encourages me to THINK for myself. A better teacher and mentor cannot be found.

Dee Gabinet — Sun, 10/11/2009 - 2:55pm

Like You Even Have To Ask Me ;) OF COURSE SHE IS!!

The great Diane Hochman changed my life!

She's as real and as honest as it gets..

and she tells it like it is..

That is exactly what I was searching for 2 years ago..

and my business changed and I am who I am today because of

Diane Hochman.

Kristendarkenwald (not verified) — Sun, 10/11/2009 - 3:10pm

Absolutely! Diane Hochman is the REAL DEAL!

I have been involved in network marketing for over 14 years. In all that time I have learned from many trainers and spent a LOT of money for training myself and my downline.

Diane is the best trainer I have found in all of those years. With other trainers, I would share points from their training in my own trainings but felt that I couldn't send my people directly to their training because when I did, people would say, "I could never do that."

With Diane, she has a way of teaching that really inspires people to know in their heart that they can have success. She inspires the greatness in each of her students. I wish I had met her in the beginning of my career. How much faster I would have progressed!

Melodie Kantner — Sun, 10/11/2009 - 4:42pm


THE Realist!

Shelly Allen — Sun, 10/11/2009 - 5:44pm


Reading over all the other comments, I can honestly say that
I agree with every word that's been said.
Simply put, Diane is as real they get.

Diane Hochman is one of the few who tells it straight up.
She'll honestly give you what you needed to hear.

Diane teaches marketing techniques and tactics that marketers
need, and perhaps most importantly...she teaches how to believe
in and maximize you own natural abilities and be the marketer you
always wanted to be.

She is definately a rarity...and a our industry.

Cathie Heath — Wed, 10/14/2009 - 11:31am

She is the SALT of the EARTH and as REAL as YOU can get

She is an amazing Teacher and beyond inspirational.

She sets people on the RIGHT Path towards success and I will be forever be grateful for the Knowledge
that she has passed on.

On top of what everyone else has said.... she has a great sense of Humor ;)

Cassie Strom — Sun, 10/11/2009 - 9:56pm

Without a Doubt

Diane is one of the few people that I have met on line or even off line that gives you the straight talk each and every time.
They don't come any more "realer" than her.

Don Hamilton — Sun, 10/11/2009 - 10:09pm

Hmmm....Good question Jerry....

Just my two cents on Diane Hochman...

I was introduced to network marketing in 1996...LOVED it then and LOVE it even more now...

But things have really changed in the industry over the past 13 years...I was out of the loop for a long time because I was too busy working as a chef to really have enough time to build a business...

So when opportunity and timing aligned earlier for me this year, I started studying with several of the industry's finest...Mike Dillard, Ann Sieg, Mike Klingler...and a few more..

The information was awesome...and I sure got an education...

But...something was missing...

The something that was missing was me being able to connect all of the pieces together to be able to connect me ... my real life experiences... and a network marketing business together...

I ran across some of Diane's information... and I checked her out..

I actually gave her a call so that I could speak with her and find out if she really was who she said she was ... LOTS of posers out there...

We finally connected ... and she spent a while on the phone with me...

YEP..SHE spoke with me on the phone... no application to qualify for her time... no answering service tag ... Diane Hochman spoke to me HERSELF... that was an eye popper for me...

The time that we spent on the phone finally allowed me to wrap my head around WHO I am... how to position myself and what I know how to do that I could be ME ... I dodn't have to "fake it" until I had a big enough story ... all I have to do is be me...

She gave me some of the best coaching that I have ever had ... coaching that allowed me to turn my business around ... and I am so grateful to Diane for that ...

Diane is totally a no stuff kind of lady ...

Direct and to the point...tell it like it is ...what works and why...what doesn't work and why not...real life ... from the heart...solid business building advice that works...for anyone that is willing to listen and do the work.

Is Diane Hochman the real deal...YOU BET she is... gifted teacher...inspired and inspiring coach...super savvy networker...brilliant thought visionary....

Wish I had met her when I first started out... I might have been able to find the time to build my own business then... I can only imagine what 13 years of super leverage would look like by can bet that I am kicking myself HARD right now...

They don't get any more real than The Great Diane Hochman ...

Rose Mis

Rose Mis — Sun, 10/11/2009 - 11:42pm

You'd better believe it

One of the major breakthroughs is my life was being introduced to the GREAT Diane Hochman.

I knew that there was something missing. I had hit a roadblock. There were thousands of messages out there.

"Join this and get thousands of followers - instantly"

"Everything systematized - just plug in"

"I have the car, the boat, the plane - just join me"

With four years of experience in network marketing I knew this wasn't right. I knew at a gut level that this industry is not about using people to get what you want.

