Connect to Your Life And Thrive with Real Connections
Hello, I’m Diane “Didi” Weekley, your go-to woman at Diane Weekley Coaching.
I believe whole heartedly in the mind / body connection, the power of intention leading to action, and its importance in achieving personal success, success within your family unit, and in every aspect of your life.
My definite main purpose in life is Living Life from a place of Love and Empowering Others to discover and live their Truth, to live Free. Family is at the heart of all I do.
Living free for me has been a gradual process of letting go of old habits and replacing them with new ones, owning my dreams, and finding ways to make them a reality. Listening to the dreams of my children and husband has been a HUGE part of this journey. To live a happy and fulfilling life, each member of the family needs to live their passions and find their happiness as well. Learning how to be there for each member of my family has been a pivotal part of my journey.
I have played many roles in my lifetime – waitress ala Chinese / Greek / French / Diner restaurants, children’s theatre instructor and director, an actor, storyteller, career development services staff, program director, mime, child care worker, interpreter for the deaf, tutor, corporate trainer, administrator, wife, mother, grandmother, Life Coach, executive coach, and now entrepreneur. Which brings me to Didi’s Korner.
Didi is a name my grandson “annointed”me with at the Food Lion when he was just two years old. It stuck. The idea of Didi’s Korner began to percolate when one of my sons, a creative musician and entrepreneur, encouraged me to create a safe, creative space for kids to hear stories and come together virtually. That piece is still under construction.
But the idea of Didi’s Korner – a place where real people make real connections – is what my coaching work is all about. That’s why you will see a wide variety of topics showcased here at Diane Weekley Coaching a.k.a Didi’s Korner – Problem Solving Solutions for individuals and families, meditations and exercises to eliminate stress and balance your energy systems, ways to encourage literacy, reading and self-expression, wellbeing resources and more.
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Before working with Diane, I was struggling to find a way to truly cope with some of the harsh realities in my life. I found that I felt trapped, mentally, by many obstacles and blocks that I was struggling with and… I didn’t even know how to really formulate the right words to express my feelings. As soon as I met her, I knew there was a reason we connected. She holds such a warming, comforting, and respectful presence for my feelings.
Diane’s coaching took my obstacles off of the shelf, one by one, and made the overwhelming task I feared seem so simple. She helped me express and allow my emotions to be looked at lovingly. I learned to embrace my emotions, understand how to acknowledge my thoughts, and it felt so freeing to let them go. It was a liberation! The ability to truly put into words, my feelings, and to better understand the cycles of emotions, I had been going through.
The tools she taught me I was able to put into practice- step by step, day by day. A new way of working WITH my emotions formed and became my foundation for breaking through emotional overwhelm! It’s been ground breaking and heart healing from that moment on and I’ve never been more thankful for this new outlook on life.
The most significant result is my ability to say ‘no’ to individuals in my life who have made me uncomfortable in the past. I’ve set boundaries around my life like never before. I used to struggle to deal with difficult people in a compassionate way and know where to draw the line for myself…
And now, I no longer feel burdened by these decisions. It is a beautiful feeling to know in my heart that I am allowed to create my personal space, and boundaries for my family. I’m in a better state of mind. I’ve been able to accept and let go of the doubts that used to make me feel so guilty. Now- I take action, and each time I do, it gets easier and easier!
If anyone wants to know the true value of working with Diane I freely welcome you to ask questions, call or email me. I’d be more than happy to talk to you about her incredible service and guidance.
~ Christy Miller,
Diane has been such a gift ~ she listens from the heart and has an incredible sense of intuition that allows her to cut through all my perceived confusion and reflect back to me what my soul is seeking to express. It’s like I am running around frantically searching for my keys, and she is standing calmly by to hand them to me… there is such a sense of peace and calm and clarity that comes from our sessions together. The Vision we’ve created together is clear, compelling and achievable. Her words have become like mantras in my life, such as: when the vision is clear, the decisions are easy.
I would highly recommend Diane to anyone looking for a coach to take them to the next level or to find their way in creating something entirely new. She is kind, compassionate and wise and yet highly focused in coaching you to BE who you’d like to be in this life as well as what you’d like to achieve.
