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Lee Work Wise is a Professional Consultancy focused on helping executives build meaningful and fulfilling careers that are challenging, rewarding, and fun.

 

Led by Charlotte Lee, a business executive with over 40 years of experience, Lee Work Wise guides you through an impactful and iterative process with outcomes you want and need. Charlotte's experience includes 18 years as an investment banker, six years in management consulting, three years running not for profits, and 15 years as a career coach working with executives from all industries with the largest coaching firm in the world that works with over 600,000 clients per year globally.

At Lee Work Wise, we are all about having a bias to action. 

Measure twice, cut once. Stand still and think about it forever? 

Nope, not us. We help you ideate, create your plan, and implement your lifelong strategy to success.

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        Are you a worrier or a warrior?
   I'm a warrior.

I push through creating outcomes. Sometimes it takes smarts, sometimes it takes strength, and sometimes it takes pure grit. Or a combination. No one is saying not to think things through. What we are saying is not to over-think and then do nothing. Doing nothing is doing something. It is wasting time, energy, brain cells, and it is making a decision that you wish to be still and not move forward. 

It makes more sense to try and fail rather than to do nothing. At least you tried it and now know it does not work. So, you learned and grew. You even increased your resilience as this process of trial and error strengthened your inner core. The old adage that says “life is not a dress rehearsal” is so true. You have one shot at this. It is worth taking the chance to invest in yourself.

Failure is part of life and learning.

If you are looking for structure, support, metrics

...because that which gets measured, gets done... 

then you have come to the right place.

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Philosophy

Over the past 20 years, I have repeatedly been told that I inspire and motivate others…that when I do that, it drives them to step outside of their comfort zones accomplishing more than they believed they could. They feel empowered. You may feel like an imposter. You’re not – and I can help you gain the confidence and clarity to see and believe that.  Let me inspire you and motivate YOU to do more and be more.

Let me navigate the path of job search and career fulfillment with you.

 

My approach is to be your advocate and brand ambassador. To train you to keep your friends close and your enemies closer - that frenemies exist, and you need to be able to see the distinction and act accordingly.  You can learn lifelong tips and strategies that allow you to thrive and be your authentic self while sharpening your people and leadership skills.

My philosophy is simple.

Be the very best you can be by bringing out the best in others.

True leadership starts right here.

 

Approach
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As a coach, I am passionate about bringing out the best in all my clients and delivering truth-talk empathetically and effectively.

 

I am an expert at building strong relationships and guiding clients through a major transition:

 - starting a new job 

 - launching a business 

 - shifting from a corporate role to consulting (or vice versa) 

 - moving from a corporate role to not-for-profit (or vice versa) 

 - becoming a professional board member

 - pursuing a new challenge

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Charlotte's experience:

Most recently, I was with Lee Hecht Harrison (LHH), the world's largest employee outplacement practice, with 300 offices in over 65 countries as Senior Vice President, Executive Coach, Advisor for LHH's ICEO program for C-Suite executives, and the Managing Consultant for the New York City and Stamford offices.

·      I was selected for LHH’s Global Town Hall as a speaker for the Northeast Delivery Team of

       Career Transition Coaches and interviewed as a source of hope and inspiration for all those                  looking for meaningful work. 

·      I was invited to join the Leadership Council where the Firm develops and implements                              enterprise-wide innovations. I was recently honored to be the recipient of the “Superstar Award”            as the #1 ranked top rated Coach in the Northeast. 

·      I am thrilled to have received the global accolade of The President's Award -- given to a select              few for exceptional coaching results. 

 

Prior to LHH, I worked as a management consultant specializing in strategic planning, organizational development, and marketing and served as a career coach to senior executives. Prior to owning my own practice, I ran five not-for-profits and was an investment banker for more than 18 years with Credit Lyonnais Securities in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group, Alex Brown and Sons in Corporate Finance, and Kidder, Peabody.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My community efforts are an important part of my life.

  • I currently serve as the Chairman of the Board for TruFund, Inc., a not-for-profit providing micro-financing in under-served communities. 

  • I am active in ASCEND, the largest pan-Asian networking organizations.

  • I am a Certified literacy tutor and mentor to many. 

  • I am a past President of Habitat for Humanity in Nassau County having served for more than 7 years

  • I have also served as the Executive Director for:

    • The New York Women’s Agenda

    • Literacy Partners 

    • The Animal Cancer Foundation

    • EPIE - a learning software company.

