Dr. B. demonstrates unwavering love, leadership, and commitment to students on the margins. —Calvon Jones, M.Div. (Yale University), Associate Pastor to Children and Youth, Trinity United Church of Christ (Chicago)

I have been coaching leaders across the country for more than 30 years, primarily in underserved schools and communities. My lifelong equity work, activism, and organizing began in Oakland, California, in 1968, followed by teaching and learning at every level: from kindergarten through university. Along the way, I have been recognized with numerous awards and honors including the 2006 Duke University Diversity Award and two Gracie awards for women in media. I was a 2017 Bogliasco Fellow in dance, and am an award-winning poet. For a more complete look at my history, please visit  lindabelans.com.

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Transformational work …I see a new light in people’s eyes when they realize that “urgency, rigor, and humanity can—and must—coexist so that all who enter the building can thrive.”—Jeana Marinelli, Leadership Coach