Marriage and Relationship Education (ME) is touching the lives of couples, families and children across the country. “I Am ME” profiles people teaching evidence-based relationship, fatherhood and marriage education classes in their local communities.
“I always prefer to believe the best of everyone; it saves so much trouble.”
Dianna Nash is a Certified Relationship Coach who encourages couples to “talk it out” rather than “throw it out.”
As a professional coach, she provides tools to help people “overcome feelings of depression, low self-esteem, loneliness, grief, sorrow, shame, anger, resentment, bargaining, fear, and anxiety, conditions that negatively impact personal relationships, ultimately destroying families, communities, and generations.”
Ms. Nash’s services and programs teach individuals to apply effective tools that reverse these conditions. Using current education and relationship methods, she says, “Couples and singles start to build and regain vibrant healthy relationships they crave and desire.” Her professional services include individual, phone and group coaching, seminars, workshops and keynote speeches.
Although divorced, Dianna “enjoys a healthy single lifestyle.” She enjoys sharing that her “new self is thankful because I am full of joy and happiness regardless of whether I am single or married. I am healed from all oppression, depression, and insecurity. I am a woman of integrity and strength.”
Dianna is the proud mother of two children, Marcus, 32, and Natalie, 26. Marcus is currently employed with Sutter Medical in Sacramento. Natalie works at Hewlett-Packard in Rancho Cordova. Outside of work, Dianna enjoys local day trips, reading, camping, and spending time with her family.
What led you to want to teach relationship and marriage education?
I was introduce to relationship and marriage education by being a presenter at Healthy Marriage Classes to share local resource information. After staying in the classes after my presentation on several occassions. I said to myself “Wow!,” I sure could have used some of these skills when I was going through my difficult relationships. I probably could of prevented my divorce if I had this great relationship education. I soon inquired on how to become a relationship educator, and was hired with a local organization and taught relationship and marriage education for five years. I am now CEO and founder of a non-profit organization that provides relationship education to my local and surrounding communities in the Roseville, California area.
What inspires your passion for helping relationships?
I believe relationships are a natural part of life. And healthy companionship brings joy, security, friendship and family. I was raised in a single-parent household and because of that lifestyle, I just always wanted to be apart of a two-parent family. As an adult, my relationships failed and because of my failures, I sought love in the wrong places and for the wrong reasons. I hoped for financial success, fame, and fortune. I entered into unmarried relationships, where I sacrificed my personal values and morals.
My passion stems from my own personal relationship difficulties. And the desire to be apart of a healthy relationship. If I can help one person or one couple cherish what they have together it is worth every effort I could put forth in keeping families together.
What are some of the challenges you’ve found people are better equipped to overcome in their lives as a result of Marriage and Relationship Education?
Marriage and relationship education focuses on effective communication of which so many couples refuse to take the time to listen to one another or they just do not feel that talking will change the situation. After taking a relationship education class, being taught communication skills and having an opportuntity to role play real life topics in a safe environment, couples open up and experience the magic of effective communication. The results are almost immediate.
How has your work in this field touched your own life?
Wow, I have learned so much about myself and come to appreicate the differences in others and realized that we are not perfect beings and that it is okay to have differences of opinions. But after everything is said and done, I choose to still love, enjoy and create a peaceful relationship. I have learned to accept another’s honesty, and to show understanding. I have learned how to listen and accept another’s view point. Working in the field of relationship education and applying the skills in my own life have been an awesome experience and created a better ME!
What’s a wish, hope and/or dream you’d like to share?
I hope everyone would realize the importance of having a healthy relationship. And not to enter into relationships lightly. People’s emotions and feelings are involved. And we must open ourselves up too vunerability every time we enter someone’s life. Be gentle, courteous, and respectful to one another.
What three qualities would you like to be most admired for by your family and friends?
- My commitment to giving my family and friends great friendship. I am non-judgmental.
- I am an asset to every relationship and friendship, I bring encouragement, joy, motivation and love.
- I am flexible, and willing to help in whatever manner possible for my family and friends.
|Name:||Dianna Lillian Nash|
|Job Title:||Chief Executive Officer|
|Company Name:||Talk It Out Relationship Education Services, Inc.|
|Work Phone:||(916) 773-1131|
|Email Address:||Click to Email|
|Address:||1221 Pleasant Grove Blvd.
Roseville, CA 95678