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In today’s business world, a strong and productive workforce is built on continuous employee development that enhances knowledge, skills, well-being, and ultimately retention.  Nicole Cutts, Ph. D., CEO of Cutts Consulting, is a renowned Executive Coach who works with employees and organizations every day to create training and development programs that strengthen organizational culture and produce measurable results. She started Cutts Consulting with the belief that people can find passion and joy in their work.

Nicole's Story

Dr. Nicole Cutts has consulted with and coached executives, managers, and teams at Fortune 500 Companies, Federal Government Agencies, Associations, Non-Governmental Organizations and Non-Profit Organizations. She is known for making real and lasting connections with those she coaches and being a master facilitator and speaker who is warm and funny. Her approach is results-oriented combining NeuroLeadership, Somatic Coaching techniques and Cognitive Behavioral Psychology with practical leadership skills.


Nicole is also a sought-after media expert, frequently appearing on radio and television to discuss leadership, success, DEI and psychology. She is also a frequently quoted expert on success in national publications. She has been a featured writer on Corporate Wellness, Success Coaching, and Diversity on several business websites and was the Senior Features Editor at The Diversity Channel.


She is also the author of a series of heroine’s quest adventure novels: The Adventures of Isabelle and a former faculty member of The University of MD-Baltimore County Women’s Studies Department.


She holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis on Multicultural Community Clinical Psychology, a B.S. in Psychology from Howard University and received her coach training from the Center for Executive Coaching. Dr. Cutts is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist (District of Columbia).



Nicole has worked across a wide variety of sectors from energy to the arts and education. The extensive list of her client organizations includes corporations such as Pepco, BET, and Verizon; Nonprofit organizations such as National Park Conservation Association, Bread for the City, Us Helping Us, Septima Clark Public Charter School, The Student Support Center, DC Primary Care Association, Walter Kaitz Foundation, National Committee for Quality Assurance and the Girl Scouts of the United States of America; Federal Government organizations such as NASA, U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia, DOJ, DOE, IRS, DOC, FSA, DHS, HHS, DOL, EEOC, GSA, FEMA, DITC, DTRA, NRC; various associations such as The National Rural Electrical Cooperative Assoc., The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society; as well as accounting, architecture and law firms.



Areas of Expertise

Embodied Leadership


Emotional Intelligence


Cultural Competence

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Employee Well-Being


Curriculum Vitae and References Upon Request


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