Diane Dreher

Your Personal Renaissance

"Seeking your calling is a process of discovery that continues throughout your life, informed by your questions, your conflicts, and your deepest dreams. It is the journey known by many names, from Homer's Odyssey to the pilgrimage in Dante's Divine Comedy and the quests of the knights of the round table, to the vision quests of Native Americans and the path of the Chinese sage, Lao Tzu. Abraham Maslow called it self-actualization. Joseph Campbell knew it as 'the hero's journey.' It is the dynamic voyage of self-discovery central to the Renaissance, and it is our journey, yours and mine, as we seek to live with greater joy and purpose, becoming more deeply, more authentically ourselves."
--Diane Dreher,
Your Personal Renaissance


Classes, Retreats, Talks, and Coaching

Beginning September 2012

Positive Psychology Coaching
By appointment
contact: ddreher@​scu.edu

Spring 2013

Class: Your Personal Renaissance
Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 25-June 7,
Santa Clara University
contact: registrar@​scu.edu

Spring 2012

Class: Your Personal Renaissance
Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 26-June 8,
Santa Clara University
contact: registrar@​scu.edu

Winter and Spring 2010

Class: Your Personal Renaissance
Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 30-June 3, 11:50 a.m-1:35 p.m.
Santa Clara University
contact: registrar@​scu.edu

Class: Finding Your Calling

Wednesday, January 27, February 3, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Cribari Center, The Villages
Contact Nicole Marciano,
Osher Lifelong Learning Program
nmarciano@​scu.edu (408)554-2382

Seminar: The Tao of Personal Leadership
Thursday, January 14, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 noon
California Agricultural Leadership
Santa Clara University
contact Greg Baker gbaker@​scu.edu

Past Events


Book Signing and Talk

Sunday, September 20, 2009, 11:00 a.m.--12:00 p.m.
Humanist Society Forum, Mitchell Park Community Center,
3800 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303

Class: Finding Your Calling

Saturday, October 17, 2009, 11:00 a.m.--3:00 p.m.
Santa Clara University, 500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053
Contact Nicole Marciano,
Osher Lifelong Learning Program
nmarciano@​scu.edu (408)554-2382

Conference on Meditation and Health

Friday, October 30, 2009
Santa Clara University, 500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053
Contact Jenny Riccoboni for details
jriccoboni@​scu.edu (408)551-1981

Day Retreat and Book Signing

April 4, 2009, 9:30 a.m.--4:00 p.m.
Vallombrosa Center, 250 Oak Grove Avenue, Menlo Park, CA 94025 (650) 325-5614

Conference Presentation on "Vocation: A Renaissance Paradigm Regained"

May 2, 2009, time to be announced
Northern California Renaissance Conference, San Jose State University, San Jose CA (408) 924-4594


Book Signing and Talk by Diane Dreher with Live Music by Michelle Chappel

September 8, 2008 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Capitola Book Cafe, 1475 41st Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95010 (831) 462-4415

Talk and Book Signing: Finding Your Calling

September 12, 2008 7:00-9:00 p.m.
St. Simon's Church, 1860 Grant Road, Los Altos, CA. Contact: Josie Melo (650) 868-1212; josiemelo@​sbcglobal.net.

Day Retreat: Finding Your Calling

September 27, 2008 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Presentation Center, 19480 Bear Creek Road, Los Gatos, CA 95033. Contact: Jane Heatherington (408) 354-2346; jane.heatherington@​gmail.com.

Workshop: Finding Your Calling

October 4, 2008 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Santa Clara University OLLI, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053. Contact: Nicole Marciano (408) 554-2382; nmarciano@​scu.edu.

Media Events

TV Interview

May 13, 2008 7:00-7:30 p.m. "Minding Your Business" with Gary Shara. San Jose, CA Comcast Community Access Channel 15.

Radio Interviews

June 19, 2008 10:00 a.m. Central. "Valder Beebe Show, "A New Kind of Spiritual Talk Show."KXVI Texas. www.kxvi.net. Podcast: www.valderbeebeshow.com

August 7, 2008 12:00 noon Pacific, 2:00 p.m. Central
"A Balanced Life" with Beth Aldrich. 106.9 FM-HD Channel 3 Seattle; Contact Talk Online Radio www.contacttalkradio.com/​listen.htm.

Monday, September 22, 2008 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time/​11 a.m. Pacific

"Positive Living" with Patricia Raskin. Listen and learn when Diane discusses how to transcend personal challenges and confusion to transform our lives--whether we're changing careers, getting divorced, retiring, stuck in a mindless routine, worn out by competing demands, or just confused about what's next. Don't miss this awe-inspiring interview on voiceamerica.com or on-demand at this link.

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