Richard Bellingham

Richard Bellingham, CEO

Brief Bio

Richard (Rick) Bellingham has over 30 years of experience as an organizational psychologist in human and organizational capital development, executive coaching, strategic planning, organizational learning, and leadership development. He has consulted with over 200 organizations worldwide at the C-suite level. Rick has worked with executives in over half of the Fortune 100 companies during the course of his career. He has extensive experience coaching in high tech, hospitality telecommunications, health care, financial, and professional service firms.

Rick is the CEO of iobility, a New Jersey based consulting group, and has been an adjunct faculty member at Harvard University, Duke University and Cornell University.  In addition, he has taught culture change, healthcare management, and leadership development at several universities.

Rick has held executive positions within corporate settings including SVP of Human Resources at Parametric Technology, VP of Organizational Learning at Genzyme, and AVP of Leadership Development at Northern Telecom. Additionally, he has provided pro-bono services at the Board level for the past 25 years for organizations including the YMCA, Visiting Nurses Association, and Homeless Solutions.

Rick has worked extensively in Asia, Europe and Latin America. He has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed publications and has written 20 books on leadership, culture, and HR strategy. Some of his books include The Leadership Lexicon, Ethical Leadership, Leadership Myths and Realities, HR Optimization, Corporate Culture Change, Intellectual Capital Development, and Virtual Teams.   

Rick Bellingham

Major Accomplishments

  • Co-founded the Forum for Intelligent Organizations at Harvard.
  • Co-Founded Possibilities, Inc. in 1982.
  • Introduced Human and Organizational Capital Development to the CEO of Northern Telecom in 1988 – the first presentation of New Capital Development Systems to Corporate America.
  • Co-Founded Summex Corporation, the first Integrated Health Management Organization in 1990.
  • Designed and delivered the first comprehensive, culture-based health promotion program at AT&T in 1982 for one million employees resulting in cost savings of $300 million.
  • As Chief Learning Officer at Genzyme in 1998, designed and implemented one of the first comprehensive and integrated Corporate Universities.
  • Designed and implemented the first comprehensive rehabilitation program for adult offenders resulting in a 50% reduction of recidivism in 1972.
  • Designed and implemented the first Soul Committee at Lotus Development in 1992.
  • Consulted with Peter Fasolo, CHRO at J&J, to create one of the most comprehensive and integrated Global Talent Management Systems in Corporate America.
  • Consulted on multiple major mergers and acquisitions and wrote the book, Getting People and Culture Right in Mergers and Acquisitions, based on those experiences.
  • As SVP of People and Culture at PTC, designed and implemented the HR Transformation project.  Published the book, HR Optimization, based on that experience.

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