Lee J. Colan, Ph.D.

ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGIST
& CEO ADVISOR

ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGIST
& CEO ADVISOR

Lee possesses a rare combination of skills as a corporate executive, business consultant, thought leader, prolific author, artful facilitator and engaging presenter. Lee applies an in-depth understanding of business, science, people and organizations to help leaders and organizations grow. As a result, he quickly helps leaders bring order where there is chaos, clarity where there is ambiguity and growth where there is decline.

Lee is a John C. Maxwell Leadership Award finalist and Thinkers50 nominee for Top Management Thinker globally.

Lee has authored 15 popular leadership books that have been translated into 10 languages, including the bestselling Engaging the Hearts and Minds of All Your Employees and Stick with It: Mastering the Art of Adherence. He has also created over 50 products that equip and encourage leaders at every level.

EXPERTISE

CEO advisement, executive coaching, strategy planning and execution, employee engagement, keynote speaking, leadership training.

EDUCATION

Doctoral degree, Organizational Psychology, George Washington University

Bachelor’s degree, Psychology and Communications, Summa Cum Laude, Florida State University

BACKGROUND

Lee brings 25 years of hands-on industry and consulting experience to his clients. He worked in various leadership roles with American Airlines, Sandoz (Novartis) and FoxMeyer (McKesson). He also held consulting positions with two premier firms: Booz, Allen & Hamilton and Mercer. His last corporate post was as Vice President for Physician Reliance Network (U.S. Oncology), one of the fastest growing NASDAQ companies at the time.

Lee currently serves on the Board of Directors for Pacific Seafood Group, the largest fully integrated seafood company in North America. He is a former director for Aztec Systems who was ultimately sold to a private equity firm. He also served on the Advisory Board for ASSET InterTech.

Lee regularly gifts his time to numerous individuals and agencies. Some of those agencies include The United Way, North Texas Food Bank and Grace Bridge.

FAVORITE QUOTES

“You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help other people get what they want.” – Zig Ziglar

“Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” – James 1:4

“Genius? Nothing! Sticking to it is the genius. I failed my way to success.” – Thomas Edison

“The best managers don’t try to put in what God left out; they try to draw out what God left in.” – Marcus Buckingham