As an experienced Kaizen Consultant, Leslie Barker works to introduce frameworks for continuous improvement. When a challenge occurs, she examines it from multiple angles. Sometimes, the process isn’t just about finding answers but coming up with better questions. Band-aid solutions rarely work in complex organizations—it’s critical to get to the root of the problem.
By leveraging methods like lean and Six Sigma, Kaizen Consultant Leslie Barker guides organizations through a patented approach she has introduced to Fortune 500 companies. This includes:
Many solutions implemented by organizations fail because they fail to address underlying issues. Causes are assumed. In Leslie’s approach, testing hypotheses and assumptions are part of the process. By determining the root cause of a problem, it’s possible to come up with multiple solutions and determine which best fits your needs, accounting for specific factors like software requirements, team capacity, learning curve, etc.
As a Kaizen Consultant, Leslie leverages her experience, drilling down into the details to frame problems that need to be discovered or better understood. Once a problem is defined, it’s possible to develop actionable, scalable solutions that can dramatically improve outputs and processes.
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.