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Diane Wyzga Story Guide/Coach, Podcaster, Speaker & Trainer

Remember the first time you rode a bike and took your hands off the handlebars? And then because it felt fun and scary you did it again until you were streaking down a hill with the wind blowing in your face and your hands up over your head screaming, “Look ma! No hands!” That’s been the story of Diane's life. Showing up - maybe scared but not afraid - because when you fall down 7 you get up 8.

With 30 years in healthcare, business, law, higher education and storytelling Diane created a niche the world needs: helping socially conscious professionals and organizations connect, engage & succeed by crafting the stories that communicate their message. A recognized global podcaster (Stories From Women Who Walk and Daily 60 Seconds) Diane shares wisdom and interviews designed to help others become successful story creators. Speaker and Founder Engaged Storyism® Method.

Listeners can get in touch with Diane at:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/diane-f-wyzga-QMSA

Quarter Moon Story Arts (website): https://www.quartermoonstoryarts.net

Stories From Women Who Walk (podcast): https://stories-from-women-who-walk.simplecast.com/

BizCatalyst 360 Featured Contributor: https://www.bizcatalyst360.com/author/dianefwyzga/

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60 Seconds For Motivate Your Monday: How Will You Know The Stranger Who Was Yourself? &Raquo; Aaron Burden Avqpdlrjabs Unsplash
60 Seconds for Motivate Your Monday: How Will You Know the Stranger Who Was Yourself?

Hello to you listening in Flushing, Borough of Queens, New York!Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is Stories From Women Who Walk with 60 Seconds for Motivate Your Monday and your host…

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Hello to you listening in Flushing, Borough of Queens, New York!Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is Stories From Women Who Walk with 60 Seconds for Motivate Your Monday and your host, Diane Wyzga.Maybe like me you stop and wonder who you are, where is the girl (or fellow) who used to be you, whether you’re on the right track, and so on. It feels insecure, doesn’t it, not to have all the answers sometimes. Perhaps there is great wisdom in resting in that insecurity, stop resisting, stop pushing back, wait for the time (and the answer) that will come.The poet, Derek Walcott…

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60 Seconds For Story Prompt Friday: What'S A Story From When You Were Too Young To Remember Remember? &Raquo; Manny Becerra Kwfbqbg7Wsa Unsplash
60 Seconds for Story Prompt Friday: What's a Story From When You Were Too Young to Remember Remember?

Hello to you listening in Cologne, Germany!Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is Stories From Women Who Walk with 60 Seconds for Story Prompt Friday and your host, Diane Wyzga.My baby …

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Hello to you listening in Cologne, Germany!Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is Stories From Women Who Walk with 60 Seconds for Story Prompt Friday and your host, Diane Wyzga.My baby brother, Paul, is a well-married, well-established adult whom I love dearly. It seems like only yesterday the family of 9 was camping in New Hampshire. One morning the parents parked the family station wagon in a grocery store lot taking Paul with them seated in the grocery cart. Time passed. They returned with the groceries, stowed them in the station wagon, got back in and drove away leaving Pau…

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60 Seconds For Wednesdays On Whidbey: My Clients Stand &Amp; Deliver Their Messages Because It Works! &Raquo; Qmsa Logo Rgb Social Media And Simplecast 1
60 Seconds for Wednesdays on Whidbey: My Clients Stand & Deliver Their Messages Because It Works!

Hello to you listening in Pender Island, BC, Canada!Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is Stories From Women Who Walk with 60 Seconds for Wednesdays on Whidbey and your host, Diane Wyz…

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Hello to you listening in Pender Island, BC, Canada!Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is Stories From Women Who Walk with 60 Seconds for Wednesdays on Whidbey and your host, Diane Wyzga.  To this very day my clients from classrooms to courtrooms can repeat my opening lines about presentations:“Put down the paper and nobody gets hurt.”“It’s a privilege to stand and deliver your work with your words in your voice; so use it!”The human voice is the most powerful instrument we have to heal, inspire, unify, and entertain. A “heartfelt story artfully told” breaks down…

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60 Seconds For Motivate Your Monday: Changing The Story With Diane Wyzga &Amp; Dare To Declare Debbi Sluys &Raquo; The Dare To Declare Podcast X Diane Wyzga Ig
60 Seconds for Motivate Your Monday: Changing the Story with Diane Wyzga & Dare to Declare Debbi Sluys

Hello, to you listening in Huntsville, Alabama!Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is Stories From Women Who Walk with 60 Seconds for Motivate Your Monday and your host, Diane Wyzga.Rec…

