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

 

Connection.

 

That’s what my work with you is ultimately about. The tools, tips, and training that have made work more effective, efficient, and enjoyable for 20K+ people in 125+ countries all come down to bringing some much needed human connection.

It’s what will make the difference for you between organizational gridlock and efficiency.

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

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

And it’s what will allow you, your team, and your organization to 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 for you to connect, to bridge, to belong, to be human.

 

You might think this is no laughing matter and it's got to be no fun doing this work ... but you’d be wrong.

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

 

 

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Sync and swim

Can you relate to this cartoon? Are you inundated with to do’s, tasks and projects? Are you in a tumult trying to find that email, that idea, that …. Thing? Do you get, as my friend calls it, sick pit, that awful feeling in the pit of your stomach when you think about all the things you … [Read more...] about Sync and swim

Thank you so much for a very insightful learning process today.Your calm presence and facilitative style enabled us to learn so much. I am sure the team deeply appreciates the introspective process and the acknowledgement that all lenses are needed to be successful. I strongly believe that what we did today, will go a long way in our appreciation for each other as a project and also in understanding what kind of support our partners will need. 

~ Catherine Mbindyo, Senior Network Learning Manager, Building Resilience in Civil Society (BRICS) East Africa

2018-04-26T14:35:42+03:00

~ Catherine Mbindyo, Senior Network Learning Manager, Building Resilience in Civil Society (BRICS) East Africa

Thank you so much for a very insightful learning process today.Your calm presence and facilitative style enabled us to learn so much. I am sure the team deeply appreciates the introspective process and the acknowledgement that all lenses are needed to be successful. I strongly believe that what we did today, will go a long way in our appreciation for each other as a project and also in understanding what kind of support our partners will need. 
I’ve followed Lee Anne’s work and since the burgeoning of the Internet which, as usual, she’s right on top of, that’s pretty easy given that she sends out blog postings and tweets and an e-newsletter and keeps a site FULL of great resources for facilitators and people who just want to rethink things.  We get all this for free – all you need to do is sign up and it comes sluicing into your inbox. This constant hopefulness and generosity impresses me. 

~ Aaron Johannes-Rosenberg, Faculty at Douglas College, Director at Spectrum Society for Community Living, Graphic Facilitator

2018-04-26T14:47:14+03:00

~ Aaron Johannes-Rosenberg, Faculty at Douglas College, Director at Spectrum Society for Community Living, Graphic Facilitator

I’ve followed Lee Anne’s work and since the burgeoning of the Internet which, as usual, she’s right on top of, that’s pretty easy given that she sends out blog postings and tweets and an e-newsletter and keeps a site FULL of great resources for facilitators and people who just want to rethink things.  We get all this for free – all you need to do is sign up and it comes sluicing into your inbox. This constant hopefulness and generosity impresses me. 
Thanks a million Lee-Anne. I am recommending you to everyone. 

Vishalini Lawrence, Team Leader, Somalia Stability Fund

2018-04-26T14:49:48+03:00

Vishalini Lawrence, Team Leader, Somalia Stability Fund

Thanks a million Lee-Anne. I am recommending you to everyone. 
I could write a book about everything amazing I could say about Lee-Anne. Thank you for being such an amazing mentor and impacting my life. All these things that I appreciate Lee-Anne for even all these years later. 

~ Corrie Shears

2018-04-26T14:58:32+03:00

~ Corrie Shears

I could write a book about everything amazing I could say about Lee-Anne. Thank you for being such an amazing mentor and impacting my life. All these things that I appreciate Lee-Anne for even all these years later. 
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+03:00

~ 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.