  • I am a former President of the Friends of the Manhasset Public Library as well as a former elected member of the Board of Directors

 

Two of my favorite things to do are to meet new and interesting people and to connect others.

We are all the richer due to the other wonderful people that come into our lives.

 

I am keen to leave the world a better place; I hope you'll join me!

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About me
  • I am a straight shooter who will provide you with candid and strategic truth talk. Something that is not always easy to obtain.

  • I am an Executive with over 40 years of business experience as an investment banker, management consultant, not for profit leader, and coach.

  • My breadth and depth of experience as the head of both the NYC and Stamford offices of the largest coaching practice in the world working with thousands of clients over 15 years, in all industries, is highly unique.

  • Having worked with some clients from one job to the next over the 15 year period, I have a perspective of trajectory a staying power and an outstanding ability to build, sustain and enhance my relationships and yours and see your career from a variety of milestones/viewpoints.(Points of view)

  • I have an incredibly powerful network of people (over 3,000 on Linkedin alone!) that I am happy to openly share with my clients, as appropriate.

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Why Charlotte ?
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With over 40 years of experience differentiating candidates and team members in the workplace, there are simple strategies you can employ that will help you stand out amidst a crowd. Some take longer and are expensive (graduate degrees) and some are simple (the way you dress). We can share all of them and you get to pick and choose the ones that work for you.

With 7.8 billion people in the world, it's hard to differentiate yourself sometimes.

We can help.

Differentiation

The top ten coaching needs I provide relate to:

 

  • Self-awareness

  • Interpersonal relationships/empathy/active listening

  • Communication skills

  • Leading/working through times of ambiguity and change

  • Motivation and engagement

  • Delegation and empowerment

  • Mentoring, developing talent, succession planning

  • Building best in class teams

  • Decision making

  • Time and energy management / balance

Services
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This is important in job search. YES, you have to network, apply for roles, reach out to folks you have not spoken to in AGES, chase headhunters, follow up galore and write tons of thank you notes. But you also need a little bit of luck.

Here’s how to get some by making the right/best call for you and your life.

Your first deliverable is to read a wonderful book called “How Luck Happens” by Janice Kaplan and Barnaby Marsh. It’s filled with interesting data points, great stories about celebrities creating their own luck and a ton of good ideas. (Yes, the authors interviewed me for it…but I’m not biased.

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You need to be around positive people to continue to create a positive

aura around you and you cannot go it alone. Let the downers all hang

out together, don’t be with them. You know who they are. Some people

really do just want to complain. They do not want to be happy and they probably don’t want you to be happy either…misery loves company. You have to be in an optimistic/glass half full kind of a place for this to work. Negativity pushes luck away. 

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Talk to different people each day. Do different things with different people in different places. These create opportunities for something magical to occur. Being in a rut is not a good thing for luck. She cannot find you when you are home alone. You need to be out and about and increase the chances for luck to come to you.

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And when you go to other places

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And go to different places every week.

New York Ideas would be Grand Central Terminal for food, the MET for the latest exhibit, window shopping on 57th street, shopping at Macy’s, a game at Madison Square Garden, a concert at Carnegie Hall, the ballet/opera at Lincoln Center, a walk in Central Park…. you get the gist. GET OUT and be where there are people and activities. 

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Something amazing happens when we give. WE GET! 

So, give some more….it can be time, money, a phone call, an idea, advice, a casserole, flowers, wine, a kind word, a handwritten thank you note, a Happy New Year email, and on and on and on the list goes.

All you need to do it ACT.

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Nothing formal…it can be a large post-it, a notebook or a pad.

But make a list of the things you are grateful for…. every day if possible.

The list will grow and success begets success!

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It's easy ...

Invite that family member over for a cup of tea or out for coffee…it won’t take long but it will put you in the middle of a new dynamic which luck LOVES! Take up a new sport, walk instead of taking the bus/train or get off a stop earlier and walk the rest of the way.

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This is the most important one...

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This Lunar New Year is the Year of the Rabbit. 

If you were born in 2011, 1999, ’87, ’75, ’63 or ’51  you’re a 

You are curious, earnest and pure. 

The rabbit year is seen as one with peace, prosperity and longevity. 

So, all good news for 2023.

