Anne Lightsey, when she was 23, she arrived in Brazil for a 2 year YMCA work assignment with no job description, no easily identifiable skills, and not able to speak a word of Portuguese. Yet the local CEO sensed potential, so he was willing to give her a shot. Soon enough she was fluently training others in vital life skills and guiding them forward to a future path of foreign travel, a program the YMCA continues to use to this day.
It was through this adventure that she discovered that creating and delivering customized trainings are both a passion and a gift, one for which she has received national awards and recognition. Her expertise includes training individuals and organizations in Mediation, Win-Win Communication Skills, Tools for Mastering Difficult Conversations, Strengthening Personal Resiliency, and Ethics -- to name a few.
She has been a practicing mediator since 1991 and part of UNM's Anderson School of Management's Executive and Professional Education Center's faculty since 2002.