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Dennis Buttimer

Mastering Mindful Performance in Leadership and Wellness

Discover Dennis Buttimer, an inspiring seasoned speaker, distinguished executive coach, and experienced consultant, with a legacy of empowering leaders and teams through mindfulness, leadership development, and wellness programs. Transform your organization with his proven strategies for peak performance and well-being.


About Dennis Buttimer

Mastering Leadership and Wellness: Dennis Buttimer's Over 3 Decades of Expertise

Dennis Buttimer, M.Ed., CEAP, RYT, is a seasoned expert in leadership development and wellness, offering over three decades of experience as an executive coach, corporate trainer, and keynote speaker. His background in Human Resources Management, corporate training, and healthcare equips him with a unique set of skills to enhance productivity and wellness in any organizational setting.With certifications in leadership coaching, health coaching, employee assistance programming, mediation, and as a meditation and yoga teacher, Dennis crafts his holistic approach to meet the precise needs of his clients. His guidance propels clients from entrenched challenges to mindful performance, ensuring success through strategies that reflect both his professional expertise and personal journey.
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Dennis has a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology, and is certified in:

  • leadership coaching through Lominger International
  • health coaching through Emory University
  • employee assistance programming as a professional (CEAP) through the Employee Assistance Certification Commission
  • mediation through Capitol University
  • meditation and yoga as a teacher (RYT).

Dennis Buttimer tailors his comprehensive approach to align with the unique requirements of each client perfectly, ensuring a personalized pathway to success. He skillfully navigates clients from the mire of their challenges towards a state of mindful performance, drawing upon a wealth of successful techniques and strategies. These methodologies are enriched by both his extensive professional background and his personal journey, offering a deeply resonant and effective approach to overcoming obstacles.

Together with Angela, his wife and collaborator, Dennis has co-authored impactful works including "CALM: Choosing To Live Mindfully" (2011) and "Inspired: 365 Days of Mindful Mojo" (2018), sharing their insights on leading a mindful life. Their collective wisdom was also showcased in their TEDx Talk, “Defusing Stress With Mindful Mojo” (2017), further solidifying their status as thought leaders in mindfulness and stress reduction.

Dennis and Angela wrote mind-body articles for the Huffington Post in 2016 and 2017. Additionally, in early 2023, they became daily columnists for the Atlanta Journal Constitution (AJC) where they continue to write "Joyful Daily." In 2012, Dennis embarked on a nationwide tour, educating professionals on the efficacy of mind-body interventions in managing stress, anxiety, and depression.

Dennis's expertise lies in applying mindfulness and other evidence-based practices to catalyze transformation in the lives of individuals, couples, and organizations facing challenging situations. His work has spanned a broad spectrum of clients, helping them to find balance and achieve their objectives with grace and resilience.

A proud member of esteemed organizations such as the International Coach Federation (ICF), National Speakers Association (NSA), Employee Assistance Professionals’ Association (EAPA), and Yoga Alliance (YA), Dennis's professional affiliations speak to his commitment to excellence and continued growth in his field.

Transform your life with Mindful Success! Call Dennis at (404) 949-9500 for immediate support and solutions.

“Dennis’ work with our team at Hi-Rez was well-received and the attendees of his ‘Mindful Mojo for Peak Performance’ program have given very positive feedback. Dennis’ upbeat delivery approach of neuroscience, experiential components and humor seems to be an excellent style for participants’ learning and sustainability. I highly recommend him to organizations who are seeking improved work results, work/life balance and overall mindful performance!”

Alissa Twombly HR Manager at Hi-Rez

Dennis presented to my colleagues and I regarding mindful stress management and WOW has it made a difference! We have a very fast paced, high stress job and most of the time we forget how to relax both at work and at home. Dennis provided practices that I personally have applied in all aspects of my life and has resulted in a more calm, at peace feeling. Although the work itself has not changed in its fast paced nature, us employees have found FANTASTIC ways to help deal with the stress that inevitably comes with the work. Thank you Dennis!

