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Dermot Butterly

ECPC, ACC

Dermot graduated from The Art & Science of Coaching in 2012 and has been a trainer with the Erickson Coaching International since 2015.  Dermot is originally from Ireland and just celebrated his 20th year living in America. His background for the last 15 years has been in self-development. He has lead trainings and personal development workshops all across California. Before that, he was a professionally trained theater actor and singer. Dermot founded his own coaching company in 2013 and works primarily with entrepreneurs from San Francisco and Europe.


His nickname in the coaching world is “The Celtic Coach.” As a trainer, Dermot brings his years of experience along with his very skilled Irish gift of the gab to create a fun and engaging online experience for all the students from Module I –Module IV. Dermot’s philosophy is simple - “Education with Entertainment.” If you provide a fun and professional environment for students, great learning is sure to follow. Dermot has also received numerous awards for a two-year one-on-one coaching program he developed and presented at a homeless shelter in his community of Sebastopol, CA.


Professional Qualifications:

  • Erickson Professional Certified Coach (ECPC)
  • ICF Associated Certified Coach (ACC)
  • Erickson's Passion Into Profit Business Program
  • Erickson's Train The Trainer and Advanced Train The Trainer Program
  • Advanced Client Systems by Steve Chandler
  • Certified SuperCoach by Michael Neill
  • A whole new way to think about business by Michael Neill
  • Falling in love with your business by Michael Neill
  • Bachelor of Spiritual Psychology, The University of Santa Monica (USM) 

Areas of Expertise:

  • Building prosperous coaching businesses
  • Executive coaching
  • Entrepreneurial Coaching
  • Small business leadership
  • Nonprofit leadership coaching

Personal Interests and Certifications:

  • Radio Talk Show Host
  • Certified Hatha Yoga Instructor
  • Meditation - Still haven't found myself
  • Completed a Peace Walk from L.A. to Washington D.C. (3,346 miles and five pairs of sneakers)
  • Lead Concerts in Northern California, entitled "Songs, Stories and Self-Discovery"
  • Enjoying fine Organic Irish tea while reading a good book