The Team

Lee J. Colan, Ph.D. - Strategist, CEO Advisor, Executive Coach
Lee J. Colan, Ph.D.

Profile

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

He is an organizational psychologist and CEO advisor. He possesses rare combination of skills as a corporate executive, business consultant, thought leader, prolific author, artful facilitator and engaging presenter.

Lee applies 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 stagnation.  

He 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.

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. 

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.

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

Julie Davis Colan - Business, Career and Life Strategist
Julie Davis Colan

Profile
Julie Davis-Colan co-founded The L Group, Inc., a leadership advisory firm serving leaders since 1999. She is a business, career and life strategist. 

Whether Julie is helping a client with a business strategy, marketing plan, career decision or life vision, she keenly observes and deeply listens so she can see and hear the unseen and unheard truth in others. Then Julie applies a powerful combination of brain science, positive psychology, and perspective-changing insights. This predictably reveals yet-unseen gifts and capabilities that open a new world of opportunity and effectiveness.  

Julie has authored seven popular books including, Stick with It: Mastering the Art of Adherence, Getting the BEST of Yourself and Others and The Power of Positive Coaching.

She has been coaching and encouraging healthy growth for over 25 years.

Background
Prior to consulting, Julie conceptualized and led several successful business units at the American Heart Association’s National Center. Her clients were many of the Fortune 500 including Home Depot, Westinghouse, Dean Foods and Coca-Cola Foods. The American Heart Association was recognized by the Harvard Business School as one of the best managed non-profit organizations in the United States.

Julie is also a compelling speaker and engaging facilitator. Her passion for leadership and life creates an infectious energy for audiences.

She serves on the board of Engage, a positive parenting organization.

Expertise
Strategy, coaching, revenue enhancement and new product development, and keynote speaking.

Education
Master's degree, Preventive Medicine, The Ohio State University, College of Medicine. Bachelor's degree, Psychology and Biology, with honors, Florida State University.

Favorite Quotes

Enthusiasm is the match that lights the candle of achievement. – William Arthur Ward

What is faith? It is the confident assurance that what we hope for is going to happen. It is the evidence of things we cannot yet see. – Hebrews 11:1

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe. – Anatole France

When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves. – William Arthur Ward