Speaking Engagements

"Dianne was so natural. She put the students at ease instantly. She gave workable strategies in a short amount of time — and helped them see the difference between belonging and fitting in."
– TAG Students

Request to have Dianne speak at your event here.

 Workshops

Navigating the Geography of our Hearts
A creative and contemplative small group workshop exploring the interiority of our hearts.  We will be utilizing art, National Geographic magazine, I'm Fine, a real feelings journal, as a way to discover paths to our most authentic and wholehearted self.

Sanctuary of the Soul
A small group experience to explore contemplative and creative ways of walking along the spiritual journey.

I'm Fine: Real Feelings Workshops
A six week workshop discovering and learning to express your heart and feelings using the I'm Fine: A Real Feelings Journal.

The Daring Way™ and Rising Strong™
These groups and workshop experiences utilize Brené Brown's shame resilience curriculum. 

Stop Breathe Believe®
I'm Fine A Feelings Journal

Laughter Yoga

In addition to her practice as a therapist, Dianne is a certified Laughter Yoga Instructor and author of I'm Fine. A Real Feelings Journal and Stop Breathe Believe.

Dianne is available to lead Laughter Yoga sessions and speak on her writings upon request. Get in touch. 


Dianne's Speaking and Workshop Topics

  • Gathering the Courage to Live and Love Wholeheartedly – World Burn Congress,  Dallas, TX
  • Daring To Be Brave – World Burn Congress, Dallas, TX
  • Rising Strong™ - Cultivating a Spiritual Practice with Courage, Creativity and Compassion – Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center, Des Moines, IA
  • Integrating The Daring Way™ in Counseling – Courage Camp, Houston, TX
  • Plunge….Love As If Your Life Depended On It – Hope Moms Group, Des Moines, IA
  • Stop Breathe Believe™ - Assembly of God Annual Women’s Conference, Des Moines, IA
  • Stop Breathe Believe® - Kappa Kappa Gamma Drake University, Des Moines, IA
  • The Daring Way™ Workshop with the Veterans:  The WorkPlace, Bridgeport, CT
  • Stop Breathe Believe® - Journey Makers, Des Moines, IA
  • Laughter Yoga – Edgewater, Des Moines, Iowa
  • Keynote – Hospitality of the Heart – Central Iowa Bible Camp, Des Moines, Iowa
  • Daring Way™ Workshop – Nashville, TN
  • Laughter Yoga – Grandview University, Des Moines, IA
  • Rising Strong™ Workshop for Daring Way™ Facilitators, Sacramento, CA
  • Power of Connection – The “Us-ness” of Relationships, Edgewater, Des Moines, IA
  • Keynote – Snowflakes and Stop Breathe Believe® - Hope Church, West Des Moines, IA
  • Parenting and The Daring Way™ - Hope Church, West Des Moines, IA
  • I’m Fine, a real feelings Workshop – Des Moines, IA
  • Getting to Camp by Dark:  Metaphors, Media, and Music for The Daring Way™ - Courage Camp, Houston, TX
  • Love is a Verb – Des Moines Area Religious Council – Des Moines, IA
  • Shame in the Therapist’s Chair – Iowa Mental Health Counselors Association Conference, Des Moines, IA
  • Stop Breathe Believe®: A Mindfulness Tool for Self-Compassion, Iowa Mental Health Counselors Association Conference, Des Moines, IA
  • Power of Connection – The “Us-ness” of Relationships – Wesley Life, Des Moines, IA
  • Stop Breathe Believe®, Mindful Living One Thought at a Time – Above and Beyond Cancer, YMCA, Des Moines, IA
  • Power of Connection – The “Us-ness” of Relationships – Park Centre, Newton, IA
  • The Daring Way™ Intensive – Dallas, TX
  • Keynote – Stop Breathe Believe® - Living One Moment at a Time – Hillside Church, Lubbock, TX
  • Change of Seasons with Stop Breathe Believe® - First Baptist Church, Sunray, TX
  • Stop Breathe Believe® - The Heart and Self Compassion - Mercy Heart and Soul Event, Iowa Heart Center, Des Moines, IA