All really great things take hard work. By doing my job really well, I was always lucky.

By being the best wife, mother, sister, grandmother and coach, I can be, I am really lucky. Good things show up for me every day and I like to believe I deserve them.

But no.

Sometimes I know…

I am just lucky!   

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My tips for preparing for interviews.

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The deliverables we may cover include:

 

  • Personal Branding (who are you?), 

  • Elevator pitch (what you say at a conference when we start attending them again) 

  • Resume review

  • Bios

  • Networking strategies that work

  • LinkedIn profile suggestions and use

  • Interviewing prep 

  • Career plans with timelines

  • Negotiation

  • Onboarding to a new job/off-boarding from the old job

  

Above all, you’ll have a strategic thought partner to discuss
all things work/career-wise and get invaluable advice
to take with you forever and to use throughout your career and life.
Deliverables
Coach On Call

Lee WorkWise is here to provide you with 24/7 support in your time of need. Whether you’ve just had a melt-down at work, gotten fired, or have a sticky situation to solve…

Oftentimes these situations get worse over time, not better. So, It makes sense to nip them in the bud before they get exacerbated by time and testy colleagues.

I’m here for you at any time.

Testimonials
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Charlotte Lee's coaching is strategic and highly effective.  Her coaching is personal. Her advice is behavior-oriented and results-oriented.

                                                                                                                                           Adele Hogan 

                                                                                                      Partner, Co-Head of Corporate and Securities 

                                                                                                                                                               Lucosky Brookman LLP

Having coached hundreds of people in her career, Charlotte understands the market for human capital and how to advise people about their work and career. There isn't a personality type or circumstance that she doesn't have experience with. Plus she has experience with most of the leading U.S. financial services firms. So her substance and insight is there. Just as important, Charlotte makes a point of understanding each person that she works with and what makes them happy in their work and life. This allows her to deliver the right advice, even if it is tough advice, in a way that is credible, impactful, and supportive.

 

Michael Bacon

Reinsurance Executive

Charlotte changed the way I think about both networking and job search. I learned to get comfortable marketing myself and asking people for help with my search. Not the easiest ask for an introvert.  She also connects the people she works with so they become a support team. If you follow her process, you will be successful and you will forever approach networking differently. Once you’ve worked with her, you’re her client for life. 

Debra Bar

Crypto Marketing Executive

Charlotte is the embodiment of "tough love" in the garb of an Executive Coach.  Whether you're in transition or seeking the next level in your career, you will get unvarnished and constructive feedback that pushes you beyond your comfort zone -- where breakthroughs happen.

 

                 Nandan Amladi

C-Suite Advisor and Investor Relations Executive

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Working with Charlotte, you quickly bear witness to a true master of her craft. She has a unique ability to both inspire and teach clients how to achieve their personal and professional goals, shape their own destinies, and make magical things happen. 

Her bespoke methodology applies to every industry and every profession, because it singularly speaks to the human condition: active listening, engaged communication, reading body language, practicing thoughtfulness.

There literally is nobody else who can compete with Charlotte Lee, as an executive coach, mentor and trusted advisor.                           

 Mitch P.

J.P. Morgan

 

 

 

Highly experienced career and professional development coach, Charlotte brings a unique blend of wisdom, insight and street smarts to deliver real-time, commercially useable professional development advice.

Get past the prickly and gruff exterior, Charlotte has unsurpassed counseling expertise which she uses to assess and analyze both the person and the situation and then deliver practical and implementable advice. Not afraid to call things as she sees them, Charlotte brings decades of insight and tough love to act as your professional guide / board of directors / career counselor.​

Key words for me: - sensei- wisdom- mentor- expertise- practical- insight- street-smarts

 

Giles Harrison

Chief Financial Officer - Farmers Group Inc.

It makes perfect sense. In any niche market one should seek out the premium supplier. In Executive Job Search, you’ll want Charlotte Lee. 

Charlotte and I met years ago, when I was still processing how and why my role was eliminated. My job search was solo, purely tactical, thorough, exhausting and demoralizing until I met Charlotte. Sensing that I could trust her judgement, I listened carefully to her advice and executed exactly what she told me to do in precisely the way that made the most sense for me.

