Navigate Life Transitions with Purpose

Transition on Purpose is a personal story illustrating success, failure, and resilience. If you want to live a resilient life, Transition on Purpose will have you thinking differently, behaving differently, and doing life differently!


Meet the Author

Dennis Volpe currently serves as a Principal Consultant and Executive Performance and Transition Coach with the Leadership Research Institute. Dennis is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, earned his Master of Science in Leadership Development from the Naval Postgraduate School, and is a Columbia University certified Executive Coach.

Dennis’ understanding of leadership comes from his over twenty years of leadership and operational experience as a career Naval Officer to include teaching leadership at the United States Naval Academy, serving in numerous leadership roles of increasing responsibility to include Command at Sea, and from a variety of academic and intellectual pursuits. Dennis has experienced personal and professional success, professional setbacks, and knows what it takes to live a resilient life.

Dennis is very involved in his community as a mentor/coach supporting military to civilian transition programs as well as participatory, hands-on leadership programs for emerging leaders.  

Dennis enjoys the outdoors, is a passionate college Rugby and Lacrosse fan, and is an avid triathlete. Dennis and his wife, Amanda, live outside Manchester, New Hampshire with their dog, Nimitz.


My mission is to be your trusted advisor in both work and life. I will provide the informed insight, experienced perspective, unfiltered accountability and leadership principles you need to be your best self. I work at the individual, team, and organizational level to enlighten, empower, and equip my clients with the tools they need to succeed. ​


Performance Coaching


Career and Transition Coaching


Leadership and Organizational Development Consulting


Workshops: EQ, Resilience, and Decision-making


About the Book

Transition is a fact of life. How we transition from one stage or chapter of life to another is a choice. In Transition on Purpose, Dennis creates a framework of suggestions that provide clarity, focus, direction, and purpose to empower you to transition from where you are to where you want to be. He provides a personal story of transition illustrating success, failure, and personal resilience. He will teach you how to think about self-awareness, exploration, and action to live your best life. Throughout the pages of Transition on Purpose, you’ll find out how to think differently, behave differently, and do life differently!

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