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


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 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 calm 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


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​​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.

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. 

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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


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I am proud to be a 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. 

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.

I am an active member of the internationally recognized coach training community MentorCoach LLC.