- Art and Social Change
- Citizen Diplomacy -How One Person Makes a Difference in the World
- Courage to Excel
- From Dream to Reality-Creating Your Life through the Life List
- Significant Philanthropy–The Quest for a Donor Who Shares the Vision of Your Organization
- Teaching Compassion to Children
- Unstoppable Women
Artist (Current Exhibitions in Progress)
- Wildflowers Growing in Tibet at 11,000-18,000 Feet Altitude
- The Voyage of the Endeavour- 1768-1771 (Recreated Maps, Journal Entries from the Crew and Botanical Illustrations)
- The Sacramento Delta
Consultant to Nonprofits Worldwide on Project Development, Grant-Writing and Fund-Raising
Tour Leader to Asia
Dianne Aigaki has led a multi-faceted life, working as a consultant to nonprofit organizations (training nonprofits worldwide in project development and writing solid funding proposals) and as an artist in various media. She lives part of the year in India, part in Mexico, and spends the summers in Eastern Tibet where she is completing a documentation project of wildflowers growing at 11,000-18,000 feet altitude and leading the Dream of the Turquoise Bee Tours to Kham.
She is a well-known motivational speaker and has a multi-disciplinary approach to her work and presentations, tying in the botanical aspects to education, women’s exploration, cultural diplomacy, and environmental conservation. Dianne is a member of the Society of Women Geographers and WINGS WorldQuest, carrying the WINGS expedition flag into Tibet in 2007.
The Aigaki Tibet botanicals (there are currently 47 paintings in the collection) have been exhibited at the Royal Horticultural Society in London (Bronze Medal), Queen Sirikit Botanical Gardens in Chiang Mai, Thailand, and the Minnesota Landcsape Arboretum in Minneapolis.
Dianne is currently completing a novel called The Dream of the Turquoise Bee, a mystery that takes place in Tibet after the Cultural Revolution, and working on a series of paintings that follow the voyage of the tall ship the Endeavour around the world from 1768-1771. The paintings include maps that track the route of the Endeavour (Brazil, Tahiti, New Zealand, Australia and Java) , replicas of the actual botanical illustrations completed by Sydney Parkinson and passages from his diaries.