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 leadership development and training; executive coaching; public diplomacy, higher education, and management consulting to serve as a catalyst for leaders of all types and backgrounds so that they may be of greatest service to others.

An invited speaker at various forums, such as the EARCOS Leadership Summit, Ivy+ conferences, and the DQ Institute in association with the World Economic Forum, Belinda also serves on leadership program faculty with Daniel Goleman’s Emotional Coaching Certification Program, Tuck Executive Education, Gabelli School of Business and Dartmouth’s Management Leadership Development Program. She is an ICF-accredited coach, a Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute Certified Teacher, Ignition Coaching chief learning designer, a True North Leadership Teaching Fellow, and Mind Gym Master Coach. A Strategic Development Director with EI Focus and International Liaison with the U.S. Department of State, she is a certified RYT© yoga instructor and member of Laughter on Call and Valley Improv.

Author of The Mindful College Applicant (Rowman & Littlefield, 2019), Belinda’s writing has been featured in Mindful.org and UNESCO, among other academic journals. She is a regular contributor on Goleman EI, Key Step Media, and Thrive Global, and has also published The 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 Global Affairs, and a doctorate from Teachers College, Columbia University.