I first knew Lee as an incredible yoga teacher. On my visits to Seattle I would join in on a friend’s private sessions and they were/are the best sessions of yoga I have ever taken. He’s calm, observant, and completely present. He’s also one of the most likable guys you’ll ever meet, and we eventually became friends. It wasn’t until a mutual acquaintance mentioned it did I know Lee had had a previous life in economics, finance, and business development. I was not surprised. For the past 5 years I have worked as an independent fashion designer, toiling away as an artist, a lover of craft and aesthetics. I sold my work, but was never able to make the jump from artist to businesswoman. From creative project to successful business. After a move to New York placed my clothing label on the nation’s fashion stage, I knew it was time to work like never before – to ask for help, learn from my mistakes, and to build a successful company. Now, and for the past 3 months, I have been working with Lee via weekly, cross country phone calls. I can absolutely say that I have professionally grown more in these 3 months than in the past 3 years under Lee’s tutelage. The brand is growing daily, my team is expanding, and I am facing challenges with a new confidence and drive. He’s been able to spot moments where I get in my own way, bad habits I have formed over the years, and help me see a new way around them. His kind, patient approach is a magical blend of business strategy and personal, creative therapy and it has me feeling more on my game then ever before in my life. I am positive that I am building something that will last, and I am beyond grateful for Lee’s role in this. But, above all, I’ve become grateful for his friendship.