Diane Dennis constantly reinventing self, business
Diane Dennis brought the same principals she utilized in her first career — nursing — to her second, public relations and marketing. Taking care of patients' and clients' needs has always been her top priority.
"I believe in heart-centered love," she said. "When I serve people, and give the best from my heart, the results are always good."
After leaving the nursing field, she hosted radio and television shows before earning a second degree in communications. She went on to found Inspired Media Communications in 2005, filling a need she observed in the marketplace for "razor-sharp messages that resonate with audiences, customers and community members."
Most recently she has launched "Inspired Conversations," a television show which features authors and experts sharing their inspiring conversations.
"What started as a show turned into a production," she said.
Dennis was aware that talk show time segments were being reduced to "spots," unless they were paid advertisements. "What if I put together content-driven programming which promoted my clients, and gave the public content they could use in their personal life?" she asked.
She started with spiritual stories about authors, from which viewers could learn something new or gain a new perspective.
"The biggest problems people face involve financial education and health and wellness preventive care, taking care of yourself before you need care," she said. She brought client and wealth manager Judith McGee to the show, as well as Halimah Bellows, author of "Champion Your Career: Winning in the World of Work."
The shows inspire audiences as Dennis and a guest exploring areas of personal development, healthy living, and life strategies.
The television show is filmed at CTV Channel 5 in Canby, then Dennis takes it on a zip drive to Willamette Falls Media in Oregon City, where it is broadcast to 500,000 viewers in the Portland metro area, and on YouTube.
Dennis' success is based in her lifelong commitment to "living her life to the fullest, getting to what is real and important and making each day the best possible version of a life worth living, and helping others along the way to do the same." As tribute to her emphasis on continually reinventing her life, and present her clients in their best possible light, she was one of 50 women featured in Marlo Thomas' book "It Ain't Over ... Till it's Over," a book about reinventing your life.
"That is what I did 14 years ago after a divorce, and to get me through it I took up a risky sport — wakeboarding, which I still do to gain strength, and heal," she said. "'Inspired Conversations' is about reinventing and becoming your best you."
"Inspired Conversations" airs on Cable Access Network at 2 p.m. Monday through Friday and 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. You can also subscribe to watch all the shows online at dianetv.com.
Learn more about Dennis at inspiredMC.com.