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Hello, to you listening in Huntsville, Alabama!Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is Stories From Women Who Walk with 60 Seconds for Motivate Your Monday and your host, Diane Wyzga.Recently, I had the pleasure of sharing the mic with my friend and colleague Debbie Sluys of Dare to Declare  who helps “ambitious individuals and entrepreneurs turn their wants, hopes, dreams and desires into tangible realities using the Dare to Declare™ Method.” I'm excited to share our visionary conversation. This episode is for anyone curious about walking the Camino de Santiago; the power…

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60 Seconds For Story Prompt Friday: Stepping Back To Do Less &Amp; Be More With 3 Episodes A Week &Raquo; Cover Art V 5 10 17 19 Cropped A Bit Scaled
60 Seconds for Story Prompt Friday: Stepping Back to Do Less & BE More With 3 Episodes a Week

Hello to you listening in Schaarbeek, Brussels, Belgium!Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is Stories From Women Who Walk with 60 Seconds for Story Prompt Friday and your host, Diane W…

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Hello to you listening in Schaarbeek, Brussels, Belgium!Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is Stories From Women Who Walk with 60 Seconds for Story Prompt Friday and your host, Diane Wyzga.After 4 years, almost 1,100 episodes 5 days a week to my global audience, and maintaining the top 3% of podcasts worldwide I’m stepping back. I’ll continue to offer 60 Seconds on Motivate Your Monday, Wednesdays on Whidbey, and Story Prompt Friday. Freeing up some creative broadcast time allows me to offer story workshops, story retreats, public speaking, podcast guest spots, and writing …

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60 Seconds For Thoughts On Thursday: Who Are Those Listener Locations &Amp; Are They Real? &Raquo; Greg Rosenke Gowz0Ztf Vy Unsplash
60 Seconds for Thoughts on Thursday: Who Are Those Listener Locations & Are They Real?

Hello to you listening all around the world!Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is Stories From Women Who Walk with 60 Seconds for Thoughts on Thursday and your host, Diane Wyzga!Severa…

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Hello to you listening all around the world!Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is Stories From Women Who Walk with 60 Seconds for Thoughts on Thursday and your host, Diane Wyzga!Several years ago I started the practice of opening each daily 60 Seconds episode with a shout out: “Hello to you listening in ....” I’ve been asked whether there really are listeners in these locations and why do I say “Hello”?Yes, indeed! Each and every location is really real representing folks listening from where their feet touch the ground or road they are walking. How do I know? The Sim…

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60 Seconds For Wednesdays On Whidbey: Endless Possibilities For Your Origin Story - Let'S Work Together &Raquo; Qmsa Logo Rgb Social Media And Simplecast
60 Seconds for Wednesdays on Whidbey: Endless Possibilities for Your Origin Story – Let's Work Together

Hello to you listening in Snohomish, Washington!Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is Stories From Women Who Walk with 60 Seconds (and a bit more) for Wednesdays on Whidbey and your ho…

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Hello to you listening in Snohomish, Washington!Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is Stories From Women Who Walk with 60 Seconds (and a bit more) for Wednesdays on Whidbey and your host, Diane Wyzga.What problems do I solve? I help women discover, shape and share their Origin Story - the story of how they got from There to Here - so they can connect with, engage, and inspire their audience to action.Imagine the endless possibilities to inspire, influence, and persuade with your origin story: branding, marketing, public speaking, keynotes, presentations, podcast interviews, pit…

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60 Seconds For Time Out Tuesday: What Might The World Need To Hear From You? &Raquo; Andy Brunner Vrha48Atsuq Unsplash
60 Seconds for Time Out Tuesday: What Might the World Need to Hear From You?

Hello to you listening in Front Royal, Virginia!Coming to you from Whidbey Island Washington this is Stories From Women Who Walk with 60 Seconds for Time Out Tuesday and your host, Diane Wyzga.I’ve …

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Hello to you listening in Front Royal, Virginia!Coming to you from Whidbey Island Washington this is Stories From Women Who Walk with 60 Seconds for Time Out Tuesday and your host, Diane Wyzga.I’ve been asked, What one thing do you offer that no one else does? Here’s my answer: “I listen keenly and then tell the world something it needs to hear.” Perhaps like these borrowed words:"Lord, make me a channel of disturbance.Where there is apathy, let me provokeWhere there is mindless compliance, let me bring questioningWhere there is silence, may I encourage voices to be heardWhere there is…

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60 Seconds For Motivate Your Monday: How To Embrace &Amp; Share Your Origin Story, Voice &Amp; Greatness With Diane Wyzga &Amp; Coach Alethea Felton &Raquo; Img 2980
60 Seconds for Motivate Your Monday: How to Embrace & Share Your Origin Story, Voice & Greatness with Diane Wyzga & Coach Alethea Felton

