Through the art of storytelling Dianne has, for five years, captivated audiences with
her calm, warm, relaxed style that keeps you on the edge of your chair.

Dianne loves to take you on a journey that leaves you inspired and wanting more. Her messages are profound, moving and influential to challenge change, challenge the status quo and shows that against all odds we can shape our lives and you can be all you want to be. Whether a small intimate audience or a large social event Dianne will be a welcomed addition to your event.

Dianne has endured a lifetime of experiences that never seem to stop, unbelievable experiences that you think only happen in the movies. Through all this, she is a mother of four grown children and fought for her education later in life.

Beyond her lived experience Dianne has worked in busy city courts and services supporting women leaving domestic violence, her passion for making a difference has challenged her work with our most vulnerable in times of crisis. Dianne’s extensive understanding of facing life with Optimism and Dianne’s motto of you can’t control what happens but you can control how you respond to it. Having a Social Science degree and working with people in crisis, Dianne has many stories to tell. Dianne will inspire you, make you laugh and feel a sense of being held with her caring nature and bright view of life.

Book her today and make your event special!

As Seen In
  • SBS
  • The Australian
  • Star Observer
  • Women’s Weekly
  • NSW
  • Sydney Morning Herald
  • Mamma Mia

My Messages

Speaking Events

“You cannot always control what happens, but you can control how you respond to it. Your attitude determines if you master change or be crippled by ambiguity.”

“Life is here to be lived, we don’t get infinite time so why not live in the moment, make bold and courageous choices. Dive into the deep end and make choices that will give you a life well lived, it’s your life, your choice and only you hold that power on how you choose to live it.”

“Women bring life & nurturing, we must respect and protect women from Domestic Violence if we want to have a healthy community, as Kofi Annan says ‘if you can sustain women you can sustain a family which can sustain a community’.”

    Today’s talk was really fabulous, Dianne is such a powerful advocate for positive woman, well for all women really – role modeling how to speak out, be brave & shine on regardless of anything! And, she is always warm & radiant.

    Thank you.


    Bronwyn Leece

    Senior Health Promotion Officer
    Sexual Health Promotion & Youth Health, NBMLHD

    Dianne has given many talks with us and every single time she brings a fresh aspect, a fresh insight, a new revelation.


    A courageous and generous woman, Dianne gives freely of herself – sharing her inspiring journey with all she meets and always in a way that resonates with her audience. Dianne’s is a profoundly human story of resilience and self-determination – a story for absolutely anyone searching for inspiration and ‘the authentic self’.

    Scott Lockhart

    Scott Lockhart

    Health Promotion Officer (Sexual Health)

    I am in awe of Dianne Nyoni. The trials she has encountered, almost losing her life more than once – but she just pulls herself together, dusts herself off and gets back to doing what she can for others. A champion advocate for Domestic Violence, People Living with HIV, Women and Social Justice – Dianne is unstoppable. Her passion influences all levels; from grassroots – working with and advocating for clients, all the way to the top – driving policy change within non-profits, NGO’s, local, state and federal governments. Her experiences, both personal and through her work is invaluable information which she can then share in her speaking engagements. She is engaging, her stories are from the heart and above all she sends a positive message of how one can triumph in spite of adversity. I admire her strength, courage, determination and ethics – you can’t keep a good woman down!


    Lara Kruizinga

    Volunteer – State and National HIV Sector

    I engaged Dianne as guest speaker at a special report back for African community leaders, on the 2014 International AIDS Conference. Dianne spoke from the heart about deeply personal matters, while at the same time skilfully placing her experiences in a broader social and global context. Dianne’s generosity and honesty had a huge impact on participants and helped us meet our goals of informing communities about HIV and challenging stigma.


    Jill Sergeant