Celina Lee is a globally recognized career & executive coach, podcast host, writer, and lawyer. With a passion for helping people to pursue their dreams and live a life doing what they love, she coaches many professionals on their career development, and has given speeches and delivered workshops in many countries.
On her podcast, Live Your Dream with Celina Lee, she interviews inspirational people from diverse industries about what they have learned in their journeys in life and career. The podcast has listeners from over 100 countries around the world.
She is the founder of Give One Dream, a global movement that inspires people to pursue and achieve their dreams. She has collected and shared dreams from people all over the world, and created Live Your Dream coaching program for students in which they experience an inspirational journey of making their dream a reality.
Celina started her career as an investment banker at Merrill Lynch and worked as a corporate lawyer at a law firm, Ropes & Gray LLP in New York City. She worked as the General Counsel and Business Development Director of AKA Study, a startup that develops artificial intelligence engine to create innovative educational services and software.
Celina is an author of an award-winning book in South Korea, “꿈을 이뤄드립니다” (“Live Your Dream”), a collection of life stories of people who overcame failures to achieve success in diverse industries. Celina wrote this book in Korean despite having only attended elementary school in South Korea, and her book was published by one of the best publishers in the country.
As a host of a talk show and a radio show, Celina has also interviewed guests representing a wide range of professions, and shared her stories and experiences as a New Yorker.
She serves on the faculty for the Associate Leadership Institute for the New York City Bar Association, an award-winning program recognized by the American Bar Association. Celina has also been honored as the Council of Urban Professionals (CUP) Fellows, and the Network of Korean-American Leaders (NetKAL) Fellow.
She has been invited to coach, deliver keynotes and speak at industry-leading events, universities, and organizations including keynote speech at Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) International Conference: Making Things Happen, TEDx, MIT, Stanford University, Princeton University, NYU, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), New York City Bar Association, AT Kearney, Meredith Corporation (media conglomerate that owns People Magazine, InStyle, Travel + Leisure, Food & Wine Magazine, Real Simple etc.), City University of New York (CUNY), AmeriCorps, CreativeMornings, Six Degrees Society, Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, Future Leadership Academy in Sweden, World Federation of Overseas Korean Traders Association, Consulate General of Korea in Canada, Korean American Lawyers Association of Greater New York (KALAGNY), Korean American Bar Association of Chicago, Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association (KSEA), Korean American Family Service Center (KAFSC), Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea, and Seoul Arts Center.
Celina received her undergraduate degree from MIT and law degree from U.C. Berkeley School of Law. She is a certified professional coach and is a graduate of the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC).