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Diane Bacchus

Co-Founder & Co-CEO of Ahhaa

by | Feb 17, 2024 | Women Entrepreneurs

Compassion Beyond Borders

Meet Diane Bacchus, a devoted Mom, Wisdom Teacher, Co-Founder & Co-CEO of Ahhaa, a global wellbeing and mental health platform.

A visionary leader with a wealth of experience, Diane has conducted meditations, workshops, and transformative programs at prestigious institutions such as The United Nations, Harvard Medical School, Mass General Hospital, Columbia University, NYC Schools, NYPD, and much more. Her impactful work reached global recognition when she was named a leading entrepreneur by the Indian government, and she had the honor of sharing her insights with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Diane’s mindfulness content, published by Sony DADC, has reached over 20 global platforms. She is the co-creator of Ahhaa Space, a unique wellbeing space utilized by Fortune 500 companies in India and also was launched by the mayor of Niagara Falls, Ontario Canada to support the well-being of the Niagara Falls Community.

Currently collaborating with her Co-Founder Ashwin Srisailam, a former Monk, Diane is working on a groundbreaking platform aimed at guiding individuals to become living Sages, leading lives rooted in calm, clarity and compassion and re-addicting lives to compelling habits of growth & happiness. Her commitment to holistic wellbeing extends beyond business, as she is an avid marathon runner with the ambitious goal of completing the Abbott World Marathon Majors by 2026.




“Diane’s compassionate heart extends beyond borders, evident in her humanitarian efforts.”

Despite her multifaceted roles, Diane considers her most accomplished one to be a mom to her two remarkable children, Bianca and Joshua Quddus. Diane instills the importance of mindfulness in her children, contributing to their impressive achievements, including attending NYC Specialized High Schools, studying at Juilliard School, and serving as Global Youth Ambassadors for the Foundation for the Support of The United Nations (FSUN). Both her teenagers have graced world stages such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, New York Philharmonic Juilliard School, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Birdland Club, Times Center, and The United Nations. They’ve also initiated their non-profit organization, Harmony 4 All, focusing on music education for underserved students, particularly in NYC Public Schools.

She traveled to Haiti after the devastating earthquake in 2010 to assist and help others in times of crisis.

Recognized & endorsed by the Foundation for the Support of The United Nations, Diane has been lauded for her leadership in mental wellbeing during and after the pandemic, positively impacting thousands of lives. Her life’s mission revolves around uplifting others, creating a lasting impact in the world of wellbeing and beyond.




Diane at Work:


Diane Bacchus


Co-Founder & Co-CEO of Ahhaa




Mental Wellbeing


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Favorite Quote:

"Be the light you want to see in others."