Dr. Theresa M. Welbourne is the founder, president, and CEO of eePulse, Inc., a human capital technology and consulting firm that focuses on helping organizations optimize human energy at work and improving individual and firm performance while driving growth. eePulse invented the pulse survey process, and their insights into employee energy, pulsing technology and process as well as employee-centric engagement are all creating an evolution in the next phase of employee engagement work.
Dr. Welbourne’s research and consulting expertise are in the areas of strategic leadership and human capital in high growth and high-change organizations. She serves as the Executive Director of the Alabama Entrepreneurship Institute and the Will and Maggie Brooke Professor in Entrepreneurship at the Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration. Theresa also holds an appointment as an affiliated senior research scientist with the University of Southern California’s Center for Effective Organizations.
Dr. Welbourne’s research and consulting work have been featured in popular publications such as Inc. Magazine, Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, Business Week, New York Times, and Entrepreneur Magazine and published in books and in journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Leader to Leader and Organization Dynamics. Theresa is a prolific writer, well known speaker, and she focuses on turning rigorous research into practical tools that are being used by organizations around the world. Theresa was awarded the 2012 Academy of Management Distinguished HR Executive Award (for contributions in research, teaching and practice). She was named a Top Technology Trendsetter in 2014 by Survey Magazine, and in 2017 she was inducted as a Society for Industrial Organizational Psychology (SIOP) fellow. She received her BSBA and PhD from the University of Colorado, Boulder.