Hi! I'm Diane Douiyssi, and I'm a writer, Soul Program Design and Certified Life Coach based in Bloomington, Illinois.
I'm so excited you're here, and want to tell you a little bit about myself...
I worked for 15 years in the corporate world, most recently as Director, Content Marketing in Global Marketing & Communications where I write professionally.
The truth is though, I’ve always been a writer.
My younger sister and I used to spend long humid afternoons in our room, spinning stories onto loose-leaf paper and hurrying to read them aloud. I wrote through high school, college, and beyond. I've written through the loneliness of moving to new places, following family for new opportunities, and leaving friends and comfortable spaces behind. I've written through the exhaustion and worry of becoming a new mother, and I've also written to try to catch my girls' fleeting childhoods, hoping to hold as many whispery memories as I could before they slipped away.
These days, I write because it makes my soul sing.
And I help writers bring their beautiful words into the world.
Whether they are stuck in their writing process, need help finding their inner muse, or refining a project, I'm here to help.
I've also always been a life coach.
Although I didn't know it as life coaching before. Friends, classmates, colleagues, managers - people always sought me out for my attentive listening, calm perspective, and powerful questioning.
Two years ago I entered into a intensive life coach training program at the Martha Beck Institute where I learned powerful coaching tools, which I often pair with writing as a path to discovery. Since then I've spent countless hours coaching people from all over the world, through overwhelm, suffering, or stuckness to finding clarity, joy and forward movement.
through coaching, I help people learn to hear their inner wisdom, find joy, and rediscover their way forward to living their best lives.
Education and Experience
I am a certified Martha Beck Life Coach.
I also have a B.A. in Sociology conferred with Honors from Grinnell College.
I’ve lived overseas in Italy, Morocco and Argentina and currently live in Central Illinois with my husband and two daughters.