For more than 25 years, we have been improving and impacting lives.

Buffini & Company is the largest coaching and training company in North America. Founded by real estate legend and master motivator Brian Buffini, the company provides a unique and highly effective lead generation system.

Our One2One Coaching Members earn an average of $369,400 — 10X the national average.

For more than 25 years, we have impacted and improved the lives of more than 3 million clients in 45 countries. We have helped them improve their business, increase net profits and enhance their quality of life.

Our Mission

Live what we teach

Our Core Values

Live what we teach
Practice servant leadership
Excellence is our minimum standard

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Buffini & Company

6349 Palomar Oaks Court
Carlsbad, CA, 92011
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Business Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM PST

Client Care Hours

Monday - Friday
6:00 AM - 5:00 PM PST


Toll Free: 1-800-945-3485
Fax: 1-760-476-9072

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Brian Buffini

Brian Buffini is the founder and chairman of Buffini & Company, the largest training and coaching company in North America. Based in Carlsbad, California, Buffini & Company has trained more than 3 million business professionals in 45 countries and has coached more than 25,000 business people. Born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, Brian emigrated to San Diego in 1986, where he became the classic American rags-to-riches story. After becoming one of the top-producing real estate agents in the nation, he founded Buffini & Company—an organization dedicated to sharing his powerful lead-generation systems with others.

In addition, Brian’s podcast, The Brian Buffini Show, has more than 12 million listeners in 178 countries. Brian became a New York Times, Amazon and Wall Street Journal best-selling author with his latest book, “The Emigrant Edge.” Today, Brian travels the world sharing a message of encouragement about how to “live the good life.” He has been inducted into the RISMedia Real Estate Newsmakers Hall of Fame and has been recognized in the Swanepoel Power 200. Brian and his bride, Beverly — co-founder of Buffini & Company — have six children and reside in Southern California.

Dermot Buffini

Dermot Buffini is the CEO of Buffini & Company, the largest business coaching and training company in North America.

Joining Buffini & Company in 1999 as the Senior Vice President of Business Development, Dermot was responsible for developing new markets and corporate partnerships, as well as the company’s overall growth plan. He quickly became known as a passionate leader and prominent business strategist. Dermot assumed the CEO role in 2013 and under his leadership provides a significant impact in the lives of more than 3 million people from 45 countries through the company’s events, training and coaching programs.

A recognized leader, Dermot has been named a RISMedia Newsmaker, a finalist of San Diego Business Journal’s CEO of the Year and ranked in the Swanepoel Power 200. His commitment to excellence has led Buffini & Company as a Top Place to Work in San Diego consecutively since 2016. Dermot emigrated to San Diego, California, from Dublin, Ireland in 1999.

Jim Polzin

Originally from the Midwest, Jim spent nearly a decade at Pella Corporation, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of windows and doors, serving in a wide-range of financial positions. In 2001, he joined Buffini & Company as its Controller, later becoming the company’s Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer. When not in the office, Jim enjoys quality time with his wife and son, and perfecting his game on the golf course.

Terri King

A 25-year sales and marketing expert who’s worked with industry giants such as Disney, Nickelodeon, Guinness and Easter Seals to name just a few. As Buffini & Company’s first-ever Chief Customer Officer (CCO), she’s responsible for the customer experience. Terri holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Marketing and General Business from the University of Saskatchewan in Canada.

Dave McGhee

Dave leads a team of more than 60 certified Business Coaches at Buffini & Company. Dave’s team coaches thousands of business owners to develop and grow their business through the implementation of systems in every facet of their operation. Buffini & Company coached clients typically earn 10-times the industry average. Dave has personally coached more than 250 business owners, leaders and CEO’s over the past 15 years. His clients have ranked among the 100 Most Influential in Real Estate, the Wall Street Journal’s top 100 and the National Association of Realtors 30-under-30.

Mike Riley

During his 25+ years in the marketing space, Mike has worked with some of the most influential B2B and B2C companies in the world, including Disney, Microsoft, IBM, and American Honda. Joining Buffini & Company in 2014, Mike is responsible for the company’s overall marketing strategies, tactics and programs. Mike holds a BA in Political Science and a MS in Instructional Design & Technology from California State University, Fullerton.

Melissa Simmons

An accounting and finance professional with 20+ years of experience. Melissa has held senior-level finance roles at Texas Instruments, Alliance Semiconductor, Integrated Sensor Solutions, and the California franchise office of Outback Steakhouse before joining Buffini & Company in 2003. Melissa holds an MBA and a BA in Accounting from Iowa State University.

Heather Luskie

From music to television to now real estate training, Vice President of Buffini Brand Studio Heather Luskie joins Buffini & Company with years of storytelling experience across multiple industries. In her current role at Buffini & Company, Heather directs a talented team of visual designers and video professionals to craft impactful training, content and experiences to benefit clients’ lives personally and professionally. Before joining Buffini & Company, Heather spent 11 years at the NBC affiliate in San Diego, spearheading unique creative marketing initiatives as the station’s Brand Director and receiving seven Emmy Awards while in the role. Heather has a BA in Communication from California State University, Fullerton, and she enjoys spending time with her family in San Diego.

Carl Schloessman

As Chief Marketing Officer, Carl is responsible for the strategic direction of the company’s marketing initiatives, including acquisition, branding, digital marketing, social media and advertising.

Prior to joining Buffini & Company, Carl held executive-level sales and marketing roles at Live Nation Entertainment, Keyper Company and the Los Angeles Football Club, among others. He has extensive experience developing and implementing nationally-recognized campaigns and partnerships in live entertainment, sports and retail for digital platforms.

He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from the University of Colorado and resides in Southern California.