Bill Sanford and Dr. Gulledge Leading Change with Heartland Dental

Bill Sanford and Dr. Elizabeth Gulledge, Bell Leadership’s trainers and speakers, conducted a one-day program on Initiatives & Change at Heartland Dental. Nearly 100 deeply engaged participants gathered In Effingham, IL, to work on advanced methods for mastering the key principles for implementing changes, helping others change effectively and enhance their performance, and developing systems that create genuine commitment.

“With Heartland Dental’s rapid growth, it’s imperative that we change constantly in order to better support our customers. As a support company, understanding how to “Lead Change” through a partnership with Bell Leadership is valuable to us as it leads to better outcomes, less confusion, better team buy-in, and quicker execution on our change initiatives.” Travis Franklin, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Heartland Dental was founded in 1997 by Dr. Rick Workman and is the leading dental support organization in the United States with more than 740 supported dental offices located in over 33 states. Based in Effingham, Illinois, Heartland Dental supports over 1,000 dentists and 9,000 team members by offering continuing professional education and leadership training along with a variety of non-clinical administrative services including staffing, human relations, procurement, administration, financial, marketing, and information technology. Bell Leadership Institute and Heartland Dental have been working together for over 10 years to help Heartland Dental’s leaders deliver the company’s mission of supporting dentists and their teams as they provide the highest quality dental care and experiences to the communities they serve, while creating exceptional careers and value for their stakeholders.


Bill Sanford and Dr. Gulledge are available to deliver On-Site Programs from the Leadership Mastery SeriesTM and Keynote Presentations on many leadership topics for your company. Please contact Amy Hagen at (919) 967-7904 for scheduling and fees.