Diane Dreher, Ph.D., is an author, researcher, consultant, and positive psychology coach. She has a doctoral degree in English from UCLA, a Master’s degree in Counseling from Santa Clara University, and a Professional Certified Coach certification from the International Coaching Federation.

Her research on hope, positive psychology, personal development, literature, and spiritual growth has appeared in professional and popular publications. Her books include the best-selling Tao of Inner Peace, as well as The Tao of Personal Leadership, The Tao of Womanhood, Inner Gardening, and Your Personal Renaissance: 12 Steps to Finding Your Life’s True Calling.

Diane is professor emeritus and Associate Director of the Institute for Applied Spirituality at Santa Clara University. She has given keynotes and consulted with business and community groups throughout North America, maintains an international coaching practice, and blogs on personal growth for Psychology Today. Her work has been featured in USA Today, The Boston Globe, The Dallas Morning News, The San Diego Union-Tribune, The San Francisco Chronicle, Redbook, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Ladies Home Journal, Science of Mind, Selling Power, Ode/The Optimist, Entrepreneur, and web sites on leadership, spirituality, and personal development.

Other Works

  • Your Personal Renaissance

  • Inner Gardening

  • The Tao of Womanhood

  • The Tao of Personal Leadership