Michael Kenny National Director, Discount Waste Michael Kenny, National Director, Discount Waste

On both occasions, Dennis has tailored the workshop to meet the needs of our group and delivered meaningful content that can be easily applied. Dennis is a fantastic resource we will utilize again!"

Jeannie Adams-Pena Myer Director, Los Ninos Education

“I have known and worked with Dennis for many years now and have attended two of his Mindful Performance sessions. He coached me and my colleagues at IHG on the practical aspects of being mindful - physical exercises and mental conditioning. His ability to fine tune his delivery based on the kind of audience he was working with was interesting to me, both as a participant and an observer. I have experienced Dennis's mindful approach even in his email communications and how he pursues action items through clarity, empathy and patience. I embody those in my life at every opportunity and have observed a positive turnaround in my communications, and my satisfaction from them. That is the direct benefit of my programs with Dennis!

Gaj Ayer Principal, Technology Solutions

Dennis' Signature Keynotes

Dennis Buttimer’s programs are designed to usher in a new era of productivity, wellness, and leadership within organizations. Each program is tailored to foster mindful performance, offering practical tools and strategies for sustainable growth.

Mindful Performance: Invest in Feeling and Performing at Your Best! ™

When action is strategically informed by a mindful, intentional focus, you and your organization are better able to cut through the noise and clutter to enjoy peak performance. Mindful Performance (MP) makes it possible to find the calm in the chaos. When leadership and employees reduce their stress levels and are healthier and happier, this directly impacts the bottom line of the organization. We call this the “return on mindfulness” (ROM).
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As a result of this keynote, breakout, or corporate mindfulness training, you and your organization can expect to:

  • Improve Executive Presence and Leadership Abilities
  • Reduce Absenteeism, Presenteeism, Burnout, and Turnover
  • Reduce Stress, Create Wellness, and Increase Self-Awareness
  • Improve Mental Strength, Mindset, and Motivation
  • Improve Productivity, Focus, and Bottom Line Results
  • Enhance Creative Problem-Solving, and Innovative Thinking
  • Improve Communication, Engagement, and Build High-Performing Collaborative Teams

“Dennis has been a tremendous asset to our customers and their employees. Stress at the workplace is a given, and employees are hungry for effective, practical ways to bring a calm, mindful presence into the work they do every day. Dennis brings a simple applicable approach to empower employees to tap into their resilience, and we feel fortunate to be able to partner with him!”

Julie Sharp Account Executive, FEI Health

“I had an opportunity to listen to Dennis speak at the TMSA Conference. It was refreshing and very helpful! If you find yourself pulled in many directions and feeling out of balance, his program will help you find your focus again. When I start to feel I'm spinning in this virtual business environment I take a moment to recall his speech and just breathe. I recommend everyone find the opportunity to attend or listen to one of his presentations!

Melissa Cox National Director of Enterprise Sales, ArcBest

“Dennis presented “Mindful Performance in Uncertain Times.” His material and presentation style were outstanding and very timely! His approach of engagement, science, practical application, and humor was very well-received by the participants. I definitely recommend him to any conference or organization needing a speaker who can ably address leadership and performance in a realistic way!”

Don Friddell Vice-President, Brown Integrated Logistics

Mindful Mojo for Peak Performance™

Stress is adversely impacting your organization and your bottom line. It is the #1 health epidemic in the country, meaning that it is affecting your employees’ mental, emotional, and physical health. This translates into a lack of productivity, inability to focus and perform, and poor communication and team dynamics.

In this program, your employees will be guided back to their best selves. They will:

  • Easily understand the principles of mindfulness and stress management
  • Practice tools that can be applied in their daily lives to relieve stress
  • Learn how to re-energize and re-engage themselves
  • Learn how to manage time, energy, and work/life
  • Enjoy peak performance, confidence, and self-efficacy

“Dennis is a skilled and seasoned speaker and coach. He can teach, connect and touch your soul one minute, while entertaining the next. Dennis brings an air of concern and care to every group he leads and that’s pretty special.”

