Heather Lee
Co-Founder and Senior Partner

Phone: (919) 813-6096 Ext. 101

Fax: (919) 237-9136


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Heather Lee is a Co-Founder and Partner with North Carolina-based Developmental Associates where she has worked since 2004.  Heather earned an M.S. and a Ph.D. from North Carolina State University in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. She earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology with a minor in Social Work at Florida State University. Heather, a Certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), is an organizational consultant specializing in the nonprofit, governmental, and educational sectors.

As a passionate advocate for assessing and developing emotional intelligence in the workplace, Heather blends academic training and evidence-based solutions with a practitioner approach to leadership assessment and development. Areas of practice include the Talent Identification areas of executive recruitment and selection, and Talent Development areas of coaching, training, executive leadership, and team development using a variety of tools.

  • In Talent Identification, Heather strives to create objective metrics for the complex and often subjective process of evaluating other humans.  Working to find the most qualified candidate for open positions while using valid assessments, is a core interest.
  • In Talent Development, Heather uses multiple approaches to help employees enhance their strengths and develop the desired skills to become more effective.
    • Heather’s coaching practice helps clients, using a variety of assessments, to identify their strengths and opportunities for development in a supportive but engaged and candid fashion.
    • Along with partner Korrel Kanoy, Heather has created and delivers multiple training programs on how to manage, hire, and lead with emotional intelligence for a variety of organizations.
    • Heather is certified to administer a number of assessment instruments such as EQi 2.0, EQ 360, MBTI, DiSC and Risk Compass, along with others to aid in leadership and team

Past work experience includes being a long-time faculty member with the North Carolina Certified Public Manager program, a founding faculty member of the NC Center for Women in Public Service, an Associate Professor of Human Resources and Psychology at William Peace University, and Vice President of Human Resources for Easter Seals of North Carolina. She was also a founding board member for the Chordoma Foundation, a rare cancer research nonprofit in 2007 and remains engaged in the ongoing effort to find an effective treatment for this rare cancer.

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