Theresa M. Welbourne

Affiliated Senior Research Scientist
Will and Maggie Brooke Professor in Entrepreneurship and Executive Director, Alabama

Entrepreneurship Institute, The University of Alabama
Founder, President and CEO, eePulse Inc.

Research

Dr. Theresa 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 runs a large project focused on employee resource groups (ERGs) and how these programs are helping advance diversity and inclusion initiatives as well as overall firm performance, innovation and growth. The work consists of research, best practice studies, an annual Summit for ERG leaders, and training for ERG leaders.

Theresa also 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 storytelling, Fast HR and entrepreneurship.

Leadership Pulse for business leaders and a new program for ERG leaders

Theresa also created the Leadership Pulse, which is a collaborative learning opportunity that provides ongoing learning. 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. www.leadershippulse.com

Employee-Centric Engagement – The Next Evolution of Employee Engagement

This program’s tenant is that individual employees own their own engagement, and when the roles of engagement are shifted, employers are meeting their engagement goals. Click here to learn more.

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.

Professional Work

Her research has been featured in popular publications such as Inc. Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, Business Week, The New York Times, and Entrepreneur Magazine. Her work has been published in several books and in journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management, Human Resource Planning, Journal of Organization Behavior, Compensation and Benefits Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, and Journal of High Technology Management Research.

She is a well-known speaker and prolific writer in the areas of entrepreneurship, leadership, strategy, and HRM. Some of her latest work is focused on driving sustainable growth, data-driven storytelling and ways to enhance innovation through employee resource groups (ERGs).


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Web sites:
www.eepulse.com
www.leadershippulse.com
www.whatsmyenergy.com

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Education


BSBA – University of Colorado, Boulder

PhD – University of Colorado, Boulder

Contact Information


theresa@eepulse.com

Recent Research


Fear and Coping: How Employee Resource Groups Can Help Manage COVID-19 Fears

With wide-spread work from home directives for those whose jobs allow, millions of workers are at risk of losing a key piece of their social

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Collision and Reflecting: Why Employee Resource Groups Make Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives Work

Diversity and inclusion (D&I) is a hot topic today. It was always important, but now it's 'hot' - that means people are paying attention to

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Why and How Employee Resource Groups Work

Thursday, June 27, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am PT with Theresa Welbourne

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Improving Business Results With Data-Driven Storytelling

Do you present data? Do you write reports that include numbers? Do people interrupt your presentations and ask if your data are “statistically significant?” Or do they interrupt and ask you a lot of “what if” questions, ignoring the points you are trying to make?

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Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) on the Frontier of Change and Innovation

In this webinar, Theresa Welbourne and Ali Najafi will be reviewing the latest findings from the 2017 ERG research project, which is part of the annual ERG Leadership Summit.

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