ABOUT GEORGE LEE

George Lee’s engaging and entertaining style captivates audiences and introduces listeners to critical tips, techniques and skills that foster a stronger foundation of purpose for professional development and diversity inclusion.

PHILOSOPHY

IT'S ABOUT POWER

Power is the ability to define phenomena, and make it act in a desired manner.The educational power of discomfort destabilizes how our comfort zones perpetuates and hinders us from effectuating critical change for diversity inclusion, professional development and public speaking. 

  • When you are uncomfortable is when change happens. 

  • The comfort zone is a behavioral state within which a person operates in an anxiety-neutral condition, using a limited set of behaviors to deliver a steady level of performance, usually without a sense of risk. 

  • This implies that, providing there is no change in the ‘anxiety’ or the skills applied, the level of performance will remain constant. Equally, if there is a change in the ‘anxiety’ or the skills applied then a change in the level of performance will result. 

 

CORE VALUES

AUTHENTICITY

Demonstration of transparency in values, beliefs, and actions; integrating values and principles to create a purposeful life and to contribute to the growth of others.

HUMILITY

A willingness to minimize yourself in order to maximize the people around you.  The courage to admit you don’t know everything and knowing that what works today may not work tomorrow.

TEMPERAMENT

The foundation upon which leaders construct the values of their character and personality.

CONSCIOUSNESS

Being awake and aware of one’s surroundings.  A state or quality of awareness or being aware of one’s own positioning in the world.

INTENTIONALITY

Recognizing the significance of thinking and doing with purpose.

CREATIVITY

The phenomenon whereby something new and somehow valuable is formed from original ideas.  Valuing people to be different, and challenge them to create something unique in their perspective.

BIO

PURPOSEFUL PROVOCATIVE

George believes in the educational power of discomfort and always deploys what he calls “purposeful provocative ” that spurs critical engagement, push limits of perspective and sparks thought provoking descriptive analysis and prescriptive solutions. 

 

George Lee’s ultimate passion is to empower leaders and social entrepreneurs around the workplace and classroom to further their professional and self-development, as well as critically cultivating understandings of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for improving human relations and organizational development with a refreshed, refined perspective. In his view, personal, social, and professional change happen when you begin to see things in terms of “consciousness”. By observing the dynamic ability of individuals and organizations to provoke action in his own life, George has gleaned from the wisdom of effective leaders. George Lee now seeks to share that wisdom with others through his efforts as Professional Development, Diversity Inclusion Professional as well seasoned experienced public and keynote speaker.

 

Mr. Lee possesses over 10 years of experience in public speaking for community and academic organizational leadership and over 5 years of debate and argumentation. He has spoken before large audiences at Gonzaga University, Morgan State University, the University of Oklahoma, Augsburg College, the University of Texas at Austin, Oklahoma Natural Gas Company and The Heritage Hall College Prep, as well as many small businesses and High Schools nationwide.

 

George holds a Bachelors in African & African American Studies, master’s degrees in both Human Relations and Adult Higher Education as well as Graduate Certificates in Women and Gendered Studies along with Human Resource and Diversity Development from the University of Oklahoma. He is currently the HR Training Specialist and the Assistant Director of Debate along with being celebrated as one of the best “debate-minds” in the activity. Honors include the Mukai Assistant Director of Debate 2019, Mid America Region Critic of The Year 2018 and The Matthew Grindy Outstanding Graduate Assistant Coach 2018 . And he has been featured in the Washington Post, the Atlantic, along with New York Times and he co-hosts his own original podcast called, “The Chop Up.

 

George Lee has been at the forefront of cultivating collaborative attitudes, encouraging meaningful and positive engagement, and challenging individuals to maximize opportunities. Personally, socially, and professionally he has enjoyed inspiring people to become the best versions of themselves, and he is now available to motivate and challenge your students, employees, and board members to be inspired people who inspire people in regards to professional development and diversity inclusion.