Lee Watanabe Crockett

Author, speaker, designer, and inspirational thinker.
All in a day’s work.

Through the Global Digital Citizen Foundation, Lee helps educators and corporations in several
countries nurture creative potential and achieve new levels of professional excellence.

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

About Lee

Lee Watanabe Crockett is an author, speaker, designer, inspirational thinker and the creative force behind some of the most exciting transformations in education happening worldwide today. He 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, and studied painting in Florence. He also studies traditional Zen Buddhist music which he performs on a Shakuhachi, the Japanese bamboo flute.

Lee has a curiosity about life and the shared human experience. This curiosity is infectious, as anyone who has heard him 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 for educators around the world to share and source unit plans that align to the structure of a modern learning environment, as outlined in his writing.

In addition to creating digital learning tools for the education sector, Lee has adapted his own corporate experience into a dynamic team-based training model. Lee sees and understands the current of endless exponential change that exists in corporate culture—change which has created paradigm shifts for so many major industries. Lee’s ability to sense trend, identify opportunity and pivot in response to adversity has been invaluable to his clients.

Lee is co-author of Understanding the Digital Generation, The Digital Diet, Living on the Future Edge, and the best-seller, Literacy is not Enough. He continues to work with educators and corporations in several countries, helping them make the shift to regain relevance and establish a culture of excellence.

Joyful curiosity is the foundation of Lee’s approach to creating vital learning and corporate environments for groups around the world.

“It was great to have Lee as the opener to the conference. He captured the imagination of the audience wonderfully. His research and presentation was clear and precise, and his enthusiasm was awe-inspiring!”

ULearn NZ

“Lee’s positive and thought-provoking presentations were a hit at our conference. A polished presentation with excellent content and stunning visuals sparked our interest and really established the mood for the day.”

Deb V.

“Excellent pace, breadth, and content. We have been hearing for years about why we need to change what we are doing in our schools, but we have never been presented with such a comprehensive how!

NZ Workshop Participant

“I’ve seen and heard many keynotes in my many years, and yours rates at the top of the list! Excellent, engaging, and spot on. Thank you for that—can’t wait to read your book. Thank you for the excellent work you do!”

Barbara Z.

Lee’s ability to sense trend, identify opportunity and pivot in response to adversity has been invaluable to his clients.

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