Theresa M. Welbourne

Theresa Welbourne

Affiliated Research Scientist

Will and Maggie Brooke Professor in Entrepreneurship and Executive Director, Alabama Entrepreneurship Institute, The University of Alabama
President and CEO,
eePulse Inc.


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 come together 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 or as a leader associate member. Earn digital badges for new skill acquisition and engage with CEO’s thought leaders on key topics affecting you today. The goal is shared learning in real time.

Engagement Intent: Connecting or Disconnecting Employees?

This newly launched consortium is creating innovative tools and perspectives to help member organizations fast track their employee engagement programs to drive measurable business results. Learn more about this initiative here.

Research Partners & Clients

Theresa works with a range of organizations through her research engagements, her business, eePulse, Inc., consulting and executive education (both custom and public programs). The leadership pulse work has led to a number of partnerships with leaders and managers who use the data to drive growth and innovation within their teams. 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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