About Dian

Dian Reid-Jancic with shoulder-length hair, smiling.

Dian Reid-Jancic

In 2006, I left my job of nearly eight years to write a book about my experience of my father’s death. That book took nearly seven years and during the process, I earned a certification in co-active life coaching from Coaches Training Institute. Since then, I have traded the Pacific Ocean for Lake Michigan in a move with my wife and rescued animals from Long Beach to Chicago. I also returned to school to earn a bachelor’s degree in social work from Northeastern Illinois University and am waiting to start graduate school in the fall of 2020. 

I practice stoic philosophy, coactive coaching, and trauma-informed care. I try to understand where others are coming from before inserting myself or my thoughts. I try to understand myself as best I can and keep from pushing my style on anyone else.

I have many coming out stories and I have worked with others to help them figure out how they want to go about theirs. I want to continue working with folks who identify as LGBTQ+ and to do so on their terms.  

Sometimes I procrastinate and stay up too late and eat too much and many other habits I’m still working on changing. I sometimes feel awkward in social situations, even when it looks like I don’t. 


I’m grateful you’re here. I hope you get what you’re looking for and if you don’t, I hope you find what you’re looking for in the next place you look.

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