Building Leaders for a 21st Century Global Society

Dr. Belinda Johnson White Photo By Winn Walker

Discover Your Leadership Readiness


The Leadership Velocity toolkit helps you determine your leadership readiness and identify ways in which you can work most effectively to enhance your leadership skills.


“Human Beings, Being Human, Through Humanity”

With a focus on the universal values of
justice, prudence, temperance, fortitude, faith, hope and love,
BuildingLeaders LLC is committed to developing leaders for a 21st century global society.



“To provide timely and timeless, culturally relevant leadership and
professional development services and products”

With a commitment to helping our clients achieve their goals and objectives, BuildingLeaders LLC specializes in relationship and execution excellence. Our promise is to provide progressive individuals and organizations, world-class leadership development services and products, grounded and inspired by spiritual truths, theory and practice.


Three overarching principles infuse the culture, values and operations of BuildingLeaders LLC:

  • Unless the LORD builds the house, its builders labor in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the watchmen stand guard in vain. Psalm 127:1 NIV
  • Leadership without relationship is a sinking ship. Leadership with relationship is a championship.TM
  • In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat—for He grants sleep to those He loves. Psalm 127:2 NIV

Belinda Johnson White, PhD


Dr. Belinda Johnson White describes herself as an “over the top” leadership enthusiast. A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Belinda was an eyewitness and participant in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. As a result of heroic, noble leadership, by many men and women, her life changed for the better. Belinda’s childhood experience turned into her lifelong purpose and passion for leadership development.

Dr. Belinda’s tireless work is inspired by her favorite bible scripture, “Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.” (Psalm 37:4) She expresses her delight in doing the work of leadership development through her motto, “it’s not hard work…it’s Heart Work!”

PHOTO CREDIT: Mikki Harris
Morehouse College Spring Tour 2011
Casablanca, Morocco

Professional Bio

Dr. White, a former IBMer, is a business professor at Morehouse College, leadership and professional development (LPD) subject matter expert, and author. With 27 plus years of experience developing over 3,500 emerging leaders at Morehouse College, her legacy of brilliance in leadership development is well-established. Dr. White’s inclusive, inspiring, entertaining and authentic style brings a unique, fresh, faith-based perspective to traditional life and work practices of excellence for 21st century workers.

In 2010, Dr. White founded BuildingLeaders LLC (BL), with the vision to inspire and develop heroic, noble leadership worldwide. Through BL, Dr. White enjoys being a servant trainer, coach, speaker and consultant in the areas of leadership and professional development for diverse profit and non-profit organizations.

Dr. White holds degrees from Spelman College (BS), Georgia Institute of Technology (MS), and Georgia State University (PhD), with additional leadership development certifications from the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government and the University of Georgia Terry College of Business.

Personal Bio

Belinda, husband Bob, and their young adults, Robert and Bethany, live in Atlanta, Georgia. The White family are ardent Atlanta Falcons fans. RISE Up!