Lee Watanabe Crockett

leesquarenewLee is an optimist. He believes in a bright future and our ability to build it together through connection and compassion.

He is an author, speaker, designer, inspirational thinker and the creative force behind some of the most exciting transformations in education happening worldwide today. But, that’s all in a day’s work. In life, Lee believes in creating balance in the reality of a digital present and future. As such, he has cultivated skills in Aikido, studied tea ceremony while living in Japan, as well as studied painting in Florence. He also studies traditional Zen Buddhist music which he performs on a Shakuhachi, a Japanese bamboo flute.

Lee has a curiosity about life and the shared human experience. This curiosity is infectious, as anyone who has heard Lee speak can tell you. Joyful curiosity is the foundation of his approach to creating vital learning and corporate environments for groups around the world. He is the creative force behind the Solution Fluency Activity Planner—a social network which has created a culture of collaboration as educators around the world share and source unit plans aligning to the structure of a modern learning environment as outlined in his writing.

To his clients, he brings a sense of calm, certainty and clarity through the application of Eastern philosophy to Western business.

Lee is co-author several books, his latest book Mindful Assessment presents a framework for education to measure what matters. Lee works with businesses and organizations in several countries, helping them make the shift to regain relevance and establish a culture of excellence.