Dr. Dreher offers personal coaching to help people express their own unique gifts as writers.


Diane Dreher, Ph.D., is a best-selling author, teacher, and positive psychology coach. Her books, The Tao of Inner Peace, The Tao of Personal Leadership, The Tao of Womanhood, Inner Gardening, and Your Personal Renaissance, have been translated into ten languages and her work has been featured in media outlets including USA Today, Entrepreneur, Redbook, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Science of Mind, radio and TV talk shows, and web sites on leadership and personal growth.

Dreher has a Ph.D. in Renaissance English literature from UCLA as well as as a Master’s Degree in Counseling with a health psychology emphasis, and credentials in spiritual counseling and holistic health. She is professor of English and associate director of the Spirituality and Health Institute at Santa Clara University in northern California.

Your Personal Renaissance

If you’re entering a new season of life—experiencing a change in your career or relationship, moving to a new location, retiring, feeling blocked, or just wondering what’s next, you may be ready for your own personal Renaissance. Combining the wisdom of Renaissance artists, scientists, and saints with the latest research in positive psychology, my book and coaching strategies offer practical steps to help you create a life of greater joy and meaning.

You will learn how to:
• Discover your personal strengths
• Detach from distractions and self-sabotage to clear the path ahead
• Discern and follow your deepest values
• Direct your actions with effective goals, pathways, and increased vitality.

Selected Works

"A most helpful book for finding both your passion and your calling for life."
--Gerald G. Jampolsky, M.D., author of Love Is Letting Go of Fear
"A simple and comprehensive vision of personal and planetary peace...Dreher's examples work as meditations as well as road maps"
--Minneapolis Star Tribune