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Brooks Bell Partners with Dr. Gulledge on Strategic Planning

Brooks Bell Partners with Dr. Gulledge on Strategic Planning

Dr. Elizabeth Gulledge facilitated a series of strategic planning session with the senior leadership team at Brooks Bell to prepare for 2017.  The group began the first two-day session with an analysis of external environment and identified the top priorities for...

Congratulations to the 2016 Leader’s Roundtable Members

Congratulations to the 2016 Leader’s Roundtable Members

Congratulations to members of the 2016 Leader’s Roundtable, the largest group of elite leaders yet, on their continued commitment to building themselves. Our trainers Dr. Gerald D. Bell, Elizabeth Gulledge, Dana Lebo, and Bill Sanford, enjoyed being with them for 12...

Congratulations to Series Graduate Diane Mueller

Congratulations to Series Graduate Diane Mueller

We want to extend a warm welcome to our latest Leadership Mastery Series graduate Diane Muller, Director of De Novo Integration at Heartland Dental. Congratulations, Diane, on your achievements and commitment to building yourself!

Bill Sanford Leads Achievers with Leaders of Ply Gem

Bill Sanford Leads Achievers with Leaders of Ply Gem

Bill Sanford led a group of Ply Gem leaders for a three-day Achievers seminar in Cary, NC. Participants learned key principles of effective leadership and practical methods on how to build themselves and their people to better serve their customers and to live more...

Leader’s Roundtable Alumni Gather in Chapel Hill

Leader’s Roundtable Alumni Gather in Chapel Hill

Bell Leadership was thrilled to host their annual Leader’s Roundtable Alumni Mastery at the Carolina Inn, in Chapel Hill, NC.  Group of 15 members came together for a day to refocus and reenergize.  They worked on their personal mastery, continuing to build skills and...

Bill Sanford and Dr. Gulledge Leading Change with Heartland Dental

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...

Extraco and Bell Leadership Partner on Training

Extraco and Bell Leadership Partner on Training

Alex Eichenberg of Extraco Banks and Bill Sanford of Bell Leadership Institute recently completed a series of half-day training sessions on listening for each of the nearly 400 employees of Extraco Banks. Participants learned practical techniques for listening and...

Bell Leadership’s Licensed Programs Welcomes Five New Facilitators

Bell Leadership’s Licensed Programs Welcomes Five New Facilitators

During Fundamentals, an annual seminar designed to cultivate new Licensed Programs facilitators, Bell Leadership welcomed five candidates: Daphne Ingles with Dot Foods, Andrea Wendling with Heartland Dental, Chris Blunk with Hoosier Energy, Alex Eichenberg with...

Congratulations to Series Graduates Meredith Fulton and Kim Urso

Congratulations to Series Graduates Meredith Fulton and Kim Urso

Last week, we had the pleasure of welcoming Meredith Fulton and Kim Urso of Heartland Dental as the two newest graduates of our Leadership Mastery Series.   Congratulations to both on their achievements and commitment to building themselves!  

Bell Leadership and Heartland Dental Team up on Recruiting

Bell Leadership and Heartland Dental Team up on Recruiting

Bell Leadership’s trainers Dr. Elizabeth Gulledge and Bill Sanford recently met with Heartland Dental’s team recruiters to go over best practices in recruiting and to build the skills necessary to deliver them at a world-class level.  Bill and Elizabeth focused on...

Bill Sanford  and  Heartland Dental “Raising the Bar”

Bill Sanford and Heartland Dental “Raising the Bar”

Bill Sanford, Bell Leadership’s trainer and coach, recently led two two-day Building Leaders seminars at Heartland Dental. Over 120 deeply engaged participants gathered in St. Louis, MO, to work on advanced methods for working hard, smart, and together as part of...

Congratulations to Ed Wise on Promotion to Lead Omnicom Health Group

Congratulations to Ed Wise on Promotion to Lead Omnicom Health Group

Ed Wise, former Chairman and CEO of The CDM Group, has been recently appointed as CEO of Omnicom Health Group at Omnicom.  Bell Leadership has partnered with Ed and his team on building their leaders and organization through open-enrollment seminars since 2013.  In...

