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    Robert Lee

    Part-Time Faculty, Management

    Dr. Robert J. Lee, Ph.D. is a management consultant in private practice in New York City. He serves as a coach to senior executives regarding leadership and managerial effectiveness.  He is the Director of iCoachNewYork, which provides training programs and supervision for coaches. Bob has developed a worldwide reputation for his work on leadership development and executive performance. He genuinely enjoys helping leaders achieve positive, measurable changes in the way they do their work.  His clients are executives in financial services, consumer products, technology and media organizations.

    Bob is a Senior Fellow with the Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College, CUNY. In conjunction with his iCoach New York colleagues he teaches introductory and advanced courses on executive coaching; the program at Baruch leads to a Certificate in Professional Coaching. For more information on this program please visit He is co-author of Discovering the Leader in You [Jossey-Bass, 2001], and co-author of Executive Coaching: A Guide for the HR Professional [Pfeiffer/Wiley, 2005]. 

    From 1994 to 1997 he was President and CEO of the Center for Creative Leadership, the world’s largest leadership development and research organization. For the prior 20 years he was with Lee Hecht Harrison, a worldwide career services firm of which he was a founder.  

    Bob is a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, he received the Distinguished Psychologist in Management award in 2008 from the Society of Psychologists in Management. Bob is also a member of New York Metropolitan Association for Applied Psychology and the NTL Institute. He serves on the Advisory Board for the New York Human Resources Planning Society. His PhD is in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Case Western Reserve University, 1965.