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What does it mean to live more creatively?
I believe that each one of us has a creative core, a deep source of ​joy, meaning, and vitality.
In my writing and coaching, I help people connect with their deep creativity ​and discover pathways to new possibilities.

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Meanwhile, I support you in living with the spirit Henry David Thoreau expressed in Walden, knowing that: If you only advance confidently in the direction of your dreams and endeavor to live the ​life you have imagined, you will meet with a success ​unexpected in common hours. ​

"Diane is a dynamic author, teacher and fabulous coach. She brings her exuberance and adventurous, joyful spirit to everything she does!"

Mardeene Mitchell
Founder and CEO at Visionaries to Light, Inc.

"I credit Diane for helping me find my authentic voice. She is a consummate professional and a caring mentor who provides useful insights as was the case when I worked under her as a directed research assistant. I highly recommend Diane!"

Yvette Castro Farias

Corporate and Foundation Partnerships Strategist / Grants Consultant / Writer, Editor and Researcher

"I have known Diane Dreher in several of her positions.  Patience and humor are hallmarks of this consummate professional: from her I learned how to remain calms and how to use humor in tense situations; from her I learned the balance between discretion and full disclosure.  As a communicator, Diane is forthright and clear but always polite and respectful.  As an individual, Diane is well-rounded, highly intelligent, centered, and generous."

Simone Billings
Director of Core Writing, Department of English at Santa Clara University

"I have had the opportunity to study with Diane and do peer to peer coaching telephonically with each other. Diane has an incredible calming presence allowing one to feel totally safe and supported while talking with her. She is full of humor and life bringing great energy to any conversation. I have also take the opportunity to read and work through the exercises in her book Your Personal Renaissance which allowed me to gain even greater insight into how to lead a more fulfilling life."

Patricia Sheveland
Experienced Workers' Compensation Claims Leader; Individual and Business Transitions Coach

What people are saying about Diane’s coaching, mentoring, and leadership:

What people are saying about Diane’s books:

If you’re ready to reach for your dreams--change careers, begin a new writing project, or commit to living a healthier, happier life--I can help you:

  • discover your strengths,

  • ​set goals you can believe in, and

  • overcome roadblocks, to create the life you've been waiting for.

As your coach, I’ll ask you powerful questions to help you see through false beliefs and unproductive patterns that have been holding you back. You’ll rediscover your passion, feeling more hopeful and energized as you begin creating new possibilities, one powerful step at a time.

My coaching is based on research in positive psychology, including my own research, published in refereed journals and my book, Your Personal Renaissance.

I am proud to be an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) and member of the International Coach Federation (ICF) a leading global organization dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by setting high standards, providing independent certification and building a worldwide network of trained coaching professionals. 

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I am a Certified MentorCoach (CMC) with the internationally recognized coach training community MentorCoach LLC.

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The Tao of Inner Peace: “a valiant attempt to apply Taoist wisdom to our high-pressure modern world.” 

Publishers Weekly

The Tao of Personal Leadership: “Reading her text is like taking a deep, cleansing breath. The examples and quotations from the Tao Te Ching are beautifully incorporated into the overall message. Leaders and aspiring leaders should read this book.”  

Publishers Weekly

The Tao of Womanhood: "Her soothing book will give the reader many good ideas and helpful hints about balancing her life. What sets this book apart from other self-help efforts is the combination of Eastern and Western ideas.” 

Library Journal

Inner Gardening: " If you want to feel the magic of gardening and discover a new path to your own garden within, read this beautiful book."

Gay Hendricks, author of Conscious Living

Your Personal Renaissance:  “In this brilliant book, Diane provides a spiritual compass for the journey to create a life that fits skin tight over your true self.”

Jerry Lynch, author of The Way of the Champion