David Butlein, Ph.D.
David Butlein, Ph.D. has utilized his background in transformational psychology to catalyze culture change as a management consultant for Fortune 500 companies and start-ups. An expert in creating high-performance corporate cultures and teams, he is an energizing leader, coach and facilitator known for his capacity to galvanize groups to generate breakthrough results.
As a management consultant at JMJ Associates, Mr. Butlein worked on large-scale capital projects (such as mines, refineries, wind farms and offshore platforms) to develop leaders and create breakthroughs in performance. He also co-designed their new international Incident and Injury-Free (IIF) in Action programs; designed, tested and delivered their IIF Engagement and their IIF Mastery Programs; as well as having developed and led the U.S. sustainability team.
An integrally informed business coach, David is adept at giving feedback that spurs personal development. He has developed and run programs for leadership teams designed to solve persistent, complex “unsolvable” problems.
David is passionate about supporting businesses as they transition towards sustainability, and he is skillful in designing seriously fun games that develop people. He has created learning simulations for clients including Chevron, the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs and the University of Texas at Austin.
David obtained his Doctorate and Masters in Psychology at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, and his Bachelors in Philosophy at Boston University. Originally trained as a licensed clinical psychologist, he continues to develop himself in the cutting-edge models of integral leadership, Spiral Dynamics, integral sustainability and evolutionary leadership.
- British Petroleum
- Cal Dive International
- Jacobs Engineering
- Sustainable Global Sourcing (first fair trade textile company in Africa)
- The Ace Hotel
- The Dr. Phil Show
- The University of Texas at Austin
Read What Our Clients Say About David:
“I’d describe David’s coaching as ‘shift’ coaching—he has a remarkable ability to help shift perspective from a limited scope to one where seemingly unimaginable things actually start to seem quite real. (And these things actually start to happen). Through David’s coaching, I transitioned careers, started a business and learned how to communicate in a way that gets serious results. David’s energetic, direct approach along with his creativity has a way of turning a simple conversation into an invigorating and expansive experience. He combines an intuitive sensitivity with a relentless tenacity to call out the BS, and I credit his coaching with some phenomenal changes in my life, both personally and professionally. My highest recommendation.”
Communications and Marketing Lead at JMJ Associates
“When I reached out to David I was under stress both professionally and personally. David is skilled when it comes to asking the tough questions and he has a wickedly keen ability to feel the authenticity of his clients. David opened me up to new levels of awareness transforming my ability to see the reality within which I live. His coaching gave me new skills in handling conflict, communicating with others and ultimately creating deeper fulfillment in my professional and personal life. David’s coaching is not for the meek, but for those who are committed to growing and learning. He will help you navigate through the uncomfortable truth’s we tend to avoid, leaving you with a clear vision for your future and actionable steps to realize your goals.”
Principal Financial Analyst, Topaz Power Group
“At Liberty & Justice, we are committed to giving women victims of war and poverty access to life-transforming experiences. The kind of experiences that help them, against the odds, rebuild their lives—emotionally, financially, and also in terms of their relationship with work. As you can imagine, training is everything—and we’ve been blessed to have David Butlein on our side through every step, from course design to implementation and follow-up. Our trainings have yielded unprecedented results in the lives of our workers and for our company, and we know that would not be true if not for David’s high degree of sensitivity and inclusive approach to creating amazing courses that inspire real change.”
CEO, Liberty & Justice
“David has the unique ability to sense how people are perceiving the current situation and then recommend a course of action that will produce results with that particular group. He is able to execute work with a minimum of guidance, offers solutions once issues are identified, and ask questions that provoke useful insights. His perspective frequently adds a dimension to addressing problems that would have been missed except for his input. Overall, David has provided both hard business results as well as developing people as leaders to produce those results.”
Senior Consultant, JMJ Associates
“Leaders today need to rigorously inquire into what sustainability and sustenance really are and redesign their business models to strategically intersect with the global challenges we face. Our long-term future demands we effectively apply the distinctions and leadership principles of the emerging business paradigm on the court now.”