SWE, STEM and Advocacy with Jonna Gerken

This week we welcome my friend and former coworker Jonna Gerken to the show! Jonna is a highly qualified, process oriented Engineering & Project Manager with 25 years experience in the defense and aerospace industry. Leader of high profile, diverse teams in emerging technologies as well as established products. Strong background in both manufacturing and […]

Experiencing a Passion for Lean with Panos Efsta

This week we welcome Panos Efsta to the show! Panos Efsta is a forward-looking strategist and industry thought leader with an extraordinary history of optimizing operations to significantly outpace initial improvement forecasts, building strong relations with staff, providers, and key referral resources. Extensive success in developing and leading teams on both inpatient and outpatient care […]

Lean in Higher Education & Government with Dagmar Vlahos & Tom Lencki

On this special episode, we’ve got TWO guests! Dagmar Vlahos is a Six Sigma Black Belt and a Lean Black Belt; receiving her Six Sigma Black Belt training from Fidelity Investments focusing on operational excellence and customer quality. She continued her Lean training with the State of New Hampshire and in 2015 she received her […]

The Wheel of Sustainability with Adam Lawrence

This week we welcome Adam Lawrence to the show! Adam Lawrence is the Managing Partner of Process Improvement Partners, LLC. He has 30+ years of experience in process improvement activities, targeted at manufacturing and business processes. Having facilitated 300+ Kaizen events in multiple industries around the world, Adam aligns with leadership, engages teams, and creates […]

The Swan Cycle with Elisabeth Swan

This week I got to welcome Elisabeth Swan to the show! Elisabeth is the co-author of the Problem-Solver’s Toolkit, co-host of the Just-in-Time Cafe Podcast and Co-Founder of the Just-In-Time Café, a consulting firm specializing in operational excellence and cultural transformation. She’s been a Continuous Improvement consultant, trainer and coach for over 30 years and […]

Nice Guys Finish First with Doug Sandler

This week our guest is Doug Sandler! Doug is an entrepreneur and podcast industry leader. His book, Nice Guys Finish First is a #1 ranked Amazon Best Seller.  As a podcast host of The Nice Guys on Business, Doug has interviewed, Gary V, Arianna Huffington, John C. Maxwell and dozens of celebs. Doug is a […]

#Lean, Beastmode, and Beating Cancer with Adam Bernard

This week our guest is Adam Bernard! Adam Bernard is a music industry veteran, and lifelong martial artist, who has been working in media since 2000. He’s also a cancer survivor, and his memoir, ChemBro: Embracing Beastmode to Beat Cancer, was released this fall via Dreaming Big Publications. Adam’s contact info: Adam’s Blog: https://adambernard.blogspot.com/ Adam’s […]

Avoid the Continuous Appearance Trap with Patrick Adams

For the first episode of Season 2 our guest is Patrick Adams! Patrick is an internationally recognized leadership coach, consultant, and professional speaker, best known for his unique human approach to sound team-building practices; creating consensus and enabling empowerment. Patrick has been delivering bottom-line results through specialized process improvement solutions for over 20 years. He’s […]

Reflections, Metrics and Goal Setting – How to use the past to shape your future

In this episode, Paul talks about using history to decide what to “do different” moving forward. Focus on the Positive, Encourage your Team, and don’t only focus only on the metrics… they only tell part of the story. When Goal Setting, use data and facts to help guide you. Don’t simply say “I want to […]