I mentor and coach organisations and individuals who want to make an impact in their contribution to a sustainable future.
In my mentoring I use my 20+ years experience with lean and process improvement to help you craft ways to solve your current problems and future challenges.
In my coaching I use my 10 years of experience with Toyota Kata.
Mike Rother studied Toyota’s management system for years and here’s what he found: they practice and teach a pattern of scientific thinking every day. Toyota Kata shows you how to do that, and provides you with practice routines to get you started.
Strategy Deployment (Hoshin Kanri)
Core of many of my mentoring and coaching assignments involve a simple system for strategy deployment based on Toyota Kata. It is a way to break down strategic objectives from the top floor to the actionable steps at the shop floor, to align all the people and all the activities in the organisation.
It is not top down and it is not bottom up. It is a bit of both. Hoshin Kanri is a process that facilitates dialog, known as catch ball, among the different layers and parts of the organisation. The overall goals are firm but the way how to achieve them is open for discussion.
Hoshin Kanri builds a chain of congruent stories in the organisation. It facilitates the right dialog among the right people at the right time.
How I work
I do not like to charge by the hour. Therefore I prefer to work with retainers. The retainers I use are for 3 months up to 12 months. Intensity is based on the clients needs.
Distant Mentoring & Coaching
I started experimenting with mentoring and coaching on a distance. It is not always necessary to be on site and in the same room to help a client. Quite often a phone call will be enough and with current technology we can share and collaborate with digital documents (google drive or office 365). This proves to be a very cost effective way to collaborate.