Charlotte, with her impressive skill stack, is a marvel to behold. I’ve watched her as she helped me and others, individually and large group settings. Her style is both transparent and repeatable, but nearly impossible to imitate because she is powerful with regards to her high IQ and high EQ, and because she is sincerely devoted to each of her client’s individualized job search needs. You’ll get empathy, but little sympathy. In my case, she and I met and in seconds she started with probative questions about where I’ve been and where I plan to take my career. Once she fully understood, she overflowed confidently with valuable information and wonderful bespoke advice.

 

Assuming one executive placement per week for over 15 years means Charlotte Lee directly helped nearly 800 executives find their next job. Her connections are global, spanning every industry and touching most major companies. The majority of her clients probably sought and found either the same job at a different company, or same industry but a different job. They are all happy. But, I can attest that many others saw the opportunity to aim high, and believe. Not by luck, but each of those people landed their dream job. You can, too.

After so many successful placements, Charlotte is beyond competent. She’s beyond mastery.

Charlotte Lee is an artist in her field.

 

 

Greg Garland

Big 4 Management Consultant/M+A expert

Having coached hundreds of people in her career, Charlotte understands the market for human capital and how to advise people about their work and career. There isn't a personality type or circumstance that she doesn't have experience with. Plus she has experience with most of the leading U.S. financial services firms. So her substance and insight is there. Just as important, Charlotte makes a point of understanding each person that she works with and what makes them happy in their work and life. This allows her to deliver the right advice, even if it is tough advice, in a way that is credible, impactful, and supportive.

 

Michael Bacon

Reinsurance Executive

Charlotte changed the way I think about both networking and job search. I learned to get comfortable marketing myself and asking people for help with my search. Not the easiest ask for an introvert.  She also connects the people she works with so they become a support team. If you follow her process, you will be successful and you will forever approach networking differently. Once you’ve worked with her, you’re her client for life. 

Debra Bar

Crypto Marketing Executive

Sometimes pivoting your career simply means working in the same field but from a different angle.  That is exactly what Charlotte helped me with during the year we worked together.  She helped me see that hitting 

the reset button requires a few small adjustments in how I approach my profession.  I was able to move from a large corporate to a small organization leveraging the skills, connections and relationships I already had in the industry.  She taught me that re-branding is key to a successful career pivot and that lasting change comes through a few incremental steps, rarely all at once.  Charlotte was by my side every step of the way, guiding me and giving me honest feedback, helping me go deep and understand my core talents and values.  I continue to call her for advice at critical career junctures.  Thank you Charlotte! I am forever in your debt.

 

Ketty Russeva

Human Capital Executive 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As the saying goes, “when one door closes, another opens.” 

What a golden door, in the person of Charlotte A. Lee, that opened for me when my time with GE Capital ended. Charlotte provided the structure, rigor, discipline, coaching, counsel, and camaraderie I needed to face the challenges ahead, make the tough calls, and ultimately commit to the path of entrepreneurship. 

It is hard for me to imagine a better coach in that season of my life than Charlotte. I owe a debt of gratitude that I can never repay. At 100 times her weight in crypto, you would still be getting the best deal ever.  Do yourself a favor and pray that you can work with Charlotte as your coach. 

Marc Thompson Jr. 

Founder & Managing Partner

UpLift F&B Group

dba Chick-fil-A @ Five Towns

Charlotte is the embodiment of "tough love" in the garb of an Executive Coach.  Whether you're in transition or seeking the next level in your career, you will get unvarnished and constructive feedback that pushes you beyond your comfort zone -- where breakthroughs happen.

 

                 Nandan Amladi

C-Suite Advisor and Investor Relations Executive

Charlotte Lee is the epitome of job search excellence. She’s got a plan that enables her subjects to dream big and execute. The result is new forms of confidence, friendships and eyes wide open to growth and continued success. She’s a rock solid mentor, coach and friend. Do as she says not as your ego wants and watch the stars align! 

 

Kate Chatzopoulos

Tech Expert

Charlotte is the high-energy jetpack one needs to turbo-charge their job search and/or career transition. Her unique style and methodology have helped land hundreds of executives and experienced professionals over the last 2+ decades.

She opened my eyes to scaling my networking effort and negotiation skills.

Charlotte is a rock star executive coach who I would highly recommend. I am very fortunate to count on her as my mentor and friend.

