Hopeful Mindsets

Dr. Diane Dreher, PhD

Professor Emerita, Santa Clara University and lecturer in the Positive Psychology Guild in the United Kingdom.

Dr. Dreher has a Master’s degree in Counseling, and credentials in spiritual counseling and holistic health in addition to her UCLA Ph.D. in English. She is a HeartMath clinical practitioner and a Professional Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation. Her books include the bestselling Tao of Inner Peace, Tao of Personal Leadership, Tao of Womanhood, Inner Gardening, and Your Personal Renaissance as well as scholarly books and articles. Dr. Dreher’s current research includes work on hope, Eastern philosophy, leadership, mindfulness, and positive psychology. Her work has been featured in national newspapers and magazines along with web sites on leadership and personal growth, and she writes a regular blog for Psychology Today. She has served as Chair of the English Department at Santa Clara University, as well as Faculty Senate President, Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and President of the Santa Clara chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP). She is Associate Director of the Institute for Applied Spirituality at Santa Clara University, has an international coaching practice, and offers classes and webinars on leadership, balance, and personal growth.

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