“Appreciative Inquiry helps people become engaged in a way that captures the passion and natural energy they hold for their work. The result: they end up taking ownership for a piece of the organization. Good leaders know that’s critical for success. “
Ray Wells, Ph.D., is President of Wellbeing Systems, a Philadelphia-area consulting firm that uses appreciative, positive, strengths-based approaches for designing leadership, team, and organization development programs. Over the past 30 years he has been widely recognized for his talent in developing individual leadership capacity, facilitating the growth of teams, and assisting leaders in their transformational change efforts. His work with nonprofits, small to medium-sized business units, government, and higher education includes the United Way, Castrol Oil, Holcim US, the Naval Sea Logistics Center, Princeton University, Penn State, University of Connecticut, and international work in Egypt, India and China.
Ray spends a third of his time as Associate Director of the FAIMER Institute, an international leadership development program for health professions educators from developing countries, where he has worked since the program’s 2001 launch. He is a member of the International Leadership Association, a certified MBTI practitioner, and has been trained in the Drexler-Sibbet Team Performance System. He holds an M.A. in student and adult development from Bowling Green State University and a Ph.D. in applied social-psychology from Temple University.