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

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)

How to get around the glitch of planning from (only) your perspective

Can you believe Q4 is upon us? Time for planning.  (And the chance to win a free gift at the end of this post.) Whether your planning is jump started by the back to school regime &/or fourth quarter it’s a great time to hit the pause button. Think of September like the new New Year. Hitting … [Read more...] about How to get around the glitch of planning from (only) your perspective

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’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+00:00

~ 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+00:00

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+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.