Dr. Hope Zoeller

Founder and President

Dr. Hope Zoeller is Founder and President of HOPE (Helping Other People Excel), LLC, a firm that specializes in facilitating leader success at every level of an organization. For over 13 years of her professional career, Dr. Zoeller worked at UPS in various roles including Customer Service, Training and Development and Employee Relations. For the past 13 years, she has been consulting with organizations on leadership development. Dr. Zoeller is also a Professor at Spalding University instructing in the Master of Business Communication program. She has a Doctorate in Leadership Education from Spalding University, a Master of Education in Training and Development from the University of Louisville and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Psychology from Bellarmine University. Hope co-authored with Dr. Joe DeSensi HOPE for Leaders Unabridged.

One of her most notable accomplishments includes being selected as one of Business First’s 2007 40 Under 40 recipients. This is an award given to up-and-coming leaders under the age of 40 who are on the leading edge in their occupations and who share their time and talents in community service. She was recently selected for Leadership Louisville’s Class of 2011. In her spare time, she enjoys international travel, mentoring youth, walking and yoga.


  • Graduated with Doctoral Degree in Leadership Education in February 2005
  • Extensive knowledge of establishing and maintaining formal mentoring/career succession programs
  • Over 13 years of corporate experience with Blue Chip Company
  • Successfully trained hundreds of managers on supervisory and leadership skills
  • Extensive experience in Training and Employee Relations


  • 2011 Leadership Louisville Class
  • 2007 Recipient of Business First’s 40 Under 40 Award
  • Masters of Education in Occupational Training and Development
  • Adjunct professor for Webster University
  • Former President of Kentuckiana Chapter of American Society for Training and Development
  • Certified Facilitator of Myers-Briggs Inventory
  • Past member of Bellarmine University’s Board of Overseers
  • Spalding University School of Business & Adult Accelerated Program (AAP) Advisory Board
  • The Steward’s Staff Advisory Board
  • Bellarmine University Alumni Career Consultant for the Communications School
  • Mentor for Bellewood Presbyterian Homes for Children • Lifelong learner