Leesa Renee Hall is an author, futurist, technology pioneer, and speaker. She is known for her ability to spot tech trends, ignore fads, and galvanize people around an innovative idea to ignite growth and inspire change.
Author of seven books, including the critically-acclaimed Podcasting for Profit, Leesa is a thought leader known for jump starting movements such as an association for Blacks working in technology, an unconference for podcasters, and the very first multi-speaker virtual event focused on social media tactics. Due in part to her forward-thinking style, Leesa was awarded the Harry Jerome Award for Excellence in Technology & Innovation.
Leesa’s tech tips have been featured in American Express OPEN, Globe & Mail, Choice, The Ottawa Citizen, Toronto Star, Profit, and Inc. to name a few, along with television, radio and podcast appearances.
Industry Expertise (6)
Areas of Expertise (18)
Harry Jerome Award for Excellence in Technology & Innovation (professional)
The Black Business & Professional Association (BBPA) recognizes African-Canadian leaders who have excelled in the 20 different fields. I was recognized for my contributions to technology. The award is named after Harry Jerome, an African-Canadian track and field runner, a seven-time world record holder in the 100m.
University of Toronto (OISE): Masters, History
Completed one year, but then innovation came calling, so I did not complete the degree.
York University: Bachelor of Arts (Honours), History 1997
Media Appearances (2)
Business Planning Tips to Keep in Mind in the New Year
American Express OPEN online
The hustle of the holiday season can see many-a-thing lost in the shuffle, but you may not want to let business planning for the year ahead be one of them. You have goals for your business and brand, and they deserve your attention and energy.
I sat down with three experts in areas ranging from marketing to productivity and asked them for their best advice on proactive business planning efforts in the year ahead. They also shared their list of must-reads for business owners looking to up their game in the new year.
Let's see what they have to say. And you might want to grab a pen or open a new note on your computer, because real action items lie ahead.
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Toronto Artist Features African-Canadian Excellence in STEAM in Legacy Poster
Toronto Caribbean Newspaper print
Everyone must leave something behind when they depart from this world. The greatest legacy that we can pass on to the next generation is not money or other material things that we have accumulated throughout our lives, but rather a legacy of knowledge, understanding and solutions to the challenges that we have faced during our time in existence.
Every February Black History Month is observed throughout North America. Also, known as African-American History Month, it is a remembrance of important people and events in the history of the African diaspora. Black History Month festivities and celebrations are celebrated throughout the month and many community organizations have chosen to carry on the message of their ancestors throughout the entire year.
For the past twenty-three years, local Toronto artist Robert Small has presented his own legacy in the form of his Black History Month Legacy Poster. Using his god given talent of artistry and mastery of the paintbrush Robert has produced paintings every year featuring African-Canadians who have excelled in a variety of fields.