Welcome to Rewire Leadership Institute®

Welcome to the Rewire Leadership blog. We believe that everyone has an authentic leader inside and we want to help you discover yours or uncover and develop it, so that you can live and lead from a deep sense of authenticity.

We're interested in supporting positive change and in bringing out the best in people. The very act of changing, of learning and growing, involves rewiring, creating new circuitry in the brain. This rewiring, creating new patterns and habits, changing the very architecture of the brain, is what we're about. We know that's not the easiest thing for us humans to do so we're going to do our best to make it easier for you. We'll share ideas that help you orient yourself in a positive direction. We'll give you tools to make it practical. And we want to hear from you—to create a true dialogue about the challenges, successes, and questions you face.

Here's a simple way to orient to our web site.

  1. Each month, we'll focus on a topic which is featured on the home page. There, you'll find articles, activities to do on your own or with others with whom you work or live, and practices that you can employ that focus on the monthly topic. Sometimes we'll have interviews, videos, and expert guests as well. We'll also suggest books, events, people, and organizations as resources which you can find in a resources section in the footer.
  2. For courses, go to the services section where you'll see a course catalog as well as a calendar of upcoming events. You can get course descriptions, PDF course brochures, registration forms, and find out if a course is on our GSA schedule. You can also see photos from past courses.
  3. Looking for coaching, consulting, facilitation, or assessments? Go to services where you'll find a ton of information about what we do, how we do it, and how we can tailor something for you or your company.
  4. Interested in our approach? Head over to about us where we define the Rewire Leadership approach, provide you with information about the FIRO theory that underlies and informs our work, and Authentic Leadership which is the practical manifestation of the Rewire Leadership approach. On the homepage, discover our model for change called PeRL—the Process engaged to Rewire Leadership. The PeRL will be the focus of the first 10 months of topics—this month being about priming our brains for change.
  5. On the blog, you'll have an opportunity to post questions and comments. We're looking forward to a rich and enriching dialogue with you.
  6. Throughout the website, you'll have ample opportunity to sign up for our newsletter, PeRLs of Wisdom. We'll provide more articles, activities, and practices related to the monthly topic that will eventually end up in an archive under topics. We’ll also let you know about upcoming events.

That’s all for now. We look forward to a rich relationship over the internet and perhaps, in person.

Judith Bell, M.S., Master LHEP™

Judith Bell, M.S., Master LHEP™

Judith is the founder and president of Rewire Leadership Institute®. A master facilitator, consultant, teacher, and coach, she has created and facilitated personal growth, team development and organizational change seminars, coached executives and teams, facilitated strategic planning and high visibility meetings, and supported culture change for over four decades. Judith works with a diverse range of companies from government agencies, non-profit, Fortune Global 500, to small and mid-sized family owned businesses including such organizations as NASA, Seaflow, Total Oil, Restoration Hardware, San Antonio Water System, and Culver Company.

Superb at supporting individuals, pairs, and teams in developing the skills necessary to realize their full potential, Judith helps executives, managers, and staff gain the ability to respond flexibly and rapidly to their changing environment. Through extensive experience and research, she utilizes a number of different approaches including the FIRO theory, systems theory, cybernetics, neuroscience, cognitive, positive, and success psychology.

As one of the world’s leading experts on the FIRO theory, she trains consultants internationally. A consultant’s consultant, Judith mentors facilitators, coaches, therapists and other professionals in the integration of the FIRO theory in their work. From 1981 until 2004, she worked closely with Dr. Will Schutz, the creator of FIRO theory. Independently, Judith developed FIRO Theory Profiling, which has been lauded as the first innovation in the FIRO theory instruments aside from Dr. Schutz’ own developments. She continues to develop courses that synthesize her studies and experience and are based in FIRO theory.

Starting in her teenage years, Judith has been a pioneer in her passion for authenticity, clear communication, and positive change. She is lauded for her ability to see others’ potential and help them realize it—be they individuals, pairs, teams, or organizations. Judith’s zest for life, appreciation for others, and generosity of spirit inspires those with whom she works.

An honor’s student at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Judith’s desire and passion to learn about authenticity motivated her to move her studies to The Institute for Creative and Artistic Development (ICAD) in Oakland, California. As the youngest student in their teacher training program, she created and graduated with an undergraduate degree that focused on authenticity through California State University, Sonoma. Continuing on her quest to study authenticity and creativity, Judith began taking courses at California State University, Hayward where she also created and graduated with a unique Master’s degree that focused on communication, transformation, and the creative arts.

Interested in systems and change, Judith began experimenting with her innovative action-oriented approach to assess and intervene with families, groups, and organizations. Through this work, she became a much sought-after instructor, training masters and doctoral students in her seminal work. As chair of a psychology program focused on Creative Arts Therapies at Antioch University, San Francisco, she developed curriculum and continued to serve as guest faculty and lecturer at universities nationwide.

In addition to leading Rewire Leadership, Judith and her husband, Daniel Ellenberg, co-founded Relationships That Work®, where she serves as Vice President. She and Daniel co-authored Lovers for Life: Creating Lasting Passion, Trust, and True Partnership, which applies the principles of Rewire Leadership Institute® to romantic relationships. Recently, they co-authored a chapter in Mastering the Art of Success: Volume 8. With Matt White, Judith recently co-authored Leading with Courage.

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