Executive Coach
Bell Leader since 2006
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Whether you are an executive in a corporate boardroom, a manager on the factory floor or an athlete on the playing field, Dana brings a unique set of skills and years of experience to help you reach the next level of your personal and professional effectiveness. She has lived on three continents, studied five languages, taught life skills and provided psychological supports to refugees in Egypt and the U.S., earned a Ph.D. and license in psychology and coached a soccer team of 11-year-old girls with a newborn in tow. Dana has published and presented internationally on women and work-life balance, counseled retired NFL players on transitioning to life beyond football and helped teenagers and older adults alike write creative memoirs about their experience.

As a mother of four, grandmother, host Mom of exchange students, published author, triathlete, Boston Marathoner and Board President, Dana applies the lessons learned from multiple life roles and her advanced studies in the brain, behavioral and health sciences to her coaching.

  • Ph.D. in Psychology from Columbia University
  • M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Columbia’s Teachers College
  • M.A. with a Concentration in International Business from Georgetown University’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
  • B.A. in American Studies from Georgetown University’s College of Arts and Sciences
  • Licensed Psychologist in North Carolina

Fun Facts About Dana

I would be a golden retriever puppy because they are so irresistibly cute, high energy and genuinely excited to be alive – and can pull the heartstrings of even the grumpiest of people.
I have three. Mr. Holland’s Opus and Remember the Titans and Slum Dog Millionaire. They are all so inspiring. Every time I watch them I want to go conquer something.
Tyrion from the Game of Thrones (have to check the spelling!) He is the Hand of the king – very much like the COO. The leader behind the scenes – the one who is entrusted to guide and execute. A true Achiever.

Dr. Bell rolling bagels down the hallway outside the door of an Achievers class.

"Build yourself first." It reminds me that we have to put the air mask on ourselves before we put it on anyone else! If we’re not breathing, we’re not going to do anyone much good!