  • Rising Strong™ Workshop for Daring Way™ Facilitators - Des Moines, IA
  • Stop Breathe Believe® - Cultivating Self Compassion -  Southwest Parkinson Association Symposium, Lubbock, TX
  • The Daring Way™ Workshop for Women – Lubbock, TX
  • Stop Breathe Believe® - Cultivating Self Compassion – First Baptist Church, Seymour, TX
  • Shame in the Therapist’s Chair – Iowa Association of Social Worker’s Conference, Des Moines, IA
  • Rising Strong™ Intensive for Helping Professionals – Des Moines, IA
  • Shame in the Therapist’s Chair – Christian Counselor Fellowship Training, Des Moines, IA
  • The Daring Way™ Intensive – Lynchburg, VA
  • Stop Breathe Believe™ - Especially for Moms and Daughters, Des Moines, IA
  • Laughter Yoga – Park Centre, Newton, IA
  • Stop Breathe Believe® - Cultivating Self Compassion – Iowa Mental Health Counselor Association Conference, Des Moines, IA
  • Living Wholeheartedly – Cultivating Self Compassion and Letting Go of Perfectionism – Christ Community Church, Ames, IA
  • Laughter Yoga – Link & Associates, Des Moines, IA
  • Stop Breathe Believe® - Cultivating Seeds of Self Compassion – Journey Makers, Des Moines, IA
  • Keynote: Stop Breathe Believe® - Cultivating Self Compassion, Texas Counseling Association Professional Growth Conference, Corpus Christi, TX
  • Laughter Yoga – Wesley Acres, Des Moines, IA
  • Stop Breathe Believe® - A Practical Tool for Teaching and Practicing Self Compassion – Iowa Mental Health Counselor Association Annual Conference, Des Moines, IA
  • The Centrality of Courage in the Counseling Hour - Iowa Mental Health Counselor Association Annual Conference, Des Moines, IA
  • Gifting the Gifted – Parenting Your Exceptional Child – Valley High School, West Des Moines, IA
  • Laughter Yoga – FUSE (Friends Unity Service Education), Ankeny, IA
  • Authentic Leadership – Panhellenic Leaders, Simpson College, Indianola, IA
  • Stop Breathe Believe® - Cultivating Self Compassion – GALZ, St Mary of Nazareth Church, Des Moines, IA
  • Rising Strong™ Workshop – Calgary, Alberta
  • Cultivating Rest as a Spiritual Practice – Assembly of God Annual Women’s Conference, Des Moines, IA
  • Shame in the Therapist’s Chair – College Counselor Gathering at Grandview University, Des Moines, IA
  • Laughter Yoga – Above and Beyond Cancer, YMCA, Des Moines, Iowa
  • Stop Breathe Believe® and Stress – Mindfulness in the Moment - Clive Library, Clive, IA
  • Cultivating Beauty Workshop – Des Moines, IA
  • Rising Strong™ Intensive Workshop – Manhattan, KS
  • Keynote – Stop Breathe Believe® - Cultivating Self Compassion, World Burn Congress, Phoenix Burn Society, Providence, RI
  • Stop Breathe Believe® - Cultivating Self Compassion, Iowa Therapeutic Recreational Association Annual Conference, Cedar Falls, IA
  • Keynote – Opening the Gift of Compassion: Exploring a Mindful and Fresh Perspective of Hearing Seeing and Understanding One Another, Iowa Therapeutic Recreational Association Annual Conference, Cedar Falls, IA
  • The Daring Way™, Nutrition for the Soul – Vermeer Corporation, Pella, IA
  • Stop Breathe Believe® - Cultivating Self Compassion – Vermeer Corporation, Pella, IA
  • I’m Fine – Creatively Exploring Our Feelings – Texas School Counselor Conference, Dallas, TX
  • Stop Breathe Believe® - Cultivating Self Compassion – Annual Iowa Parkinson Disease Conference, Des Moines, IA
  • Stop Breathe Believe® - Cultivating Self Compassion – Ft Worth Independent School District Counselors, Ft Worth, TX
  • Laughter Yoga – McAuley Terrace, Johnston, IA
  • Stop Breathe Believe® and the Heart – Des Moines Women Heart Event, Des Moines, IA
  • Stop Breathe Believe® - Cultivating Self Compassion – Parkinson Disease Foundation, Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center, Phoenix, AZ