Motivational Speaker Lee Ellis

Motivational Speaker Lee EllisLee Ellis shares gripping stories from his five and a half years as a Vietnam POW, inspiring groups from every field or background to overcome challenges. He tailors each presentation to fit the audience by selecting from the fourteen leadership principles shared in his latest book, Leading with Honor: Leadership Lessons from the Hanoi Hilton. Whether presenting a one-hour keynote or a half-day workshop, Lee draws from twenty years of research into human behavior and fifteen years as a leadership consultant and coach to insure that every participant is equipped and motivated to grow to a higher level of performance.


Lee Ellis is a sought after speaker for his inspiring presentations based around his five and a half years as a prisoner of war (POW) in North Vietnam.

Using gripping stories from the POW camps, he illustrates powerful principles for leadership, teamwork, and personal character building. Courage and authenticity are key themes in all of Lee’s speaking and leadership coaching and consulting, because fear is usually the leader’s greatest enemy when trying to make sound decisions. The right and best choice is usually the most difficult—at least in the short run. One of his primary goals in speaking and writing is to help audiences and clients see the value of what he calls “leaning into the pain” to make the honorable choices.

Lee uses stories from his POW experience, his years as a military leader and business owner, and his work as an executive coach and team consultant to illustrate fourteen principles covered in his exciting new book, Leading with Honor: Leadership Lessons From The Hanoi Hilton. Additionally, Lee has been a pioneer in research and development of leadership assessments for more than twenty years. Personally, he is positive, upbeat, and encouraging, yet he is not afraid to show tough love, by being direct and going for the root cause of problems.

Lee is unique because he naturally blends his powerful and transformational experience of being a POW with personal humility, strength of character, and many years of experience in leadership and studying human behavior. He connects with audiences and clients, bringing a lasting impact to help them develop into more effective individuals and leaders.

LEADING WITH HONOR: Leadership Lessons from the Hanoi Hilton
Leaders, Managers, Young people, Military
60 minutes
Leading with Honor , a motivational speech focused on character, culture, and communications (or other leadership principles)
Can vary in length from two hours to one day
Team Development, Discover Your N8Traits ™, Managing Differences
Team Development, Discover Your N8Traits™, Managing Differences
One hour to half-day
100 Mile Radius or more
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