Are you looking for a speaker who inspires new perspectives and awareness through interactive experiences for your group? I combine the wisdom from my education training with the experience of parenting two extraordinary sons to offer a range of topics that include core principles of emotional leadership and communication and practices to integrate new awareness into relationships.

My background includes a degree in Computer Science and living and working overseas in Sydney, Australia for four years before starting a family. My unique experiences enable me to connect with a wide range of audiences. I would love to explore the possibility of supporting your needs. Please submit your request by completing the form at the bottom of this page. 


Core Speaking Topics

  • Awaken Your Inner Alchemist through the Power of Presence
  • Key Strategies for Team Collaboration and Trust Development
  • What Autism Taught Me About Love and Relationships
  • The Power of Nonverbal Communication - Listen Beyond Words
  • Feeling Stuck?  Blast Through Your Old Patterns and Open Up to Infinite Possibilities
  • Create Peace in Parenting

Video from the 2014 Martha Beck Conference

In this 12-minute video, I share what my pre-verbal son Ian teaches me about love, relationships and embracing the wholeness of life.

Past Speaking Engagements

Martha Beck Coaches Conference, San Diego CA
Intersections, Inc. Chantilly VA
AMTA Medical Meeting, Rancho Mirage CA
Stanford University, Palo Alto CA – Guest Speaker
Santa Clara University, Santa Clara CA – Guest Lecturer
Skyline College, San Bruno CA – Guest Lecturer
Marin and San Mateo Autism Lecture Series
Parent Helping Parents, San Jose CA
Bay Area Autism and ADHD Conference, San Jose and SF CA
National Autism Association NYC Chapter, New York, NY


"I was moved by Diane's presentation "Beyond Words." Her calm, clear and inspiring words to parents and professionals allow us all to embrace the challenges of either having a child with autism or teaching a child with autism in an accepting and honoring manner. Diane's experience implementing the work in her own life with her son, that she uses in her coaching practice, establishes her credibility and gives hope to us all." Karen Kaplan, Executive Director, Wings Learning Center & Private ASD Consultant


“Your gift for immediate connection with a sometimes difficult audience was like witnessing magic.” Alonzo Olsen, MD Director of Medical Education AMTA – American Medical Tennis Association


Invite Me to Speak

If you are looking for a dynamic, inspiring speaker for your group, organization or team, please fill out the form below or send your request to

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