Hello, to you listening in Darmstadt, Germany!Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is Stories From Women Who Walk with 60 Seconds for Motivate Your Monday and your host, Diane Wyzga.Rece…

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Hello, to you listening in Darmstadt, Germany!Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is Stories From Women Who Walk with 60 Seconds for Motivate Your Monday and your host, Diane Wyzga.Recently, I had the pleasure of sharing the mic with my friend and colleague Alethea Felton whose Coaching mission is “Courageous, Authentic, Purpose-Filled Living Despite Obstacles.” Question: What happens when we uncover, discover, embrace, and share our unique personal story? We recognize the strength in our own voice and the greatness we're destined to achieve. This episode is for anyone ready…

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60 Seconds For Story Prompt Friday: What Did You Learn &Amp; Who Did You Help Today? &Raquo; Chris Curry Ujij Wz7W88 Unsplash
60 Seconds for Story Prompt Friday: What Did You Learn & Who Did You Help Today?

Hello to you listening in Edmond, Oklahoma!Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is Stories From Women Who Walk with 60 Seconds of Story Prompt Friday and your host, Diane Wyzga.Maybe lik…

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Hello to you listening in Edmond, Oklahoma!Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is Stories From Women Who Walk with 60 Seconds of Story Prompt Friday and your host, Diane Wyzga.Maybe like me you practice paying attention to signs, symbols, people, and opportunities that show us the way, help us make a decision, provide what we need just when we need it. The Universe has unlimited ways to get our attention, wake us up, and help guide us on the path. It’s a good reminder that we do not go it alone.The other day I reconnected with Donna Cravotta, friend, colleague and the brillian…

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60 Seconds For Thoughts On Thursday: It'S Time To Move - What Do We Care About? &Raquo; Javygo Zdysmoiicmo Unsplash
60 Seconds for Thoughts on Thursday: It's Time to Move – What Do We Care About?

Hello to you listening in Peoria, Arizona!Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is Stories From Women Who Walk with 60 Seconds for Thoughts on Thursday and your host, Diane Wyzga.Maybe li…

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Hello to you listening in Peoria, Arizona!Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is Stories From Women Who Walk with 60 Seconds for Thoughts on Thursday and your host, Diane Wyzga.Maybe like me you’ve moved from one place to another, or changed job positions, become an entrepreneur instead of an employee, or moved duty stations if you are in the military. I’ve experienced all these changes.But, you know what, I didn’t fully consider beforehand what I would be leaving behind until I read this question:  “If I were Moving away soon, what would I most want to do, and who woul…

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60 Seconds For Wednesdays On Whidbey: You’ve Always Had Your Origin Story Power, My Dear. Now It’s Time To Use It! &Raquo; Qmsa Logo Rgb Social Media And Simplecast 2
60 Seconds for Wednesdays on Whidbey: You’ve Always Had Your Origin Story Power, My Dear. Now It’s Time to Use It!

Hello to you listening in Ritzville, Washington!Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is Stories From Women Who Walk with 60 Seconds (and a bit more) for Wednesdays on Whidbey and your ho…

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Hello to you listening in Ritzville, Washington!Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is Stories From Women Who Walk with 60 Seconds (and a bit more) for Wednesdays on Whidbey and your host, Diane Wyzga.Fact: No one can teach anyone how to be a storyteller; although there are many who claim to be able to do just that.But there are people who can teach you how to teach yourself to be a storyteller. I am one of them.Here’s how I teach you to teach yourself. We start here: you know the story you want to tell, the ideas you want to clarify, the message you want to amplify; all you n…

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60 Seconds For Time Out Tuesday: Tip: When You’re Stuck Move &Amp; Draw Your Way Out &Raquo; Sunguk Kim O9Rleuvowg8 Unsplash
60 Seconds for Time Out Tuesday: TIP: When You’re Stuck Move & Draw Your Way Out

Hello to you listening in Pamplona, Spain!Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is Stories From Women Who Walk with 60 Seconds for Time Out Tuesday and your host, Diane Wyzga.I was asked …

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Hello to you listening in Pamplona, Spain!Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is Stories From Women Who Walk with 60 Seconds for Time Out Tuesday and your host, Diane Wyzga.I was asked the other day what do I do when I’m stuck? When the client work isn’t as robust as I’d like? When the podcast episodes don’t seem to flow from a place of creativity but feel bogged down in muck.You know what I mean. We’ve all been there. I have an idea to share and I bet you have some, too.    Research has shown that movement, not language, is the foundation of thought. [Mind in Motion…