 

                     Ashok Shenoy 

Product Strategy and Digital Transformation Executive

Charlotte is an exceptional executive coach. She helps clients define and take pride in their career journey story and to confidently expand their networks. Charlotte has boundless energy and generously shares best practices and her network.  She is an intense and caring coach who helps her clients through the search, interview, and negotiation processes. After an amazing 25+ year career at one company, Charlotte helped me take the next step in my career journey. I am deeply fortunate to have Charlotte

as an advisor, coach and as a friend.  

Aniko DeLaney

Marketing Executive

When you become a client of Charlotte Lee, the biggest lessons you learn are around how to treat people with kindness.  You learn more about yourself and how much it matters to give back to others. 

Through Charlotte's mentoring I've learned that with every "touch", I'm making a difference. Finding the job is very important, finding that inner change and retaining it is the big takeaway. And when Charlotte's your coach, she's always there for you, well after you land.  I've leaned on her many times as a sounding board, when I've needed career advice on moving to a new role internally, and to help me through a critical time of change at a large corporation I was with.

I always hear Charlotte in my head, I take her key lines with me, and repeat them to others as they are searching for a job.  The value of these learnings is incredible.

 

     Bonnie Leff

Healthcare and Financial Services

Chief of Staff

Charlotte is among the most energetic, creative and fun coaches that I have worked with. When I was looking for a career change she helped me position my background, provided advice on job search techniques and supported salary negotiations, enabling me to change industries. Charlotte even connected me to people in her own, unparalleled network, many of whom became friends and colleagues. A true inspiration, she encouraged me to do challenging things and take difficult decisions, which are hallmarks of great coaches.

                     Ashwin A. 

Financial Services Executive

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Working with Charlotte, you quickly bear witness to a true master of her craft. She has a unique ability to both inspire and teach clients how to achieve their personal and professional goals, shape their own destinies, and make magical things happen. 

Her bespoke methodology applies to every industry and every profession, because it singularly speaks to the human condition: active listening, engaged communication, reading body language, practicing thoughtfulness.

There literally is nobody else who can compete with Charlotte Lee, as an executive coach, mentor and trusted advisor.                           

 Mitch P.

J.P. Morgan

 

 

 

Highly experienced career and professional development coach, Charlotte brings a unique blend of wisdom, insight and street smarts to deliver real-time, commercially useable professional development advice.

Get past the prickly and gruff exterior, Charlotte has unsurpassed counseling expertise which she uses to assess and analyze both the person and the situation and then deliver practical and implementable advice. Not afraid to call things as she sees them, Charlotte brings decades of insight and tough love to act as your professional guide / board of directors / career counselor.​

Key words for me: - sensei- wisdom- mentor- expertise- practical- insight- street-smarts

 

Giles Harrison

Chief Financial Officer - Farmers Group Inc.

It makes perfect sense. In any niche market one should seek out the premium supplier. In Executive Job Search, you’ll want Charlotte Lee. 

Charlotte and I met years ago, when I was still processing how and why my role was eliminated. My job search was solo, purely tactical, thorough, exhausting and demoralizing until I met Charlotte. Sensing that I could trust her judgement, I listened carefully to her advice and executed exactly what she told me to do in precisely the way that made the most sense for me.

Charlotte, with her impressive skill stack, is a marvel to behold. I’ve watched her as she helped me and others, individually and large group settings. Her style is both transparent and repeatable, but nearly impossible to imitate because she is powerful with regards to her high IQ and high EQ, and because she is sincerely devoted to each of her client’s individualized job search needs. You’ll get empathy, but little sympathy. In my case, she and I met and in seconds she started with probative questions about where I’ve been and where I plan to take my career. Once she fully understood, she overflowed confidently with valuable information and wonderful bespoke advice.

 

Assuming one executive placement per week for over 15 years means Charlotte Lee directly helped nearly 800 executives find their next job. Her connections are global, spanning every industry and touching most major companies. The majority of her clients probably sought and found either the same job at a different company, or same industry but a different job. They are all happy. But, I can attest that many others saw the opportunity to aim high, and believe. Not by luck, but each of those people landed their dream job. You can, too.

After so many successful placements, Charlotte is beyond competent. She’s beyond mastery.

Charlotte Lee is an artist in her field.

