Diane L. Dunton discovered the healing power of the creative arts after the premature death of her first husband and her own journey with breast cancer. An avid cyclist, writer, photographer and accomplished portrait and landscape artist, she is also a practicing Reiki Master and Trainer. Diane finds these talents enrich her professional life as founder of Potential Released Consulting Services, the company she started in 1996 to provide specialized human resource and business consulting and training to corporations and nonprofits. She is a skilled motivational public speaker, sharing her life experiences and assisting others in nurturing their own creative life energy to discover and pursue their passions.
Her book, Living, Learning, Healing: Inspirational Stories from the Heart (Rainbow River Press, February 2017), invites readers to let go of limiting thoughts and behaviors and embrace possibility. This collection of nonfiction essays for reflection and inspiration is accompanied by Diane's own Maine nature photography and a section for personal journaling.
Diane earned both her B.S. in Business Administration and M.S. in Clinical Counseling at the University of Southern Maine. She has specialized training with National Training Labs, the Gestalt Institute, the Center for Creative Leadership and the University of Michigan’s Organizational Career Development and the Center for Reengineering Leadership programs. Her business and management articles and work on organizational development and leadership have been widely published in both the United States and the United Kingdom. She is a contributor to the American Society for Training and Development’s Team and Organizational Development Sourcebook, which is used nationally by human resource professionals.
Active in the Maine business, arts and wellness communities, she has served on the nonprofit boards of the American Society for Autism Treatment and the Good Shepherd Food Bank, and donated her time to the Dempsey Cancer and Community Center, and the Tri for A Cure and Relay for Life cancer fundraisers. Diane lives by the water with her husband in the Lakes Region of Southern Maine.