About

We inspire change.

“With his hands-on orientation, The Lean Way quickly builds credibility with the entire team, and his Lean teaching leaves lasting cultural change within the organization after his engagement ends.”
Matt Snyder Plant Manager, Dell Inc.

We don’t tell people what to do. Using positive psychology, we inspire them to figure it out for themselves. Since we’re talking about changing a company’s culture, it’s critical for learning and change that the people doing the fixing are the people doing the “real work.”

Our services.

No two companies are alike, so we offer a variety of services and service arrangements to suit your strategic and financial goals:

 Midsize to Large Organizations

  • Lean Assessments with opportunity gaps
    • Estimation on potential areas for improvement and return on investment
    • Cultural assessment that will also give a probability of success for an initiative
  • Lean Six Sigma w/Change Management Training (yellow, green, and black belt trainings)
    • Certify multiple people to be champions for change in your organization
    • Empower them to make change effectivley in your organization.
  • Training + Coaching for leaders
    • Training is cemented by doing a project
    • Class participants will be coached on proper execution of a project by The Lean Way team
  • High return process improvement projects
  • Strategic Facilitation and Governance
    • Facilitate and help create a company strategy
    • Use techniques like SOAR instead of SWOT to get better results
    • The Lean Way will facilitate regular governance meetings to ensure the strategy gets implemented holding everyone accountable
  • Creating a Sustainable company
    • Determine what sustainability means to your company and does it go beyond environmental concerns
    • Looking at innovations and new business opportunities for your business
  • Lean Transformations

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Small Business

  • Small Business Process Improvement Certification
    • Certify your team member and/or yourself in The Lean Way small business improvement certification
    • Direct and cleaner certification designed to meet the needs of a small and nimble business.
  • Get your time back
    • System look at key stone activities that need to be monitored and tracked so you can free up your time
    • Designed for the busy owner who doesn’t have enough hours in the day
  • Strategic Facilitation and Governance
    • Facilitate and help create a company strategy
    • Use techniques like SOAR instead of SWOT to get better results
    • The Lean Way will facilitate regular governance meetings to ensure the strategy gets implemented holding everyone accountable
  • Creating a Sustainable company
    • Determine what sustainability means to your company and does it go beyond environmental concerns
    • Looking at innovations and new business opportunities for your business

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Individuals

  • Individual coaching
    • Lean Coaching
    • Emotional intelligence coaching
    • Self improvement coaching – how to remove the barriers that have been preventing you from moving forward
  • Process improvement certification for small business
  • Lean Six Sigma Yellow/Green/Black belt certification
  • Personal Strategic Vision
    • Achieving what you want in life while balancing all of your commitments
    • Becoming your best self

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Many of our services are available either on site or virtually, one on one or in groups.

Our Vision.

Our vision is to people thrive by helping organizations, communities, and individuals thrive together.  In order to do that we help you grow your business by improving your bottom line, reducing employee turn over and engaging employees to be more productive.  Lean transformations, sustainability efforts, strategic facilitation, coaching, and training are how we accomplish this goal.

Our role.

We don’t pretend to have all the answers. You know your business. We know Lean, Six Sigma, Sustainability, and much more.   We are facilitators who listen and guide your self-analysis and inspire your action plans. Then we do whatever you need us to do to help implement your plans throughout your organization.

Our methodology.

We combine the latest cutting-edge research in psychology, organizational development and process improvement to get lasting results. For best results, we start with an assessment of where you are.

Please contact us for information or an assessment. You can also learn more about our methodology by attending our interactive conferences or listening to them on our blog

In working with you, our methodology always involves your company’s culture, processes and strategy. Each is important for its own reasons:

Culture:

  • Mission/vision: What your company does, whom it serves and how it creates value.
  • Process controls: How you get things done – through rules or through individual initiatives.
  • Organizational structure: Your decision flow.
  • Power structure: How decisions are made – by groups or by individuals.
  • Symbols: Anything from office sizes and locations to parking spaces, awards, slogans and logos.
  • Rituals and routines: Anything from how meetings are scheduled and run to vacations.
  • Stories and myths: Glorifying people and events to convey a message about what your company stands for.

Process:

Most company’s problems involve their processes, not their people. This is where we focus most of our attention.

Strategy:

Strategy ties your culture and processes together. It defines not only where you are going but also how you are going to align your company to get there.