 

 

Greg Garland

Big 4 Management Consultant/M+A expert

Having coached hundreds of people in her career, Charlotte understands the market for human capital and how to advise people about their work and career. There isn't a personality type or circumstance that she doesn't have experience with. Plus she has experience with most of the leading U.S. financial services firms. So her substance and insight is there. Just as important, Charlotte makes a point of understanding each person that she works with and what makes them happy in their work and life. This allows her to deliver the right advice, even if it is tough advice, in a way that is credible, impactful, and supportive.

 

Michael Bacon

Reinsurance Executive

Charlotte changed the way I think about both networking and job search. I learned to get comfortable marketing myself and asking people for help with my search. Not the easiest ask for an introvert.  She also connects the people she works with so they become a support team. If you follow her process, you will be successful and you will forever approach networking differently. Once you’ve worked with her, you’re her client for life. 

Debra Bar

Crypto Marketing Executive

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As the saying goes, “when one door closes, another opens.” 

What a golden door, in the person of Charlotte A. Lee, that opened for me when my time with GE Capital ended. Charlotte provided the structure, rigor, discipline, coaching, counsel, and camaraderie I needed to face the challenges ahead, make the tough calls, and ultimately commit to the path of entrepreneurship. 

It is hard for me to imagine a better coach in that season of my life than Charlotte. I owe a debt of gratitude that I can never repay. At 100 times her weight in crypto, you would still be getting the best deal ever.  Do yourself a favor and pray that you can work with Charlotte as your coach. 

Marc Thompson Jr. 

Founder & Managing Partner

UpLift F&B Group

dba Chick-fil-A @ Five Towns

Charlotte is the embodiment of "tough love" in the garb of an Executive Coach.  Whether you're in transition or seeking the next level in your career, you will get unvarnished and constructive feedback that pushes you beyond your comfort zone -- where breakthroughs happen.

 

                 Nandan Amladi

C-Suite Advisor and Investor Relations Executive

Charlotte Lee is the epitome of job search excellence. She’s got a plan that enables her subjects to dream big and execute. The result is new forms of confidence, friendships and eyes wide open to growth and continued success. She’s a rock solid mentor, coach and friend. Do as she says not as your ego wants and watch the stars align! 

 

Kate Chatzopoulos

Tech Expert

Charlotte is the high-energy jetpack one needs to turbo-charge their job search and/or career transition. Her unique style and methodology have helped land hundreds of executives and experienced professionals over the last 2+ decades.

She opened my eyes to scaling my networking effort and negotiation skills.

Charlotte is a rock star executive coach who I would highly recommend. I am very fortunate to count on her as my mentor and friend.

 

                     Ashok Shenoy 

Product Strategy and Digital Transformation Executive

Charlotte is an exceptional executive coach. She helps clients define and take pride in their career journey story and to confidently expand their networks. Charlotte has boundless energy and generously shares best practices and her network.  She is an intense and caring coach who helps her clients through the search, interview, and negotiation processes. After an amazing 25+ year career at one company, Charlotte helped me take the next step in my career journey. I am deeply fortunate to have Charlotte

as an advisor, coach and as a friend.  

Aniko DeLaney

Marketing Executive

Sometimes pivoting your career simply means working in the same field but from a different angle.  That is exactly what Charlotte helped me with during the year we worked together.  She helped me see that hitting 

the reset button requires a few small adjustments in how I approach my profession.  I was able to move from a large corporate to a small organization leveraging the skills, connections and relationships I already had in the industry.  She taught me that re-branding is key to a successful career pivot and that lasting change comes through a few incremental steps, rarely all at once.  Charlotte was by my side every step of the way, guiding me and giving me honest feedback, helping me go deep and understand my core talents and values.  I continue to call her for advice at critical career junctures.  Thank you Charlotte! I am forever in your debt.

 

Ketty Russeva

Human Capital Executive 

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Working with Charlotte, you quickly bear witness to a true master of her craft. She has a unique ability to both inspire and teach clients how to achieve their personal and professional goals, shape their own destinies, and make magical things happen. 

Her bespoke methodology applies to every industry and every profession, because it singularly speaks to the human condition: active listening, engaged communication, reading body language, practicing thoughtfulness.

There literally is nobody else who can compete with Charlotte Lee, as an executive coach, mentor and trusted advisor.                           

 Mitch P.

J.P. Morgan

 

 

 

Highly experienced career and professional development coach, Charlotte brings a unique blend of wisdom, insight and street smarts to deliver real-time, commercially useable professional development advice.