~ Kathy Basel,
Creator of the Vitality Code, Holistic Wellness Coach
Diane is the consummate professional. She began the process by asking thoughtful questions that helped me get clear on my intentions, not only for the day’s work but also what I wanted to create in my space and, by extension, my life. She held the space for me to be with my things and helped me to determine what I truly love and want in my space and what I am willing to let go. She helped me to tune in to my pure reactions by reflecting the changes she saw in my words, tone, and facial expressions back to me. Diane’s intuition and coaching skills have me well on my way to create the life I am living now and moving into. She truly helped me create a space that reflects the vision I am living into for my life.
~ Jessica Simpson
Coach Diane Weekley, is one of the best listeners I have had as a coach. She processes my speaking such that when she repeats what she has heard for clarification, it makes more sense to me than when I said it. Her questions are thought provoking and drive me to go deeper for my understanding of what I want and am trying to achieve. She is empathetic and guides me to recognize options I have to choose from. Her recommendations have clarified situations and the best solution for me. Contact Diane for a master coach experience.
~ Paula Lesso,
Life and Career Coach, Motivational Speaker
My Personal Story
My parents met during WWII in San Fransisco. My mother had studied theatre in school but dropped out to marry her handsome naval officer beau. My father, an engineer and Navy officer, fell for my mother like a ton of bricks. The war ended but the habits of war continued. It was a home where “looking good on the outside” was most important – to hide what couldn’t be healed on the inside.
As our family grew my Dad was always looking for ways to support his family. We moved every two to three years, moving seven times to four different states before I was 17. There was a lot of transition in our family with few supports. Back then, people didn’t talk about their issues or concerns.
You see, I grew up in an alcoholic home – it was a good home – it started that way – my parents did all the “right” things – there was lots of reading, and art, and laughter. But gradually my parent’s unresolved issues took over.
I was the Free Spirit and Pixie in the household but over time I became the Peacemaker. I was always trying to fill in the gaps and calm troubled waters. Never listening to my inner voice, I grew up putting the needs of others over my own knowing.
As an adult I learned as much as I could about recovery and self-actualization. I was going to break the chain of dysfunction. I began a journey into myth, archetype and story. I left an unfulfilling marriage with two small boys to care for and began a career. Nine years later I remarried thinking I had found my soul mate – and began the tough job of blending families. It WAS tough.
We had different parenting styles, communication styles with the kids. Our expectations for how to discipline were really different. At times I felt torn between letting my husband lead and doing what I knew to be right. At the same time dealing with my “ex” complicated it all. Seven years into our new family I was worn-out, disheartened and wondering if I had made a huge mistake.
I was determined not to sink this marriage. I knew I needed to do something. In 2008 I learned about an amazing workshop called Falling Awake, designed by Dave Ellis and offered through Jamie Gould, founder of Champion Education. I went to the 2-day workshop with my husband. There I fell in love with my life and with him all over again. It was there my Heart re-ignited and I decided to enter a two-year intensive Life Coach Training program to help others do the same.
Completing the Life Coach Training program was an amazing accomplishment. I learned to really listen to my husband, my sons, my employees. I learned I did not need to know everything. I learned to truly respect another’s point of view. I rebuilt relationships with my sons and husband. I made a difference in the lives of several employees who had been overlooked and written off. I learned how to live.
Let Didi’s Korner Help
Are you at the place where you want new ways to connect with members of your Family? Are you feeling pulled in too many directions? Are there communication and behavioral breakdowns in your Family? Do you feel like you have lost connection with your own Truth?
I am committed to people living lives that work.
Diane Weekley Coaching at Didi’s Korner provides workshops, training and coaching to individuals and families to enhance self-awareness, discover gifts and talents, learn practical problem-solving approaches, and improve overall happiness, wellbeing and relationships.
Group workshops, webinars, retreats and one on one coaching are available. Some of these workshops are:
- The I’m NOT Good Enough Workshop
- Building Boundaries for Blossoming Relationships
- Visioning Your Purpose and Passion
- Problem Solving for Individuals and Families
Premium Coaching Packages also available.