Bill Sanford Conducts Achievers Seminar with SoftPro

Bill Sanford Conducts Achievers Seminar with SoftPro

Bill Sanford recently conducted a three-day Achievers I seminar with leaders of SoftPro at the Prestonwood Country Club in Cary, NC. Participants learned key leadership principles; received feedback on their leadership strengths and weaknesses; and discovered...

Bill Sanford Delivers Keynote Speech at WBL

Bill Sanford Delivers Keynote Speech at WBL

Mr. Bill Sanford delivered a keynote speech for WBL (Women Business Leaders of the U.S. Health Care Industry Foundation) at their Annual Summit at the Ritz Carlton Amelia Island in Florida. Over 200 senior executive women from across the health care industry attended...

Dr. Gulledge Speaks at CAI’s HR Management Conference

Dr. Gulledge Speaks at CAI’s HR Management Conference

Dr. Elizabeth Gulledge spoke at CAI’s (Capital Associated Industries) HR Management Conference at the McKimmon Center in Raleigh, NC. Dr. Gulledge’s topic of “Advanced Communication Strategies: Building your Leadership Style and Influence” led to discussions on the...

Tomlinson Leaders Learn Advanced Communication with Bill Sanford

Tomlinson Leaders Learn Advanced Communication with Bill Sanford

Bill Sanford recently conducted two, two-day Advanced Communication seminars for over 60 top leaders of Tomlinson in Ottawa, Canada. Participants learned practical techniques for delivering seven essential skills of communication at work and in their lives. Prior to...

Dr. Bell Delivers Keynote at Heartland’s Annual Dr. Meeting

Dr. Bell Delivers Keynote at Heartland’s Annual Dr. Meeting

Dr. Gerald D. Bell delivered a keynote speech to more than 1,300 at Heartland Dental’s Excellence in Leadership event in Orlando, Florida. Dr. Bell captured the audience by speaking on the importance of building great leaders and teams. Bell Leadership Institute was...

Dr. Gulledge Delivers Leadership Program to Leaders of Citrix

Dr. Gulledge Delivers Leadership Program to Leaders of Citrix

Dr. Elizabeth Gulledge delivered a program on Leadership and Communication to over 40 leaders of Citrix Solutions at their office in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina. The program was offered as part of Citrix’s Women’s Informal Network (WIN) Leadership Series....

Bell Holds Annual Mastery Seminar for Licensed Facilitators

Bell Holds Annual Mastery Seminar for Licensed Facilitators

Every year, Bell Leadership’s licensed facilitators have the opportunity to participate in a Mastery Seminar.  Through one-day training, they devote themselves to reaching the next level of mastery by working on their personal development.  Julie Thomas, Director of...

Dr. Gulledge Kicks off the School Year with 300 Hawbridge Students

Dr. Gulledge Kicks off the School Year with 300 Hawbridge Students

On September 4th, over 300 of Hawbridge School’s young leaders, teachers, and administrators gathered at the Haw River Ballroom in Saxapahaw, NC to kick off their school year.  Dr. Elizabeth A. Gulledge was invited to present a custom program on dealing with...

Bell Leadership’s Licensed Programs Welcomes Three New Facilitators

Bell Leadership’s Licensed Programs Welcomes Three New Facilitators

During Fundamentals of Training, an annual seminar created for cultivating new licensees, Bell Leadership welcomed three facilitators.  Dr. Dana Lebo led the candidates through a two-day course to prepare them for facilitating seminars at their own organizations.  We...

Bill Sanford Presents to Over 200 of Dude Solutions’ Leaders

Bill Sanford Presents to Over 200 of Dude Solutions’ Leaders

Last week, over 200 of Dude Solutions’ leaders gathered for their Summer Sales Meeting at the McKimmon Center in Raleigh, NC.  Mr. Bill Sanford presented a day-long program on building world-class personal leadership skills.  “This was the first training for the DSI...