Get past the prickly and gruff exterior, Charlotte has unsurpassed counseling expertise which she uses to assess and analyze both the person and the situation and then deliver practical and implementable advice. Not afraid to call things as she sees them, Charlotte brings decades of insight and tough love to act as your professional guide / board of directors / career counselor.​

Key words for me: - sensei- wisdom- mentor- expertise- practical- insight- street-smarts

 

Giles Harrison

Chief Financial Officer - Farmers Group Inc.

It makes perfect sense. In any niche market one should seek out the premium supplier. In Executive Job Search, you’ll want Charlotte Lee. 

Charlotte and I met years ago, when I was still processing how and why my role was eliminated. My job search was solo, purely tactical, thorough, exhausting and demoralizing until I met Charlotte. Sensing that I could trust her judgement, I listened carefully to her advice and executed exactly what she told me to do in precisely the way that made the most sense for me.

Charlotte, with her impressive skill stack, is a marvel to behold. I’ve watched her as she helped me and others, individually and large group settings. Her style is both transparent and repeatable, but nearly impossible to imitate because she is powerful with regards to her high IQ and high EQ, and because she is sincerely devoted to each of her client’s individualized job search needs. You’ll get empathy, but little sympathy. In my case, she and I met and in seconds she started with probative questions about where I’ve been and where I plan to take my career. Once she fully understood, she overflowed confidently with valuable information and wonderful bespoke advice.

 

Assuming one executive placement per week for over 15 years means Charlotte Lee directly helped nearly 800 executives find their next job. Her connections are global, spanning every industry and touching most major companies. The majority of her clients probably sought and found either the same job at a different company, or same industry but a different job. They are all happy. But, I can attest that many others saw the opportunity to aim high, and believe. Not by luck, but each of those people landed their dream job. You can, too.

After so many successful placements, Charlotte is beyond competent. She’s beyond mastery.

Charlotte Lee is an artist in her field.

 

 

Greg Garland

Big 4 Management Consultant/M+A expert

Having coached hundreds of people in her career, Charlotte understands the market for human capital and how to advise people about their work and career. There isn't a personality type or circumstance that she doesn't have experience with. Plus she has experience with most of the leading U.S. financial services firms. So her substance and insight is there. Just as important, Charlotte makes a point of understanding each person that she works with and what makes them happy in their work and life. This allows her to deliver the right advice, even if it is tough advice, in a way that is credible, impactful, and supportive.

 

Michael Bacon

Reinsurance Executive

Charlotte changed the way I think about both networking and job search. I learned to get comfortable marketing myself and asking people for help with my search. Not the easiest ask for an introvert.  She also connects the people she works with so they become a support team. If you follow her process, you will be successful and you will forever approach networking differently. Once you’ve worked with her, you’re her client for life. 

Debra Bar

Crypto Marketing Executive

Sometimes pivoting your career simply means working in the same field but from a different angle.  That is exactly what Charlotte helped me with during the year we worked together.  She helped me see that hitting 

the reset button requires a few small adjustments in how I approach my profession.  I was able to move from a large corporate to a small organization leveraging the skills, connections and relationships I already had in the industry.  She taught me that re-branding is key to a successful career pivot and that lasting change comes through a few incremental steps, rarely all at once.  Charlotte was by my side every step of the way, guiding me and giving me honest feedback, helping me go deep and understand my core talents and values.  I continue to call her for advice at critical career junctures. 

Thank you Charlotte! I am forever in your debt.

 

Ketty Russeva

Human Capital Executive 

As the saying goes, “when one door closes, another opens.” 

What a golden door, in the person of Charlotte A. Lee, that opened for me when my time with GE Capital ended. Charlotte provided the structure, rigor, discipline, coaching, counsel, and camaraderie I needed to face the challenges ahead, make the tough calls, and ultimately commit to the path of entrepreneurship. 

It is hard for me to imagine a better coach in that season of my life than Charlotte. I owe a debt of gratitude that I can never repay. At 100 times her weight in crypto, you would still be getting the best deal ever.  Do yourself a favor and pray that you can work with Charlotte as your coach. 

Marc Thompson Jr. 

Founder & Managing Partner

UpLift F&B Group

dba Chick-fil-A @ Five Towns

Charlotte is the embodiment of "tough love" in the garb of an Executive Coach.  Whether you're in transition or seeking the next level in your career, you will get unvarnished and constructive feedback that pushes you beyond your comfort zone -- where breakthroughs happen.

