Keynote Presentation Clip – Lee Ellis, CSP*

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Keynote Topics

  1. Leading with Honor® (based on his award-winning book about his POW experience)
  2. Engage with Honor™ (based on his award-winning book about the Courageous Accountability Model)
  3. Leadership Engagement: Initiate, Collaborate, Negotiate, and Celebrate
  4. Trust: The Foundation for All Relationships and the Glue for Successful Teams
  5. The Three Fundamentals of Successful Leadership – Character, Courage, and Commitment
  6. Becoming a Balanced Leader (Mission and People, Confidence and Humility, Visionary and Practical, Bold and Cautious)
  7. Understand Human Behavior for Self and Others (Talents, Strengths and Struggles)


Biographical Information 

Lee Ellis is Founder and President of Leading with Honor® and FreedomStar Media®. He is an award-winning author, leadership coach, and expert presenter in the areas of leadership, teambuilding, and human performance. His past clients include Fortune 500 senior executives and C-Level leaders in telecommunications, healthcare, military, and other business sectors.

For his wartime service in Vietnam, he was awarded two Silver Stars, the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star with Valor device, the Purple Heart, and POW Medal. Lee resumed his Air Force career, serving in command of a flying squadron and leadership development organizations before retiring as a colonel.

Lee has a BA in History and a MS in Counseling and Human Development. He is a graduate of the Armed Forces Staff College and the Air War College. He has authored or co-authored six books on leadership and career development.

Lee and his wife Mary reside in the Atlanta GA area and have four grown children and six grandchildren.

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What Others Are Saying

These are just a few endorsements from our clients. Read more than 60 speaking endorsements.

“Wow did we have a great night! Lee’s message was spot on. Many people were quoting and referencing him all week…he was outstanding and inspiring.” – Mr. William Reichert, President, Champlain Cable Corp

“…we were able to see his power as a speaker. He has a natural talent to connect to his audience and leaves them wanting more.” – Dr. James T. Ward, Naval Air Systems Command, Human Capital Management Department, Career Planning and Development Division, NAVAIR Leadership Development Programs Office

“The entire audience was engaged throughout the presentation…The feedback from my team was overwhelmingly positive, and Colonel Ellis’s presentation set the foundation for one of the best team meetings I’ve had a chance to lead.” – Shannon Todd, PE – Director, Environmental Services Carolinas, Duke Energy Corporation

“Recently, Lee Ellis facilitated a leadership training event for 35 rather independent company managers, and I can speak on behalf of all our managers who were present in the meeting that each had a very enriching moment with valuable practical take away in several ways.” – Francois de Moulliac, Managing Director, Denis Asia Pacific Pte Ltd – Singapore, France


Speaking Fees

Lee’s virtual presentation fees range from $5,500-10,000, his on-site presentation fees range from $15,000-20,000 (inquire about adjusted rates for military, government and first-responders). In addition to determining Lee’s availability for your event date, we will also evaluate the purpose and scope of your event.