A professional speaker and award-winning author, Lee Ann Szelog had her first serendipity at the age of 7, although she didn’t realize it at the time. She was extremely shy and decided she wanted to overcome her fear of communicating. Since then she challenged herself every day to speak up, write and conduct presentations and overcome her fears. Her persistence paid off; after enjoying a successful 28-year career as a marketing and training executive, Lee founded Simply Put, LLC, specializing in presentations to help people communicate more effectively and live life rather than react to it. Companies have partnered with Lee when they want to help their employees improve their communication skills, level of engagement and job satisfaction, and maximize their overall happiness and capacity, personally and professionally. Many clients have said, “Lee is the best speaker we’ve ever had!” She is known for bringing out the best in people by combining real-life stories and conversational techniques which connect with the audience in an intimate, intense and individual level.
Striving to achieve her maximum capacity, Lee also works with her husband, Tom, using their words and his professional photographs to inspire people. From living in a lighthouse on the coast of Maine to a log cabin in the Maine woods they have documented life, human and wild, in two quintessential Maine homes. The result is the publication of two books; the multi-award winning Our Point of View-Fourteen Years at a Maine Lighthouse, featuring Marshall Point Lighthouse in Port Clyde, Maine, and By a Maine River – A Year of Looking Closely, which explores the natural beauty found in their own backyard.
"I have worked with industries of all types including affordable housing, medical, retirement communities, financial, hospitality, non-profits and forestry. What I have found is that regardless of the industry, people are people wherever we go and they yearn to hear a dynamic speaker who can provide uplifting messages, and share practical skills and content that are meaningful to your industry." Lee Ann Szelog