Our “Heart”



We believe that exceptional leaders and their high-functioning teams create hope and inspire action.


We accomplish our mission, to build leaders and optimize the performance of teams across all industries, primarily through consulting, training, and motivational events. We offer robust, fully customizable programs and services ranging from in-depth analysis, to immersive team building, to cutting edge training, to motivational speaking, and beyond. Whether you need to plan an unforgettable event or are on the journey to improvement, success begins with Diligent Plans. For more details, please visit our services page.


The world is evolving rapidly. Client needs are ever-changing. Though we remain very flexible in the delivery of our services, we realize the need for a governing set of principles. Everything that we do springs from a foundation of Core Values:

• We are a values based organization rooted in biblical truths.

• Our commitment to serve is higher than our desire to be compensated.

• Generosity is a defining element of our character and how we operate.

• We “wow” clients with unique, customized experiences and exceptional service.

• We are positive, encouraging examples to everyone we meet.

“The plans of the diligent lead surely to plenty…”  Proverbs 21:5


Diligent Plans’ influence is spreading…rapidly. The proceeding collage contains the logos of our clients since inception to present. We celebrate each new logo as it represents more leaders and teams we were able to proudly serve.



◊  Kris Yagel

◊  Joe DeAntona

◊  John Vermeesch

◊  Alicia Greer

◊  Gabe Smith

◊  Laura McKenna

◊  Jason Warren

◊  Mike Parrish

◊  Dean Batchelder

  • "My biggest challenge with my current assignment was to reconnect a team that had lost its cohesion. Based on an enthusiastic referral, I contacted Kris at Diligent Plans for help with the situation. I couldn’t be happier with the results of the full day team building event that he led us through. Now, my team is highly motivated and much more synchronized!"

    Izza Rodriguez, Senior Manager | JOHNSON & JOHNSON
  • "The County was recently looking for a thorough training regarding meaningful presentations and clear communication when approaching a decision-making audience. We were extremely satisfied with the training conducted and facilitated by Diligent Plans. The trainer, Kris Yagel, was patient, thorough and well informed on the subject matter, and he was able to connect with the audience in a way that made a lasting impact. We are grateful for his time with us and look forward to working with him again!"

    Melissa Carrillo, CHRO | COUNTY OF EL PASO, TX
  • "Diligent Plans has delivered exceptional service and sales training for the TFCU team. At TFCU, we strive to create a learning environment that is engaging, professional, and continuously improving. Kris Yagel brings a humble and effective approach that conforms with our culture. Our organizational values of human dignity, fairness, and professional execution also align with Mr. Yagel's approach. I recommend Diligent Plans to leaders that are looking for this delivery."

    Max Villaronga, CEO | TFCU
  • “As a goal to conduct a memorable team building event for my ~ 70 leaders this year, I gave the mission to Kris Yagel and his team at Diligent Plans. Kris successfully delivered a mix of academic and hands-on, experiential events that far exceeded my expectations! The event was instantly marked as a milestone in our company culture!”

    Bill Randag, President | DATAMARK
  • "When we were looking for a speaker on leadership for the Annual Conference of a national trade association, we contacted Diligent Plans for suggestions. The company sent us resumes of five potential speakers, each offering a unique perspective on leadership. We selected our speaker and Diligent Plans was efficient in handling the contract and the details of the engagement. It was a pleasure working with Diligent Plans and we feel they are a great resource for future programs."

    Stella Jones, Executive Director | FISA
  • "I was looking for a team-building training that would engage my whole team – an event that could have an impact beyond the actual training day. I was referred to Kris Yagel at Diligent Plans. I met with Kris to discuss my goals and then allowed Kris to develop the training event. I was very pleased with what we learned as a team, and indeed, the team ended the day with ideas that we can carry forward in our work. Kris was warm and personable, and could easily relate to the team. Kris was very professional, and held the team’s attention throughout the event. It was a great experience and I look forward to working with Kris Yagel and Diligent Plans again!"

    Pat Degman, Comptroller | CITY OF EL PASO, TX