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

How I reacted when a ‘problem student’ asked me how old I was

It was 4am. A bunch of sleepy faces looked up at me from their seats. I swear I could feel crusty bits of sleep dust in my eyes though I’d vigorously washed my face to wake up. I was about to deliver a workshop to a group of factory workers. I had to knock it out of the park because the workshop … [Read more...] about How I reacted when a ‘problem student’ asked me how old I was

2 easy tips for dealing with your next conflict (sweaty palms not included)

Conflict. The mere word is enough to get your blood pressure up in the danger zone with your palms sweatier than a 7th grader at her first dance. Conflict can be a means to social change. It can get stuff out on the table with a proactive flair. It can help air differences before they detonate. … [Read more...] about 2 easy tips for dealing with your next conflict (sweaty palms not included)

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!
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+00:00

~ 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+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.