Diana Whitmore, MA Education has founded and directed two successful charities over a 35 year period, has designed and delivered professional training in the fields of business coaching, psychotherapy and counselling (University Validated) and youth work. Diana is Director Scotland of the Ecologia Youth Trust. Until 2016 she was a founding Director of Teens and Toddlers (UK). She currently runs Growing2gether for young people in Scotland, a resilience based youth development programme, which raises self esteem, aspiration and educational attainment whilst re-engaging young people with their communities.
She is founder, co-chair and trustee of the Psychosynthesis Trust. For 25 years she was Chairperson of the Trust, Joint Chief Executive, Head of Professional Courses and a Senior Trainer and Supervisor in psychosynthesis. Having practised psychosynthesis (a branch of positive psychology) for 30 years, she has trained professionals throughout Europe, and consults on research and development of new projects in psychosynthesis. She is on the UKCP National Register of Psychotherapists, a BACP Accredited Supervisor and a founding member of the Association for Accredited Psychospiritual Psychotherapists. She is the author of two books, Psychosynthesis in Education: A Guide to the Joy of Learning, and Psychosynthesis Counselling in Action.
Diana teaches Transpersonal coaching for Wise Goose School of Coaching and for The Performance Coach Ltd, MSc in Coaching and Development (Portsmouth University) and has a small coaching practice. She was on the trustee board of the Findhorn Foundation from 1994 to 2012.
Her background includes didactic training with Roberto Assagioli, the founder of Psychosynthesis. She trained in Humanistic Psychology at the Esalen Institute, California and she has a MA in Confluent Education, University of California.