Hello and welcome! I am on a mission to support creativity in human development, applying the imagination in a constructive way that enhances communities and organizations, as well as encourages creative people to pursue their highest endeavors in their personal and professional life.
I am a leading coach, facilitator and specialist who uses creative practices, coaching models and contemporary research in psychology to create profound purpose and direction for my students and clients. I work one-on-one and in group settings as a coach to creative professionals. I also develop innovative multi-week, arts integration programs for children, adolescents and professional development for teachers, and programs for nonprofit and for-profit organizations on creative process, collaboration and enhanced communication.
I am a scholar, researcher and practitioner. I am a certified Personal Development Coach through the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching, an undergraduate of the University of CA at Santa Cruz. I hold a MA in Psychology, specialization creativity studies, and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. My research interests include the function of the imagination in human development, flow and blocks to creative process, the state of work-life balance for creative professionals, the arts impact on innovation and economy, the origin and function of imagination, the multiple dimensions of self in personality and their pertinence to mental health.
Key words: Diana Rivera, coach to artists, coach to creative professionals, coach to entertainment professionals, life coach in Los Angeles