About Lee

PLEASE NOTE this isn't Lee's speaking intro - that's here.

PLEASE DO NOT use this info/page at events, you can find biogs and an appropriate introduction on the link above. 

More About Professional Speaker Lee Jackson...

Extended biography:
"Born in the North East of England, now residing in Leeds. ‘Lee from Leeds’ is a multi-generational and creative communicator, with over 27 years of experience. Lee has spent his life and work researching and speaking in many different settings such as prisons, schools, a cruise ship (just the once – no sea legs!), organisations and businesses.

He isn’t a so-called “celebrity” speaker, he’s never bungee jumped (while playing the nose flute) from the summit of Everest, he doesn’t have an Olympic gold medal – in fact he doesn’t even like camping.

However, you’ll be glad to know that people say he is a great speaker with original content based on solid research, not random or fluffy ideas. He’s a “common sense” speaker (which is defined by Merriam-Webster as, “sound and prudent judgment based on a simple perception of the situation or facts.”)

People warm to him, laugh with him and understand his messages. But more importantly if they put into action the content Lee brings, it does make a big difference to their lives and their workplace.

Lee still happily divides his time between working with adults and young people. After all, with years of experience in education it will probably always be a part of his life. His creative, hopeful, funny, honest and truly multimedia presentations are a welcome break from ‘flip chart overload’ and ‘death by powerpoint’. His stories make people say “Yeah, that’s me as well!”.

He is one of the most decorated speakers in the UK & Ireland. He is a fellow of the Professional Speaking Association (PSA). Has been awarded the Professional Speaking Award of Excellence (one of only 28 people to have a PSAE). He has also been awarded the PSA President's Award and served as the national President of the PSA, all top honours in the professional speaking world that are awarded, not bought.

Lee is also the author of many books and loves playing basketball and watching comedy. He lives with his family in Yorkshire."

Random fact

He used to be one of the UK's best hip-hop scratch DJ's! You can see his Top 30 songs of all time here.

More useful fact

People don't fall asleep and he keeps to time when speaking!

Lee says his favourite testimonial is when people say to him:

"We had no idea you'd been speaking for an hour - the time just flew, we had a great time and we learnt loads!"

Here are just some of the people and organisations that Lee has worked with over the years, this list is always growing, here and on LinkedIn:

Schools and academies
Many top Universities including Leeds and Durham.
Austin Hayes Ltd
Gateshead Council
Career Academies UK
The Global Speakers Summit
Telegraph ad Argus Newspaper
FE colleges
Tribal group
BNI and many other networking organisations
Many voluntary / third sector organisations
Common Purpose
Watson Moore
Leeds City Council
SalesChannel Europe
Leeds Federated Housing
Wrigleys solicitors
Addleshaw Goddard LLP
Wakefield Council
Government office for Yorkshire and Humber
Co-operative Insurance
TV stars
Elected politicians
Olympic gold medalists
Yorkshire Bank
Leeds, York and Bradford NHS trusts
A group of Vicars (!)
A cruise ship (!)
and Lee even met the Dalai Lama once!

Lee Jackson Dalai Lama