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Who We Are
BuildingLeaders has been designing, developing, and delivering leadership and professional development (LPD) solutions for over 20 years.

Are you having trouble organizing, motivating, and leading your team?

Could you and your team members benefit from leadership and professional development training?

Let’s talk about the challenges you are facing and how BuildingLeaders can help.

Our History

In 2010, Dr. White founded BuildingLeaders LLC (BL) through which she and her team deliver education, training and consulting services in the areas of leadership and professional development (LPD).

Together, the BL professional staff possesses over 50 years of experience in designing, developing and delivering LPD solutions. BL clients can be found in sport, media and entertainment, national brands, educational institutions, and non-profit organizations.

The diverse expertise of its professional staff enables BL to provide customized LPD solutions to maximize the potential and promise of entry-level contributors, emerging and experienced leaders.

Talent Development
We provide excellence in organizational talent development to meet your employees where they are in their professional careers whether that is as an entry level contributor, emerging leader, or experienced leader.

Customized Workshops
We offer workshops that address organizational pain points; inability to execute the interpersonal skills of self-awareness, self-management, self differentiation, building, motivating, maintaining, and serving diverse teams form maximum organizational impact.

Our Team Builders

Dr. Belinda White

Dr. Belinda White


Belinda Johnson White is a native of Birmingham, Alabama and graduate of Spelman College, with post-graduate degrees from Georgia Institute of Technology and Georgia State University.

Her corporate experience includes an 11-year career in sales and marketing training with IBM and 25 years in higher education as a professor teaching leadership and professional development.

She lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband and they are the proud parents of two young adults.

Dr. Belinda likes to read, watch movies, travel, hang out with friends, and attend Atlanta Falcons football games in their new Mercedes Benz stadium.

She is passionate about helping people live their best lives by knowing and doing the Word.

Her favorite inspirational affirmation is “Take delight in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.” Psalm 37:4 (NIV)

Thelma Grier

Thelma Grier

Consultant & Certified Coach

Thelma Grier is a native of Norfolk, Virginia and graduate of University of Virginia. Her corporate experience includes a career in marketing with IBM and serving as a certified career coach.

She lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband and they are the proud parents of two young adult sons.

Thelma likes to travel and spend time at the beach (The beach fixes everything!)

She is passionate about investing in the lives of others through training, coaching, and encouraging.

Her favorite inspirational affirmation is Jeremiah 29:11 (The Message) “I know what I’m doing.  I have it all planned out – plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for.”

Bethany White, Esq.

Bethany White, Esq.

Consultant & Legal Counsel

Bethany White is a native of Atlanta, Georgia and graduate of Spelman College. She later completed law school at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC.

She returned to Atlanta and is now a licensed attorney with a focus on government practice.

Bethany likes to travel spend time with family and friends; support local events.

She is passionate about Atlanta politics, fairness and equal opportunity for all.

Her favorite inspirational affirmation is Where there’s a will, there’s a way!

Why We Build Leaders

We are passionate about helping you and your team succeed in the workplace. For us it goes well beyond dollars and cents.  We believe that by helping your team improve, we help your company improve making your community and ultimately the world a better place for everyone.

Dr. Belinda was inspired to strive for greatness and teach other to be their best selves.  Want to know what has motivated Dr. Belinda to teach thousands and start Building Leaders?


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Sports & Entertainment
Leadership that goes beyond game day or the stage. We instruct and coach athletes and entertainers in professionalism, organizational brand responsibilities, personal branding, role model expectations, and self-management.

National Brands
Leadership that goes beyond a name brand. We instruct and coach your employees in professionalism, organizational employment expectations, brand responsibilities, personal branding, advancing to leadership roles, and acquiring transferable skills.

Educational Institutions
Leadership that goes beyond the campus. We instruct and coach your students in professionalism, preparing for life after college, financial responsibilities, self-management, and obtaining their first professional job after college.

Non-Profit Organizations
Leadership that goes beyond a cause. We instruct and coach your team in professionalism, basic business management, self-management, and leadership skills including team building, motivating, and servant leadership.

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