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Dennis - Atlanta Center for Mindfulness and Well Being


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Leadership Development and Wellness Expert

Executive Coach, Consultant, Corporate Trainer, Keynote Speaker, TEDx Speaker, Author


Over the past three decades, Dennis Buttimer has been a coach, speaker, and leader in the helping profession. With a rich background in employee assistance programming (EAP), corporate training, and healthcare, Dennis draws on his unique skill set to help individuals and organizations to be more productive in all areas of their lives.

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).

He customizes his holistic approach to meet the distinct needs of his clients.

Dennis encourages and guides clients out of problem patterns into mindful performance, leading them to success. He has developed successful techniques and strategies based not only on his professional education and training but also on his personal experiences.

Along with his wife and business partner Angela, he co-authored CALM: Choosing To Live Mindfully (2011), and their latest book, Inspired: 365 Days of Mindful Mojo (2018). Together, they did a TEDx Talk, “Defusing Stress With Mindful Mojo” (2017). In 2012, he traveled the country teaching fellow professionals about mind-body interventions for stress, anxiety, and depression.

Dennis specializes in mindfulness and other research-based practices to help clients transform stress. He has worked extensively with individuals, couples, and organizations struggling with difficult issues.

He is a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF), National Speakers Association (NSA), Employee Assistance Professionals’ Association (EAPA), and Yoga Alliance (YA).

Call (404) 949-9500 or email Dennis today to get immediate help for you or your organization!

Dennis' Keynotes

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).

“An inspiring and meaningful program on every level with a solid message. Absolute professionalism with both motivating and pragmatic ideas to implement. My team of executives could not wait to have Dennis return for more!”

-Craig Eister, SVP, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) 


“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


“Angela and Dennis Buttimer are by far the single best example of “walking the talk” that I have ever encountered, in both my former career in Executive Development and in my current career as Founder and General Manager of a real estate brokerage business. They’re a great fit with our values of living intentionally, creating a purposeful life, and being learning based. Their annual visioning and planning session with my group has been phenomenal. I recommend them without reservation!”

– Susan Powell, Founder and General Manager, Good Living Real Estate

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

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.

“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 Studios


“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


“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

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

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.


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.

“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



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

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