Garden, Charlee | LBJ School of Public Affairs | The University of Texas at Austin

Charlee Garden is a leadership development consultant, professor, Ironman triathlete, consummate learner and mother. With over 25 years of experience in the organizational effectiveness field, she brings her expertise and dedication to every client interaction. She is known for her insight and humor.

Some of her most popular talks include:

  • How to lead when you aren't in the room
  • How to lead when you aren't in charge
  • How to lead when you are in charge and it's not working

Garden has developed long-standing relationships with some of the most respected names in the business world, and continues to build a solid track record of success. Her recent clients range from Google to Goldman Sachs. While her clients are diverse, all of them approach their work with passion for creating an impact. Charlee is committed to leadership education and research. She is currently a clinical associate professor at LBJ, where she was awarded most engaging professor for both 2017–18 and 2018–19.

Garden recently initiated a partnership between LBJ and the Office of Student Affairs to launch Leadership at Scale, an experiment-focused approach to developing the leadership capacity of all students. One impactful experiment, CoachUT, offers professional leadership coaching to Student Affairs employees.

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FeatureMay 21, 2019
The Graduating Class of 2019: Jaclyn Le

"As a dual degree student, I've had the privilege of meeting people across both programs from all walks of life," said Jaclyn Le (MPAff, MBA '19) a few days before the LBJ School's 2019 graduation ceremony. 

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NewsMarch 27, 2019
A look back at #LBJatSXSW 2019

Austin is home to South by Southwest (SXSW), a convergence of the interactive, film and music industries from March 8-17. LBJ School faculty, students and alumni were among the speakers, panelists and participants, bringing innovative ideas, hard questions and creative solutions to a community of leaders and engaged stakeholders.

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NewsMarch 8, 2019
#LBJatSXSW 2019

Austin is home to South by Southwest (SXSW), a convergence of the interactive, film and music industries from March 8-17. LBJ School faculty, students and alumni are among the speakers, panelists and participants, bringing innovative ideas, hard questions and creative solutions to a community of leaders and engaged stakeholders.

Follow #LBJatSXSW and find @thelbjschool on social media for weekend updates.

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