Dianna received her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and Sport Sciences and is a recognized expert in mindfulness-based emotional intelligence. Dr. Wright has over 25 years experience as a coach, teacher, and facilitator with an extensive background in performance psychology, motivation, nutrition, and leadership development. Dianna is an Olympic level competitor in volleyball and a life long athlete who understands the commitment, discipline, risk, and energy necessary for achievement in excellence. She taught and coached volleyball at the high school and collegiate level for 13 years.
Her passion for coaching and personal mastery carries over to her clients. Dianna inspires her clients to move beyond their perceived boundaries and limitations and engage in self-direction and personal effectiveness to create results and reach their goals. Following a twelve-year stint in the corporate world with a Fortune 100 company in sales, training, and management development, she founded her own life and business coaching company-The Wright Coach-a company dedicated to positively impacting people’s optimal health, balance, happiness and fulfillment.
Dr. Wright is a faculty member with University of California, Davis, Department of Business and Leadership Extension. She has worked nationally with Fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurial, non-profit, and government agencies to optimize leadership and team effectiveness. She is also a certified Holistic Health and Lifestyle coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She teaches classes in mindfully-based emotional intelligence, balance and stress management, communication, and team-building.
Dr. Wright is certified in the SEI (Social-Emotional Intelligence) assessment from Six Seconds, the premier leader in emotional intelligence. She has completed Google’s Search Inside Yourself training. Dr. Wright facilitates her own program, The CORE Journey, a program centered around emotional intelligence, energy management and engaging mindful living to provide people with the tools and skills to create a life where they prosper and thrive personally and professionally.
Dianna has followed her spiritual path for over 15 years. She practices daily reflection and mindfulness mediation practices. She offers workshops and lectures on the relationship between science and spirituality.
Dianna is an avid runner, cyclist, and enjoys hiking and backpacking. She incorporates her experiences in the backcountry in her coaching and teaching. Her experience climbing Kilimanjaro at 19,340’ and trekking to Everest Base Camp and Kala Patar at 18,300′ were instrumental in adopting the mountain as a metaphor for the The CORE Journey. That adventure intensified Dianna’s conviction that self-reliance and mastery are inherent to human beings and that we all have the desire and the capacity to pursue purpose and meaning.
Much of Dr. Wright’s focus is working in transition management for individuals, teams, and organizations in order to experience optimal well-being, fulfillment, full engagement and happiness in their personal and professional lives. Dianna offers a distinctive, step-by-step approach that moves through the stages involved in any successful change effort. Her process offers a simple yet insightful roadmap for successfully navigating change and moving individuals and organizations into a hopeful future. Her program, The CORE Journey, integrates two dynamic models for transition based on extensive research into the optimal process involved in a successful change effort. The CORE Journey provides a personalized MAP (Mindful Action Plan) for individuals, teams and organizations as they reshape, redefine, and evolve themselves, personally and professionally. In her experience, Dr. Wright has found that the change effort will realize sustainable success when the undertaking integrates peoples beliefs, values, strengths, and purpose into the process of transformation. By working from an internal perspective for change, the outcome becomes integral to the culture of one’s character and makes the transition sustainable.
Ph.D. – University of Tennessee & University of California, Berkeley
Certified Health and Lifestyle Coach
Certified SEI Coach and Practitioner
Certified EQ-I and EQ360 Practitioner
Certified TESI Practitioner
Certified in Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
Wilderness First Aid Certified
Search Inside Yourself Program
NOLS Leadership Certificate (National Outdoor Leadership School)