Diana Cutaia founded Coaching Peace in 2012, but the work started for her 20 years earlier. Today her clients range from school districts to national organizations to global companies. The focus of Coaching Peace is to create positive and safe cultures that empower its members to lead with empathy and understanding.
Prior to starting Coaching Peace, Diana was the Director of Athletics and Sport-based Initiatives for Wheelock College where her unique approach to sport was featured on the front page of the Boston Globe, NCAA On Campus, and Athletic Management Magazine.
Diana also began the first ever academic program in Sport-Based Youth Development at Wheelock College where she taught several courses (Sport and Society, Intro to SBYD, and Intro to Youth Sport Coaching). She also has taught a Leadership in Coaching course for the Institute for Rowing Leadership and has been an adjunct instructor at Dean College and Northeastern University. Over the years, Diana has presented to colleges on topics ranging from diversity and gender equity, sportsmanship and decision making, and Title IX.
Diana's coaching experience includes serving as the head women's basketball coach at Curry College and as assistant women's basketball coach at Mount Holyoke College. She was also the head women's basketball coach at Norwalk Community College where she took the women's basketball program to National Standing in only four years. Her Panthers finished three seasons ranked #1 in the New England Region and among the top eight in the Nation.
Dr. Tillery has more than 20 years of professional experience in higher education. Prior to joining Coaching Peace, she was the Executive Dean of Teaching & Learning Support at Portland Community College. As an educator, she has deep experience and academic training with equity, inclusion, & belonging, curriculum development, facilitation, teaching, and management. Dr. Tillery leads and facilitates all recruitment and searches for Coaching Peace. Additionally, Dr. Tillery is a certified personal trainer and nutrition coach.