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Lee Smedley’s more than 25 years experience in education and training, coupled with his unique and engaging personal style have made him a highly sought-after presenter and workshop leader.

Lee has conducted literally hundreds of training sessions locally, regionally and nationally on topics of experiential education, customer service, facilitation, feedback, life balance, leadership, and teamwork, to name a few. Below is a list of workshops and keynote addresses he currently presents. To learn more about a particular session, see the information below.

Getting Your Life Back In Balance

Getting your life back in balance — Time for work, time for play, time for loved ones and for yourself — it is an achievable goal. But most of us are stretched too thin these days and, frankly, it’s our own fault. Come join Lee Smedley for a chance to complain like there’s no tomorrow, then hear about and share life balancing tips with your peers. Using songs, stories and your own experience, Lee will engage you in making fun of yourself, getting a grip on what you can and cannot change, then designing realistic steps toward better work/life balance.

Session Objectives:

  • Play “Ain’t it Awful”
  • Explore Approaches to Better Work/Life Balance
    • Share your own and others’ successes
    • Identify what you can and cannot change
    • Decide what to STOP doing
    • Identify resources available to help
  • Return Home with at least one idea for improving your work/life balance

Adding Humor and Appreciation To Your Toolkit

Chill out, cool down and get rid of that frown! Sometimes we get so caught up in our day-to-day activities and work challenges, we lose sight of the real joy and satisfaction that can come from the work we do. This session is designed to help us focus on the “good stuff” about ourselves and our work. In this highly interactive session Dr. Lee Smedley will work with participants to help them appreciate themselves and their work, to take care of themselves, and to add humor to their tool box.

Session Objectives:

  • Explore Four Different Tools
  • Humor
    • Making Fun of Yourself
    • Shaking Loose with Humor and Curiosity
  • Appreciation
    • Appreciation of Others
    • Appreciation of Your Own Accomplishments
  • Return Home with at least one idea for improving your workplace with humor and/or appreciation

Gettin’ To the Teamin’ – A Enlighted Self-Interest Perspective

Seems like more and more work is done in teams these days. And more often than not, it includes people from other departments, even other organizations that we know next to nothing about. Most often, we end up reacting to teams and invitations to join them. This session focuses on a more personal, proactive view of teaming.

In this highly interactive session, Lee Smedley will work with participants to reflect on their own experience in teams, both at work and at play.  Jokes, Stories and even Songs will be used to identify:

  • Where teams do NOT make sense
  • WIIFM – Why you should be on a team
  • How to get on or off a team quickly
  • How to finish well – creating a finale not a fiasco.

Using Songs, Singing and Recorded Music in Training and Development

Have you ever used songs and singing in your work as a trainer? If you do, plan to come and share your ideas and techniques. If you’ve always wondered how you might incorporate songs and singing to introduce a topic, make a point, even help participants deepen their own learning, this is the session for you.

Lee Smedley, program presenter, has more than 30 years experience in training and development, and has been incorporating his original songs into sessions for more than a decade. Previously a balladeer in Colonial Williamsburg, he believes that stories about life and work are even more powerful learning when put to music.

Session Objectives: Participants will…

  • Understand copyright issues associated with the use of recorded music in training sessions
  • Share ways that they and others have used songs and singing to enhance participation and learning
  • Hear and take away a sampler CD of songs about work that can be used in training and development sessions

Lee Smedley founded Smedley Consulting in 1996 to bring Fortune 500 Organizational Development talent to non-profits, small and medium sized companies. Through presentations, facilitation and coaching, Lee and his associates have helped organizations achieve organizational alignment, attain challenging business goals, and develop new leaders.