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 or check out her current speaking schedule.

 Workshops

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

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.

Laughter Yoga & Book Talks

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 recent writings upon request. Get in touch. 


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UPCOMING EVENTS

Past Events

  • November 10, 2016, Guest on Caught Between Generations Podcast
  • October 21, 2016, Keynote Speaker, Phoenix  Burn Society - World Burn Congress, Providence, Rhode Island
  • October 10, 2016, Stop Breathe Believe® - Cultivating Self Compassion, Fort Worth Independent School District Counselors, Forth Worth, TX
  • July 15-17, 2016, Rising Strong™ Intensive for Daring Way™ Community, Sacramento, CA
  • June 24, 2016, Rising Strong™ Workshop, Manhattan, KS
  • June 17, 2016, Stop Breathe Believe - Self Compassion and Caregiving, Iowa Parkinson's Disease Annual Conference, West Des Moines, IA
  • June 15, 2016, Rising Strong™ Workshop, Des Moines, IA
  • June 14, 2016, Stop Breathe Believe Workshop, Clive Library, Clive, IA
  • May 17, 2016, Getting to Camp by Dark: Metaphors, Media, and Music for the Daring Way™ and Rising Strong™, Courage Camp, Houston, TX
  • April 24-29, 2016, Daring Way™ with Vets, Bridgeport, CT
  • April 20, 2016, Laughter Yoga, Above and Beyond Cancer Support Group, Des Moines, IA
  • April 13, 2016, Shame in the Therapists Chair, University Counselor Group, Des Moines, IA
  • April 2, 2016, Cultivating Rest as a Spiritual Practice, Assembly of God Annual Conference,
    Des Moines, IA
  • April 1, 2016, Laughter Yoga & Stop Breathe Believe, Iowa Therapeutic Recreation Association Annual Conference, Cedar Falls, IA
  • March 23-25, 2016, Rising Strong™ Intensive, Calgary, Canada
  • March 14-18, 2016, Daring Way ™ with Vets, Bridgeport, CT
  • February 18-19, 2016, Rising Strong™ Intensive for Helping Professionals, Des Moines, IA
  • January 30 - February 2, 2016: I'm Fine. A Real Feelings Journal Workshop; Dallas, TX
  • January 26, 2016: Stop Breathe Believe: Cultivating Self Compassion
  • January 23, 2016: Authentic Leadership: Bring the Best of You – Inviting the Best of Others; Indianola, IA
  • January 19, 2016: Laughter Yoga at FUSE; Ankeny, IA
  • January 12, 2016: Gifting the Gifted: Parenting Your Exceptional Child; West Des Moines, IA
  • December 3-5: Rising Strong™ Facilitator Intensive; Des Moines, IA
  • November 19-20, 2015: Rising Strong™Intensive; Des Moines, IA
  • November 16, 2015: Value of Connections & Laughter Yoga; Indianola, IA
  • November 12-13, 2015: Daring Way™Workshop; Lubbock, TX
  • November 4–7, 2015: Texas Counselors Professional Growth Conference; Corpus Christi, TX
  • October 21, 2015: Daring Way™ - Nutrition for the Soul; Vermeer Corporation - Pella, IA
  • October 14, 2015: Daring Way™for Men; Des Moines, IA
  • October 7, 2015: Stop Breathe Believe, Cultivating Seeds of Self-Compassion; Vermeer CorporationPella, IA
  • September 29–November 24, 2015: DaringWay™for Women; Des Moines, IA
  • September 29–November 24, 2015: Rising Strong™for Women; Des Moines, IA
  • September 22, 2015: Living Wholeheartedly, Cultivating Self-Compassion and Letting Go of Perfectionism; Ames, IA
  • April 26–May 1, 2015: Daring Way with the Vets; Bridgeport, CT
  • April 16, 2015: Iowa Social Worker's Conference – Shame in the Therapy Chair with Nancy Schornack
  • April 13-14, 2015: Iowa Mental Health Conference; Des Moines, Iowa
  • April 11, 2015: Cultivating Seeds of Self-Compassion; Seymour, Texas
  • April 10, 2015: Parkinson Symposium; Lubbock, Texas
  • April 7, 2015; Emotional Fitness; Dallas, Texas
  • February 22, 2015: Iowa Heart Community Event; West Des Moines, Iowa
  • Jan 27-March 27,2015: The Daring Way™ Women's Workshop; Des Moines, Iowa
  • Jan 25, 2015; Stop Breathe Believe for Moms & Daughters
  • Nov 7 - Nov 8, 2014; The Daring Way™ Intensive; Lynchburg, Virginia
  • Oct 23 - Oct 24, 2014; The Daring Way™ Intensive; Dallas, Texas
  • October 21: Sunray Baptist Church – Women's Fall Festival of Tables Banquet; Sunray, Texas
  • October 20: Hillside Christian Church – Fall Kickoff Event; Lubbock, Texas
  • September 10: Laughter Yoga & Connections;  Newton, Iowa
  • August 27: Stop Breathe Believe & Stress - Mindfulness in the Moment; Clive, Iowa
  • June 17 - Aug 12, 2014; Cultivating Beauty; Des Moines, Iowa
  • June 4, 2014: Stop Breathe Believe: Mindful Living One Thought at a Time; Clive, Iowa
  • May 29, 2014: Laughter Yoga; West Des Moines, Iowa
  • April 30, 2014: Power of Connections; Johnston, Iowa
  • April 14, 2014: Breakout Session at the IMHCA Conference; Des Moines, Iowa
  • April 11, 2014; Valley High School TAG Program; Des Moines, Iowa
  • April 4 - 5, 2014: The Daring Way™ Women's Intensive; Dallas, Texas
  • March 28 - 29, 2014: The Daring Way™ Women's Intensive; Johnston, Iowa
  • February 21 - 22, 2014; The Daring Way™ Intensive for Men, Women & Couples; Johnston, Iowa
  • February 11 - April 8, 2014; The Daring Way™ for Women Group; Johnston, Iowa
  • Jan. 30, 2014: Love Is A Verb; Des Moines, Iowa