In Our Clients’ Words:
"I’ve never seen anyone work with 600 people like that. I don’t know if he has an equal out there. It was a terrific day."
BOB CRUMLEY
Senior Vice-President, Personnel, Boddie-Noell Enterprises

"Your presentation and your depth of experience are outstanding. You bring a dynamism to your presentations that is exceptional."
HJALMA E. JOHNSON
Treasurer, American Bankers Association

"You had an incredible impact on the lives of our people this weekend in Steamboat. Everyone is still 'buzzing' about your presentation. You helped us create what most of our team now considers our best conference ever."
ERIC THOMPSON
Former President, The Group Inc. Real Estate

"Nobody should die before they listen to Jerry Bell. He gets to your head, heart, and stomach!"
DAVE HENAULT
Former CEO, AFSMI

"Jerry, I have absolutely never heard anybody better, and what you do makes a tremendous difference in people’s lives."
JOHN SWOFFORD
Commissioner, ACC

Gerald D. Bell, PH.D.

Founder and CEO of Bell Leadership Institute

  • M.S. and Ph.D. from Yale University
  • B.S. and M.S. from the University of Colorado Boulder
  • Visiting professor at the Harvard Business School, Cornell, Stanford, McGill and the London School of Business
  • Adjunct Professor at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School
  • Honoree of the Gerald D. Bell Distinguished Professorship in the Kenan-Flagler Business School
  • Creator of leadership training used by more than 5,000 organizations around the world
  • Author of The Achievers and co-author with Coach Dean Smith of the New York Times best seller, The Carolina Way

You are in good company when you listen to Dr. Bell teach. Thousands of leaders from around the world have experienced personal and professional growth by implementing his methods. Life-changing is the way most people describe the principles taught by Dr. Bell. His insights are formed by 50-plus years of research and a background in business and psychology. His 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. Whether addressing an audience of thousands or consulting one-on-one, Dr. Bell helps people identify needs and implement action plans that create dramatic change. He is a frequently requested speaker, trainer and consultant to leading companies, including Coca-Cola, Johnson and Johnson, Butterball, Cree, Argo Group, The Home Depot, Radio Flyer, The Orvis Company, Northwestern Mutual, SAS Institute and Duke Energy. In addition, Dr. Bell’s counsel has been sought for decades by both the Young Presidents’ Organization and Entrepreneurs’ Organization, indicating that his principles remain current yet timeless. While devoting his life to the mission of building world-class leaders, Dr. Bell enjoys spending time with his family, running marathons, golfing, fly fishing and collecting Western art.