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.
Lee 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.
Among his other credentials, Lee is a graduate of the Newfield Network School of Ontological Coaching, and certification as a coach through Newfield (NCOC) and the International Coach Federation (ICF). Lee currently resides in San Jose.