I’m Dillan.

I speak and write about identity & resilience.

Learn more about me and my work.

Stories from the Stage  on PBS “Fresh Start”

Stories from the Stage on PBS “Fresh Start”

The Mystery Box Show  in Portland, OR

The Mystery Box Show in Portland, OR

I share stories to inspire people toward more courage, confidence and inner peace. When we know who we are, we can be ourselves more fully. When we learn resilience, we thrive and make the world a better place for ourselves and others.

After twenty years being a teacher and coach for people of all ages and stages, my current mission is getting people off social media and gathered in small groups to re-learn the basics of being a better human to foster more love, acceptance, compassion and patience.

Want to host me? Let’s make plans for a life-changing event within your walls: dillandigi@gmail.com


Dillan DiGiovanni has changed more in a couple of decades than most people do in a lifetime
— Kimberly Armstrong, TEDxUCONN reporter
Dillan’s seen a lot and done a lot and changed so much in his own life, he’s the best “life” tour guide I know.
— Trish P., Construction Project Manager, Boston, MA
When it comes to style, Dillan is both polished and relatable.

— Graham Gardner, Senior Design Research Coordinator, IDEO
As a coach and a person, his approach could help us fix ourselves.
— Dave Gentry, WORKBAR


Come and be “Dillanspired” at one of my upcoming public events!


“25 Homes in 19 Years” with PechaKucha at ACME

2/8/19, 6:30-8PM, Lambertville, NJ

I did the math. I’ve lived in 25 homes in 19 years. Come see my first PechaKucha story of 20 slides x 20 seconds as I share about all my homes and how they’ve made me who I am today.


“Losing My Way Home” with Jersey Storytellers

2/20/19, 7-9PM, Asbury Park, NJ

I’m thrilled to be invited back for another story with Jersey Storytellers!

The theme is Starting Over. I’ll be telling a story about how it took me getting totally lost on a drive one day to end up finding the Home I really needed.


“Sobbing Over Sweet Potatoes” at the Stress Factory with WYS

2/26/19, 7-10PM, New Brunswick, NJ

The wonderful folks of What’s Your Story? invited me back!

Come to this fundraiser event and hear my story about my breakdown while chopping some sweet potatoes back in 2005—which led to a major breakthrough in my relationship to food which changed me forever.