Bell Leadership and VIF International Education

Bell Leadership and VIF International Education

In a recent interview, VIF International Education CEO David Young, a Bell Leader's Roundtable alumnus, described how his organization reinvented itself in the wake of the economic downturn and subsequent state budget cuts to education: "We recognized that what we had...

Pan Gulf Industrial Investments Attends Leadership Retreat

Pan Gulf Industrial Investments Attends Leadership Retreat

The Pan Gulf Industrial Investments leadership team traveled from Saudi Arabia to join Dr. Gerald Bell and the Bell Leadership team for a two week executive retreat in Chapel Hill, NC. During their stay, the Pan Gulf group attended the Achievers I and Advanced...

10th Anniversary of Bell and Heartland Dental Partnership

10th Anniversary of Bell and Heartland Dental Partnership

Bell Leadership and Heartland Dental are excited to celebrate 10 productive and fun years of partnership through Bell Licensed Programs. Nearly 2,000 Heartland Dental leaders have graduated from Bell Leadership's seminars taught by a Bell certified trainer. “With...

Bill Sanford Speaks to the Leaders of Trussway in Las Vegas, NV

Bill Sanford Speaks to the Leaders of Trussway in Las Vegas, NV

Leaders from Trussway, the nation’s leading supplier of framing components to large scale builders and developers, gathered recently in Las Vegas, NV. As part of their meeting, Bell Leadership trainer Bill Sanford facilitated a session exploring Dr. Bell’s Four Laws...

Bill Sanford Facilitates Vision Meeting for USPA

Bill Sanford Facilitates Vision Meeting for USPA

On February 13-14, 2015, Bill Sanford facilitated a meeting for leaders of the U.S. Polo Association in Wellington, Florida. USPA board members, division leaders, and executive staff collaborated to develop their ideas on the vision for the USPA and key strategies for...

Save the Date: Leader’s Roundtable Alumni Reunion 2015

Save the Date: Leader’s Roundtable Alumni Reunion 2015

Bell Leadership is thrilled to announce the date for their annual Leader's Roundtable Alumni Reunion. Fellow alumni will have the opportunity to reconnect with one another and Dr. Bell on September 25, 2015, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. They are currently accepting...

Opti-Port Holds Their Third Bell Leadership Achievers I Seminar

Opti-Port Holds Their Third Bell Leadership Achievers I Seminar

Bell Leadership Institute and Opti-Port held their third program in partnership with Eye Care University on February 9-10 at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel in St. Louis, MO. Leadership trainer, Bill Sanford, conducted Bell Leadership’s Achievers I seminar for leading eye...

Bill Sanford Conducts Achievers Seminars with Henry Ford OptimEyes

Bill Sanford Conducts Achievers Seminars with Henry Ford OptimEyes

Bill Sanford recently conducted two two-day Achievers I seminars with Henry Ford OptimEyes, a team of highly skilled doctors and health care professionals dedicated to providing the full spectrum of quality eyecare for the whole family. The seminars were held at the...

Bell Team Visits Heartland Dental Headquarters in Illinois

Bell Team Visits Heartland Dental Headquarters in Illinois

Thank you to Heartland Dental for treating some of Bell team members to a fun visit and tour of their Effingham headquarters. Stealing a few minutes of their CEO and 2015 “Citizen of the Year Nominee" Dr. Rick Workman’s busy day was an extra treat. This wonderful...

2015 Leader’s Roundtable Kick Off

2015 Leader’s Roundtable Kick Off

A big warm North Carolina welcome to our 2015 Leader’s Roundtable Members!  We are looking forward to making this your best year ever –  a fun, productive year of learning, discussions, teambuilding, and networking.

Bill Sanford Leads Job Design Session for USPA

Bill Sanford Leads Job Design Session for USPA

Bill Sanford recently conducted a session on Bell Leadership’s Job Design process for executive team of The United States Polo Association (USPA) in West Palm Beach, FL. The Job Design process was developed by Dr. Gerald D. Bell as a way to help leaders identify the...

