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Theresa M. Welbourne

Theresa M. Welbourne

Research Professor,
President and CEO, eePulse Inc.
FirsTier Banks Distinguished Professor of Business and Director, Center for Entrepreneurship at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Dr. Welbourne's work focuses on human capital and leadership strategies that drive growth, innovation and high performance. She is known for her work on employee energy and how energy, direction and confidence work together work to stimulate and sustain high sense of urgency cultures and organizational growth. Theresa does extensive research and consulting with initial public offerings (IPOs) and firms undergoing high change, including mergers and acquisitions. Other areas of expertise include employee engagement, data-driven story telling, Fast HR and entrepreneurship.

Leadership Pulse - join and learn from collaboration with peers

Theresa runs the Leadership Pulse, which is a collaborative learning opportunity. Members engage in dialogue about key business challenges and share benchmarking data. Sign up as an individual member, or you can sign up a team - all at no cost. The goal is shared learning in real time.

Research Partners & Clients

Theresa works with a range of organizations through her work on the leadership pulse and the focused case study work. She has extensive experience with smaller, high growth organizations and with large, global Fortune 100 and FTSE 500 businesses in a variety of industries.


BSBA - University of Colorado, Boulder
PhD - University of Colorado, Boulder

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