About Lee

G. Lee Salmon, MS, PCC is an executive coach, consultant, and trainer with more than 35 years experience in the public, non-profit, and private sectors. He specializes in leadership development in departments and agencies in the executive and congressional branches of the Federal government as well as private sector firms doing business with government. He is recognized for his leadership work in bringing executive coaching into government, working to develop future leadership talent in organizations, and helping leaders across government with change and transition during times of crisis.

Lee has over 14 years of experience coaching leaders at all levels across government, including political appointees, senior executives, and senior managers, especially in scientific and technical agencies. He holds BS and MS degrees in Physics from UCLA and CSUN, a graduate certificate in organizational change management from Johns Hopkins University, an international certification as a Professional Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation (ICF), and is on the Board of Directors and Chair of the Advisory Board for the International Consortium for Coaching in Organizations (ICCO). Lee also has a Black Belt in the martial art of Aikido.

In the past 21 years, he held a number of management positions in the Departments of Treasury, Interior, and the Environmental Protection Agency. In the past 10 years he  developed and managed a nationwide network of over 100 executive coaches and consultants, designed innovative coaching and leadership development programs, and provided organizational development consulting services. He served as Program Manager for Executive Coaching and Leadership Development in the Federal Consulting Group, a part of the National Business Center in the Department of Interior.

Lee consults with agencies on workforce planning, employee engagement, talent development and retention. He designed mentoring programs for several agencies, including training executives and managers in effective mentoring. Lee is proficient in using organizational assessment tools to measure leadership effectiveness, performance management, and customer satisfaction. He facilitates strategic planning and other leadership retreats. He coached leaders in the Intelligence and Defense communities. For five years he was on the faculty for CIA’s Leadership Certificate Program in the National Clandestine Service charged with preparing high potential officers to become Senior Intelligence Service executives.

Lee works with leaders and senior executives who are leading and managing during times of crisis. For example, at the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) and the Department of Treasury’s Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, which are experiencing enormous change and challenge, he works with executives and managers on leadership development and crisis management strategies.

Lee is a published author with contributions to books and journal articles on coaching to develop emotional intelligence and the use of appreciative inquiry for organizational change. He is a speaker at national and international conferences such as the Public Sector Transformation conference in Ottawa, Canada, hosted by the Conference Board of Canada.  Lee serves on the PRISM Award panel of the Washington DC, ICF chapter which grants an annual award to organizations for their innovative coaching programs.