BELLE LINDA HALPERN, INSPIRING EDUCATORS Founder, is also Ariel Group Co-Founder and Co-author of Leadership Presence: Dramatic Techniques to Reach Out, Motivate, and Inspire, published by Penguin/Putnam. She has been featured in the New York Times, Fast Company, the Boston Globe, Harvard Management Communication Letter, and on CNBC. Belle has developed and delivered programs for leaders in the US, Europe, and Asia for the past 25 years. Her education clients include Achievement First, Boston Public Schools, Lynch leadership Academy at Boston College, Match Education, Public Education Leadership Project at Harvard University, Teach for America and Unlocking Potential. Other clients include Boston Consulting Group, General Electric, and American Express. Belle has delivered keynote addresses at the Friends of the Center for Creative Leadership, Johnson & Johnson, Excellence in Government, the JPMorgan Chase Women’s Conference, and the American Society for Training and Development. She has also designed and delivered leadership workshops for the Executive Education programs of Columbia Business School, Harvard Business School, and Kellogg School of Management, and, thru Ariel Group, taught the first year MBA students at HBS.  

As a cabaret singer, Belle has performed in New York, Boston, San Francisco, Paris, Munich, and the hill towns of Northern Italy. The Boston Globe calls her “stunning both as music and theater.” The Boston Herald says she’s “Boston’s best singing actress.” Belle has designed an innovative methodology for teaching singing to non-singers and has worked with students at Harvard University, Longy School of Music, and the Roy Hart Theatre in France. She currently teaches singing each summer at the Tuscany Project in Italy. Combining her singing talent with her work in leadership, she has delivered combination cabaret/lectures on leadership at the annual meetings for organizations such as INSEAD, Instructional Services Association, Johnson & Johnson, Capital One, and Ericsson.

A Harvard University graduate, Belle lives near Boston with her husband, Mitch, and two children.