Our Director

Dr. Dwayne L. Buckingham

President & CEO, Buckingham Consulting Group, LLC

Founder & Director, Buckingham Coaching Academy (BCA)

Dwayne L. Buckingham, Ph.D., LCSW-C, BCD, is a board-certified licensed clinical psychotherapist, ICF certified coach, retired decorated veteran, and CEO of Buckingham Consulting Group, LLC.
He is also  an award-winning entrepreneur, multiple 6-figure business owner and renowned consultant.
Dr. Buckingham has over 25 years of experience in delivering clinical treatment, training, coaching, and consulting to more than 40,000 persons worldwide,  He uses his knowledge and expertise in human behavior and development to collaborate with coaching clients to find solutions in problems.
As a professional coach with 16 years of experience, he offers empowerment coaching to support clients as they look within to overcome adversity, build resilience and create the life they desire. 

He began his coaching career as a young officer while serving in various leadership positions in the United States Air Force. Dr. Buckingham was often called upon to provide executive coaching to senior level commissioned officers and career coaching for enlisted personnel. His commitment to serving and empowering others is centered around one belief…everyone was Created To Win! 

Coaching Approach Style

Collaborative Empowerment, Holistic and Resilience-Focused 

I believe that the pathway to achieving one’s desired goals and transforming one’s life is best traveled with someone who will partner with you in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires you to maximize your potential in all aspects of life.


1) Through the Collaborative Empowerment Coaching process, I assist clients with adopting a self-coaching attitude, which empowers them to look within in order to achieve their goal (s) on their terms.

2) Through Holistic Coaching, I support clients by looking at the whole person and collaborating to ensure that when one problem is addressed all the things around it are also addressed. This coaching approach is rooted in the belief that everything sits in a web of interconnected causes and effects.

3) Through Resilience-Focused Coaching I collaborate with clients to find solutions in problems. I use empowerment coaching techniques to facilitate this process.




  • * Second youngest of eight children.
  • * Raised by my single-parent mother in the Ghetto in St. Louis, Missouri.
  • * Grew-up in Extreme Poverty on food stamps.
  • * Wore secondhand clothes.
  • * Shot in the arm at age 8.
  • * Saw first dead body at age 10.
  • * Shared sleeping space with rats and roaches.
  • * Mother passed due to cancer – parentless at age 17
  • * Totaled my car after falling asleep while driving on the highway headed to college my freshman year.
  • * Was robbed at gun-point while visiting the library during college break my sophomore year



  • * Became the First doctor in family
  • * Happily Married with two children
  • * Operate a 6-Figure Consulting Business
  • * Authored 20 books
  • * Produced 4 documentaries
  • * Won Entrepreneur of Year in 2017
  • * Retired in 2021 from active duty service after serving 22 years in the United States Air Force and United States Public Health Service
  • * Provide coaching, counseling and training to over 40,000 individuals worldwide.


* 2012 – Doctor of Philosophy in Human Services (PhD) – Capella University


* 1997 – Master of Social Work (MSW) -Michigan State University


* 1996 – Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) Jackson State University


* President & CEO – Buckingham Consulting Group, LLC (May 2008 – present) 
* Retiree, United States Air Force and United States Public Health Service – (August 1998 – 2021)
* Strategic Education and Training Consultant – Medical Education Unit/DHS/IHSC  (May 2018 – September 2021)
* Chief, Behavioral Health Unit – Department of Homeland Security/IHSC (August 2016 – May 2018)
* Chief, Resilience and Psychological Health Service- Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (October 2012 -August 2016)
* Interim Chief, Department of Social Work – Walter Reed National Military Medical Center  (December 2014- July 2015)
* Deputy Chief, Adult Behavioral Health Clinic – Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (Feb 2012 – October 2012)

How To Work With Me?


  1. Schedule a 20-minute consultation.
  2. Check your email for an appointment confirmation.
  3. Upon completion of your free consultation, you will be redirected to purchase your sessions and book your sessions.


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