Testimonials


“Alison van Diggelen has worked closely with me on Forum. She is intelligent, articulate and has a knack for asking insightful questions. I know you will enjoy meeting her and hearing her interviews.”

Michael Krasny, KQED Forum Host

 

“Alison interview style combines curiosity, intelligence and humor.”

Elon Musk CEO Tesla, SpaceX


Prof. Matt Walker. Photo by Saroyan Humphrey for the Observer

“Alison van Diggelen is an incredibly good interviewer. I’ve done many media interviews over the past months on my new book, but this was a clear standout: How she asks questions. The precision of detail she gently draws from the interviewee. How adept she is at moving around a swath of territory, but holding a narrative, as if it’s natural. The media space needs more interviews by skilled professionals. Alison is so skilled. Truly brilliant.”
Prof. Matt Walker: Neuroscience & Psychology, UC Berkeley; Director, Sleep & Neuroimaging Lab; Author, Why We Sleep

 

“In my professional experience of over 40 years, it has been possible for me to observe a substantial number of professionals, and Alison van Diggelen is one of the most outstanding members of that group. She is tenacious and approaches her work in a creative framework which includes attention to detail and follow-through often absent in the work of creative individuals. There is much more I could write, but much of that you would learn through a personal interview.  You will be impressed with her talent, her experience, her energy and her engaging personality. ”

Dr. Richard L. Henning, Foothill College, Professor & Vice-President, Emeritus. Celebrity Forum Founder


“Alison van Diggelen is a marvelously engaging interviewer who brings genuine curiosity, insightful perceptions and stimulating information to the dialogue.  I’ve been a guest on many national shows, and been interviewed by Oprah, Terry Gross and many others of national renown.  Alison is fully in their class.  She is a true master of the art of conversation.” 

 

John Robbins, best selling author and environmentalist

 

“Her interview style was one of the best I have been subject to. She made me feel very comfortable and was able to get me to speak very freely and openly about many things, including very personal and sensitive feelings. After the interview, I remember asking myself, did she ask me any questions? because the interview flowed so well, it was more like a conversation than an interview. I could easily have spoken to her for hours, it was both entertaining and I came away learning more about myself.”

Frank Addante, CEO The Rubicon Project


“Alison challenges, stimulates and gets to the heart of the matter. Whether it’s green entrepreneurship or Silicon Valley trends, Alison knows what she’s talking about and engages at a high level. I could have talked with her all day but I had to get back to tweeting.”

Guy Kawasaki, co-founder, Alltop.com