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Leigh Ann R.

Leigh Ann is a thought-leader in maximizing employee engagement and improving team dynamics. She has been recognized by leaders around the world for the ability to get tough and resistant teams to open up and participate actively. She is collaborative and flexible, working to meet the unique needs and expectations of each client, partnering with them to help resolve issues and reach their goals with her positive energy and thought-provoking questions. As an IAF Certified Professional Facilitator with 20 years of experience in the human development field, Leigh Ann is a skilled coach, trainer, and meeting facilitator working in North America, Canada, Europe and Asia with numerous Fortune Global 500 companies to help leaders cultivate cultures that are both highly productive and positive. For over two decades, Leigh Ann has cultivated a passion for people and teams. Motivated to provide solutions for the common challenges that all leaders and organizations face, she channeled her passions into creating the Better Teams Model and Assessment which includes five components, all critical for a high-performing team: Alignment, Readiness, Happiness, Leadership, and Trust. She has also developed Team Building In-A-Box, a self-guided workshop kit for leaders based on DISC communications styles that is used by teams around the globe. As a speaker, facilitator, coach, and trainer, Leigh Ann brings a sense of excitement and connection to help improve team alignment. Her individualized approach provides measurable, actionable goals giving leaders clear next steps to help change the culture of the organizations in which they lead. Teams in the modern business environment are comprised of many interconnected and complicated elements; Leigh Ann helps break down these components in a more manageable way to increase engagement amongst teams of all types. During her time as a Human Resources Manager for SunTrust Bank, Leigh Ann developed and delivered a successful three-month, eight-course management training program for the company’s managers and supervisors designed to train employees in the fundamentals of management. As a Career Management Consultant with Right Management, a global career expert within ManpowerGroup, she coached over 100 leaders to discover and seek new career opportunities. Fueled by a keen sense of empathy and a desire to understand all perspectives on the team, Leigh Ann proved to be instrumental in significantly improving relationships for a major consulting organization faced with a conflict between their leadership team and more than 20 contractors. Leigh Ann has been recognized for her volunteer service, serving as the Vice President of Programming for the Southeast Association of Facilitators where she was honored with the President’s Award for two consecutive years. She also volunteers regularly to facilitate non-profit organizations including Dress for Success and the Atlanta Initiative Against Anti-Semitism. Representative Clients/Accomplishments Include: • Chick-fil-A • The Kellogg Company (Kellogg’s) • MARS • Georgia Leadership for School Improvement (GLISI) • JRS Biodiversity Foundation • SunTrust Bank • Leadership Strategies • Urology Centers of Alabama • C2 Education • Santander Banks • Center for Disease Control (CDC) Education: • Master of Education, The University of Georgia • Bachelor of Psychology, Minor in Business, Presbyterian College Certifications and Authorizations for Assessments and Courses: • Certified Professional Facilitator, International Association of Facilitators • Authorized Distributor and Facilitator for Team Coaching International • Certified, Blessing White’s course, Distinctive Leadership • Certified, Leadership Strategies’ courses, The Effective Facilitator, Masterful Meetings & Engaging Trainer • Authorized in Wiley’s Everything DiSC • Certified, Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Modes • Certified, Better Teams Assessment • ASTD Certificate in Instructional Design

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ServiceIndustryEngagement TitleOrganizationEngagement Date
Hotel and Food ServicesField Operations Chick-fil-A07/23/2013
ManufacturingThe Effective FacilitatorKellogg Corporation12/11/2012
ManufacturingEFEastman Chemical05/22/2012
Hotel and Food ServicesTrusted ConsultantChick-fil-A03/16/2012
Health CareFC 2 dayCarolinas Healthcare02/16/2012
Health CareFC 2 day courseCarolina's Healthcare02/16/2012
Finance, Insurance, Real EstateMM 1/2 classPRGX02/09/2012
Finance, Insurance, Real EstateMM- 4 hour sessionPRGX02/09/2012
Training Creation/CustomizationHotel and Food ServicesDevelopment of FC from 3 to 2 daysChick-fil-A02/01/2012
Health CareAssistant Vice PresidentCarolinas Healthcare System12/16/2011
Health Care7 SeparatorsCarolinas Healthcare10/21/2011
Hotel and Food ServicesEC TrainingChick-fil-A10/17/2011
Training Creation/CustomizationHotel and Food ServicesDeveloping Custom Training Day 3Chick-fil-A10/17/2011
Training Creation/CustomizationHotel and Food ServicesCustom FCChick-fil-A10/17/2011
Hotel and Food ServicesFCChick-fil-A10/17/2011
Professional and Business ServicesSeven SeparatorsICFI08/15/2011
GovernmentWhat Every Manager should KnowPHPS at CDC08/11/2011
Finance, Insurance, Real EstateEffective FacilitatorState Farm06/21/2011
Wholesale/RetailEffective FacilitatorKellogg Corporation01/21/2011
GovernmentThe Effective FacilitatorCdc-Office of Prepredness08/26/2010
GovernmentThe Effective FacilitatorCdc-Office of Prepredness08/26/2010
Utilities, TelecommunicationsEffective FacilitatorMississippi Power08/12/2010
Meeting FacilitationGovernmentCommunicationDHAP Prevention Communication07/27/2010
Other Non-ProfitsDISC Seven SeparatorsAtlanta Housing Authority06/11/2010
Change ManagementGovernmentCoachingCDC-Cancer04/05/2010
Meeting FacilitationAssociationsKickoffAmerican College of Rheumatology01/17/2010
Meeting FacilitationHealth CareChief Operating OfficerTransend Services10/15/2009
GovernmentTeam BuildingCDC-Office of Commissioned Corps Personnel08/24/2009
Meeting FacilitationProfessional and Business ServicesCustomer Advisory BoardTransend Services03/12/2009
Health CareECCarolina Healthcare04/18/2002
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