Lee Chambers is an Environmental Psychologist, Wellbeing Consultant and Certified Life Coach. He is the founder of Essentialise Workplace Wellbeing. Born in Bolton, in the north of the United Kingdom on May 22nd, 1985, he was the first member of his extended family to go to university. He holds a bachelor’s degree in International Business Psychology from Manchester Metropolitan University and an MSc in Environmental Psychology from the University of Surrey.
Lee lost the ability to walk due to autoimmune arthritis in 2014 and has relearned to walk and become medication free, controlling his chronic illness through lifestyle alone. He has worked in local government, a corporate organisation and in elite sports. Ever since he was young, he had an entrepreneurial spirit, selling his mother’s items on the street corner at age 7, setting up his first business selling Amiga games at 12, and building his first company, PhenomGames, after losing his graduate job in corporate finance during the economic crash in 2008.
He has always had a passion for the field of psychology, and how it interacts with physiology and biology. With Essentialise Workplace Wellbeing, Lee now works with organisations to create wellbeing strategies than can be measured, embedded within business processes, and can grow organically. This involves building health awareness, and creating workplace environments and cultures that are value driven, conscious of all stakeholder needs, purposeful, and congruent across the whole organisation. He achieves this by combining physical and mental health awareness workshops, environmental psychology assessments, emotional intelligence leadership training and employee wellbeing events.
Lee often speaks in education about the future of work, and the need for cognitive flexibility, emotional resilience, fostering creativity and mastering communication. Today he lives in Preston, with his wife and two children. He coaches a disability football team in Lancashire and hosts a radio show about Health and Wellbeing on Ribble FM. He enjoys walking in nature, reading and discussing life’s complexities. He is regularly featured in the media on topics surrounding wellbeing and psychology, and is often featured in the Huffington Post, Metro UK and The Telegraph.