Interview With Dr. Clarence Lee

podcast Oct 20, 2020

How a boy from Missouri with a dream became an award-winning medical doctor and entrepreneur... 

Dr. Lee is a Christian-Encourager, physician-entrepreneur, nationally celebrated author, international speaker, and CEO of CMLEEJR Companies, LLC, a personal development company that conducts training on high performance and mental conditioning for teams, organizations, and students.

A former student-athlete, Dr. Lee holds a degree in Biology (B.S.) from the University of the Incarnate Word, and degrees in Medicine (M.D.) and Business (M.B.A.) from Drexel University. Also a decorated war veteran, Dr. Lee served in the United States Air Force for 10 years, with his last assignment being a flight surgeon flying the T-38 and U-2 airframes in one the most elite squadrons in the USAF.

Dr. Lee is the author of the inspirational memoir “Well, My Mom Says…” as well as his latest book “PERSIST”. He is a columnist for several publications and appears on-air often as well!

Recently, Dr. Lee was named Top 40 under 40 by the Sacramento Business Journal and Drexel University. He was honored as one of the top healthcare entrepreneurs to know by Becker’s Hospital Review and is one recent recipient of the Black Enterprise Modern Man award.

Today we chat with Dr. Lee about his childhood, his transitional years, and his mission today to help people find their passion.

We dive into some of the following: 

  • The impact his mother had on his life after his parent's divorce

  • How Dr. Lee dreamed of big things as a child despite his lack of a supportive environment 

  • His hunger to succeed as a young child and how that has impacted his life today

  • His ask to change schools after drugs, murder, and trouble could have potentially impacted his education 

  • His military experience and what that did for his career  

  • How Dr. Lee decided to become a doctor and his journey through over 500 applications 

  • Finding purpose through pain, passion, and potential 

  • The importance of making more offers 

  • ... and so much more

Learn more about Dr. Lee at
Follow Dr. Lee on Instagram: @drclarenceleejr


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