Graham Lee

Key Strengths

  • Creates the conditions for leaders and senior teams to work creatively and strategically
  • Fosters leaders’ awareness, insight and impact
  • Supports the development of trusting, productive relationships
  • Emphasises the development of leadership authenticity, arising at the creative frontier between individual talents and organisational opportunities

Consulting and Coaching Experience

  • Over 20 years consulting and coaching across a range of sectors, including: healthcare, financial services, professional services, TMT, retail, and charity.
  • Created and led programmes on leadership development, talent review, talent development, internal and external coach development, authentic leadership.
  • Coached and advised a broad range of executives, from Board members and executives, to senior and high potential managers.
  • Recruited, managed and supervised high calibre groups of coaches and consultants.
  • Author, lecturer and conference speaker.

Professional Background

  • 14 years in international pharmaceutical marketing (with Beecham and then with Glaxo) and subsequently as a management consultant, focused on strategy, marketing and pricing.
  • 16 years as leadership consultant and coach, first with PeopleWise, and then The Thinking Partnership, including the role of Managing Director.
  • Psychoanalytic psychotherapist (over 20 years) working with individuals and as a supervisor.

Qualifications and Memberships

  • APECS accredited coach and coach supervisor; member of ABP, BPS
  • Mindfulness teacher (MBCT teacher training, Oxford Mindfulness Centre)
  • Psychoanalytic psychotherapist: UKCP registered
  • Psychologist: BSc Hons (1st class) in Experimental Psychology

Selected publications

  • The Location of Authenticity, (in press).
  • Mindful Insights, Coaching at Work, Vol 8, Issue 1. 2013
  • Authentic leadership in coaching, in Leadership Coaching. 2011
  • Leadership Coaching: From Personal Insight to Organisational Performance. 2006