Lean Expansion caters to large organizations targeting rapid results. Based in Toronto, lean business consultant Leslie Barker works across North America. Backed by an MBA and profit and loss expertise in a broad range of industries, her portfolio includes Fortune 500 companies and other notable brands. With over 20 years’ experience, Leslie deftly maps operations, working to understand individual challenges before coming up with solutions to improve productivity, cycle times, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness.
Increase value by focusing on strategic touchpoints of your customer’s journey and coming up with actionable strategies to build a customer-focused culture.Learn More
Align improvement activities with strategic objectives. Hoshin Kanri (policy deployment) is a method for creating and executing a simple, comprehensive plan to meet important goals on your timeline.Learn More
By dissecting your business model, it’s possible to challenge assumptions and come up with creative, scalable solutions that will work now–and long into the future.Learn More
Give team leaders the tools for success. Learn the principles of continuous improvement and collaboratively chart a course that leads to sustainable, competitive growth.Learn More
Doubled company sales (215%) and improved product delivery (267%)
Designed comprehensive systems that staved off aggressive competitors and saved +$15 million of revenue in year one
Strengthened revenue streams (109.3%) and reduced staffing needs (96.7%) while improving employee engagement +12%
I've had the pleasure of working with Leslie on a project to double our company's revenue over a 5 year period. Leslie worked with the senior team, not only to develop the strategy to achieve our goals but to build the teams capabilities in order to execute using Lean methodology...With Leslie's expertise and guidance in problem solving and PDCA we achieved our goals...
Leslie and her team bring a high level professionalism and in-depth knowledge on developing high efficiency workplaces. I have worked with Lean Expansion on many occasions, across various industries, in all cases, Leslie’s ability to coach and mentor across all levels of an organization stands out. The results have been remarkable, most importantly, coming from the teams and individuals she has coached. We can all improve, Lean Expansion is able to help us define our goals and exceed them.
Leslie challenges organizations to consider the systems that will support thinking patterns and routines for success. The teaching and coaching I received from Leslie changed me forever, helping me see with new eyes.
Reach out to get in touch. I'm open to learning about challenges, opportunities, and discussing how lean thinking can increase profits or prepare your company for growth.
Address: 1805 - 3230 Yonge St
Toronto, ON. M4N 3P6