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Thrive15 Mentor | Lee Cockerell

Meet Lee

The man who once managed Walt Disney World® Resort
(He is also personal friends with Mickey Mouse.)


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Lee Cockerell

Former Executive Vice President of Operations for Walt Disney World® Resort Who Once Managed 40,000+ Employees

Career Highlights
  • Lee is the bestselling author of The Customer Rules: The 39 Essential Rules for Delivering Sensational ServiceCreating Magic: 10 Common Sense Leadership Strategies from a Life at Disney, and Time Management Magic.
  • He is the Former Executive Vice President of Operations for the Walt Disney World® Resort.
  • He is a superstar grandfather and passionate husband.
  • He once managed 20 resort hotels, four theme parks, two water parks, a shopping and entertainment village, and the ESPN Sports and Recreation Complex in addition to the ancillary operations which supported Walt Disney World® Resort (the number one vacation destination in the world).
  • He created the Disney Great Leader Strategies, which was used to develop 7,000 leaders at Walt Disney World® Resort.
  • He joined Disney in 1990 to open the Disneyland Paris project.
  • He held executive positions while working with the Hilton Hotels for eight years.
  • He held numerous leadership positions while working with the Marriot Corporation for 17 years.
  • Mr. Cockerell served as Chairman of the Board for the Heart of Florida United Way.
  • He was on the Board of Trustees for The Culinary Institute of America.
  • He was appointed by Governor Bush to the Governor's Commission on Volunteerism and Public Service for the state of Florida.
  • He has been the featured speaker of choice to some of the nations' largest organizations including: Luxottica, Disney World, and Wal-Mart.
Notable Quotable

"A leader's job is to do what has to be done, when it has to be done, in a way it should be done whether he or she likes it or not."

Lee Cockerell

Former Executive Vice President of Operations for Walt Disney World® Resort Who Once Managed 40,000+ Employees

Lee Cockerell is the former Executive Vice President of Operations for the Walt Disney World® Resort. As the Senior Operating Executive for 10 years, Lee led a team of 40,000 Cast Members (Disney Employees) and was responsible for the operations of 20 resort hotels, four theme parks, two water parks, a shopping and entertainment village, and the ESPN Sports and Recreation Complex in addition to the ancillary operations which supported the number one vacation destination in the world.

One of Lee's major and lasting legacies was the creation of Disney Great Leader Strategies, which was used to train and develop the 7,000 leaders at Walt Disney World. Lee has held various executive positions in the hospitality and entertainment business with Hilton Hotels for eight years and the Marriott Corporation for 17 years. In 1990, he joined Disney to open the Disneyland Paris Project. Lee is perhaps the hardest working person on the planet and he is always just seconds away from delivering another profound "notable quotable" that we all just have to write down immediately.

Learn more about Lee here.
Article: Lee Cockerell announced Future Contact Center Summit Keynote Speaker

 

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