Lee Cockerell

Lee Cockerell has accomplished things you would not expect from someone born and raised in Ardmore, Oklahoma. It would seem like life was stacked against Lee. He was a college dropout, so that must be the end of the road, right? Not quite.

Hard work and the willingness to learn new skills and new knowledge was his secret recipe to success.

Lee Cockerell is known today as the former Executive Vice President of Operations for Walt Disney World. He speaks to various organizations, including the United States Army, about leadership. His 40 year career in the hospitality industry boasts eight years as an executive for Hilton Hotels and 17 years as an executive for Marriott Corporation. This man knows leadership!

In This Episode

We will chat with Lee Cockerell about

  • How to stand out in your career, gaining millions of dollars in experience
  • Why you have no excuse to stop learning new things
  • Leaving a legacy

“College gives you theory. Experience gives you reality. Get both.” – Lee Cockerell

No matter where you are in life, it is not too late to learn something new, to gain that million dollars of experience, and make a difference in your career.


Lee Cockerell’s Website – LeeCockerell.com

Lee’s latest book – Career Magic: How to Stay on Track to Achieve a Stellar Career

Subscribe to Lee’s podcast, Creating Disney Magic on iTunes or Stitcher

Thrive15.com (Use Lee’s code for a free trial – MAGIC)

Disney College Program

Creating Career Magic with Lee Cockerell – BtR 072
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One thought on “Creating Career Magic with Lee Cockerell – BtR 072

  • February 27, 2017 at 2:26 pm

    We can learn a lot of the new things thanks to these facts of Cockerell’s life. He was able to use his talent to achieve the desired success.

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