A Brief Biography
B.A. Hope College, Holland, Michigan, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
M.A. Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan
BCMCLC, International Christian Coaching Association
EFLC Level One - Academy for Coaching with Horses
Member - ICCA, Board Certified Master Christian Life Coach
In 2008 I was invited to participate in the huge 22'x18' mural project called
Le Cadeau Du Cheval - The Horse Gift. My 16"x16" panel painting of my
first horse, Graycie, is in the upper left corner area, Panel #29.
I was honored to be invited to be a part of this beautiful project.
You may purchase the 34" x 28" print through me.
Books Written and Illustrated
"Composition Handbook for Painters with Life Application" 2014
"An Honorable Journey of Healing ... Workbook for Women Recovering from Sexual Betrayal or Personal Loss" 2012
"An Honorable Journey of Healing ... A Woman's Story of Healing from Sexual Betrayal" 2012
"A Daily Journey for Women of Honor ... A Writing Journal for Hopes, Dreams, Realities, Prayers and Thankfulness" 2012
Art website is www.dianeolsenstudio.com.
About Diane and Her Passion for Coaching,
Equine Assisted Learning and Coaching with Horses, & Creativity
Diane is a Michigan native, and having lived in several parts of the country in her life, most recently Arizona, she has returned to West Michigan, to her hometown of Grand Haven.
Diane offers six years of personal life coaching experience, and has been working with horses as partners in her coaching work for the last several years. She has twelve years experience of horse ownership with miles and miles of trail riding, and knows pure joy in connection with the beloved and sentient Horse. Diane has experience assisting with equine therapeutic riding through PATH facilities in both Prescott, AZ, and Holland, MI, and assisting with EAGALA work in Prescott Valley, AZ.
Diane is a Certified Master Life Coach through the International Christian Coaching Association,
and has Level One Ground Work and Mind Body Method certifications through the Academy for Coaching with Horses.
Diane's twelve years of horse ownership, extensive trail riding, the relationship, trust, and respect she has for horses anchor her in her coaching work. She has been an artist most of her life, and offers a depth of experience to her clients for creativity as a means of expression throughout their coaching process and experience.
Personal Life Coaching