Walter Bellin pioneers and has developed a wide range of methods to maximise the personal and professional potential of individuals, teams and organisations. He is an international consultant who consults with senior management teams of private and public sector organisations in the areas or corporate development, leading organisational change (specialising in organisational culture change), strategic business planning and leadership development. He runs personal and leadership development workshops in the USA, Australia and the UK.
Walter was born and educated in the United States. He received a BA in Philosophy with high honours from the University of Minnesota and went on to graduate studies in psychology and philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley, where he also taught undergraduate philosophy. He was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa National Academic Honorary Society.
Walter later left the university to pursue studies in the newly emerging human potential field, an area of study not then available in formal academic institutions. From the mid to late 1970’s, he developed and taught a wide range of seminars – including stress management, personal development, conflict resolution, effective communication, leadership, teambuilding, creativity and negotiating skills – throughout Britain, Europe and the USA. During the mid to late 1970’s, he also lectured at the Stanford Research Institute and was a guest lecturer at Harvard and Stanford Universities, USA and Oxford and Cambridge Universities, UK.
In 1979 he launched the Crossroads personal development workshops, which rapidly became one of the most successful and widely attended of the human potential programs, with over 45,000 participants between 1979 and 1988. Beginning in 1986, and continuing through to the present, Walter has been consulting with and training managers and executives in leadership development and organisational culture change programs.
Walter currently lives in Sydney, Australia with his wife Shana – though much of his time is spent travelling internationally to deliver his workshops and consulting services.