Hi I’m Dr. Janine

Dr. Janine Lee has 15+ years experience in learning and development (L&D), diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), digital transformation, business operations, continuous improvement, process consulting, and change management. She has worked at various Fortune 500 companies as a Global L&D Manager, leading programs in talent pipeline, onboarding experience, career development, manager development, competency modeling, and innovation spanning 150k learners.

Dr. Janine Lee is a Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and Certified Executive Coach. As a UC Berkeley Haas MBA Graduate and USC Doctor of Education (EdD), she has been lecturing for 8+ years as an Adjunct Professor at top universities including the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, Santa Clara University, and the UC Berkeley Center of Executive Education with over 150+ students in 35+ countries all over the world. She has taught race relations, leadership, and communications in South Africa, and her communications curriculum was featured in Google’s App Primer to 24 million users and 10 different countries. As a Speaker, she has spoken at Women Techmakers International Women’s Day for Leadership, Design Thinking, and Innovation for Fortune 500 professionals globally.

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Background & Accolades

Growing up in Oakland, CA, Dr. Janine herself grew up in an underserved community and was slated to attend a high school with a 50% drop-out rate. She has been lecturing for 8+ years as an Adjunct Professor at top universities including the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, Santa Clara University, and the UC Berkeley Center of Executive Education with over 150+ students in 35+ countries all over the world. Grateful for her immigrant parents who afforded her a private school education and the ability to go to college, she quickly developed a passion for helping others.  She started her own non-profit at the age of 21, which won dozens of internationally acclaimed awards such as the Maybelline New York Empowerment through Education Award, Bank of America Local Hero Award, L’Oreal Paris: Women of Worth Finalist,  Jefferson Awards for Public Service from President Obama.  She has also been featured in local media such as People Magazine, KTVU News, KBLX 102.9, Energy 92.7, Oakland Tribune, and the SF Chronicle.  She has also received awards for her work in the DEI space, winning a Fortune 200 company award as the President’s Diversity Award Champion.  She has a unique blend of leadership experience across the corporate, academia, non-profit, and entrepreneurial space.

In her spare time

Dr. Janine loves to travel and has been to 100+ countries and 6 continents! When she is home, she loves to support local Bay Area restaurants, cooking new recipes, hiking, Muay Thai Kickboxing, practicing yoga, and spending time with her puppy Kingsley. Her life mission has been to help others achieve their fullest potential in all areas of their life.

Testimonials

Want to know more about what it’s like to work with Dr. Janine? Read more about client experiences below!

"Dr. Janine is an amazing career coach and resume extraordinaire. I first met her through a referral in the UC Davis Alumni Network. Moving back to the Bay Area after living abroad, I wanted to pivot from the airline industry to the tech industry. After several attempts to apply for a new job, I was unsuccessful in securing interviews and knew that I needed to seek professional help.

Janine sat down with me to go through my resume line item by line item. She challenged me to focus on interchangeable skillsets such as customer service and communication skills. Janine advised me on how to make my resume more desirable to employers, updated formatting, and aligned minimum qualifications.

With the revised resume, I immediately received a handful of interviews which ultimately landed my first tech job! Several years later, I've also hired Janine as an Executive Coach to prepare me for the next step in my career journey. Her warm and friendly personality, professionalism, and knowledge is worth every penny!"

- Ching N., Customer Service Associate
"Dr. Janine is your gal if you're looking for an Executive Coach! I was blessed to have the opportunity to have Janine as a coach during my later career after working for 20+ years at the same company. Her coaching sessions helped me remove roadblocks when working on critical programs at work, and her open-ended questions assisted me in navigating complex decisions and be a better team player. Investing in yourself is always the most important thing you can do in your career, and I would highly recommend Janine as a coach."
- Susan R., Energy & Utility Professional, Fortune 500 Company
"Dr. Janine was my Executive Coach for 6 months, and it was an incredible experience! She actively listens to what you want to get out of your time together, and sets concrete goals to achieve. Janine has an incredibly high EQ - she sets an inclusive welcoming environment that allows you to open up and share. I felt really comfortable speaking with her. She's coached me into thinking strategically about my career goals, preparing for promotion, and providing perspective to look at things differently. I also appreciate that she can draw from her own experiences as a woman of color in tech to set context to the coaching sessions."
- Chelsea G., Program Manager, Fortune 500 Company
"Thank you so much Dr. Janine for serving as my Executive Coach for 6 months! During our time together, I really enjoyed focusing on my career development, promotion trajectory, and navigating my next career path. With the stress of COVID and what was happening in the media, the time we dedicated together really helped me take a step back from the day-day work stress to look at the bigger picture and accomplish my goals. Even after we completed our coaching sessions, you still take the time to share with me articles and resources that might be valuable to me. I would highly recommend you to any colleague looking for a coach."
- Sana S., Sales Account Manager, Fortune 500 Company
"As an entrepreneur running my own business, there are a million things I need to worry about. Enlisting Dr. Janine is definitely one thing that I did not regret. Janine is very professional and gave me insightful advice on strategically approaching goals for meeting my business objectives, customized to my industry. She is an expert in learning, development, professional development, leadership, and DEI. I highly recommend her especially for a small business that is looking to be agile without the overhead of a big corporation or consultant."
- Vanessa M., Entrepreneur, Marketing & Promotions
"Dr. Janine has been an amazing career coach to me. Moving to a new state for a career change to tackle a new job, I sought out resources and support to acclimate to the new role. Janine was extremely supportive, a great listener, and challenged me to seek out stretch opportunities. As a result, I was able to step outside of my comfort zone to volunteer at work for an interview on PBS Reno! I'm so happy that I had the privilege of working with Janine, and grateful we still keep in touch."
- John B., Mechanical Engineer, Fortune 500 Company

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