Gerald D. Bell, Ph.D

Dr. Gerald D. Bell

Life changing” is the way most people describe the leadership principles taught by Dr. Gerald D. Bell. As the founder and CEO of Bell Leadership Institute and a professor at the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, he has influenced thousands by his powerful insights and teaching. An author, speaker, trainer, and consultant to leading business organizations, Dr. Bell’s creative thinking and personal style have earned him the reputation for being one of the highest rated resources on leadership in the United States and abroad.

For over 40 years, Dr. Bell has devoted his life to the mission of creating world-class leaders. The expertise and knowledge he has gained from his research and working with CEOs and senior leaders can provide you and your team with advanced, effective solutions to your leadership challenges. His training has been used:

  • By more than 500,000 leaders
  • In more than 4,700 organizations
  •  In over 30 countries

Dr. Bell designs programs focused on practical, take-home actions for your specific needs and culture to give you a significant real-world learning experience. Bell Leadership Institute offers proven solutions to your organization’s training and development needs through:

Dr. Bell has been a visiting professor at the Harvard Business School, Cornell, Stanford, McGill, and the London School of Business. He earned master’s and doctoral degrees from Yale University, and bachelor’s and master’s degrees in psychology and business from the University of Colorado at Boulder, graduating with honors from both universities.

Dr. Bell is the author of The Achievers and co-author with Coach Dean Smith of the New York Times best seller, The Carolina Way, with John Kilgo. He is currently working on “Great Leaders, Great Results,” which expands on the theories and principles of his original book, and offers unique insights on personality and leadership, with compelling and practical ways to build your company to be a great organization.

In addition to teaching, consulting, and writing, Dr. Bell enjoys time with his family at their home in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He is an avid runner, golfer, fly fisherman, and Western art collector.