I am passionate about helping people improve -- themselves, their organizations, and the world -- by identifying and implementing positive change!
I am an experienced professional who is as comfortable navigating a small local Continuous Improvement effort as I am leading global virtual project teams, community groups, and multi-project improvement Programs. I help individuals and teams tap into their best potential through mututal respect and a focus on aligning to their WHY.
I have 25 years' experience leading improvement within the automotive, software, and chemical industries, as well as within community organizations, and have contributed to several regional and national conferences on the topics of Lean, Six Sigma, Data Analytics, and Change Management.
Improvement comes from making better choices. I see analytics as the engine that turns data into information to empower more-informed decision making!
I have developed and led over 1,000 hours of virtual and classroom training in Change Management, Lean Six Sigma, Analytics, and more.
I have led projects of all sizes, with in-person and virtual teams, for a variety of industries and community groups.
Identifing root cause, applying creativity, and eliminating barriers, essential focuses of Lean Six Sigma.
From personal improvement to enterprise-wide efforts, Change Management is essential to making positive change stick.
"We need analytics to drive insights for better decision-making so we can succeed in the marketplace. But those insights don't come directly from data -- they come from our people, who provide the context and meaning to the numbers. This means we need to focus as intently on how we develop and manage our analysts as we do the systems they utilize."Watch This Session
“Analytics enables a Lean approach to data analysis. Using live data sources, the same analysis file used to isolate root cause and validate the improvement becomes the dashboard used by the process owner to control the improvement and lock in the gains.”
“We are challenged to look thoughtfully at our data and structure it so that we can identify new connections that unlock deeper insights into what drives our business performance. This enables us to shift our thinking towards drive real-time decision making.”
“Our start-up goals intentionally included not just the physical capabilities and initial user engagement, but also establishing the business processes needed for our journey to continue to develop. Having good sponsorship, change management, and communication were the keys to success.”
“The more complex a change, the more intentional we need to be about change management. Complexity is driven by the scope and scale of the change, the amount of risk involved, the level of impact on personnel and their support systems, and the organization's history (or lack thereof) with implementing change. If we don't manage change, it will manage US!”