Belinda believes in the power of play and the authentic life as a path to a more peaceful, joyful, and connected world. She is known for her directness, honesty, and humor to push people to think harder, work smarter, and relate better. She merges research and scholarship with practical application in an upbeat style.

Belinda brings 20+ years of experience in management consulting; leadership development and training; executive coaching; international diplomacy, and higher education to be a catalyst for leaders of all types and backgrounds so that they may be of greatest service to others. She has been a speaker at various forums, such as the EARCOS Leadership Summit, Ivy+ conferences, and the DQ Institute in association with the World Economic Forum.

An ICF-accredited coach, she serves on faculty for Daniel Goleman’s Emotional Coaching Certification Program, Tuck Executive Education, and Dartmouth’s Management Leadership Development Program. She is a Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute Certified Teacher, Ignition Coaching chief learning designer, a True North Leadership Teaching Fellow, and Mind Gym Master Coach. She is a certified RYT© yoga instructor and continues to serve as an English Language Officer with the U.S. Department of State. She is a member of Laughter on Call and Valley Improv.

A thought leader on emotional intelligence, leadership, and education, she is a frequent contributor for Thrive Global, Goleman EI, and Key Step Media, and the author of The Mindful College Applicant (Rowman & Littlefield, 2019).

She is also the author of a number of journal articles, such as Indigenous internationalization: Indigenous worldviews, higher education, and Tribal Colleges and UniversitiesThe One-Hundred-Year History of the Phelps-Stokes Fund as a Family PhilanthropyWe Are One: yoga meditations for children and The Ladies’ Practical Guide to the Camino de Santiago: Walk Your Way.

Belinda holds a bachelor’s from Dartmouth College, a master’s from the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, and a doctorate from Teachers College, Columbia University.