Belinda believes in the power of the mind, the power of purposeful play, and the power of compassionate leadership as a path to a more peaceful, authentic, and joyful world. She is known for her directness, honesty, and humor to nudge others to think harder, work smarter, and connect better. She merges research with practical application marked by humor.


Dr. Belinda Chiu focuses on individuals and organizations to co-create healthier ecosystems and cultivate authenticity.

Founder of Hummingbird research coaching consulting, Belinda brings 20+ years of experience in leadership development and training, executive coaching, consulting, public diplomacy, and higher education to be as a catalyst for leaders of diverse experiences so that they may be of greatest service to others. She works with a wide range of organizations such as the ESPN, Regeneron, Sony, Stanford, and UNOPS. She is an author and speaker, featured at various forums such as CIES (Comparative & International Education Society), EARCOS (East Asian Regional Council of Overseas Schools), and the World Economic Forum.

An ICF-PCC executive coach, Belinda works with individuals at all levels, from the C+ suite to emerging leaders. She also engages at organizational levels to build more inclusive and equitable global teams. She serves as visiting/program faculty and coach for Tuck Executive Education, MBA & MHDS programs; Dartmouth’s LEADS Program for high-potentials and Rockefeller Center’s Management & Leadership Development Program; Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute Certified Teacher, the Inner MBA Faculty Member, True North Leadership Teaching Fellow, and Mind Gym Lead Coach. An International Liaison with the U.S. Department of State. She advises eiFocus to cultivate female leaders through sports and emotional intelligence, Laughter on Call to cultivate shared laughter, and a board member of Music to Life.

Author of The Mindful College Applicant (Rowman & Littlefield, 2019), Belinda’s writing has been featured in Mindful.org, Inside Higher Ed, and UNESCO, among other publications and 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. She is a certified RYT© yoga teacher, ANFT Certified Forest Guide, and a Valley Improv member.

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. She is based in New Hampshire with Bandit, the pink-nosed puppy (aka, Queen Amygdala).