Lee Chambers is a highly regarded business psychologist and founder of PhenomGames and Essentialise Workplace Wellbeing. He inspires and ignites audiences with his journey from trauma to triumph and delivers a refreshing challenge on what wellbeing and inclusion are in an increasingly dynamic world.
Lee was born into relative deprivation, yet managed to use education as a tool to forge the foundations for success, despite redundancy and mental ill health. Growing PhenomGames from a bedroom to operating across Europe, he had to redefine success after his immune system failed, leaving him spending 11 months learning to walk again, and he speaks on how he continued in the face of adversity and how he developed from his challenges.
It was his experience that became the catalyst for Essentialise, an innovative wellbeing and inclusion agency with a range of prestigious clients. Through his work, he was the winner of the Great British Entrepreneur Award for Service Industries and Services Startup of the Year at the National Startup Awards.
He is currently the Director of Wellbeing Lancashire, is a Trustee for Age Concern CL and has worked in a variety of industries, including elite sports, corporate finance and local government.
Lee Chambers is a passionate and engaging speaker, weaving stories into insight and delivering practical, actionable advice that is both topical and relevant for his audience. He confidently communicates on a range of topics, from wellbeing, gender equity and startups to neurodiversity, resilience and culture. He has been interviewed by Vogue, Newsweek and the Guardian, is a regular media contributor on wellbeing and inclusion subjects, and is a leading male voice on menopause in the workplace.
Lee has considerable knowledge of wellbeing and how it can be implemented and embedded in workplace, both physically and psychologically. He can confidently speak on how to build wellbeing into organisational cultures, how to define and measure wellbeing and his company Essentialise deliver a range of workshops covering all areas of Mental Wellbeing.
As a Black autistic male, Lee is one of the leading lights in the inclusion arena, both in terms of lived experience of race and neurodiversity, and as an ally for women and the LGBTQ community. He was recently featured in the Top 5 Male Allies for Gender Balance in the UK, and delivers insightful content on creating inclusive cultures and psychologically safe environments.
Lee is one of the UK’s leading male allies and he is a respected voice on menopause in the workplace. He can be found sharing knowledge on the impact of menopause on organisations, how to normalise conversations and how to engage men in initiatives and support.
Chambers shares his journey as a Black founder and how he brings the lessons he’s learnt to the race awareness work he does with a range of organisations, showcasing microaggressions and the impact of a lack of awareness and privilege. He also shares the importance of supporting diverse talent and events such as Black History Month.
There’s an increased awareness around mental health, but how can you make a difference in your organisation? Lee has years of experience in the psychology of business and how you can support your teams to be mentally well and mentally productive, especially in hybrid teams.
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"Lee spoke at She Has No Limits Badass Career Summit for Women on the 21st May 2021, on the topic of Microaggressions. Lee's knowledge of the subject was detailed and his practical advice extremely helpful. More importantly his empathetic and compassionate handling of what is a complex and emotionally challenging topic, especially for the many women in the audience who have fallen victim to sexism, misogyny and prejudice, was exemplary. We will invite Lee back to collaborate with us without hesitation. And we recommend that other organisations do the same, to benefit from his expertise and his warm, caring and accessible style of consultation and help."
Amanda Davie, Equal Talent
"Its was great to hear Lee speak at the Black mental wellness event. Very knowledgeable and inspiring session where you delivered great value to our attendees. Thank you also for generously offering all attendees a free ebook. We are looking forward to you joining our future events."
Black Mental Wellness Summit
"I really enjoyed the sessions I was part of. They were really informative and I will definitely be putting it into practice. Came away feeling positive and self-aware! Lee was really easy to follow and will definitely be joining the future training."
Laura Storr, Parklane Plowden
"As with many people over the pandemic our employees experienced a time of uncertainty and isolation. We wanted to run a session to support them during the return to work and help them with their mindset following this challenging time. Lee tailored and delivered an excellent session for our team, which was very insightful and gave them the tools to build on their positive mindset."
Carly Barnard, Board Director, Regital
"Lee came to deliver a wellness workshop for staff. His delivery was great, pace was perfect and he left us with some useful food for thought going forward. Thank you Lee for meeting our workshop aims with sensitivity and friendly professionalism."
Clare Hobley, BwD Carers Service
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