Hi - my name’s Diane Douiyssi, and I’d love to tell you a little bit about myself…

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Strategic and Detail Oriented

Prior to becoming a coach, I spent 15 years as a Director in a Talent Mobility company working with some of the world’s largest companies. There I routinely designed and directed large-scale project assignments, such as client re-bids, current client retention pursuits, and targeted improvement plans.

I bring those same strategic and logical planning skills to my own business where I help coaches, healers and creatives see both the big picture (how to align their soul-selves to the face of their business) and the practical (what needs to be done to bring that vision to life.)  

As I was good at quickly understanding what was needed in the relationship and for orchestrating change, I was often given client assignments where the client was unhappy, and I turned the relationships around.

Now, I translate this skill into my work every day. I’m able to quickly assess where business owners are in harmonizing the major facets of the face of their business – their programs, services, offers, website, copy, About page, etc. – and can intuit how aligned they are with their true authentic selves. I can easily identify any gaps and help clients make a definable, practical plan to close them.

Global Marketing & Communications

I spent the last several years of my corporate career as a Director, Global Marketing and Communications, where I created campaigns, events, and programs designed to increase customer engagement. I was also responsible for creating a harmonized content strategy, signature program content, and for overseeing copy development.

I bring all those marketing skills to my work now, helping business owners break down the mysteries of marketing and create a simple, easy way for them to get out in the world, connecting with others and talking about their programs and services.

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Certified Life Coach

In 2016, I completed an in-depth coach training program, and then went on to become a Martha Beck Certified Wayfinder Life Coach.

I also completed Master Certified Life Coach Bev Barnes’ intensive training: Unlock Your Soul’s Calling.

I’ve spent hundreds of hours coaching individuals, creatives, and other coaches, helping them align their projects, businesses and lives to their soul-selves. 

My Soul’s Calling

I spent much of my life looking for home, and now I want to help others find theirs.

My search for home was both literal (I lived in 15 different places across three continents over the past several decades) and metaphorical. For a long time, I lived life learning all the rules, hoping to finally fit in, until I realized that feeling at home is something I needed to find within.

Now, I know that when I’m being most unique individual self, claiming my essence, fulfilling my purpose, using all of my gifts and talents and claiming my voice, rather than fitting in, is when I feel most at home.

I want to help others do the same, to bring as much of their divine self as possible into their work and suffuse their businesses with it.


I have always loved taking ideas, thoughts, whispers of dreams and making them real - through writing and other creative endeavors.

And now I yearn to help others take their tender dreams and turn them into something real.

A Bit More About Me

I’m a deeply intuitive empath, gifted with a strong sense of knowing and creativity.

I’ve lived overseas, in Italy, Morocco and Argentina, and across the central part of the U.S.

I love to travel. When I go, I often eschew the touristy stops, preferring to connect to each location’s deep sense of place instead. I like to find a quiet café, an out-of-the-way church or mosque, or a corner store to visit. 

I love learning languages. I speak English, and I’m re-learning French.

Brushing up on my Spanish and Italian is on my list. I taught myself some basic Moroccan when we lived there, and I’ve been thinking about learning classical Arabic too.

And, oh. You have to know this about me.

I love writing. It makes my soul sing.

Especially writing for no other reason than the pure joy of creating.

I love exploring the connection between writing, creativity and Spirit.

And I also enjoy hosting reflective writing retreats designed to help women uncover the messages their souls are longing for them to hear.

Apart from all that richness, I love spending time out here on the prairies of the Midwest, with my family – my husband, our two daughters, and our two cats.

Reaching out

I love hearing from heart-centered business owners, or people thinking of starting a business. If you’d like to get in touch with me, click here.


Here’s a taste of what I share on Instagram, where I have fun pairing words with beautiful images. If you want to see more, head over check me me out here @innerwisdomwayfinding.

Sharing Inner Wisdom on Instagram: @innerwisdomwayfinding



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