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

With user experience (UX), learn how to save your head banging for 80’s rock music

Her brows were furrowed & she was sighing in exasperation multiple times. I was chatting with the woman next to me in the bank lineup. Turns out she was trying to use a new online payment system. Clue number one that things weren’t working well: she was at a bank, not paying online. My … [Read more...] about With user experience (UX), learn how to save your head banging for 80’s rock music

Remember when you stood with a ruler between your nose & theirs? How culture influences teaching.

Remember that time when your mom or dad or caregiver stood with a ruler between your nose & theirs? You know, that time they said ‘this is how far apart you stand in social conversation.’ Nope? No memory of that? Of course not. You implicitly learned how far apart to stand when talking to … [Read more...] about Remember when you stood with a ruler between your nose & theirs? How culture influences teaching.

What trainers are missing & why it’s critical you have one (whether you teach or not)

My brain screamed at me to not show shock or surprise. While my heart was busy jumping into my throat I focused on being as supportive as I possibly could. We were wayyy over time. I was facilitating a small group of youth at a leadership conference & one by one they shared extremely … [Read more...] about What trainers are missing & why it’s critical you have one (whether you teach or not)

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 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).
Lee-Anne’s energy and wisdom continue to inspire me.

~Bill Ursel, Coordinator,  Community Capacity Building, City of Regina

2018-04-26T13:50:18+00:00

~Bill Ursel, Coordinator,  Community Capacity Building, City of Regina

Lee-Anne’s energy and wisdom continue to inspire me.