Who is Lee Chambers?
Lee Chambers is a British psychologist, entrepreneur, keynote speaker and radio host.
Born in Bolton in the United Kingdom, he is the founder of Male Allies UK and Essentialise..
His clients include Indeed.com, RBS, Gazprom, PwC, Reebok and TalkTalk.
He is a Kavli Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences and was inducted into the Black Cultural Archives in 2022 for services to Health and Business. He is also a Marie Claire Future Shaper 2022 and Startups 100 Exceptional Founder.
Lee Chambers is a member of the ABP, the ICF and the ILM, and was featured as a black entrepreneur to watch by Yahoo.
He is currently involved in research with Lancaster University.
Lee Chambers – My Mission
I am, in many ways, a renegade of a business psychologist. I am passionate about the power of allyship and the future of masculnity. This interest was fueled from losing the ability to walk, becoming a stay at home father, and listening to women’s experiences.
This has taken me on a journey to attempt to influence our working environments, promoting inclusive leadership and the skills required to be an effective ally. We have carried out research to see how big the gap is in terms of male allyship and gender equity.
My mission is to inspire and recruit other male allies to be an active part of making work more equitable and inclusive for everyone.
Lee Chambers – My Experience
Losing my ability to walk changed my worldview completely, and propelled me on a journey to understand how we, as humans, can optimise our bodies and our minds, while becoming more self-aware of the experiences of others.
I have worked in corporate finance, local government and in elite sports. I have founded three businesses, exited one, and two that are still running today. I have a Level 4 or above qualification in:
Coaching and Mentoring
Strategic Leadership and Management
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
I blend these together with my lived experience to engage through speaking and workshops.
Lee Chambers – My Life
I live near Preston, Lancashire, in the Ribble Valley. When I’m not boosting employee wellbeing, I coach a disability football team, and I enjoy reading thought-provoking books and walking in nature.
As part of my social enterprise, I speak about the challenges I’ve faced and the obstacles I’ve overcome in colleges and schools.
I love travelling and immersing myself in different cultures. I have a passion for understanding complexity, which leads me to follow Formula One and have a keen interest in Neuroscience.
I enjoy a variety of music, from Classical to Coldplay, and always cherish the chance to eat good food with good friends.
He has recorded over 100 podcasts, including episodes with Steven Bartlett, Josh Elledge and Shelley F. Knight.
Lee was featured in the Top 50 BAME Entrepreneurs Under 50, alongside Nitin Passi, Sonya Barlow, Eric Yuan and Rangan Chatterjee.
In addition, he has been recognised by Startups.co.uk alongside Anne Boden, Jamal Edwards, Leah Totton and Ben Francis. In 2020, he was highlighted as a black entrepreneur to watch along with Timothy Armoo of Fanbytes by Business Live.