Diana Baur, author, coach, artist and innkeeper.
I help people to manifest change and creativity in their lives.
The courage to change. I spend hours on end with my guests, coaching clients and my retreat participants talking about how change will mold us into people capable of doing things we never even fathomed. We are all constantly on the precipice of something new. It’s how we absorb our current situation that determines what direction our life will take. Do we resist? Block? Ignore? Do we see events as mere co-incidence, or do we search for a deeper meaning to the magic that unfolds before our eyes?
I am awed and humbled by the individuals that I have met here at my home in the Piemontese hills of Northwestern Italy. Actors, creatives, doctors who spend half their time working for free in developing countries, designers, writers, restaurant owners, psychologists, moms and dads, brothers and sisters. We always end up touching on the subject of massive life change and what it inevitably brings with it. The power of this place, my little hill, where the leaves rustle, the vines grow and the seasons dictate everything, brings people back to themselves, to their essential energy and leads them to question where they’re headed.
I am an empath and a sharer of gifts. My work is to be of service, to provide comfort and beauty, to aid in the process of moving forward with the work you were truly meant to do.
You can reach whatever you want… self-determination through financial freedom, the ability to say no when you want to, the freedom to be who you are to everyone you come in contact with, time to dedicate to causes that move you. These goals are both simple and haughty, because while we can see them clearly, it might very well take everything we’ve got in our arsenal to manifest them.
Your arsenal is big. Much, much bigger than you think. If change has taught me one thing, it’s that we underestimate what we’re capable of. Our abilities far outweigh our concept of ourselves. We can draw from the huge pool of common good that we have at our disposal, every minute of the day.
Bought an abandoned farm in Northern Italy (together with my husband), restored it and opened a luxury B&B in 2005. We’ve achieved an annual 80% booking rate and a 5 out of 5 Trip Advisor Review rating, making us the top B&B in our region.
I own a flourishing pottery and ceramic art business.
I started and ran my own english language consultancy, Hamburg, Germany
Completed a five year ceramics apprenticeship.
Opened a professional art studio in Hamburg, followed by a second studio in Acqui Terme, Italy.
I team with other artists and communication professionals to run retreats and workshops on creativity, writing, art and photography. For our latest offering see our Beautiful Retreats Website.
Six years of corporate executive marketing management for the commercial interior design and construction industries: Los Angeles/ New York City / Philadelphia / Pittsburgh / Cleveland
Eight years of business English language teaching, consulting and coaching, Hamburg, Germany
Executive coach for German key executives doing business in the UK and the USA (ESL)
Executive interview coach for German executives (ESL)
Cross cultural coach for middle management at international companies (ESL)
ESL teacher for middle and lower level management at international companies
Author of two books: True Vines (Novel) Gemelli Press
Bachelor of Science, Marketing / Economics, Smeal College of Business, the Pennsylvania State University
I’ve lived in Europe for 19 years, nine in Hamburg, Germany and ten in Acqui Terme, Italy, and have lived on both coasts in the United States as well – Philadelphia, New York, Washington, DC and Los Angeles have all been my home at one time or another. I’ve had the extraordinary luck to travel throughout Europe and the United States, and have visited Africa and Asia. My extensive travels and expatriate lifestyle have afforded me the chance to experience humanity from a number of perspectives and points of view, adding to my sense of empathy for all that is alive and precious in this world. The more I see, the more I am convinced that judging – anyone – is a mistake. We are all part of a grand energy dance that’s irrespective of political or religious theory.
I’m fluent in both German and Italian, and enjoy reading books and writings in all three of my languages.