Congratulations to the 2014 Leader’s Roundtable Members

Congratulations to the 2014 Leader’s Roundtable Members

Congratulations to members of the 2014 Leader’s Roundtable on their continued commitment to building themselves, featured here with Dr. Gerald D. Bell and Bill Sanford. Throughout the year, they have met once a month in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, for in-depth,...

Bell Leadership Rolls Out 22nd Year of the Leader’s Roundtable

Bell Leadership Rolls Out 22nd Year of the Leader’s Roundtable

Chapel Hill, NC – November 18 – Dr. Gerald D. Bell, Founder and CEO of Bell Leadership Institute, is committed to helping people throughout the world develop world-class leadership skills. He has earned the reputation as one of the highest rated resources on...

Celebrating Veterans Day with Achievers

Celebrating Veterans Day with Achievers

It was a pleasure to have Lieutenant Gulledge kick off our last Achievers seminar of the year. The Bell Leadership team would like to extend thanks to all the women and men in service on this Veterans Day.

Bell Leadership Institute Expands Services, Team

Bell Leadership Institute Expands Services, Team

Chapel Hill, NC – November 11, 2014 – Bell Leadership Institute, a recognized leader in executive education and development headquartered in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, congratulates Lenka Hejlkova on her promotion to Director, Programs and Services, and is pleased...

Bill Sanford Facilitates Illinois YPO Forum Retreat

Bill Sanford Facilitates Illinois YPO Forum Retreat

Bill Sanford, Bell Leadership trainer, facilitated a two-day Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) Forum retreat in central Illinois on the topic, “Great Leaders, Great Results.”   Mr. Sanford spoke on key principles of success in business and in life, including Dr....

Releasing 2015 Bell Leadership Mastery Series Dates

The key to success is to build yourself - join us for a life-changing seminar in 2015.  Our mission is to help you realize your goals and take your leadership skills to a mastery level, because we believe by building yourself, you are also building your team, your...

Ply Gem Leaders Attend 3-Day Achievers Seminar with Bill Sanford

Ply Gem Leaders Attend 3-Day Achievers Seminar with Bill Sanford

    Bill Sanford recently conducted a three-day Achievers I seminar at Ply Gem, a leader in exterior building products, in Cary, NC. Participants learned key leadership principles; received feedback on their leadership strengths and weaknesses; and...

Dr. Bell Conducts Achievers Seminar for Leaders of East West Partners

Dr. Bell Conducts Achievers Seminar for Leaders of East West Partners

Dr. Gerald D. Bell, assisted by Mr. Bill Sanford and Dr. Dana Lebo, recently conducted a three-day Achievers I seminar for over 85 leaders of East West Partners, and its affiliated companies. The seminar was held at the Westin Riverfront Resort and Spa in Avon,...

Oberweis Dairy Leaders Learn Advanced Communication with Bill Sanford

Oberweis Dairy Leaders Learn Advanced Communication with Bill Sanford

Bill Sanford recently conducted a two-day Advanced Communication seminar for 40 of the top leaders of Oberweis Dairy, in Aurora, Illinois. Participants learned practical techniques for delivering seven essential skills of communication at work and in their lives....

Bill Sanford Conducts Achievers I Seminars with Citrix

Bill Sanford Conducts Achievers I Seminars with Citrix

Bill Sanford recently conducted two three-day Achievers I seminars with the SaaS Division of Citrix, a leader in mobile management, virtualization, data sharing, networking, and mobile workspaces. The first seminar was held in Chapel Hill, NC, and the other in Santa...

Now Accepting Applications for the 2015 Leader’s Roundtable

Now Accepting Applications for the 2015 Leader’s Roundtable

Bell Leadership is now accepting applications for the 2015 Leader’s Roundtable, a sophisticated, talent-building, advanced leadership program for senior executives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Personally led by Dr. Gerald D. Bell, the Leader’s Roundtable consists...

