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Lee J. Colan Biography – Inspiring a Winning Culture

Lee J. Colan, Ph.D
. is co-founder of The L Group, Inc., a Dallas, Texas-based consulting firm that has been equipping and encouraging leaders since 1999. 

He is an organizational psychologist with a rare combination of skills as a business consultant, thought leader, prolific author and engaging speaker. 

Lee possesses an in-depth understanding of business, people and organizations.  He blends this understanding with his corporate management experience to help leaders and organizations grow. As a result, Lee brings order where there is chaos and clarity where there is ambiguity.
Lee has authored 15 leadership books, including two best sellers, that have been translated into 10 languages. His practical advice appears in 50+ on-line and print publications monthly.  In addition to writing The L Group’s posts twice a week, he also writes a weekly, national column for called Leadership Matters.

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

He held various corporate leadership roles with American Airlines, Sandoz (Novartis) and FoxMeyer (McKesson). He was a consultant with two premier firms: Booz, Allen & Hamilton and Mercer. His last corporate post was as Vice President for Physician Reliance Network, 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.

In addition to his hands-on industry and consulting experience, Lee earned Masters and Doctoral degrees in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from George Washington University after graduating from Florida State University. 

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. 

Virtually every Fortune 500 company has experienced the positive impact of Lee’s practical insights and approach as have many smaller companies.  Here are a few: 

Amcor PET Packaging w American Heart Association w AmeriSource Bergen Specialty Group w Aviall w AT&T Wireless w w BlueCross BlueShield   Cinemark w  Cumberland Farms  w CVS Health w Dave & Busters w Dollar Tree Stores  DW Distribution w Ericsson w Ernst & Young w Fossil w Foxworth-Galbraith Lumber Co. w GuideStone Financial w Hunt Petroleum w International Paper w Gibraltar Industries w Jani-King w Jo-Ann Stores w Johnson Controls w Kimball International  KPMG w LongHorn Steakhouse w Methodist Health System w March of Dimes   MOBIL North Sea w Nationwide w Nestle w  Pacific Seafood w Park Place Dealerships  Pier 1 Imports w Sterling Jewelers (Kay, Jarred, Zales)  w State Farm w Texas Health Resources w Texas Instruments w The CEO Institute w The Hartford w The Venetian Resort w TRANE w ULTA Beauty w U.S. Renal Care w Walmart w Yum! Brands.