Marilyn Ringo Vice-President, Media Strategies at Speechworks

“Dennis Buttimer of Atlanta Center for Mindfulness & Well-Being perfectly presented at one of our VIP client locations recently. His presentation was completely professional, organized, eloquent and incredibly thought provoking. My team and our client’s employees in attendance were totally impressed with the attention to details and interactive applications during the session. I highly recommend any time you may be privileged to gain with Dennis and his high-level skills at engaging audiences toward any aspect of wellness.”

Nita Marie Stallard Account Manager, Aetna

“My team and I had the pleasure of working with Dennis on a Mindfulness session in preparation for our leaders' Diversity and Inclusion training. Dennis is passionate about his mission and is very patient working through the design of the program. We had a unique request pairing Mindfulness with D&I, Dennis exceeded our expectations!"

Kate A. Coker-Daisie Director of Training/Organizational Development, Georgia Department of Revenue

Mindful Leadership: Engage Employees and Boost Your Business™

Leaders are under more stress than ever before, and they are being pulled in many different directions. A mindful leader is able cut through the noise and chaos and discern where to focus, how to delegate, and communicate with authority and empathy. They exude presence, are emotionally-intelligent, and able to create and sustain loyalty and high-performing teams. They are also more confident, innovative, and have a positive mindset. Leaders who utilize these principles and practices move quantum leaps ahead in their personal and professional lives.

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With Dennis’ corporate background, executive coaching, training experience, and a master’s degree in counseling psychology, he is considered the expert in behavior and dynamics in the workplace, particularly with leaders.

Participants who attend this keynote or training will:

  • Principles and practices of self-awareness, self-regulation, and self-mastery
  • How to reduce stress and feel your best consistently
  • How feeling your best is directly connected to performing at your best
  • The neuroscience of mindfulness and how it supports you in taking your performance to the next level
  • Taking charge of your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors through mindful practice
  • Cultivating a growth mindset with positive psychology which supports the ability to tap into and expand one’s own resilience, inspiration, and motivation
  • Become more emotionally intelligent which helps improve your capacity for effective communication, and create engaged, high performing teams

“I have known Dennis for many years, and during that time I have hired him as presenter on a number of occasions. He was consistently one of the most popular speakers that we had, combining his quick wit and sense of humor, his in-depth knowledge of his subject, and his genuine care and concern for each person in the room. While I am currently not in a position where I hire speakers, I would certainly look to him again if the opportunity came along!”

Jeanie Robertson MS, Formerly HR Manager, William Patterson University

“Dennis facilitated three sessions on the topic of Achieving Mindful Performance and each session had more participants than the one before it. It was obvious from not only those employees that told us but by word of mouth the event was a success and the participants are hungry for more. Dennis was able to share and relate to all who attended whether it was in person or via Zoom. Just in his presence alone, Dennis provided a safe place for each participant that was meaningful and uplifting and non-judgmental. In the days that followed the sessions I had participants share with me how they are using the tips they learned. Now that is priceless!”

Donna Lee SHRM-SCP | Manager HR & Benefits, Esquire Deposition Solutions

“Dennis is an inspirational speaker and coach. I have participated in many of his programs since November 2020. He has a calming effect on the participants. Dennis exhibits genuine care and concern for everyone in the room. His great sense of humor is uplifting. I really enjoy hearing Dennis speak! I always feel hopeful after his encouraging presentations. His words are often what I need to navigate through professional and personal challenges. I highly recommend Dennis to any organization needing improved performance and wellness!

Belinda Clark Consultant

Mastering the Art of Workplace Dynamics: Your Go-To Expert

Dennis Buttimer is an expert in workplace behavior and dynamics. He blends corporate experience, executive coaching, and counseling psychology to drive organizational cultures towards mindfulness, resilience, and exceptional performance.ority on workplace behavior among leaders.

Elevate your organization’s performance and well-being

Book Dennis Buttimer for a keynote or training session that will leave a lasting impact on your team’s success and satisfaction.