Thea Bellos is the founding principal of The Bellos Group, a global marketing and management consulting firm. The firm provides market research, strategic planning, business consulting and training services to professional service firms and corporations in the engineering, environmental and legal industries, and to non-profit cultural organizations.
Prior to establishing The Bellos Group, Thea was the Director of Marketing and Communications at EIP Associates, an environmental and urban planning consulting firm; Director of Development of the Oakland Ballet, a national touring company; and, she has served as an internal senior business consultant to URS Corporation, a global environmental engineering firm.
Thea has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in international marketing and global business at Dominican's School of Business & Leadership since 1999; she teaches Marketing Strategy and Tactics for the GreenMBA. She also has led training/seminars on cross-cultural communication and negotiations, and she has taught strategic marketing and international management courses at UC Berkeley Extension, University of San Francisco, and Golden Gate University, where she received The Stanley Price Adjunct Faculty Award for Distinguished Service.
Committed to international experiential education, she is one of the founding members of the non-profit Global Stewards Institute, a transnational seafaring university, which integrates leadership, inter-cultural competency, service and research into its transformational multidisciplinary programs. An avid traveler and photographer, Thea also exhibits her fine art and travel photography at venues throughout the Bay Area.
Areas of Specialty
Thea is knowledgeable about the trends, current events and issues driving change in the global business environment and graduate education. Serving as a scholar/practitioner, she has expertise in the following areas:
- International Business
- Global Marketing and Management
- Leadership and Organizational Change
- Professional Services Marketing
- Non Profit Management
- Market Research
- Public Relations
In support of the values of the Green MBA and its core commitment to transformation, Thea takes a personal and supportive approach to mentoring and works with mentees on balancing the demands of work, home and school. Key areas that are addressed in mentoring sessions include career development, academic and professional work challenges, stress management and navigating the university and the requirements of the program.