Belinda is an inspired teacher as well as an author, artist and psychologist. A native of Ohio, Belinda attended university in Columbus, Ohio, and was also a student and later a staff member with World Campus Afloat, a shipboard university that traveled to Asia, Africa, and southern Europe. Her early exposure to global issues deeply influences her work. While still in her 20s, she also studied Metaphysics in England, learning to facilitate dreamwork as a tool for exploring consciousness and to integrate astrology into her understanding of the human condition. These are skills she continues to use in her teaching and in supporting personal and spiritual development.
In 1984, Belinda met internationally acclaimed anthropologist Felicitas Goodman whose research and teaching led to the founding of the Cuyamungue Institute. Belinda became a colleague and close friend of Dr. Goodman, taking the role of President of the Cuyamungue Institute for a number of years. The international membership of this non-profit organization supports an appreciation for the worldview and artwork of indigenous people worldwide. She continues to travel around the world teaching the Cuyamungue method that uses breath, sound, and ritual body postures to access the world of the spirits.
In affiliation with The Enneagram Institute, established by international Enneagram experts Don Riso and Russ Hudson, Belinda founded The Enneagram Institute of Central Ohio (EICO) in 2000 to train professionals in the use of the Enneagram system for facilitating personal and professional development. Today she is recognized as a leader in using the Enneagram in coaching. Her book, Finding Freedom in Authentic Relationships: A life-changing exploration of the Enneagram and Object Relations, focuses on integrating Enneagram wisdom with the powerful insights of Object Relations theory.
In 2021, Belinda and Marcus Boroughs founded The Great Circle Alliance, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to offer public programs and exhibits to raise awareness of the ancient monumental indigenous sites of Ohio. Their work includes a residency for contemporary Native artists to bring an indigenous presence back to the once vibrant sophisticated culture 2,000 years ago.
Belinda’s lifelong love of art prompted her to study collage in the early 1990’s. She integrates her love of color, texture, and textiles into encaustic collage and fabric art, and creates series of small collages as form of personal exploration similar to dreamwork.
Belinda continues to live in Columbus, Ohio, with her two cats and a friend and fellow artist. Their studio provides a haven for creativity for friends and clients.