Lee is Founder and President of Leadership Freedom LLC® and FreedomStar Media®. He is a nationally-recognized leadership consultant and subject matter expert in the areas of leadership, teambuilding, and human behavior. His past clients include Fortune 500 senior executives and C-Level leaders in telecommunications, healthcare, military, and other business sectors......

Over forty years ago, America welcomed home Col. Lee Ellis and his fellow prisoners of war. When Lee got out of the Hanoi Hilton after 1,955 days of captivity, there was a stark realization that society had shifted while he was away. This issue has driven him to take a stand for strong personal values such as...

A Recent Endorsement from Mr Kenneth Daly, President and CEO, Nat'l. Assoc. of Corporate Directors -

"Lee is an inspirational speaker who reminds us all of the cost of our freedom and what courage and service is all about. He was a highlight at our conference and we will use him again with still larger audiences..."

Lee Ellis on Leading with Honor -

“I define courage as doing what’s right even when it doesn’t feel natural and doesn’t feel safe. Overcoming fears to do what we know is right—that’s leading with honor.”

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Recent Media Appearances and Interviews

Lee continues to share his POW story and leadership development expertise as a subject matter expert on media broadcasts around the world. Watch or listen to these recent interviews and be inspired to live and lead with character, courage, and competence -

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Lee's Return to Vietnam 41 Years Later - Explore His Perspective

Explore Lee's new insights on life and leadership from his recent return trip to the infamous Hanoi Hilton in March 2014. This was his first return visit, and he's now sharing these thoughts in his latest keynote addresses.

Read and View the latest, exclusive article and pictures from Stars and Stripes as they personally accompanied Lee on this journey to Hanoi.

Read the extended human interest article in the top newspaper in Singapore, The Singapore Times/Strait Times Malaysia.

Read his new OpEd article in the San Antonio Express-News on his experience and the mix of anger and gratitude that he felt.

View photos from his speaking and visiting tour of the region as well as photos of his tour of the Hanoi Hilton prison camp.

Training and Consulting with Leadership Freedom® LLC


Leadership Freedom LLC is Lee's consulting and training organization. Its purpose is freeing leaders to lead higher. We help clients break away from old barriers, learn new skills, and free people to work with more passion, energy, and productivity.

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Publishing and Resources from FreedomStar Media®


FreedomStar Media is the publishing organization founded by Lee Ellis, and the mission of FreedomStar Media is to create exceptional leadership development resources to help individuals and teams grow as leaders with character and courage.

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