Dr. Bell Will Welcome Chuck Swoboda of Cree, Inc. at KFBS

Dr. Bell Will Welcome Chuck Swoboda of Cree, Inc. at KFBS

Kenan-Flagler is fortunate to have Chuck Swoboda, president, chairman, and CEO of Cree, as the first speaker of the year in the Dean Speaker Series on September 15, 2014.  Dr. Bell will welcome and thank Chuck on behalf of the school, faculty, and students.  Reserve...

Bill Sanford Holds Selecting Achievers Summit for Heartland Dental

Bill Sanford Holds Selecting Achievers Summit for Heartland Dental

Heartland Dental, a longtime partner of Bell Leadership Institute, recently held a two-day summit of recruiters from throughout the organization to review and build on their implementation of Bell Leadership’s Selecting Achievers System™. Bill Sanford, a Bell...

Dr. Bell is a Featured Speaker at EO’s Executive Masters Program

Dr. Bell is a Featured Speaker at EO’s Executive Masters Program

Dedham, Massachusetts:  For the fifth year in a row, Dr. Gerald D. Bell delivered his World-Class Leadership session to entrepreneurs from around the world at EO’s Entrepreneurial Masters Program (EMP).  Sixty-five entrepreneur leaders from Australia to Singapore...

Announcing the Launch of Train-the-Trainer for Advanced Communication

Announcing the Launch of Train-the-Trainer for Advanced Communication

Bell Leadership Institute will welcome both seasoned and new trainers alike for its annual Train-the-Trainer Mastery and Advanced Communication seminars this October.  Certified trainers will participate in the Mastery on October 6th to take their leadership skills to...

Bill Sanford Leads Training in St. Louis at Heartland Dental

Bill Sanford Leads Training in St. Louis at Heartland Dental

Bill Sanford led four days of training in St. Louis with 100 managers at Heartland Dental, focusing on advanced strategies for building yourself and your people. Heartland Dental is a leading dental support organization, currently supporting over 500 affiliated dental...

Bell Leadership Offers Two Internships to UNC Students

Bell Leadership Institute, a recognized leader in executive education and development, this week offered two paid summer internships to undergraduate students at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. The Bell Leadership team welcomes Mimi Shim, a rising...

Bill Sanford and Opti-Port Kick Off Eye Care University

Bill Sanford and Opti-Port Kick Off Eye Care University

Bell Leadership Institute and Opti-Port launched the inaugural Eye Care University February 24-26 at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel in St. Louis, MO. Leadership trainer Bill Sanford conducted Bell Leadership's Achievers I seminar for attendees from leading eye care...

Dr. Gerald D. Bell Interviews Leonard Wood at UNC Kenan-Flagler

Dr. Bell interviewed UNC Kenan-Flagler alumnus and preeminent real estate developer Leonard Wood for the MBA real estate program, named after Wood in May 2013. UNC Kenan-Flagler has been a leader in real estate education for 40 years, developing students’ knowledge...

Bill Sanford Speaks about Family Business at TS Bank Ag Summit

Bill Sanford Speaks about Family Business at TS Bank Ag Summit

Bill Sanford delivered a keynote speech on “The Art of Building a Great Family Business” to the 110 attendees of TS Bank’s  2014 Ag Summit in Treynor, Iowa. “Bill Sanford’s keynote presentation at our Annual Ag Summit was a great match up,” said Josh Guttau, TS Bank...

Happy New Year from Bell Leadership!

Happy New Year from Bell Leadership!

From Your Friends at Bell Leadership: May your New Year be filled with Mastery & Success, Self-Worth & Integrity, Meaningful Accomplishments, Peace, Love & Joy

Dr. Gerald D. Bell Conducts Achievers I Seminar for ViroPharma Europe

Dr. Gerald D. Bell Conducts Achievers I Seminar for ViroPharma Europe

Dr. Gerald D. Bell conducted an Achievers I seminar for the senior team at ViroPharma Europe.  The group spent three days in Windsor, United Kingdom, exploring best practices in leadership and Dr. Bell’s Achiever Model of the most effective leadership behaviors. ...

