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.

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, as well as working with horses as assistants in her coaching work for the last several years.  She has twelve years experience of horse ownership and knows pure joy in connection with the beloved and empathic horses.  Diane also 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 education and training through the Academy for Coaching with Horses.

Diane's twelve years of horse ownership anchor her coaching work with horses.  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.

About Diane and Her Passion for Coaching,

Equine Assisted Learning and Coaching with Horses,  &  Creativity

About Diane Olsen

Personal Life Coach

Personal Life Coaching

Equine Assisted Learning

West Michigan