Lee McEnany Caraher Author of Evaluating Organization Development
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Lee McEnany Caraher

CEO, Keynote Speaker, Author
Double Forte: Digital Media & Public Relations

Lee Caraher is the CEO of Double Forte PR & Digital Marketing; she’s known for her practical solutions to big problems. Lee’s the author of Millennials & Management based on her experience with failing and then succeeding at retaining Millennials. Her next book, The Boomerang Principle will be published in April 2017.

Biography

Lee McEnany Caraher is the CEO of Double Forte, a national Public Relations & Social Media agency headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in New York and Boston. An acclaimed communication strategist, Lee is known for her practical solutions to big problems. Her company works in the consumer lifestyle, digital life, technology and wine categories.

Lee’s the author of Millennials & Management: The Essential Guide to Making It Work at Work, based on her experience with epically failing and then radically succeeding at retaining Millennials in her business. Her next book, The Boomerang Principle: Inspiring Lifetime Loyalty From Employees will be published in April 2017.

Lee has a reputation for building cohesive, high producing teams who get a lot done well and have fun at the same time. She is a straight talker who doesn't hold too many punches, although she does her best to be pleasant about it. Her big laugh and sense of humor have gotten her out of a lot of trouble.  

She started her career in communications in Boston and then moved to California, working with high profile and groundbreaking companies along the way. She moved to the Bay Area to serve as the Vice President of Corporate and Consumer Communications at the $1.6 Billion SEGA of America. She then served as Executive Vice President of Weber Shandwick, and Founder and President of Red Whistle Communications, both Interpublic companies.

Lee is active in the community and currently serves on the Public Advocates Board of Governors, Grace Cathedral’s Board of Trustees, and Menlo College’s Board of Trustees. Previously Lee served as vice chair of the Board of KQED Public Media, Chair of the Board for Community Gatepath, and was the founding Chair of the Board for the St. Paul’s Choir School.  She consults with non-profits on effective board organization and practices.

A graduate of Carleton College, with a degree in Medieval History, which she finds useful every day, Lee lives on the San Francisco Peninsula with her husband, two sons, and a blind cat.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Corporate Positioning & Reputation Management, Crisis Communication, Employee Communications, Content Strategy, Partnerships, Entrepreneur, Social Media, Integrated Marketing & Communications, Millennials, Intergenerational workplaces, Workplaces of the Future, GenZ

Websites

Books

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 Featured Title - Boomerang Principle: Caraher - 1st Edition book cover

Articles

Hr.com

Harnessing the Power of Millennials: 4 Ways Leaders Can Do That


Published: Feb 24, 2017 by Hr.com
Authors: Lee Caraher
Subjects: Business, Management and Accounting

…However, Millennials have much to offer when pointed in the right direction and armed with the knowledge that what they do matters.

Training: The Source for Professional Development

A Good Fit on a Good Team


Published: Jun 10, 2015 by Training: The Source for Professional Development
Authors: Lee Caraher
Subjects: Business, Management and Accounting

A Good Fit on a Good Team Excerpt from Chapter 6 of “Millennials & Management: The Essential Guide to Making It Work at Work” by Lee Caraher.

Life Imagined

How to Deal with Millennials


Published: Nov 01, 2014 by Life Imagined
Authors: Kara Baskin
Subjects: Business, Management and Accounting

How to Deal with Millennials.

The Globe and Mail

What Do Millennials Want? In a Word, Meaning


Published: Oct 27, 2014 by The Globe and Mail
Authors: Lee Caraher
Subjects: Business, Management and Accounting

What Do Millennials Want? In a Word: Meaning.

Fast Company

How Mutual Mentorship Can Change Your Career


Published: Oct 07, 2014 by Fast Company
Authors: Lee Caraher
Subjects: Business, Management and Accounting

How Mutual Mentorship Can Change Your Career. Mentoring younger colleagues can benefit both sides. Here’s how to get the most out of your mentor-mentee relationship.

Dallas Morning News

Why Motivating People Doesn’t Work … and What Does


Published: Oct 01, 2014 by Dallas Morning News
Authors: Jim Pawlak
Subjects: Business, Management and Accounting

Caraher offers advice on phrasing feedback so it comes across as positive: Start with the facts on which everyone can agree. Replace why (blame) with how (fix it). Replace you with we; this shows the willingness of the manager to work with the employee on the how…

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