Jurin Roofing Holds Strategic Planning Retreat with Bill Sanford

Jurin Roofing Holds Strategic Planning Retreat with Bill Sanford

Earlier this month, top leaders from Jurin Roofing Services and Roof Asset Management gathered outside Philadelphia, PA, for a strategic planning retreat facilitated by Bill Sanford, leadership trainer at Bell Leadership Institute. Over the past decade, Bell...

Share Your Achiever or Flunker Story with Dr. Bell

Share Your Achiever or Flunker Story with Dr. Bell

It’s time to ring in the New Year!  Do you have a memorable Achiever or Flunker story you’d like to share with Dr. Bell?  Please email it to us.  Winning story will receive a copy of The Carolina Way. bell /bel/ From PIE base *bhel- “to sound, roar.” Bellhop is a 1910...

Congratulations to the 2013 Leader’s Roundtable Members

Congratulations to the 2013 Leader’s Roundtable Members

Congratulations to members of the 2013 Leader’s Roundtable on their continued commitment to building themselves.  Featured are several Leader’s Roundtable members with Dr. Gerald D. Bell. Throughout the year, these leaders and others met once a month in Chapel Hill,...

Dr. Gerald D. Bell to Appear on News Special Honoring Coach Dean Smith

Chapel Hill, NC – November 20, 2013 – On Wednesday, November 20, one of the most successful and beloved coaches in college basketball history was awarded the nation’s highest civilian honor. Former University of North Carolina coach, Dean Smith, received the...

Congratulations to Heartland Dental Graduates

Over 1200 Heartland Dental Care leaders have graduated from Bell Leadership’s Achievers I seminar through our Train-the-Trainer program.  Each leader has been taught by a Bell Leadership certified trainer.  Congratulations to each of the graduates.  Achieve Forward in...

Dana Lebo Joins Over 100 Achievers I Graduates

Dr. Dana Lebo joined over 100 graduates of Achievers I at MacAllister Machinery and Michigan CAT last week.  She met with two groups near MacAllister’s headquarters in Indianapolis, and one group in Novi, Michigan, where they explored topics of advanced communication,...

Dr. Bell Facilitates a Two-Day Retreat for YPO Forum Group

Dr. Bell facilitated a two-day retreat for a YPO Forum Group and their spouses.  The group requested two of Bell’s most popular YPO Chapter meeting and retreat topics:  Peak Performance & Complex Lives; and Money, Families & Children.  The YPO (Young...

Top Leaders from Oberweis Dairy Build Teamwork with Bill Sanford

Bill Sanford recently conducted a two-day Teambuilding seminar for over 40 of the top leaders of Oberweis Dairy, in Aurora, Illinois. Participants learned key principles of teamwork and team building, along with practical strategies they can implement right away to...

Congratulations to Joe Oberweis, President and CEO of Oberweis Dairy

Congratulations to Joe Oberweis, President and CEO of Oberweis Dairy

Congratulations to Joe Oberweis, President and CEO of Oberweis Dairy, for successfully completing our Leadership Mastery SeriesTM.   Joe is also an alumnus of Dr. Bell’s Leader’s Roundtable, a year-long master class in leadership for senior executives.  For over 10...

Bell Leadership Rolls Out Their 21st Year of the Leader’s Roundtable

Chapel Hill, NC – September 18, 2013 – Dr. Gerald D. Bell, Founder and CEO of Bell Leadership Institute and a professor at University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, is committed to helping people throughout the world develop world-class leadership...

Bill Sanford Leads Job Design Seminar for Carolina Tractor

Bill Sanford recently conducted a two-day seminar on Bell Leadership’s Job Design process for nearly 30 leaders of Carolina Tractor in Charlotte, NC. The Job Design process was developed by Dr. Gerald D. Bell as a way to help leaders identify the most important things...

Five New Trainers on Their Way to Getting Certified

Five new trainers are on their way to getting certified to deliver Bell seminars in their companies. Once they successfully complete the Train-the-Trainer program, they will be able to conduct unlimited training sessions within their companies. Through this program,...

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