Meet the DCA Leadership Team

Tracy Callahan

DCA Founder, Advisory Board Member, and Master Educator

As the founding member of Divorce Coaches Academy (DCA), Tracy Callahan is an impassioned educator and a committed advocate for the ongoing professional development and practice of divorce coaches, nationally and internationally. Tracy brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the profession of Divorce Coaching as the Manager of the Mentor and Peer Coaching Programs for the CDC Certified Divorce Coach® certifying body, speaker, presenter and contributing author to the best selling book, Divorce: Taking the High Road: Simple Strategies for Creating a Healthy Divorce.

Practicing as a CDC Certified Divorce Coach® and Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator, Tracy has built her practice and reputation as an alternative dispute resolution specialist and conflict expert over the past 13 years. She received her BS and MA from New York University in healthcare and worked as a healthcare administrator, operations specialist, and adjunct professor at NYU, for many years prior to joining the field of mediation and divorce coaching. As a life-long learner, Tracy recognizes how important the role of continuing education is for one’s own professional development and success. She is confident that DCA will provide certified and practicing professional divorce coaches with the resources and educational opportunities they need to enhance the work they do with their clients and grow successful business practices.

Debra Doak

DCA Advisory Board Member and Master Educator

Debra Doak is a highly trained divorce professional serving in multiple roles as a CDC Certified Divorce Coach®, Certified Divorce Financial Analyst®, Ohio Supreme Court trained Family Court Mediator, Certified Abuse Specialist, Betrayal Trauma Recovery Specialist, Pastoral Counselor and the author of High Conflict Divorce for Women. Debra brings an incredibly well-rounded set of tools and credentials to serve her clients before, during, and after divorce. As an in demand podcast guest to discuss her book High-Conflict Divorce for Women, Debra shares her expertise helping clients experiencing emotional abuse and betrayal trauma design an Exit Strategy to leave toxic marriages without fear. She is a frequent blogger whose popular articles consistently rank on Google.

Debra joins Divorce Coaches Academy (DCA) as an Advisory Board Member and Master Educator. She is looking forward to leveraging her success in the field of Divorce Coaching to support the advancement of this breakthrough continuing education source for professional practicing divorce coaches. In addition to building a thriving private practice, Debra is an experienced public speaker, group facilitator and mentor coach who is committed to the profession of Divorce Coaching, supporting those seeking to advance their coaching skills and create successful businesses, and to collaborating with and learning from other professionals.