Diane Dreher, PhD, ACC, CMC

Professional Writing, Academic, and Positive Psychology Coach

Diane Dreher Coaching & Consulting, LLC

North Star Personal Coaching

Writing Coaching

Coaching can help you:

  • Set your personal writing goals.
  • Discover your strengths as a writer.
  • Develop a realistic writing schedule.
  • Eliminate external distractions.
  • Overcome writer’s block and silence the inner critic.
  • Navigate the world of journals, blogs, book proposals, agents, editors, and publishers. 
  • Celebrate your successes along the way.


As a professor at Santa Clara University, Diane has taught creative writing courses for over 20 years. Her books, published with HarperCollins, William Morrow, DaCapo, and Penguin Putnam, have been translated into ten languages and distributed worldwide. As a nonfiction writer, she has worked on the staff of the Riverside Press-Enterprise and written for academic journals and a range of popular publications including USA Today, The San Francisco Chronicle, Entrepreneur, Glamour, Redbook, and Working Woman, as well as a current blog for Psychology Today. 


To find out more about what Writing Coaching can do for you, contact Diane here.

Would you like to write your own stories and articles, begin blogging, or publish academic research? Do you dream of writing a book but can’t find the time or don’t know where to start? Or perhaps you’ve started writing but don’t know how to take the next step.