I’m Lee N. Coffee Jr., As an Executive and Business Coach, I Help Leaders Capture the Magic in the Moment!

Lee has over 20 years of experience professionally speaking, educating, coaching, and facilitating leadership development and has helped countless leaders reach their fullest potential. He is an ICF Professional Certified Coach and uses coaching techniques to help leaders understand “how they show up” and the business impact of each leader’s way of being. Lee believes that “…everybody brings something to the table!”


Lee served as a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne at Fort Bragg, N.C., and as the youngest Senior Clinical Specialist (nurse) in charge of the Surgical Intensive Care Unit at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington D.C. Since leaving the Army, Lee has been a principal facilitator in CoachRICE at MD Anderson Cancer Center. He has also coached for two other Accredited Coach Specific Training Hours (ACSTH) programs.

Lee uses 20 years of social justice expertise acquired in multiple coaching programs to help individuals, teams, and Executives be inclusive leaders. He coaches in numerous industry sectors from Healthcare, Financial, Insurance and Oil & Gas, to the Department of Justice, the Police Services and a range of for-profit and non-profit organizations. His coachees range from C-suite professionals to physician-scientists, nurses, judges and servicemen/women.

He combines the creativity of storytelling with the analysis of philosophy, psychology, nursing and leadership best practices to offer a multidisciplinary coaching synthesis. His central focus is his client’s wellbeing – and his clients appreciate that coaching conversations are confidential.

Lee is an author and writer with many publications, including ‘CHOICE: The Magazine of Professional Coaches’. He has also contributed to the following books: ‘Black Cowboys of Texas’ and ‘Conversations on Success’.

 Qualifications & Professional Memberships

• Distinguished Graduate of the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI)

• International Coach Federation (ICF) Professional Certified Coach (PCC)

• Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) National Speakers Association

• Certified in TKI Conflict Management Modes

• Certified Laughter Yoga Facilitator

• Hogan Assessments Systems Certified

• Master Practitioner in MBTI

• EQi 2.0 Accredited


Lee N. Coffee, Jr. is The Founder and CEO of To The Rescue: Lee Coffee & Associates, an internationally recognized firm. Lee is a Professional Speaker, Facilitator and Chautauqua performer who specializes in maximizing human potential.

Two months after High School, Mr. Coffee left the comfort of family and friends in the northeastern town of Painesville, Ohio to begin what Joseph Campbell referred to as the Hero’s Journey.  As a young man, he served as a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division and as the youngest Senior Clinical Specialist on the Surgical Intensive Care Unit at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.  Midway through his twenty-four year career in the U.S. Army, this former Drill Sergeant combined his love of reading, his compassion for people and his skills as a professional soldier into something which would add meaning to life.

Lee Coffee Jr.

Lee is the recipient of various accolades and leadership awards for outstanding contributions to America including:

National Leadership Award
Mrs. Laura Bush Coming Up Taller Award
National Endowment for the Humanities
Who’s’ Who of America
Inducted into the Distinguished Graduates of Harvey High School
Government Employees Insurance Company (GEICO)
Outstanding Young American

To The Rescue: Lee Coffee & Associates works with a wide variety of organizations, companies and industries.
Here is a partial list of satisfied customers:

American International Group (AIG), Retirement Services.  Houston, Texas.
Austin Community College.  Austin, Texas
Association for the Study of African-American Life and History (ASALH), Washington, D.C.
Blacks in Government (BIG), Washington, D.C.
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History; Detroit, Michigan
City Museums; St. Louis, Missouri
Colonial Williamsburg; Williamsburg, Virginia
County of Bexar; San Antonio, Texas
Colorado History Museum, Denver, Colorado
Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO); Washington, D.C.
Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute; Patrick Air Force Base, Florida
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Washington, D.C.
Fort Buford State Historic Site; Williston, North Dakota
Hasting African American Awareness Committee; Hasting, Nebraska
Human Relations/Equal Employment Opportunity Programs, Fort Sam Houston, Texas
Institute of Texan Cultures; San Antonio, Texas
Lubrizol Corporation – Ohio
MonDak Historical & Art Society; Sidney, Montana
NAACP State Convention; Biloxi, Mississippi
National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior; New Orleans, Louisiana
National Institute of Technology (NIT) San Antonio, Texas
Painesville City Local Schools; Painesville, Ohio
Scottish Rite Masonic Museum of Our National Heritage; Lexington, Massachusetts
Smithsonian National Museum of American History, Washington, D.C.
Texas Comptrollers of Public Accounts; Austin, Texas
Texas Youth Commission (TYC). Austin, Texas.
United States Marine Corps; Kaneohe, Hawaii
United States Army; Vicenza, Italy
United Services Automobile Association (USAA), San Antonio, Texas
University of Georgia; Augusta, Georgia
University of Incarnate Word; San Antonio, Texas
University of Texas; San Antonio, Texas
Watertown Correctional Facility; Watertown, New York