Master the People Side of Lean

Lean leadership development and mentoring to bridge the gap from tool implementation to culture


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because everyone deserves to feel valued at work

You’ve Got the Lean Tools, but . . .


Lean training doesn’t translate to consistent behavior change


Broad adoption isn’t taking hold


Problem solving is isolated to certain people or functions


All that effort just isn’t translating to culture change

Everyday is business as usual, but . . .


Low team member engagement cuts your likelihood of success in half


 67% of American workers are not engaged at work


Management accounts for over 70% of the variance in engagement scores

To build a lean Culture, you must develop your leaders.

How We Help Your Leaders Move from Lean Leadership Theory to Everyday Actions

Onsite Training + Practice Feedback

Onsite + Virtual Implementation Support

Targeted Group + One-on-One Mentoring

Are you a leader or practitioner looking for individual support? Check out these Lean leadership training and mentoring solutions designed for you.

Let’s work together to build the leaders that your team members deserve:

Leaders Who Develop Problem Solvers

There are too many problems and not enough problem solvers. Problem queues fill up waiting for the Lean experts or managers to have enough bandwidth to take the lead. They feel frustrated, overwhelmed and stuck. Stuck DOING problem solving instead of COACHING problem solving. It’s time to expand problem solving beyond the experts. And problem solvers aren’t created in training classes. It’s the everyday leadership team members experience that develop their problem solving capabilities.

Leaders Who Inspire Commitment

It shouldn’t feel like you have to drag people along your Lean journey. Or like you have to manage to compliance because changes don’t seem to stick when no one’s looking. There’s a difference between pushing Lean on the team and inspiring commitment. Developing a leadership team to use daily interactions to build greater commitment across the team is where tool implementation shifts to culture transformation.

Start Moving Your Leaders from Status Quo to Inspiring, Engaging, and Effective Lean Leaders with 3 Simple Steps:


Complete the Contact Form

We’ll hop on the phone for a Listening Session to understand your vision, current state, and obstacles. 

Review Your Customized Plan

I’ll put together a customized draft plan including onsite and/or virtual training and implementation support options, and we’ll fine-tune it together.


Develop Your Leaders Together

We’ll work the plan together, monitoring and adjusting where necessary to develop your leaders to get greater impact from Lean tools as they improve their skills on the people side of Lean.

"Jamie is, without question, one of the most passionate lean thinkers I have ever encountered. Her drive, ambition, and never quit attitude are a true inspiration."

Ron Pereira
Co-Founder and Partner, Gemba Academy

"After being a manger for 30 years, Jamie showed me I still had things to learn. With her mentoring, I have become the most effective leader I have ever been."


Senior Manager, Operations and Support

"Jamie understands Lean and leadership. Her teaching and coaching reaches both your head and your heart, inspiring you to take action."


Research and Development Manager

"If you are looking to create a culture where Lean is integrated into everything you do; a culture where employees are working to continuously improve even when no one is looking - then Jamie Parker is the fit for your organization."


Senior Manager, Learning and Development

Meet the Founder

Jamie V. Parker

Hi, I’m Jamie. And I’m a recovering Command-and-Control manager.

Now, as a trainer, speaker, mentor, and business partner, I’m on a mission to make the world of work more human.

Through over 17 years of multi-unit operations management in manufacturing, retail, and service environments, I’ve developed a soft spot in my heart for mid-level managers, and love the opportunity to serve as a guide along their Lean leadership development journey.

Don't let the daily grind or the business-as-usual leadership gap stop you from building the Lean culture you know your team deserves.


Get the training, coaching, and support you need to ensure the success and sustainability of your Lean transformation. Just click the button below, fill out the form, and Jamie will be in touch within 24 hours.