Dennis Mcintee

  • Leadership

  • Performance

  • Customer Service

  • Sales 

  • Productivity








About Dennis Mcintee

Dennis McIntee, a gifted keynote speaker, and author, travels across the US speaking at leadership summits, management training events, and healthcare conferences. So many people already know Dennis as “The Drama Free Guy.” This is because Dennis understands that if you eliminate unhealthy drama in the workplace, your teams will thrive and succeed. In addition to being a keynote speaker, he is also a leadership consultant passionate about helping leaders create high-trust, high-performance cultures.

Dennis is also the author of The 8 Qualities of Drama Free Teams, The Power of Pursuit, Drama Free Teams in Healthcare, Drama Free Productivity, Drama-Free Relationships.

He has been married to his wife, Lisa, for 27 years and together they have four children. Whenever he isn’t writing, traveling, or speaking, Dennis is an avid runner and enjoys training for races and watching soccer.


Featured topics

Creating Drama Free Teams that Get Results

Leading a high-trust, high-performance team that gets results is possible. It’s also possible to do it without putting in more hours and working harder. Creating an ownership culture free of drama, victim mentalities, and blame assigning helps leaders leverage their most valuable asset–their team members. This interactive workshop will give you the practical skills you need to eliminate all the excuses not only from your team but every relationship today.

We teach what we know, but we produce who you are so the best way to coach the drama out of your team is to become a dream coach. Great coaches and leaders are not born; they are developed. That’s good news. It means we can learn the tools we can use to draw out the best in our people. You can learn these secrets too, and it’s not as hard as you think.

Learning Objectives

  • Discover the two trust-building skills necessary to create buy-in with your team

  • Understand how to remove emotion from situations to facilitate change

  • Master the art of coaching through the GPS Methodology™

  • Develop the two skills for giving effective feedback that won’t leave your employees feeling defensive

  • Learn the coaching questions that are guaranteed to create ownership within your team and the one question to never ask

  • Increase your ability to discern motives so you can skip the drama and get to the heart of issues faster

  • Develop two core competencies guaranteed to help you build trust with anyone



Drama Free Productivity

Stop wasting time, start making better decisions, and boost ownership and accountability. You can get control of your time and your team, even if it seems like you have too much to do and not enough time. In this interactive workshop and keynote, Dennis teaches the mindsets you need to take the drama out of your productivity. It is possible to do more in less time with less stress.

Learning Objectives

  • Discover the four components for productive meetings

  • Explore the ten trust-building skills you need to increase buy-in with team members

  • Develop two techniques that will remove the emotional drama that kills motivation

  • Understand the two components of every successful meeting

  • Discover the 3-D questions that make every meeting more productive and efficient

  • Learn the three-part feedback exercise that builds trust and empowers everyone




The Drama-Free Leader

Despite the fact that there are tons of opportunities for organizations to grow utilizing their current teams, many leaders still face hurdles. To create a drama-free team, you first must become a drama-free leader. Some leaders play the game “Simon Says” in their organizations, but great leaders know the real game is “Follow The Leader”. This keynote explores tools on self-management. Nothing makes a better impression on people than the ability to lead yourself.

As the author of several groundbreaking books on leadership, personal development, and success, Dennis offers this engaging presentation to help enhance the workplace culture.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the three skills for effective self-management

  • Explore how to increase the level of trust with your team

  • Discover how learning to manage your emotional state is the hidden key to high-performance





Coaching Skills For Leaders

The most effective leaders have the qualities of a great coach. Leaders who use coaching skills can improve morale, retain key people, and experience greater productivity. This skills-based training focuses on integrating coaching to develop employees and teams. This workshop is for leaders who want to use a coaching approach to help improve commitment and increase productivity.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn the GPS Coaching Framework™ to get to the heart of every person

  • Discover how to format your questions to turn your team from reactive to proactive

  • Master two coaching techniques that help people change behavior


Leading Your People Through Change

There are outstanding opportunities for organizations to grow, yet many leaders face hurdles. In fact, many of these hurdles are internal–not external. According to research by Bain & Company, 85% percent of executives say their greatest barriers to achieving growth objectives actually lie inside their own four walls. Because senior care is changing it is imperative to continually modulate your thinking to deal with uncertainty.

Learning Objectives

  • Discover The Creative Focuser™ to help you think outside the box

  • Learn the three mindsets needed to navigate through transition and change

  • Master The Learning Matrix™ to make your future bigger than your past

  • Implement The Excuse Buster Formula™ that eliminates procrastination


Drama Free Customer Service

You can deliver excellent service consistently with greater employee ownership. In this interactive workshop, you’ll discover what makes The Disney Difference™ and how to apply those same processes in your teams.

Learning Objectives

  • Discover the EBAR Customer Service Transformer™ to help people deliver consistent, excellent customer service

  • Learn the key to developing Behavior Standards

  • Learn how to create self-directed work teams so everyone can own his or her role

  • Transform the way your team delivers exceptional service by exploring the power of storytelling


What People Are Saying…

Dean gives you a powerful strategic plan (blueprint) for undertaking a second-half career that is full of adventure and significance.
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Dean helps others find more meaning and purpose, rather than that frantic pursuit of money and position has up to now provided them.
Leadership Staff
Dean is a natural leader and helps others increase their level of performance in whatever career path they choose

"The majority of us, however we define success, come to a time when having it for its own sake pales next to the real trophies of true direction: our effects on other lives, a chance to make a difference. And it’s never too late, or too early, to get it.”

- Dean Niewolny




Trade up

What does it take to feel good--and do good--in work? More money? Money falls short, says Dean Niewolny, whose finance career, four houses, boat, plane, and astronomical paycheck still left him restless. Call it smoldering discontent. Like most achievers, Dean found himself craving work that matters.

So Dean took the hard road to trade up, eventually landing at the helm of Halftime.

Now for almost anyone in any career--just starting, midway, or wrapping up--Dean has the goods. With deep insight from his personal journey, Dean lays out the path to a career with purpose. (Sometimes the career changes; always the heart does.) Readers get self-assessment tools and clear steps wrapped in twenty years worth of stories, hard-won wisdom, and grace. A person can know what he or she was wired to do--and how to get there.

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