Brison Scholar Lee Downing, also known as Dr. Scholar Lee, is an inspirational speaker, spiritual life coach, transformational leader and a leadership consultant based in the Atlanta, Georgia area. As a Black Man of Trans experience, he has unique insights into the challenges of transition and cloaks his guidance in a deep spirituality.
“He is the host of the podcasts “The Dr. Scholar Lee Experience” and “The Dr. Scholar Lee GENDERED. Experience” both will be launching in the Summer of 2022.” He is also the CEO/Owner of T.R.A.N.S. parent Life Conversations, A Life Coaching service for Transgender Nonconforming individuals and families to cope, heal, and overcome challenges. His program helps families create affirming, supportive, and healthy relationships with their gender variant loved one.
In addition, Dr. Scholar is the author of the children’s book “The Fruits of a S.C.H.O.L.A.R.” which will launch to the public in September 2022.
Educationally, he obtains a BA in Psychology and two Masters, a Master’s of Science in Management and Organizational Leadership (MSMOL), and a Master’s in Philosophy (MPHIL). Dr. Scholar Lee will be receiving his PhD in Philosophy this year 2022. Currently, he is doing his dissertation on “The Characteristics of Trans Affirming Parenting.”
Born and raised from New Haven, Connecticut. He now resides with his wife in the East Atlanta area but frequently visits Connecticut to see his 5 year old daughter and family. In addition, he is Blessed with a 15 year old bonus son and 5 year old bonus dog.
You can follow Dr. Scholar Lee on Twitter, tik tok, Instagram, and YouTube @drscholarlee.
Our conversation covers Dr. Scholar Lee’s own career start, and how his own trans experience led to his current focus on affirmative coaching and spirituality. He mentions how transitioning his gender was the first decision he had made for himself and how his biggest challenge was to love himself.
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