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Coaching, Workshops, Events

Are you taking a new path--in your personal or professional life?

As a Professional Certified Coach (PCC), Certified MentorCoach (CMC), and member of the International Coaching Federation, I offer creativity, leadership, and positive psychology coaching to clients throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. 


For more about my coaching specializations, see the descriptions below.

Recent Media Events on Hope and Positive Psychology




Webinar: Positive Psychology Guild, UK: The Positive Psychology of Awareness, September 9, 2021. Presentation (50 min). Q&A (60 min).


Webinar: Trauma-Informed Resilience: Connected Community: Moving from Stress to Greater Clarity, Compassion, and Creativity, June 1, 2021


Interview: Fit for Joy: Freedom is Inner Peace, March 28, 2021.


Video Podcast: Pen for Hire: Interview, March 25, 2021.


Interview: Increase Light Through Connection, Ready for Love Radio, January 7, 2021



Diane's Coaching Specialities

Creativity Coaching
Are you ready to begin a new project? Start a new job, create a new business, or write that book you've been dreaming about?
As your creativity coach, I can help you:

• Develop your strengths to transform your vision into reality,
• Overcome roadblocks to creativity,

• Locate valuable resources,

• Follow through with the power of flow, and 
• Celebrate your victories as you move forward with positive momentum.


Leadership Coaching 

If you're ready for a new leadership role in your community or organization, my research-based leadership coaching can help you:

• Develop your own vision of leadership,

• Build your personal leadership strengths,

• Develop realistic goals and effective strategies,

• Create a powerful leadership team, and 

• Lead your organization into a more positive and productive future.

Positive Psychology Coaching:  to create a positive change in your life
If you're ready for your own Personal Renaissance , my positive psychology coaching strategies can help you discover your strengths, detach from distractions, and develop your own personal vision to create a life of greater joy and meaning.

For more information or to schedule a complimentary coaching call,
click on Diane's coaching website on the link below

Past Media Events, Workshops, Talks, & Interviews



Online Retreat: Spirituality and Hope in Troubled Times. Santa Clara University Alumni Organization, April 15, 2020. 


Online Community Event: Spiritual Support in the Current Crisis. Santa Clara University, April 7, 2020.



Post: Interview with the Nonfiction Authors Association, April 2020.  


Talk: The Secret Behind Shakespeare's Greatest Tragedies. Phi Beta Kappa Society of Northern California Annual Conference, February 14, Asilomar Conference Center, CA.




Retreat: Mindful Relationships with Juan Velasco for university alumni, November 2, 2019, Santa Clara University CA.


Retreat: Discovery and Renewal for Bellarmine Preparatory faculty and staff. October 16-18,2019,  Villa Maria Del Mar, Santa Cruz, CA. 


Retreat: Mindfulness, Discernment, and Hope in Troubled Times with Juan Velasco. May 11, 2019, Ignatian Center, Santa Clara University, CA


Post: Creating Positive Change for the VIA Character Institute. December, 2019.


Interview: How to Overcome Stress and Anxiety in America's Youth with Gloria DeGaetano, Parent Coaching Institute, Seattle, WA. November 14, 2019.


Interview: About Health with Dave Feldman, KPFA Berkeley.  July 22, 2019


Interview: Life Lessons Radio with Rick Tocquigny, April 23, 2019 


Interview: Inner Zension Radio with Chris McCleary. Feb 12, 2019


January-June:Ignatian Faculty Leadership Forum: Santa Clara University


January-June: Applied Spirituality Institute: Santa Clara University




October-December, 2018

Ignatian Faculty Leadership Forum: Santa Clara University


January-November, 2018

Applied Spirituality Institute: Santa Clara University



July 26, 2017 Interview: Peptalk Radio with Ryan Malone.

June 28, 2017 Interview: KGO Radio, San Francisco, the Ethan Bearman Show, 1:15 pm, AM 810.

February 10, 2017 Presentation: Santa Clara University Board of Trustees

February 6, 2017 Seminar: Spirituality and Health Institute, Santa Clara University
March 14, 2016 Interview with Kaitlyn Mirison for Potential and Possibility http://www.potentialandpossibility.com/core-concepts/self/diane-dreher-inner-gardening-015/

May 23, 2016 Seminar: Spirituality and Health Institute, Santa Clara University

October 14, 2016 Interview with Ashley Wolf, CBS Evening News, Philadelphia.

October 17, 2016 Seminar: Spirituality and Health Institute, Santa Clara University

April 6, 2015, 12-1:30 p.m.
Talk: "Leading with Compassion: A Moral Compass for Our Time," Ethics at Noon Forum,
Santa Clara University, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.

Retreat: April 12, 2014: Finding Your Calling Day Retreat, Vallombrosa Center, Menlo Park, CA

Retreat and Signing: October 4, 2013: Your Personal Renaissance: Women’s Retreat, St. Simon’s Church. Los Altos, CA

Workshop and Signing: December 11, 2013: Your Personal Renaissance: Workshop and book signing, St. Mary’s Church, Los Gatos, CA

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


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

Why choose an ICF credentialed coach?

Anyone can claim to be a coach because coaching is not regulated by the government. However, the International Coaching Federation (ICF) upholds the highest professional standards, with a  code of ethics, advanced education, and proficiency levels required for every ICF credentialed coach.  

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.