Dennis Buttimer, M.Ed., CEAP, RYT, CHC

Dennis Buttimer

For the last 35 years, executive coach, corporate trainer, keynote speaker, and TEDx presenter Dennis has been helping executives, leaders, and CEOs reach their full potential in their professional and personal lives. An expert in brain health with a background in psychology and mindful performance, Dennis engages executives in stress-reducing programs and techniques to increase personal and professional performance, productivity, and leadership impact. Noted for his holistic approach in meeting the unique needs of today’s executives, Dennis has been featured on TEDx and in local and national media, has co-authored Inspired: 365 Days of Mindful Mojo and CALM: Choosing to Live Mindfully, and has many workplace certifications.


Executive Coaching

Mindful Performance (MP)

Mindful Leadership

Corporate Training

Keynote Speaking

Employee Assistance Programming (EAP)


The University of Georgia, B.A. Psychology

Georgia State University, M.Ed., Counseling Psychology

Lominger International, Certified Leadership Coach

Emory University, Certification, Health Coaching

Certified Employee Assistance Professional (CEAP)

Capitol University, Certified Mediator

Certified MBTI Facilitator

Yoga of India, Certified Meditation and Yoga teacher (RYT)

TEDx and Keynote Speaker, Corporate Trainer

Author,CALM: Choosing To Live Mindfully, and Inspired: 365 Days of Mindful Mojo



Executives come to me when they want to:

Enhance leadership impact and influence

Increase energy and focus

Improve performance and productivity

Overcome negative/obsessive patterns of thinking

Achieve a balance between work and home

Improve stress management and resilience

Increase self-awareness and self-understanding (emotional intelligence)

Improve overall health and wellbeing

Have more gratifying relationships both personally and professionally

The way I work is through

Guiding executives out of problem patterns of thinking/reacting which are hindering peak performance. Teaching Mindful Performance (MP), utilizing mindfulness principles and practices to achieve peak performance. Helping clients assimilate mind-body principles and practices to relieve stress. Designing practical plans for work/life balance. Assigning homework between sessions to help integrate the principles and practices.

 What executive clients can expect from working with me/outcomes

Peak performance, improved communication, greater executive presence and confidence, better speaking/presentation skills, time management work/life, stress management techniques, an inner peace, greater mental resilience, flexibility and strength, improved relationships both personally and professionally. Overall, clients can expect better performance and productivity as well as a more profound sense of more happiness, fulfillment, and well-being. 

What executives say about working with me 

That I am genuine and connect authentically, I listen carefully to clients and then develop a collaborative plan to meet those needs. I give 100% focus, and I model mindful and positive engagement. I teach strategies to overcome stressful situations. I customize my approach to the client. I work with my client until they feel confident, inspired and restored. I help clients reach their goals expediently and thoroughly. 

 Why I find this work so gratifying 

More than ever, leaders are pulled in every direction. For the past 35 years, I’ve been privileged to help executives and leaders from all types and sizes of companies, where the common issue is stress and reduced quality of life. Teaching the principles of mindful performance cuts through the noise, chaos, and overwhelm. Watching leaders gain control over situations and excel in their personal and professional lives is the most gratifying experience and why I enjoy my work.

Length of a typical coaching session and overall engagement

Depends on client goals. Can be as short as 20-30 minutes or as long as 75 minutes. Double sessions or half-day coaching sessions are available.  


It is scheduled to allow enough time between sessions to apply new concepts and practices on average about one week apart. Important, however, to have sessions close enough together to ensure traction and sustainability.