Raymond Lee is the Founder and CEO of Careerminds, a technology-enabled outplacement and retirement coaching company launched in 2008. He has over 18 years of human resource, outplacement, and career consulting experience, and he’s also a certified retirement coach. Raymond pioneered the concept of virtual outplacement after years of delivering traditional outplacement in a variety of HR roles and saw a huge opportunity to align career transition programs with the way people were actually looking for jobs. When Raymond started the company, he had one goal in mind: to create forward-thinking transition programs that reduce employee stress. This included developing robust software to personalize the transition experience for all levels of the organization, and hiring expert consultants to support participants every step of the way. Raymond holds his bachelor's in psychology and a master’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Louisiana Tech University. He sits on the Careerminds Board of Directors, is the President of the Philadelphia Society of People and Strategy, and is an active speaker and contributor to HRPS & SHRM. Raymond’s been featured on SiriusXM 111 Business Radio, Wall Street Journal, and Fox Business News.
The recession was starting, and it was just the time to start a disruptive business. We focus on assisting employees affected by reductions and layoffs, assisting them through their transition to their next journey. The old retirement paradigm no longer applies. We are seeing a lot of clients 55-70, people of retirement age who feel healthy and aren’t looking to play golf. All of our coaches are pretty much over the age of 55. They have a passion for helping support employees through these life events. They’ve gone through transitions themselves and can speak from experience, whether coaching an engineer who has been laid off or a CFO.28 April 2020