About Diridon Coaching
Diridon Coaching is a life coaching practice dedicated to empowering people to create and live joyful, fulfilling, and successful lives. Led by certified professional coach and owner, Mary Diridon, Diridon Coaching specializes in guiding busy moms and dads to savor what they have and achieve what they want.
About Mary Diridon, MSW, CPCC, ACC
Quite simply, I was drawn to coaching because of the joy I get from helping people to truly enjoy their lives. Two decades of experience in management and social work, my natural talents of connection, warmth, and intuition, and my deep toolbox of coaching skills combine to give me what it takes to lead my clients to amazing results.
I started my career as a social worker, helping teen mothers and their children to live their best lives. Although I didn't know it at the time, coaching was a big part of the work I did with these young women and I was constantly amazed by their resourcefulness and strength, despite seemingly overwhelming odds.
After 8 years of front-line counseling and social work, I made the switch to management in 2001, when I became the director of a community counseling center and training facility for mental health professionals. The most rewarding part of that job was the opportunity to empower counseling professionals to pursue their passions, achieve professional excellence, and keep their fires burning in a healthy, long-term way. I experienced, both first hand and in others, how essential fulfillment and self-care are to sustainable success and how difficult it is to integrate them into busy lives without targeted and consistent support.
It was this understanding that eventually led me to Coaches Training Institute (CTI), an ICF accredited institution and one of the world's largest and most respected training organizations for coaches. Through CTI, I completed extensive in-person training to earn my professional certification in the Co-Active Coaching model. I am now thrilled to use life coaching to directly follow my passion of helping others to live joyful, brilliant, successful lives.
On this journey with me are my husband and two young children, from whom I learn my greatest lessons about myself and the world around me.
Education, Certifications, Honors, Etc.
Associate Coach Certification (ACC) - International Coach Federation
Professional Co-Active Coach Certification (CPCC) - Coaches Training Institute
Master of Social Work (MSW) - San Jose State University
Non-Profit Management Certificate - San Jose State University
Bachelor of Science, Psychology - Santa Clara University
Member - International Coach Federation
Member - Rotary Club of San Jose
Board of Directors - Cardea Center for Women
Past Commissioner - Santa Clara County Commission on the Status of Women
Finalist - Silicon Valley Business Journal's Women of Distinction Award
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