Buffini & Company Chairman and Founder
Founder & President of The Table Group
Buffini & Company Chief Executive Officer
Vice President of Professional Development &
America's Largest Real Estate Training & Coaching Company
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 41 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.
Ethan Kross is an award-winning professor and bestselling author in the University of Michigan’s top ranked Psychology Department and its Ross School of Business. He studies how the conversations people have with themselves impact their health, performance, decision-making, and relationships. Kross wrote the national bestseller Chatter: The Voice in Our Head, Why it Matters and How to Harness It, which was chosen as one of the best new books of the year by the Washington Post, CNN, USA Today, and Amazon. It was also the Winning Winter 2021 selection for Malcolm Gladwell, Adam Grant, Susan Cain, and Dan Pink’s Next Big Idea Book Club. Described as a “masterpiece” by pioneering researcher Angela Duckworth, Chatter will soon be translated into over 35 languages.
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 six million people from 164 countries through the company’s events, podcast, training and coaching programs.
Originally from Dublin, Ireland, Dermot immigrated to San Diego, California, in 1999. He can be heard every month on America’s fastest growing business podcast, The Brian Buffini Show exploring the mindset, motivation and methodologies of success.
Patrick Lencioni is founder and president of The Table Group, a firm dedicated to providing organizations with ideas, products and services that improve teamwork, clarity and employee engagement.
Lencioni’s passion for organizations and the people who work in them is reflected in his writing, speaking and executive consulting. He is the author of twelve best-selling books with nearly seven million copies sold. After eighteen years in print, his classic book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, remains a fixture on national best-seller lists. His most recent book, The Motive: Why So Many Leaders Abdicate Their Most Important Responsibilities, was released in February 2020. He is also the host of the popular business podcast, At The Table with Patrick Lencioni. Pat’s latest model, The Six Types of Working Genius, is designed to help people find joy and energy in their work.
Vice President of Professional Development & Industry Engagement
As Vice President of Professional Development & Industry Engagement, Amy Somerville leads Buffini & Company’s professional development efforts and leverages her valuable experience as an acclaimed national presenter to support international, team, broker and agent training programs. Amy is a visionary leader and a go-to, high-energy speaker, panelist and facilitator. She has been the host of Buffini & Company 7 Figure Club — Live™ and has also shared the stage with the likes of Jay Leno and Wayne Brady. Amy holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and technical communications from Colorado State University, did MBA coursework at the University of New Mexico’s Anderson School of Business and completed an executive development program at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Amy is married to her college sweetheart, Lance, and they are proud parents of two young daughters.