About Dennis

Dennis Volpe is a Partner with the Leadership Research Institute (LRI) specializing in Personal Leadership, Organizational Development and Team Effectiveness, Emotional Intelligence, and Resilience for Corporate and Small Business Leaders and Teams. Dennis supports leaders and teams by getting them refocused on what really matters so they can transform their reality, get to their definition of success faster, and thrive in new and challenging environments.

During the past few years, Dennis has worked extensively with Emerging Leaders, High Potential Leaders, and Developing Talent programs with Fortune 500 companies as well as small business Founder/CEOs. His clients are in consulting, aerospace and aviation, manufacturing, high tech, financial services, real estate, logistics, governmental and non-profit organizations.

Dennis’ understanding of leadership comes from over twenty years of operational experience as a career Naval Officer to include Command at Sea; multiple overseas deployments; an operational planner tour in Afghanistan; a tour as the Director of Future Operations for U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command; and several years as a Leadership instructor, Leadership Course Coordinator, and Ethics Facilitator at the United States Naval Academy; as well as a number of academic and intellectual pursuits.

Dennis is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, an International Coaching Federation (ICF) Professional Certified Coach (PCC), a Columbia University Certified Executive Coach, a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach, a certified Working Genius Coach, and a certified Emotional Intelligence Coach. Dennis earned his Master of Science in Leadership Development from the Naval Postgraduate School and his Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College. Dennis is a certified and proven operational planner, a graduate of the University of Notre Dame Mendoza School of Business Executive Leadership Course, and a graduate of the PROSCI ™ change management course.

Dennis is also the founder of the Severn River Leadership Group which is a Veteran-owned small business committed to the development and success of military veteran and first responder-owned small businesses through small business investing, performance coaching, and leadership consulting.

Dennis is the international best-selling author of Transition on Purpose which provides a personal story of transition illustrating success, failure, and personal resilience. He leverages the Columbia Coaching methodology to provide a framework focused on career and life transition. Transition on Purpose emphasizes the concepts of self-awareness, focused exploration, and intentional action to be your best and to live your best life.

Dennis is an outdoor enthusiast, a Traeger grill guy, a recreational triathlete, and a passionate Rugby and Lacrosse fan.  Dennis and his wife, Amanda, live in the Manchester, New Hampshire area.