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60 Seconds For Motivate Your Monday: Miri Taub &Amp; Spark Your Story Excellence &Raquo; Jez Timms Ch Onwf38O Unsplash
60 Seconds for Motivate Your Monday: Miri Taub & Spark Your Story Excellence

Hello, to you listening in Genoa, Italy!Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is Stories From Women Who Walk with 60 Seconds for Motivate Your Monday and your host, Diane Wyzga.Recently, …

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Hello, to you listening in Genoa, Italy!Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is Stories From Women Who Walk with 60 Seconds for Motivate Your Monday and your host, Diane Wyzga.Recently, I had the pleasure of talking with my friend and colleague women’s mid-life coach Miri Taub, founder of Spark Her Midlife. Together we created magic talking about finding your voice and storytelling excellence. If you are feeling at a loss for words, curious about communication tips, or the power of unearthing your Origin Story to authentically connect with your audience, this episode is for YOU…

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60 Seconds For Story Prompt Friday: Do Or Don’t Do. No Try. What’s Your Story? &Raquo; Adam Chang Iwenq 4Jhqo Unsplash
60 Seconds for Story Prompt Friday: Do or Don’t Do. No Try. What’s Your Story?

Hello to you listening in Fort Collins, Colorado!Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is Stories From Women Who Walk with 60 Seconds for Story Prompt Friday and your host, Diane Wyzga.Tw…

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Hello to you listening in Fort Collins, Colorado!Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is Stories From Women Who Walk with 60 Seconds for Story Prompt Friday and your host, Diane Wyzga.Two Old Women by Vella Wallis recounts an Alaska legend of betrayal, courage and survival. Based on an Athabascan Indian legend passed from mothers to daughters of the Upper Yukon Valley in Alaska this tale tells how 2 old women abandoned by their tribe during a brutal winter famine create a means to survive. After being left behind in a snowy woods one woman says to the other, “We may die out her…

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60 Seconds For Thoughts On Thursday: Tip: What To Do When You Don’t Have Work To Do &Raquo; Aaron Andrew Ang Jxmgrvyhpk0 Unsplash
60 Seconds for Thoughts on Thursday: TIP: What to Do When You Don’t Have Work to Do

Hello to you listening in Jablonne nad Orlici, Czech Republic! Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is Stories From Women Who Walk with 60 Seconds for Thoughts on Thursday and your host…

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Hello to you listening in Jablonne nad Orlici, Czech Republic! Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is Stories From Women Who Walk with 60 Seconds for Thoughts on Thursday and your host, Diane Wyzga.Maybe like me you have spaces in the year when you are not overly busy. In fact, you might be underly busy. Perhaps your reaction is to scramble to be productive. But productivity is not always related to action.  What if there’s another valuable way to use the underly busy times?  Amos Tversky, an expert of decision making, wrote, “The secret to doing good research is always…

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Copy Of 60 Seconds For Wednesdays On Whidbey: I Dare You To Sat Yes To Creating Your Origin Story &Raquo; Qmsa Logo Rgb Social Media And Simplecast 1
Copy of 60 Seconds for Wednesdays on Whidbey: I Dare You to Sat Yes to Creating Your Origin Story

Hello to you listening in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada!Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is Stories from Women Who Walk with 60 Seconds for Wednesdays on Whidbey and your host, Diane …

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Hello to you listening in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada!Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is Stories from Women Who Walk with 60 Seconds for Wednesdays on Whidbey and your host, Diane Wyzga.Do you FEEL it inside? Nagging at you? Just out of reach?You have something to say. But you can’t find the words. So, your story can’t create the change you want to see.For 30 years, I’ve helped people take their story from a message only they could hear to the publishing world, the courtroom, hospitals, board meetings and more.Stories that swayed juries. Built markets. Spread ideas. C…

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60 Seconds For Time Out Tuesday: A Technique For Calm &Amp; Steady Peace Of Mind &Raquo; Jackman Chiu Lz3Lkldsu4K Unsplash
60 Seconds for Time Out Tuesday: A Technique for Calm & Steady Peace of Mind

Hello to you listening in Bordeaux, France!Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is Stories From Women Who Walk with 60 Seconds for Time Out Tuesday and your host, Diane Wyzga.Maybe like …

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Hello to you listening in Bordeaux, France!Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is Stories From Women Who Walk with 60 Seconds for Time Out Tuesday and your host, Diane Wyzga.Maybe like me you find yourself stuck in a line at the post office, the grocery story, the ferry terminal, or just everyday traffic red lights as far as the eye can see. You feel yourself growing increasingly impatient, chest clenches, heart rate ticks up, shoulders squeeze, lips tighten. No peace of mind to be had.Practical Tip: You are not only the master of your fate - you are also the master of your mi…

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