The answer to every problem runs through each one. Can you guess the common thread?

 

Connection.

 

That’s what my work is ultimately about. The tools, tips, and training that have made work more effective, efficient, and enjoyable for 20K+ people in 115+ countries all come down to bringing some much needed human connection.

It’s what makes the difference between organizational gridlock and efficiency.

It’s what opens your eyes to the hundreds of ways to approach any seemingly impossible problem. (Yes, even that one.)

It’s what allows you to teach in ways that get people excited and engaged about the information instead of the doughnuts you bribed them to attend with.

And it’s what makes yourself, your team, and your organization have an impact — instead of getting bogged down in bureaucracy, mired down in misunderstandings, and caught up conflict.

In a world that’s constantly changing, the way to survive is to connect, to bridge, to belong, to be human.

 

You might think this is no laughing matter ... but you’d be wrong.

Find out why laughter is the foundation of everything I do right here.

 

 

 

From the Blog

Want more breathing space? Ramp up with this easy ‘ta da’ technique

The pressure’s on.  It’s a new year which likely means a new and never-ending to do list right? Wrong. We focus wayyyy too much on our to do’s and not enough on our to don’ts.  Let me explain. When was the last time you took something OFF your plate of to … [Read more...] about Want more breathing space? Ramp up with this easy ‘ta da’ technique

Have you read any of these, my top five favourites reads from 2018?

I’m a learning junkie.  To dive into a book, to be transported to another world where I can surf and learn at leisure, is my idea of bliss. Which is why I have an annual goal to read a minimum of one book a month.  I begin each year with giddy anticipation of what I’ll learn and I close … [Read more...] about Have you read any of these, my top five favourites reads from 2018?

A mysterious story with a twist, 20 years in the making (+ a unique gift)

Well hello! It’s a new day, a new year.  It’s a fresh page, in a new chapter. As this year starts to unfurl I have a mysterious story, with a surprising twist for you that’s been 20 years in the making.  See if you can you tell what’s a bit unusualabout it (no worries, I’ll fill you in at the end … [Read more...] about A mysterious story with a twist, 20 years in the making (+ a unique gift)

Same old questions = same old answers. If you want to get out of indecision and into innovation, you have to shake things up.

Enter the Rock.Paper.Scissors
Fortune Teller.

Remember those little paper fortune tellers you used to have in school? If you play with this one, you get an interesting, energizing and innovative suggestion for how to fix whatever's got you going in circles!

Let's Play!
Lee-Anne Ragan's Rock.Paper.Scissors turns the often awkward and uncomfortable process of team-building and introspection into the corporate equivalent of a surprise party. There are games and activities and competitions and prizes, there are secrets you share and truths you learn, and there are moments you absolutely cannot succeed without friends. In the end, you emerge as a team that knows its strengths and weaknesses, but better yet, glimpses its true potential. 

~ Doug Cress, Chief Executive officer, World Association of Zoos and Aquariums

2018-04-26T14:59:46+00:00

~ Doug Cress, Chief Executive officer, World Association of Zoos and Aquariums

Lee-Anne Ragan's Rock.Paper.Scissors turns the often awkward and uncomfortable process of team-building and introspection into the corporate equivalent of a surprise party. There are games and activities and competitions and prizes, there are secrets you share and truths you learn, and there are moments you absolutely cannot succeed without friends. In the end, you emerge as a team that knows its strengths and weaknesses, but better yet, glimpses its true potential. 
Lee-Anne Ragan is a gifted facilitator, instructional designer and someone I wish was a permanent part of our team.

~ Michelle Pante, Co-Founder willowEoL.com

2018-04-13T15:06:33+00:00

~ Michelle Pante, Co-Founder willowEoL.com

Lee-Anne Ragan is a gifted facilitator, instructional designer and someone I wish was a permanent part of our team.
What a delight to be in Lee-Anne’s class again!. I tell you, I could thrive for months on these resources. Really. Attending this class was like getting the first push on a swing. I am still swinging.

~Rania Issa Instructional Designer, Community Development Consultant

2018-04-26T13:05:47+00:00

~Rania Issa Instructional Designer, Community Development Consultant

What a delight to be in Lee-Anne’s class again!. I tell you, I could thrive for months on these resources. Really. Attending this class was like getting the first push on a swing. I am still swinging.
I met Lee-Anne Ragan at the social safari innovation. Her passion, knowledge and skills attracted me to want to be close to gain this knowledge and expertise on the issues affecting Africa.

After I had observing her skills I was motivated to stop complaining, observing and begin doing something for my community. As result I have co-founded a number of organizations aimed at elevating poverty and raising voices of the most marginalized in the community.

~Co founder /Director, Lion Strength Community Based Organization, Turkana, Kenya

2018-04-26T13:38:15+00:00

~Co founder /Director, Lion Strength Community Based Organization, Turkana, Kenya

I met Lee-Anne Ragan at the social safari innovation. Her passion, knowledge and skills attracted me to want to be close to gain this knowledge and expertise on the issues affecting Africa. After I had observing her skills I was motivated to stop complaining, observing and begin doing something for my community. As result I have co-founded a number of organizations aimed at elevating poverty and raising voices of the most marginalized in the community.
Best two hours in Rio! (response to Lee-Anne’s UNHabitat World Urban Forum intercultural conflict resolution workshop).

~ Prof. Dr. Gerd Junne, Professor in International Relations, Chairman of the Board, The Network University (TNU)

2018-04-26T13:47:11+00:00

~ Prof. Dr. Gerd Junne, Professor in International Relations, Chairman of the Board, The Network University (TNU)

Best two hours in Rio! (response to Lee-Anne’s UNHabitat World Urban Forum intercultural conflict resolution workshop).