Lee-Anne McAlear

  • Biography

    Lee-Anne McAlear is an award-winning facilitator, speaker, writer and consultant. She is a program director and sought-after lecturer at the Schulich ExecEd, Schulich School of Business at York University, and a featured speaker with the National Speakers Bureau, speaking at conferences in the area of innovation, leadership, employee engagement and team effectiveness.
    Lee-Anne has worked extensively in the leadership and innovation pace in more than 31 countries in both the public (federal, provincial and municipal levels) and private sectors.

    She has piloted several global innovation initiatives that have, for example, delivered new approaches to brand revitalization, new methods for delivering patient care and new ways to address customer growth and retention. For more than 25 years, Lee-Anne has worked across industries and sectors including, but not limited to, pharmaceutical, health care, telecommunication, transportation, professional services and consumer packaged goods. She is a highly sought after speaker having delivered around the world with speakers as varied as best-selling author and creativity guru, Edward de Bono, Prime Minister Kim Campbell and activist and actor Alan Alda.

    Lee-Anne has many certifications including Emotional Intelligence, Team Management Systems and Situational Leadership and is a Certified Innovation Professional. She sits on the board of the Canadian Chapter of IAOIP (International Association of Innovation Professionals) – the only association offering globally recognized innovation certifications.


    Certificate in Design Thinking 2.0: Tools and Techniques with a User-Centred Approach Certificate in Sales Management Certificate in Strategic Leadership and Innovation Masters Certificate in Innovation Leadership Masters Certificate in Public Sector Leadership