It is about leadership. It is about inspiration. It is about people - but it's about them not about you.

For a reason not yet known to me I gravitated to a GREAT lady called Shana Prince.

Through Shana I connected into the Million Mind March community, founded by the GREAT Joe Schroeder.

Through the community I connected in to TRUTH IN ACTION.

Other people stepping forth behind the principle of servanthood. People like Kristen Darkenwald, Jason Nagel, Ray Tamayo... the list goes on


was blessed with exposure to THE GREAT DIANE HOCHMAN.

So to the question - Is Diane Hochman the real deal?

What deal are you looking for?

TRUTH - Yes she is.

HONESTY - Yes she is.

EXPERIENCE - Yes she is.

LEADERSHIP - Yes she is.

SKILLS - Yes she is.

CARING - Yes She is.

FOCUSED - Yes she is.


IF YOU WANT TO OWN YOU - not try to be someone else

IF YOU WANT TO OWN YOUR BUSINESS - not be a cog in someone else's distributorship.


God gave us a blessing when he put Diane though the pain so she could show the path for others.

I can only speak from my experience

For my life, for my deal, for my personal integrity



Peter Pocklington — Mon, 10/12/2009 - 7:12am



Not much to say that hasn't already
been said about Diane Hochman...

Genuine and down to earth.

As I tell my team, I really don't
have time for BS and people that try
and waste my time, and neither should they...

I've been working with Diane now for about
a year and a half, and I plan to maintain
that relationship for many, many years.


Rick Brown — Mon, 10/12/2009 - 8:45pm

Rubber meets the road...

Wow, guys. Nice comments. I'm sure Diane is all flustered now ;)

Thanks much!

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Jerry Chen — Tue, 10/13/2009 - 2:18am

You ask if Diane is the real Deal!!!

Diane Hochman is the Only Deal....... she makes everything so so real.

If you have not yet had the pleasure of checking her out, do yourself a favour you will not regret.

She makes life simple and easy to follow, that anyone can do it.

Diane is a ROck Star.

Kristy Lester — Tue, 10/13/2009 - 3:30am

Diane Hochman....... a LIVING....BREATHING.......


She is a DEMONSTRATION of the words that eloquently flow from

her mouth.....even if she is a "digital dingbat"!!!! :) :)

Thank You Thank You Thank You D!!!

Joe Munzer — Tue, 10/13/2009 - 4:42am

Real?? You Better Bet The Farm Peanut!

Oh, where to begin...
Diane Hochman was one of the first leaders/teachers/mentors
that actually made SENSE to me.

She wasn't over powering, she didn't act as though she "knew it all",
but she did! :)

It's been a year now since I have been training with her,
and I can honestly say.. if you have ever failed in MLM or
you have ever struggled in MLM or network marketing period..
and you study with Diane...

"You will have a 1000x better chance of actually turning a profit and finally making an income."

She knows this industry like the back of her hand.. and she aint afraid to tell you what's BULL and what's REAL.

I love her to death..and would recommend EVERYONE in this industry to listen to what she has to say.. cause I know you will be glad you did!!

Diane, thank you from the bottom of my heart..
and I am sure to be your "student" for many years to come!

K (aka. "BB") :)

Kim Shahan — Tue, 10/13/2009 - 8:22am

Simply THE Best :)

All I can say...

If you want the very BEST to learn from...

to have as a mentor....

Diane Hochman is

Simply THE Best!

Thank-you Diane.


Julie Salgado — Tue, 10/13/2009 - 8:27pm


Thanks for posting this article. The comments now have me believing in this woman I happened to come across on the internet some time last week. I don't even know how I happened to came across her blog, but all I know is her story had me hooked. She had me believing in her, even if she wasn't the real deal. I would love to have her as my personal mentor. Can someone tell me how? I'd really appreciate it. Thanks

Creg Effs — Tue, 10/13/2009 - 10:40pm


Hey Creg - You can get in touch with her at or just visit

Jerry Chen — Tue, 10/13/2009 - 11:57pm

Turns Knowledge into CASH MACHINE

Diane Hockman is the REAL DEAL and her knowledge and expertise if applied can turn your business into a CASH MACHINE.

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.

David Dalby — Thu, 10/15/2009 - 2:56pm

Diane who?

Just joking.

Seriously, I haven't known Diane long but I can tell you I have learned more from this wonderful fun lady than anyone. I have known anyone to share so much knowledge. You don't meet people like her everyday.

thank you for being you Diane :)

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