I am available for speaking engagements about Lean in healthcare. Possible topics include:

  • General Keynote:
    • “How Lean Thinking Helps Hospitals” (tailored for healthcare or non-healthcare audiences)
  • Specific Topics:
    • Lean, Employee Engagement, and Continuous Improvement (“kaizen”)
    • Practical Daily Lean Management Methods
    • Lean in Hospital Laboratories
    • Lean, Staff Training, and Standardized Work
    • History of Lean in Healthcare
  • Fun Keynote:

I have spoken in the U.S and Puerto Rico, Canada, The Netherlands, and Sweden. For references, pleasecontact me.

Past and Future Speaking Engagements:


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