The Team

After working in separate industries for their first 20 years of marriage Leigh Ann and Shane’s “how was work today?” conversations began converging onto similar topics.

Leigh Ann, who’s background is in training and meeting facilitation has been working on new methods to deliver impactful leadership training in the age of “no one has time for training.” Solving this problem entails packaging just-in-time, bite-sized content enabled by technology.

Meanwhile, Shane has been exploring how to leverage digital experience practices & tools that have become so prevalent (and effective) in consumer-facing technology inside of organizations (e.g. for employees).

The result of this convergence is a potent combination of forward thinking subject matter expertise with new methods for engaging and delivering this expertise to a community.

Specifically, Better Teams was formed to serve one community: team leaders. Better Team’s reason for being is to support team leaders (of all team sizes) with the know-how, tools, techniques, and encouragement to build the best teams possible for their organization. The importance of team performance can’t be overstated in this age of rapid business change. Now, more than ever, team leaders must understand what makes a team succeed and give daily attention to ensure their team’s success. Take a look at our model that shows the essential ingredients of a better team.

We hope that you, team leader, will join our cause and community to better your team.

Leigh Ann Rodgers


Leigh Ann is a certified Professional Facilitator with 20 years of experience working with teams and leaders to improve results. She excels at designing and delivering team workshops that facilitate team alignment, readiness, build trust and promote a positive work environment. She is honored to have been described as “an extended team member” of several organizations (Kelloggs, C2 Education, Chick-fil-A, Leadership Strategies and Santander Banks) for serving these organizations in a variety of consulting roles and building strong working relationships with impactful results over long periods of time.

Leigh Ann earned her Master’s degree in Education from the University of Georgia, and recently served for three years as the Vice President of Programming for the Southeast Association of Facilitators where she received the President’s Award for her service to the organization two years in a row. She is also a member of the International Association of Facilitators. She is an authorized distributor and facilitator for Team Coaching International Diagnostic.

Shane Rodgers


Shane is a product/project manager with over 16 years of experience imagining, planning and building innovative digital products and services. Much of that time was with Atlanta’s pre-eminent user experience strategy & design agency in various project leadership roles.

Shane has led project teams delivering groundbreaking customer and employee experience projects for companies like Lowe’s Home Improvement, PepsiCo, Chick-fil-A, and Georgia Natural Gas.