R. Lee Hayward



R. Lee Hayward


Executive and Leadership Coach


Coach, Alumni


San Jose





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Lee Hayward



Hayward, principal and founder of Hayward & Associates, has dedicated his life to increased understanding of how to inspire and motivate individuals and organizations. Equally effective as a corporate organizational development consultant, a speaker, a human resources executive or providing specialized leadership training, Lee brings tremendous experience, training, and personal insight to each undertaking.

As an ordained United Methodist Church pastor, Lee pastored churches in a variety of settings: suburban, rural, small and large city environs. As a result of working effectively with a congregation of Silicon Valley senior leaders, he was drawn to work with individuals seeking to integrate their personal values in the workplace. He works regularly with executives in the corporate world and offers special insights to spiritual lay leaders and clergy with responsibility to local congregations and extension ministries in a variety of judicatories.

He is currently appointed by his Bishop and endorsed by the United Methodist Endorsing Agency to a ministry of organizational effectiveness and leadership development. He is deeply committed to serving both his clients and the community, and his professional and personal contributions have been honored on several occasions. The Tom Peters Company named him Featured Leadership Development Director, NASA named him Contract Employee of the Year, the State of California Legislature, 26th Assembly District awarded him a commendation for outstanding contributions to exceptional children, and the City of Milpitas Declared a “Lee Hayward Day” in recognition Hayward’s contributions to their community as well as for his work with Elisabeth Kubler-Ross and the State of California Nursing Home Administrators. Hayward received the “Achievement Award for Excellence in Engineering” from the Johnson Space Center.

“Leadership is about the relationships we create. It’s about the conversations we have with those we lead – conversations we as leaders need to initiate. As a coach I serve you, my client, by offering a new perspective that focuses on how you ‘show up’ in your relationships with others. Collaboratively, we work together in the coaching relationship to align your values and vision with your actions. When you begin to act and think with greater clarity and intentionality, you become more authentic and are able to lead in more impactful ways.”


M.A., M.Div

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Coaching Specialty

Career coaching, Communication coaching, Executive coaching, Leadership coaching, Performance coaching, Relationship coaching, Spiritual coaching


ASL, English