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Tharesa Lee

Intentional Excellence Consulting

3210 Austin Avenue
New Bern, NC 28562


 Tharesa Lee
 Tharesa Lee

President and CEO of Intentional Excellence Consulting, an Inspired speaker, innovative consensus builder, strategic community outreach czar, mentor, instructor, author, facilitator and social entrepreneur seeking the opportunity to encourage, enlighten, and enliven people into action. Tharesa Lee is past Interim Executive Director for New Bern Housing Authority and The Filling Station, the past People Lead Planner/CNI Outreach Manager with the Choice Neighborhoods Initiative, a New Bern Housing Authority and City of New Bern partnership, where she facilitated several taskforces, built community initiatives, connected community resources to the needs, etc., retired local government employee serving in several roles including, but not limited to Administrator/Executive Director of Neuse River Community Development Corporation; facilitator and creator of CNI Grassroots Leadership Academy with Community Voices, an NC A&T Initiative; author of Women & Their Finances, The ABC’s of Collaboration and Living Beyond Time; She serves the community in many ways, including, but not limited to 2021 New Bern Redevelopment Commission Chair, United Way of NC Board member, 2021 NC National Day of Prayer Coordinator, 2016 Chamber of Commerce Chair, Chamber Executive Committee, former Chamber Nonprofit Council Chair & Chamber Minority Business Council Chair, Arts to End Genocide, Swiss Bear, Past President United Way of Coastal Carolina President, CARTS Chairman, Co-founder Neuse-Trent Housing Alliance, Craven DSS Advisory Board, Craven Community College Scholarship Committee, Revive 5 Economic Development, and past NBAMPO Citizens Advisory Committee Chair. Also, past president of the statewide NC Housing Coalition, a membership organization, NC Nonprofit Awareness Month Taskforce founding member, African American Signs Committee member, and City of New Bern 300th Anniversary Co-chair Cultural committee, etc. Graduate of Coastal Carolina Community College, AAS, BA, University of Mount Olive College, MA, Liberty University (specialization in Marriage and Family) Duke University Certificate in Nonprofit Management, NC Rural Center Institute of Economic Development, NC Rural Center Entrepreneurship Program, graduate of the Women in Politics Institute and the NC Institute of Political Leadership and the Craven Community College Small Business Center Entrepreneur Academy and Leadership Craven, Nonprofit Coach. She is also a Certified Housing Counselor and Certified Grassroots Facilitator. Tharesa has won many awards for her servant leadership style, namely, University of Mount Olive College Hall of Fame Award, Governor's Lifetime Achievement Award, City of New Bern Employee of the Year, Chamber Nonprofit Council of the Year, to name a few. "Leadership is not so much about technique and methods as it is about opening the heart. Leadership is about inspiration– of oneself and of others. Great leadership is about human experiences, not processes. Leadership is not a formula or a program, it is a human activity that comes from the heart and considers the hearts of others. It is an attitude, not a routine”—Lance Secretan “All tasks seem impossible, until they are done” Nelson Mandela All things are possible..Matthew 19 :26