 

                 Nandan Amladi

C-Suite Advisor and Investor Relations Executive

Charlotte Lee is the epitome of job search excellence. She’s got a plan that enables her subjects to dream big and execute. The result is new forms of confidence, friendships and eyes wide open to growth and continued success. She’s a rock solid mentor, coach and friend. Do as she says not as your ego wants and watch the stars align! 

 

Kate Chatzopoulos

Tech Expert

Charlotte is the high-energy jetpack one needs to turbo-charge their job search and/or career transition. Her unique style and methodology have helped land hundreds of executives and experienced professionals over the last 2+ decades.

She opened my eyes to scaling my networking effort and negotiation skills.

Charlotte is a rock star executive coach who I would highly recommend. I am very fortunate to count on her as my mentor and friend.

 

                     Ashok Shenoy 

Product Strategy and Digital Transformation Executive

Charlotte is an exceptional executive coach. She helps clients define and take pride in their career journey story and to confidently expand their networks. Charlotte has boundless energy and generously shares best practices and her network.  She is an intense and caring coach who helps her clients through the search, interview, and negotiation processes. After an amazing 25+ year career at one company, Charlotte helped me take the next step in my career journey. I am deeply fortunate to have Charlotte

as an advisor, coach and as a friend.  

Aniko DeLaney

Marketing Executive

When you become a client of Charlotte Lee, the biggest lessons you learn are around how to treat people with kindness.  You learn more about yourself and how much it matters to give back to others. 

Through Charlotte's mentoring I've learned that with every "touch", I'm making a difference. Finding the job is very important, finding that inner change and retaining it is the big takeaway. And when Charlotte's your coach, she's always there for you, well after you land.  I've leaned on her many times as a sounding board, when I've needed career advice on moving to a new role internally, and to help me through a critical time of change at a large corporation I was with.

I always hear Charlotte in my head, I take her key lines with me, and repeat them to others as they are searching for a job.  The value of these learnings is incredible.

 

     Bonnie Leff

Healthcare and Financial Services

Chief of Staff

Charlotte is among the most energetic, creative and fun coaches that I have worked with. When I was looking for a career change she helped me position my background, provided advice on job search techniques and supported salary negotiations, enabling me to change industries. Charlotte even connected me to people in her own, unparalleled network, many of whom became friends and colleagues. A true inspiration, she encouraged me to do challenging things and take difficult decisions, which are hallmarks of great coaches.

                     Ashwin A. 

Financial Services Executive

If you choose to hire Charlotte as your coach, expect to do a lot of very hard work, check your ego at the door, and most of all be confident that she will help you produce results. Charlotte will not let you cry on her shoulder or grouse bitterly about your situation — there’s no time for that, regardless. Expect 100% effort from her to help you become the best candidate you can be, to find and land your next job offer, and to negotiate the best deal. You can expect her to use her significant professional experience as a job search coach and all the many tools in her toolkit — including her prodigious network of former colleagues and landed clients — to make your search successful. But do not fool yourself into thinking the Charlotte will do the work for you. She’ll tell you the right way to network with other professionals; she’ll help you get your resume, elevator pitch, marketing plan, interview skills, LinkedIn profile, negotiating tactics, and overall job-search effort in their most productive form.  She’ll help you manage the details, technical and otherwise, that can trip up your search (e.g., how to dress, set up your camera for [video] calls, fill out the now-necessary-for-every-position on-line job application, manage scheduling calls, etc).

If you are committed to becoming the best candidate you can be, the only job search coach I would recommend is Charlotte Lee.  

 

 

Mike Micchiche

Investor Relations Executive

Working with Charlotte is a 'tour de force' in all things in the realm of career guidance. I've seen her work with the most senior executives and is able to get to the heart of what matters to each of them as they begin their various journeys to what's next.

Charlotte has been described over the years that I've known her as a 'legend' and 'epic'. She is all these things and more - a deeply trusted friend and confidant who always wants the best for you. She accepts nothing less than you learning how to come into your own brilliance.

Your life will never be the same, once you've worked with Charlotte. You will know what it's like to discover and embrace your own brilliance, too.​

Joyce M. Sullivan

Founder and CEO, SocMediaFin, Inc.

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