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.

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 is the kind of leader the world is ready for. She brings a beautiful combination of deeply rooted intellect, laser-tuned intuition and a basket of fun, innovative group engagement tools to any gathering. I have admired her work at Rock.Paper.Scissors over the years and continue to be amazed at the impact her work is having on socially progressive causes around the world.

~ Dyana Valentine, M.A., dyanavalentine.com

2018-04-26T13:53:28+00:00

~ Dyana Valentine, M.A., dyanavalentine.com

Lee-Anne is the kind of leader the world is ready for. She brings a beautiful combination of deeply rooted intellect, laser-tuned intuition and a basket of fun, innovative group engagement tools to any gathering. I have admired her work at Rock.Paper.Scissors over the years and continue to be amazed at the impact her work is having on socially progressive causes around the world.
Working with Lee-Anne has given me the closest thing to a superpower I've ever had. Months after my training with her, I find myself still using the tools and techniques she taught me for business planning, perspective shifting, and seeing your own blind spots on a weekly basis.
2018-04-26T13:56:50+00:00
Working with Lee-Anne has given me the closest thing to a superpower I've ever had. Months after my training with her, I find myself still using the tools and techniques she taught me for business planning, perspective shifting, and seeing your own blind spots on a weekly basis.
Working with Lee-Anne has completely transformed my workshops.Before, people enjoyed them, but I could tell that the facts I was teaching didn't all sink in.After working with Lee-Anne, my workshops are now interactive, appeal to every different kind of personality (introvert/extrovert; fast-learners/slow learners, visual/auditory etc) and - most importantly - leave people with a POWERFUL understanding of my subject.In addition, I'm now running exercises that simultaneously lead to great learning and act as a fantastic advertisement for my other services.EVERYONE who teaches needs to hire Lee-Anne. She will change your workshops - and your whole business!

~Marsha Shandur, Storytelling Coach and Networking Mentor, YesYesMarsha.com

2018-04-26T14:11:41+00:00

~Marsha Shandur, Storytelling Coach and Networking Mentor, YesYesMarsha.com

Working with Lee-Anne has completely transformed my workshops.Before, people enjoyed them, but I could tell that the facts I was teaching didn't all sink in.After working with Lee-Anne, my workshops are now interactive, appeal to every different kind of personality (introvert/extrovert; fast-learners/slow learners, visual/auditory etc) and - most importantly - leave people with a POWERFUL understanding of my subject.In addition, I'm now running exercises that simultaneously lead to great learning and act as a fantastic advertisement for my other services.EVERYONE who teaches needs to hire Lee-Anne. She will change your workshops - and your whole business!
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+00:00

~ 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+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.